Although we love the irreplaceable classics, like mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce, here are a few of our chef’s new favorite sides for your Thanksgiving day table spread!
An autumn salad is a perfect item to take away from the heavy dishes that give you the Thanksgiving day sleepies. Think romaine, pear, apple, bacon, cranberries, pecans, and feta!
Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Fennel
This new take on some classic dishes are beyond delicious with your classic turkey-based meal. The stuffing is the perfect complement for your turkey, loaded with the ancient grain fennel.
Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Bacon has the ability to make anything better, especially Brussels sprouts. Making sure that these are perfectly seasoned and cooked can make even the most intense Brussels sprout hater change their mind. Feeling extra daring? Put an egg on it!
Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese
Dates are a great addition to any holiday meal. Wrapping them in bacon or pancetta makes for a delicious new flavor combination that is only enhanced by the cream cheese.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow Drizzle
This take on a classic sweet potato side dish will persuade even the kids to try something new. Sweet potato fries with a marshmallow drizzle is the perfect sweet kick to balance out your meal.
Bacon Brussels Sprouts
15 oz Brussel Sprouts, cut in half
3 oz Bacon, Chopped
1 fl oz Olive Oil
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
Preparation & Cooking Instructions:
1. Place brussels sprouts and chopped bacon in a bowl and mix with olive oil salt and pepper
2. Place mix in cast iron skillet and roast for 15 minutes or until cooked fully
3. Top with parmesan cheese and bake for additional one minute until cheese has melted
4. In a separate pan fry an egg sunny side up. When sprouts are fully cooked, place the egg on top in the middle of the skillet
4. Serve (but be careful, it’s hot!)
Food has that special ability to bring people together for the holidays. We hope to bring some inspiration to your holiday season to make Thanksgiving this year an unforgettable one. Let us know if you tried any of these recipes or have a special side of your own!