The Cookbooks

Best Veggie Sides for Thanksgiving, 2015

DSC_2822_01Alas, I am totally cheating with my list for you this year. Thanksgiving is three days away, and I am still in cookbook-recipe-development land, so I don’t have a brand new roster of veggie sides for you. Luckily, we have a not-so-secret stash of amazing veggie sides that we’ve been stowing away here on for the last six years. So while, yes, you’ll recognize most on this list, if you’re like me, you may have forgotten some. Reminders aren’t all bad!

And yes, this will be my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, but I’m not the least bit concerned about it, since the veggies and the desserts have always been my favorite parts, anyway. And honestly, I’m not thinking as much about the food this year as I am about the fact that I get to spend the holiday with my dear friend Eliza and her family in Maine. Pretty much tops my list of things to be grateful for. That, and the fact that Eliza is a great cook!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with dear friends and delicious food.

Okay, here are our favorites from past Thanksgivings.

1. Crispy Smashed Potatoes (photo above)

2. Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberry-Ginger Butter and Toasted Walnuts.

3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange Butter Sauce



4. Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

5. Thanksgiving Gratin of Butternut, Corn, Squash & Leeks

6. Potato Galette with Fresh Rosemary & Two Cheeses

RoastedBeetJewelsPg.2057. Roasted Beet Jewels with Cranberries, Pecans & Balsamic Butter

8. Roasted Turnips & Pears with a Rosemary Honey Drizzle

9. Potato Gratin with Gruyere, Thyme & Horseradish

10. Caramelized Turnips, Potatoes, & Carrots with Onions & Thyme

turnip overhead

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