Thanksgiving is spent spreading blessings, embracing gratitude, and coming together with loved ones to create cherished memories of togetherness and thankfulness.

Thanksgiving is also spent stuffing our bellies full of delicious food! Here are four new sides to try out this year, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

 

Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip:

Recipe from Delish: Brooke Caison

Have you ever wanted the diverse flavors of a holiday cheese board with minimal effort? Your curiosity ends here, as this cranberry-topped whipped feta dip comes to the rescue for your holiday appetizer preparations. This enticing dip balances the perfect blend of all things salty, creamy, sweet, and tart into one dish, making it absolutely irresistible. It involves blending fresh feta cheese with a mix of herbs, garlic, and cream cheese until it achieves a velvety texture. This is followed by a topping of homemade cranberry sauce, toasted pistachios, and a drizzle of honey.

For the full recipe, follow this link.

 

Cheesy Green Bean and Mushroom Tart:

Recipe from Delish: Brooke Caison

The combination of green beans and mushrooms is a harmonious pairing of earthy vegetables. Whether they unite in a green bean casserole or are gently sautéed in butter, this duo is a timeless favorite that never loses its charm, and the appeal is even more pronounced in this delectable cheesy green bean and mushroom tart. This dish features freshly blanched green beans arranged over a luscious mixture of ricotta and goat cheese, crowned with garlicky sautéed mushrooms and a layer of cheddar cheese, all baked on a puff pastry crust until achieving a delightful fusion of creaminess, crispiness, and irresistible flavor.

For the full recipe, follow this link.

 

Citrus and Fig Cranberry Sauce:

Recipe from The Kitchn: Yasmin Fahr

Cranberry sauce is a staple for the Thanksgiving feast, and making it from scratch is an easy task, creating a burst of delightful flavors. Chopped dried figs contribute not only a pleasing texture but also a hint of sweetness to harmonize with the tangy and mildly bitter cranberry notes. The addition of fresh orange juice, zest, and maple syrup completes the sauce, resulting in a delectable, textured accompaniment to drizzle over your turkey.

For the full recipe, follow this link.

 

Thanksgiving Slaw:

Recipe from The Kitchn: Christine Gallary

In theory, the concept of serving salad at Thanksgiving seems like a good idea – the desire for something light, crisp, and refreshing to complement the roasted turkey and indulgent side dishes is quite appealing. However, the practicality is quite different, as most salads require last-minute tossing and must be consumed promptly to prevent wilting. This isn’t the most convenient option when the kitchen is already bustling, and food may be left out for an extended period.

This easy, colorful slaw is the answer to this dilemma. It won’t wilt like other green salads and can sit out for a while, making it a great addition to the Thanksgiving buffet.

For the full recipe, follow this link.

 

There are so many new recipes to spice up your Thanksgiving sides, be sure to check out some of these or others that might end up becoming a staple in your feast.