With Thanksgiving next week go with some new and delicious sides to add to your dinner menu like Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms or Creamy Corn Casserole!
So wow, Thanksgiving is next week. Holy Crap! When did that happen? But I’m happy though as I’m ahead of the game. I have my turkey already bought, have my meal planned out and what sides I’m serving too! He wants cheesecake and I want pumpkin pie which means I’ll make 2 small ones and end up taking the rest to his parents. Sadly his parents don’t come to our house for Thanksgiving and I hate leaving the house a holiday which means Mama Fantabulous cooks for her other 2 sons and I cook for us.
Now when it comes to Thanksgiving I still make my standards – creamy mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and stuffing but that’s where I stop. Years ago I started a new tradition where I would introduce one new side to every holiday meal either replacing one (i.e., my Mom’s boiled cauliflower and 47 pounds of butter) or adding a new one (creamy corn casserole).
Thanksgiving requires green bean casserole and I’m sorry but once I created a grown-up version of it, I can’t do the standard canned soup recipes. The canned soup is great in a pinch but homemade is a bajillion times better. Plus I’m huge on presentation and you just can’t make green bean casserole “pretty”. However I give you 2 different variations of it – one with the sauce ladled over top and another with the mushrooms actually stuffed with green bean casserole. Stuffed inside… dwell on that people!
Sophisticated Green Bean Casserole
There’s just something elegant about this dish when served. The beans have a tender snap, the mushrooms are charred and that sauce. OMG people that sauce!
Okay seriously these rolls are LEGIT! Like they are the best rolls I have ever had in my life! They are ridiculously soft and fluffy! Yes they are made with candy but trust me, it’s the secret to why these are PHENOMENAL!
Butternut Parmesan Squash Gratin
Squash is something I didn’t start getting into until I was an adult. This dish is so simple but elegant and HELLO… it has bacon and cheese on it! It’s actually one of Mr. Fantabulous’ favorite sides! This dish is great for a crowd as well!
Every year I make him candied sweet potato slices which he absolutely loves. This is my spin on wedges using a brown sugar caramel glaze.
Roasted Grape Sweet Potato Pecan Streusel Casserole
Now I know some of you sweet potato casserole purists will gasp at the lack of marshmallows on top but I personally can’t stand that. It’s too sweet. HOWEVER by adding the roasted grapes and streusel it takes your simple sweet tater casserole and makes it all fancy schmancy!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Cranberries Pecans
This Thanksgiving side dish is kind of like a salad and a side dish in one. Roasting the sprouts in a maple balsamic glaze and then finishing it with roasted cranberries and pecans is truly pure bliss!
Candied Bacon Wrapped Brussels Maple Dijon
This dish… OMG this dish! I don’t care if you say you hate Brussels Sprouts. Make this and you WILL fall in love with sprouts! We literally fork-fought over these and who got to eat the last one on the plate!
Loaded Baked Potato Mashed Potatoes
If you want to give a great spin on your mashed potatoes, go with roasted potatoes and add in all the fixings you would for a loaded baked potato! This goes awesome with deep fried turkey!
Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms
OMG these things…. I cannot say enough amazing things about these! Whether you serve it as an appetizer or a side dish just do yourself (and your guests) a favor and make these. Actually make a double batch!
Maple Brown Sugar Acorn Squash
Again with it still being Fall, you need to incorporate more squash into your menu. Acorn squash makes a great side dish to your Thanksgiving dinner with the flavors of maple, brown sugar and cinnamon.
This is the world’s BEST Cranberry relish ever. There I said it and I stand behind it! You’re going to want to make extra of this and folks will want some to take home AND you’ll need it for leftover sandwiches. Trust me on this. You can thank me later!
This dish is one Mom didn’t make often but it was always one of my favorites. When I saw a similar one on Pinterest I immediately knew I had to make it. To date this is one of my top requested recipes. It’s truly luscious and all things corn!
This year I want to see pics of your Thanksgiving feasts. Snap a pic and post it on our Facebook wall or if you make one of my recipes tag us at it. I’d love to see your deliciousness!
Recipe Reviews & Comments
Thank you for all of your hard work that you do in keeping up a fantastic website. The recipes are always delicious to make. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you so much. That really means to much to me. Wishing you and yours a fantabulous and happy Thanksgiving too!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
I have made most of these recipes and they are amazing! Your cranberry relish is incredible.