If you're like me, you're thinking it might be nice to serve some unique Thanksgiving side dishes that shake things up a little bit. Of course, it's not Thanksgiving without a turkey and some mashed potatoes, but there are loads of other tasty ways to jazz up the old classics to make your dinner something really special this year. Here are my absolute favorite unique Thanksgiving side dishes. Enjoy!
1. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Instead of scalloping plain old potatoes, try it with sweet potatoes. This is one of my favorite unique Thanksgiving side dishes and is a great alternative to those mushy marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes you always eat.
2. Sausage and Stuffing Balls with Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Love all those Thanksgiving flavors all in one bite? This recipe lets you get the best tastes of the holiday with every single mouthful.
3. Cumin Roasted Carrots with Tahini Dressing
Tired of eating carrots that are mushy and overcooked? Quit doing it! These are the perfect alternative and have a yummy dressing that makes them truly special.
4. Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon
This is the year you don't serve the bowl of plain corn. Your guests will love this dish and you'll enjoy the leftovers for days to come. Yum!
5. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
You might not want to give up the mashed potatoes and gravy, but this dish is a great addition to the table and gives your guests a potato choice they are going to love.
6. Greek Stuffed Acorn Squash
It's not really Thanksgiving without some squash and this recipe is a great choice for your table. No one will be able to turn this down!
7. Cauliflower and Pecan Stuffing
Not only is this vegetarian, but it's also the perfect solution for guests who are gluten-free. The flavors are delectable and even traditional stuffing lovers are going to enjoy this dish.
8. Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin
No more serving a lumpy bowl of pureed squash on Thanksgiving. This tasty dish is crispy and packed with flavor. Make extra because the leftovers are heavenly!
9. Cranberry Orange Custard Pie
The list wouldn't be complete without a dessert. Don't give up your pumpkin pie, but have a slice of this too. Don't worry - you can get back to your healthy eating goals tomorrow. Today is a day to celebrate!
What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?