Thanksgiving is right around the corner! While most gear their minds toward preparing the precious turkey, there are all sorts of dishes to be thinking about. From desserts to sauces, and of course the side dishes, preparing a meal at this extent can turn into a full-time production during the holiday season. Forget the turkey, after your guests nibble into these delicious side dishes, you will never result to the basic dressing or sweet potato casserole again.
Potato Leek Au Gratin
For many families, it’s not Thanksgiving without a large helping of mashed potatoes on your plate. The truth is, there’s nothing really special about mashed potatoes, as you can serve this dish any time of year, any day of the week. Ditch those basic mashed potatoes for Potato Leek Au Gratin. The best part? You can prepare this dish 48 hours ahead of time, which is sure to extend your relaxation time on Thanksgiving day. This dish is loaded with butter, blue cheese, heavy cream, swiss cheese, and more, so you are sure to enjoy the rich flavors.
Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe
Don’t forget to serve a veggie! Not only does a veggie balance out a hearty meal, but it also adds pretty color to a full plate of food. This Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe will put your sautéed vegetables to shame. Did you know that acorn squash is actually a berry? You will need to remove the skin and seeds, as well as prepare into thin ribbons, which is how you would prepare zucchini noodles, or zoodles. This unique and aesthetically pleasing dish will have everyone pulling out their phones to snap a photo for their Instagram!
4 Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Who says every dish has to be ingredient heavy and time consuming? This 4 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese is insanely scrumptious, and the total cook time is 15 minutes. You may ask, what’s the key component to the creamiest macaroni and cheese you have ever put in your mouth? Simply said, every macaroni and cheese needs cheddar cheese. All you need is a pasta of your choice, (cavatappi is recommended), heavy cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and grated parmesan. It doesn’t get simpler than that!
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Grandma’s Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
What’s a Thanksgiving meal without homemade bread? These flaky biscuits will take you back to your childhood memories at your Grandma’s house. You can serve them with gravy on top, or treat your sweet tooth with the addition of mixed berry ginger jam or whipped honey butter. This recipe is perfect for breakfast or Thanksgiving dinner! Oh, and don’t forget to serve with extra butter on the side.