How To: 17 Delicious Alternatives for Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

17 Delicious Alternatives for Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

17 Delicious Alternatives for Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

If you love the creamy flavor of mashed potatoes, but need a healthier option to appease your health-conscious relatives this Thanksgiving, try making mashed cauliflower, mashed celery root, or mashed carrots and parsnips using a food processor and seasonings of your choice.

While some of us can't imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and other classic side dishes, sometimes changing things up can be a very delicious thing. Instead of cranberry sauce, how about apricot relish or wine-poached pears? Or, instead of green bean casserole, how about bacon-wrapped green beans or roasted Brussels sprouts?

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you also have a back-up emergency plan for potential Thanksgiving cooking disasters.

Got your own spin-offs on Thanksgiving side dishes? Share with us.

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