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Side Dishes Everyone Will Love for Thanksgiving

Nantucket Gate Blog, Tacoma, WA  Try making one of these unique side dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner for a tasty change up from the classics.

Thanksgiving is a traditional American holiday usually celebrated with a large feast. In anticipation of Thanksgiving this month, our Nantucket Gate blog is sharing some non-traditional side dishes that you’ll love if you are looking to change things up this year.


Roasted Asparagus and Bacon from The Cooking Channel

Add a side dish of veggies that everyone will eat with these roasted asparagus spears wrapped in bacon. Everything’s better with bacon, or at least that’s our motto. What you will need: asparagus, olive oil, minced garlic, fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, and sliced bacon.


Sweet Corn Spoonbread from Damn Delicious

Up your cornbread game with this sweet, creamy and buttery spoonbread. You may never go back to regular cornbread after trying this recipe. Make it with Jiffy corn muffin mix, cream style corn, corn kernels, sour cream, plain yogurt, unsalted butter, eggs, sugar, and salt.


Creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Whether or not macaroni and cheese is a traditional side dish on your Thanksgiving table, you will love this butternut squash version of the classic. To make it you will need: peeled and cubed butternut squash, chicken broth, milk, minced garlic, penne pasta, plain Greek yogurt, chopped kale, salt, black pepper, shredded cheese, breadcrumbs, and chopped fresh parsley.


Cornbread Stuffing Muffins with Apple and Pancetta from A Spicy Perspective

These muffins are incredibly flavorful and so much better than ordinary cornbread muffins! You will fall in love with them after just one bite. Make it with cornbread, crustless white sandwich bread, butter, diced pancetta, chopped onion, chopped apple, pecan pieces, fresh parsley, thyme, dried rubbed sage, salt, black pepper, eggs, and chicken broth.


Focaccia di Patate from The Wednesday Chef

Bread is an essential side, whether it be rolls, muffins, or sliced homemade bread. This delicious and fresh focaccia bread recipe will leave you enamored after a single bite. To make it, you will need flour, a Yukon Gold potato, fresh yeast, sugar, salt, warm water, extra-virgin olive oil, cherry or grape tomatoes, dried oregano, and coarse sea salt.


What other non-traditional side dishes do you love? Share them with us in the comments so we can try them out. Thanks for reading our post and we hope you have a month filled with great food and even better memories here in Tacoma, WA or wherever you may be this month.