4 Next-Level Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

4 Next-Level Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Need a last-minute appetizer or side dish that’ll really impress your family and dinner guests this Thanksgiving? We’ve got you covered!

These four vegetarian recipes take full advantage of the best fruits and vegetables the season has to offer, combining them with aromatic herbs and spices that’ll make your home smell like the holidays. And these aren’t your typical side dishes either. With fun and healthy twists on holiday favorites, these festive recipes will steal the show this year!

1. Rosemary-Garlic Brussel Sprouts, Acorn Squash, and Shallots

Brussels sprouts usually aren’t the first vegetables to go, but this side dish will change all that. Roasted with shallots and acorn squash tossed in an herb garlic seasoning, these sprouts are bursting with flavors that no one can resist.

2. Stuffing Poppers and Cranberry Dipping Sauce

These poppers are the perfect bite-sized appetizer to get guests geared up for the main event! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, these savory bites pair perfectly with a sweet and tart homemade cranberry dipping sauce that you can whip up in minutes.

3. Sweet Potato a’ la Hasselback

What’s Thanksgiving dinner without sweet potatoes? These sweet and savory hasselback potatoes look amazing and taste even better, thanks to sweet mixture of apples, walnuts, maple and spices that was baked right in between each slice.

4. Butternut Squash Pilaf

If you want to give yourself and your dinner guests a break from the heavier Thanksgiving fixings, like mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing, prepare a serving bowl of this sweet and savory wild rice pilaf! Made with tart cranberries, roasted butternut squash and satisfyingly chewy wild rice, this festive pilaf is a crowd-pleaser!

Thanksgiving dinner is arguably the biggest meal of the year, so you’ll want to bring something special to the table. Whether you stick to classic recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation or try something new and exciting, share them with loved ones and make the most out of these festive times!

Nutritional information

Recipe: Creamy Green Strawberry Dream Serving in this recipe:1

  • Calories: 236.6
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g 5.5%
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g 1.9%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium: 358.7 mg 14.9%
  • Total Carbs: 45.7 g 15.2%
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g 39.4%
  • Sugar: 22.1 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g 16.2%
  • Vitamin A: 481.9% Vitamin C: 244.1%
  • Calcium: 68.5% Iron: 26.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.