20 Nontraditional Thanksgiving Sides to Make This Year
Is it just us or is the usual Thanksgiving side dish game becoming, well, a snooze fest? We’re all for tradition, but it’s time to put a new spin on the holiday classics—because the only thing that should be putting you to sleep is the turkey. We’re talking seasonal ingredients and old standbys, kicked up a notch. Presenting 20 nontraditional side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast.
Baked Cauliflower with Pomegranate Seeds and Thyme
All the flavors of stuffing, minus the soggy bread.
Dorie Greenspan’s Maple Syrup and Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Maple syrup on Brussels sprouts? Trust us.
Kale and Cheddar Cheese Galette
Pumpkin pie who?
Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes
What’s the opposite of ho-hum? This dish.
Ina Garten’s Baked Spinach and Zucchini
That’s right: Ina’s coming over.
Delicata Squash Agrodolce
That’s the fancy Italian way of saying “sweet and sour.” And also, yum.
Hasselback Butternut Squash
Prepare for all the oohs and ahhs.
Brussels Sprouts Latkes
With sour cream for dipping, of course.
Cacio e Pepe Cauliflower
There will be no leftovers.
The classic side got a bite-size makeover.
Beet and Goat Cheese Tart
Psst: Store-bought puff pastry makes this recipe a breeze.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates and Halloumi
This will knock Aunt Sally’s socks off (in a good way).
5-Ingredient Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
Made with a third of a bottle of wine (just saying).
Dorie Greenspan’s Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges
They might look like a typical side, but wait until you taste the pomegranate molasses and za’atar.
Warm Radicchio, Brussels Sprouts and Fennel Salad with Tahini Granola
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried tahini granola, courtesy of Coterie member Liz Harris.
Smoky Pumpkin Beer and Cheddar Potato Soup with Candied Bacon Popcorn
Candied bacon popcorn. Need we say more?