Turkey Day Recipes: Terrific Thanksgiving Day Sides
Give friends and family a reason to be thankful that they’re sitting at your dinner table this Thanksgiving. It’s easy to do when you serve up these sensational side dishes inspired by some of our favorite food bloggers. Rooted in tradition but tweaked to please today’s more sophisticated palate, they’re so tasty that you may just need to remind everyone to leave enough room on their plate for the bird.
Sausage, Fig and Cranberry Stuffing
Stuffing lovers are sure to swoon over this herb and sausage dressing recipe inspired by one of our favorite food blogs—Brown-Eyed Baker. It’s spiked with dried fruit and a touch of brandy. Elegant as it is easy to make, it’s sure to become a family favorite. GET THE RECIPE
Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere
Two words: Delicious decadence. Brown-Eyed Baker does it again with this side dish. We’ve tweaked just a bit, but the sweet potatoes and tangy Gruyere cheese mingle with fresh thyme and a garlic cream sauce to create a dish that’s truly something special. GET THE RECIPE
Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Cornbread
Everything’s better with bacon, and hot-from-the-oven cornbread is no exception. This version adapted from the blog Coconut & Lime includes plenty of bacony goodness, and kicks it up a notch with the addition of chipotle cheddar cheese. Yum… GET THE RECIPE
1-Minute Recipe: Cranberry, Pineapple and Orange Relish
Start With: Fresh Cranberries
Free up the stovetop with this no-cook relish that’s the perfect topper for roast turkey, sweet potatoes and anything else you want to slather it onto. Combine a bag (12 ounces) of fresh cranberries, an orange (peel and all), chopped pineapple (8-ounce can, drained), a bit of grated fresh ginger and sugar (to taste) into a food processer. Puree and serve in a pretty Pyrex sculpted bowl.
1-Minute Recipe: Layered Greek Dip
Start With: Prepared Hummus
Give cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes a quick pulse in the food processor. Toss with some purchased olive tapenade and feta cheese. Then simply layer it with your favorite hummus. (It looks beautiful in our Pyrex® Easy Grab™ 9 1/2 Pie Plate don’t you think?) Use large pita chips to dip into the Greek goodness!