Wondering how to make Thanksgiving cooking a little less hectic this year? Lighten your load with these easy Thanksgiving side dishes that make the most of seasonal vegetables like pumpkin, potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Some dishes - such as the green bean casserole - can be prepared ahead of time and reheated before serving. Go on, take a look these easy Thanksgiving side dishes and start planning a fabulous holiday dinner. Here's what to make:
MASHED POTATOES WITH PUMPKIN AND SAGE
White wine and nutmeg give this pumpkin-potato mash a wonderful holiday flavor.
BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
Your Thanksgiving turkey will taste all that much better accompanied by this cheesy ensemble. Here's the recipe.
Looking for a mouthwatering yet easy Thanksgiving side dish? This recipe proves bacon is the answer.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
Tender green beans are cooked with mushrooms, sour cream, cheese and topped with buttery breadcrumbs. Get the recipe.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CHESTNUTS
Vacuumed-packed chestnuts made this Thanksgiving side dish a breeze to make. A balsamic cream ties it all together.
COLCANNON MASHED POTATOES
An easy Thanksgiving side dish made with mashed potatoes, cabbage, scallions and plenty of butter.