5 Great Thanksgiving Side Dishes / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

It’s a-comin’. That big day, that big meal. But if you plan ahead, you will rule the world on the third Thursday of this month. Here are 5 recipes that I am 100 percent sure will be on our table, and it would thrill me to no end if some of them were on yours as well.


5 Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Cornbread Stuffing / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Cornbread and Mushroom Stuffing or Dressing

This is a fast and loose recipe (the kind I like the best).

If you cook this outside of the turkey (and then, especially if you hail from the South), it could well be called “dressing” instead of “stuffing”, then it’s a great vegetarian addition to the big meal. Loads of mushrooms make it rich and hefty and wonderfully flavorful. Leftovers are a gift.


Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garlic / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

The addition of roasted garlic (which is so freaking easy to make) gives sweet potatoes a very savory twist.

With sweet potato recipes, the tendency is to go for seasonings and flavors that underscore or amplify the sweetness. This time, I picked roasted garlic as the newest uncomplicated addition. I’m fairly certain this is going to wiggle its way into the regular holiday rotation.


Roasted Vegetables with Sriracha Honey Glaze

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Sriracha Honey Glaze

A bit of heat perks up these earthy vegetables in such a great way (and livens up those rich holiday meals, too).

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo and Toasted Bread Crumbs

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo and Toasted Bread Crumbs

Brussels sprouts get extra texture and flavor from a fabulous chorizo-spiked bread crumb topping.

This is a side dish that will threaten to steal center stage.


Romaine, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad / Photo by Carrie Crow / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Romaine, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

This is a perfect autumn salad, and comes together in 10 minutes.

There has to be a salad. There are two reasons why: 1) We all love salad. 2) A bowl of leafy greens on the table make us all feel better about what else we are about to consume. But nothing too-too virtuous (hi there, goat cheese).


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