Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Let’s face it: Turkey Day isn’t really about the turkey. More often than not, Thanksgiving side dishes steal the show. We’re certainly not complaining, because we’ve got collection of side dishes for Thanksgiving that are so tasty we’d be eating them all year long if we could. Take our cheddar and jalapeno stuffing, which manages to be fluffy, cheesy, and spicy all at once—in other words, the essence of comfort food. With our roasted Brussels sprouts and grapes recipe, the sprouts are cooked until they’re golden and crispy and the grapes burst and caramelize, adding up to a bright, eye-catching presentation that would be the star of any holiday table. Besides that, we’ve got a slew of ideas for mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and every type of salad imaginable. The best part? Most of the recipes have only about six ingredients, and can usually be prepped up to one day ahead.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Kale With Crispy Capers

Say goodbye to sad, limp greens. A quick sauté of Brussels sprouts and baby kale keeps the veggies bright and fresh, and cooking them on the stove will save you oven space on Thanksgiving Day. Prepping for the big meal in advance? Slice the Brussels sprouts, onion, and long red pepper (if you can’t find one, substitute a Serrano) a few days prior, and refrigerate in airtight containers. If you have a food processor, take advantage of its slicing blade—it makes quick work of the sprouts. And don’t skip the capers—frying them in olive oil makes them deliciously crisp, and adds a briny flavor to the final dish.