15 Super-Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Set the table with these mouth-watering Thanksgiving side dishes that will impress all your guests.
From the RecipeLion Cookbook: 15 Super-Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes
There are plenty of holidays that we celebrate with food, but there’s one holiday where the celebration is about the food. That’s right! Thanksgiving is our time to sit at the table with friends and family, and enjoy a bounty of delicious vegetables, breads, pies, and, of course, turkey. And while the turkey may be the centerpiece, there’s a lot to be said for Thanksgiving side dishes, especially for a holiday meal that can last for hours.
Imagine this: Dinner starts right when your guests arrive, with a bowl of aromatic Spiced Nuts. Then you serve an easy Garlic Knots recipe that you can put together in just a few minutes, with just a few ingredients! You also won’t want to miss the Honey-Glazed Carrots; they’re so tender they practically melt in your mouth.
If you really want to impress your guests, the homemade Bourbon Cranberry Sauce is an instant tradition, and you don’t even have to tell anyone how simple it is. Next, we’ll make Scalloped Zucchini, which is a tasty side dish, but it can double as a main course for vegetarians or anytime you want.
The 15 Super-Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes cookbook includes a bevy of complete side dish recipes that anyone can make, as well as full-color pictures of each recipe, so you know exactly what to expect with each dish. Better yet, along with this cookbook, you get instant access to a growing library of printable cookbooks filled with delicious recipes that work, as well as our RecipeLion TV show – where I demonstrate 5 of my favorite recipes from each cookbook, and bi-monthly magazine issues, when you join me, Chef Addie Gundry, for RecipeLion’s 15 Super-Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes.
It’s not Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, but maybe you’ve wanted to make your own? Now you can. This Bourbon Cranberry Sauce only has six ingredients, but it might change your life. Or at least how you think about cranberry sauce.
In a saucepan, add your cranberries, sugar and brown sugar, water, bourbon, and juice from the orange. After I juice the oranges, I like to add them to the pan to give the sauce a little extra flavor, but you don’t have to.
Once your ingredients are in the saucepan, simmer for about 15 minutes. When the cranberries start to pop, use your spatula to mash the berries. This will thicken your cranberry sauce without needing to add cornstarch or another thickening agent. The more cranberries you mash, the thicker your sauce will be, so if you prefer a thinner sauce, make sure to leave some of the cranberries whole. Whichever you decide, I can promise this will be a hit at the dinner table. Homemade cranberry sauce is simply unmatched.
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Each recipe in Thanksgiving Side Dishes is amazing by itself, but if you put them together, you have almost everything you need for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, that also will make your home smell delicious. The homemade Bourbon Cranberry Sauce recipe is just one of the great recipes in this episode. You’ll also learn how to make:
- Spiced Nuts— This appetizer is a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, and oh, so wonderful. They’re especially nice served warm out of the oven!
- Garlic Knots—This fun “twist” on garlic bread is a real crowd pleaser. I use pizza dough in this recipe, and turns out nice, light, cheesy and garlicky. What could be better than that!
15 Super-Quick Thanksgiving Side Dishes is your first step in an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to the Spiced Nuts, Garlic Knots, and Bourbon Cranberry Sauce, I’ll also show you how to make:
- Honey-Glazed Carrots with Yogurt Sauce—The name of the dish says it all. You have beautifully roasted carrots, with a rich yogurt sauce that’s absolutely delicious.
- Scalloped Zucchini—Who needs scalloped potatoes when you have Scalloped Zucchini! I’m kidding, of course. I love scalloped potatoes, but this version gives you a nice, new flavor along with the classic, rich cheese sauce.
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