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We know, you never have enough oven space on Thanksgiving. And with the turkey taking up all that prime real estate, how are you supposed to cook all the other dishes for your feast? The answer: Make them all on your stove top. Here are 15 stovetop thanksgiving side dishes, none of which include the words roastbake or broil.

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1. Stove-Top Mac and Cheese

Has there ever been a more appropriate time to serve mac and cheese to a crowd? (The answer is no.)

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2. Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Let's call it a precursor to the apple pie.

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3. Stovetop Sweet Potatoes

That maple-pecan drizzle, though.

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4. Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto

This hearty side basically screams "fall."

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5. Glazed Stovetop Carrots

Call us magicians, 'cause we just turned carrots into candy.

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6. Stovetop Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Have you heard? Brussels sprouts are the new lettuce.

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7. Cranberry Orange-Glazed Green Beans

Bye, bland veggies.

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8. Pumpkin Polenta

Combine pumpkin with creamy cornmeal, and you have a standout side dish that rivals mashed potatoes.

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9. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Speaking of something green, topping sprouts with bacon is always a good move.

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11. Arugula with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese

If you're going to serve a salad, it better be topped with cheese.

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12. Stove-Top Braised Carrots and Parsnips

Just simmer 'em in butter, then sprinkle lemon juice and herbs on top. 

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13. Butternut Squash and Couscous Salad

Sweet butternut squash and tangy cranberries give couscous a seasonal makeover.

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14. Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce

Make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to a week.

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