Bust out your whisk and preheat the oven, it's almost Thanksgiving! With so many hands and hearts involved in the preparation of this meal, the Thanskgiving table is a special place. While the big bird is usually the main attraction, the act would not be complete without some supporting (and spectacular) side dishes. We know you've got the turkey under control, but we've got some pret-ty great Thanksgiving recipes to accompany it.
If we had to pick a favorite potato dish, we couldn't. It's simply not going to happen. Mashed potatoes are mandatory, but deciding whether to make them with Greek yogurt or with whipping cream is completely optional. We say make both recipes: Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes and Mashed Potatoes with Whipped Cream. If for some crazy reason, you don't like potatoes that feel like light, fluffy clouds on your tongue, these cheesy Potatoes au Gratin are a mouthwatering alternative. And just when you think you haven't had enough potatoes, we'll kindly disagree because you have to try this Cornflake, Pecan and Marhmallow-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole. You could serve it as dessert, but it probably won't last that long.
Let's not forget the other staples: rolls, stuffing and the beloved green bean casserole. People can get particular about the way their flour, butter and yeast come together, but we'd be happy pulling apart any one of these 15 warm, flaky dinner roll recipes. Cheddar Corn Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Butter; Feather Rolls with butter-brushed tops; and Garlic Cheese Rolls. Yes, yes and yes.
You can add dried fruit or nuts or whatever you please to your stuffing, but we're really serious about our "stuff" and insist on keeping it classic with this Sage & Onion Stuffing. A classic stuffing calls for a Classic Green Bean Casserole - made with fresh green beans, of course.
Then, there's dessert. Don't deny it - you're going to eat 5 slices, one of every flavor. Pumpkin, pecan, apple, chocolate silk and sweet potato... all better with a dollop of homemade whipped cream like this.
And whatever you do, don't forget the butter. Or you may have a Thanksgiving mutiny on your hands.