Not hosting Thanksgiving this year? Sounds like a plan. But if you’re still looking to bring something that will make a splash at Friendsgiving or at your in-laws’, look no further. We’ve pulled together a few of our crowd-pleasing sides and apps to ensure your contribution to the Thanksgiving spread is an absolute win.
Bring the flavors of Spanish cuisine to the pre-dinner hours of Thanksgiving with a smoky paprika-infused dip of blended roasted red peppers and rich and buttery Marcona almonds. Serve it as an accompaniment to a crudité platter or with your favorite hearty crackers. Add a bottle of Spanish red wine for the complete package.
Whether you bring along all the ingredients to make this on location or whip it up before leaving the house, this stovetop hash made with crispy sage and walnuts frees up any crowding of the oven. Your host will appreciate the thinking ahead.
With the addition of deeply savory shiitake mushrooms and the playful topping of sesame sticks, this updated green bean casserole is a delightful homage to the green bean casserole we know from way back when. But our favorite part? It loves to share the spotlight with the original. What a team player!
More potatoes at Thanksgiving are hardly ever a problem, and this gratin — infused with the nutty flavors of Gruyere cheese and salty flecks on pancetta — will be a much-welcomed addition.