While every family has their own traditions when it comes to Thanksgiving, let’s be real here – no side dish says Thanksgiving like Mashed Potatoes. The perfect compliment to both the wildly popular main dish Turkey, and its runner up Spiral Ham, Mashed Potatoes satisfy both our love of carbs and our love of tradition. 

Widely accepted as the preeminent Thanksgiving side dish, Mashed Potatoes are so versatile, but sometimes the source of healthy debate regarding preparation; smooth and creamy, lumpy, cheesy, garlicky—you name it—somebody insists that’s the best way to prepare them and you are all correct! 

But without further ado, in a very particular order according to our staffs’ preferences, we present the Milford Real Estate Top 5 Thanksgiving Sides:

  1. Mashed Potatoes
  2. Stuffing
  3. Green Bean Casserole (very specifically this one, but we love this one too; we thank Dorcas for the creation, regardless of the current recipe you choose)
  4. Sweet Potato Casserole/Sweet Potatoes
  5. A TIE! Mac & Cheese and Homemade Rolls tied for fifth place

It wouldn’t be fair to present our staff picks for side dishes if we ignored the delight that is our honorable mentions. In no particular order, because each received a single hurrah, they include:

  • Molded Shrimp Salad
  • Rice & California Veggie Blend Casserole
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This list can really only leave you wondering one thing… what kind of world is this where nobody picks cranberry sauce (mostly joking)?

Which leads us to you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes? Do you agree with our staff? Have you ever heard of Molded Shrimp Salad? 

We would love to see your favorite recipes as we all look forward to a holiday season filled with loved ones and quality time spent around good food and good fun.

Happy Thanksgiving!



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