Sure, turkey is the star of Thanksgiving. But your dinner table would be nothing without stellar performances from the supporting roles. Enter stage left: The side dishes.
No Turkey Day plate is complete without delicious scoops of creamy sweet potatoes and crisp brussels sprouts, or servings of crumbling cornbread and fresh cranberry sauce. This holiday, why not up the ante? Instead of roasting your traditional sprouts, turn them into latkes. Don’t serve spinach and shiitake mushrooms on their own — use them to make muffin-sized servings of bread pudding.
When you follow these simple-yet-inventive recipes, your centerpiece will be so dressed up by the flavorful, eye-catching platters surrounding it, your guests might even have the meat exit stage right from their plates. Good thing turkey isn’t a diva.
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