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.

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Baked Cauliflower With Pomegranate Seeds And Thyme

All the flavors of stuffing, minus the soggy bread.

Coconut Creamed Spinach

Go ahead, have seconds.

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.

Stuffing Muffins

The classic side got a bite-size makeover.

Beet And Goat Cheese Tart

Psst: Store-bought puff pastry makes this recipe a breeze.

Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

Spice things up. (See what we did there?)

Brown Butter Cranberry Pumpkin Corn Bread Skillet

Would you believe this is healthy? (Thanks, Monique Volz.)

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.

Thai Sweet Potato Skins

Thanks to Jodi Moreno, we’re officially over casseroles.

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