BlogHer's Top 10 List of Thanksgiving Side Dishes

BlogHer's Top 10 List of Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dish #8: Carrots

Carrots sometimes don't get the respect they deserve, but sweet organic carrots can have the most wonderful flavor, especially when they're roasted. Carrots can be a Thanksgiving side dish that more traditional-minded eaters will like, and I think Pan-Roasted Carrots from Stumptown Savoury sound simple and traditional, but tasty enough for a holiday meal. More carrots that sound interesting include Wrinkled Roasted Carrots from Modern Beet, Roasted Moroccan Carrots from My Own Sweet Thyme, and Rustic Carrot Tart Tatin from 64 Sq. Ft. Kitchen.

best beets ever

 

Photo of Best Beets Ever from Kayotic Kitchen

Thanksgiving Side Dish #9: Beets

Beets are another one of those subject-to-controversy vegetables, but beets can be positively elegant when they're prepared well, and I love the color that beets add to the Roasted Root Vegetables that Tea from Tea and Cookies says her mom always makes at Thanksgiving. The Best Beets Ever from Kayotic Kitchen also sound positively addictive. More ideas that sound nice to me are Honey Roasted Beets with Orange and Thyme from The Perfect Pantry, and Grilled Beets with Feta from Sarah's Cucina Bella.

Thanksgiving Side Dish #10: Broccoli

Broccoli is a vegetable that's easy to dress up and take to dinner, and last year I made Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan for Thanksgiving, which was a huge hit. I'd also give a thumbs-up to Parmesan Roasted Broccoli from The Purple Foodie, Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic from Sweetnicks, and Broccoli with Burrata, Pine Nuts and Warm Anchovy Vinaigrette from The Traveler's Lunchbox.

More About Thanksgiving Side Dishes Previously on BlogHer:

From 2007: Food Bloggers Test Out Thanksgiving Recipes

From 2008: Stuffing vs. Dressing: Food Safety Concerns and What's It Called at Your House?

From 2008: Make-Ahead of Crockpot Recipes for Thanksgiving

From 2008: Thanksgiving Recipes from the BlogHer Community

From 2009: Cooking with Sweet Potatoes

Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen, where she's focused on creating low-glycemic recipes using fresh ingredients, and at Slow Cooker From Scratch, where she features "from scratch" slow cooker recipes.

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