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9 Classic Thanksgiving Sides With a Twist

Whether you’re setting the table for two or ten (or 20!) Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy all the flavors of the season. We compiled our favorite sides that make for a classic spread — with a creative twist. For vegetarians or veggie-lovers, consider some of these hearty sides for the center of your plate, too (we see you, sweet potato hash).

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1. Boursin Garlic Swirls 

A savory bread swirl that you can easily make with sourdough scraps or a favorite dough. Add it to your traditional bread basket for an herby, savory twist (literally).

Mushroom and White Wine Risotto

2. Mushroom and White Wine Risotto 

While it takes more time than a traditional rice dish, the work is worth it for this rich, creamy, completely luxurious side. Swap vegetable broth in for chicken broth to make this a vegetarian friendly main.

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3. Honey Baked Eggplant 

Mix a handful of ingredients into a single dutch oven and you’re ready to go with a vegetable side that is sweet, saucy, and heroes a bright za’atar spice blend.

Roasted corn pudding in skillet with scoop taken out

4. Roasted Corn Pudding

Fresh or frozen corn meets its match in a rich creamy pudding studded with crisp bacon. Light and fluffy yet flavorful to the end, this pudding is our favorite take on creamed corn.

Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

5. Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Remember when brussels sprouts had a bad reputation? No more. Here, we roast everyone’s favorite green vegetable with parmesan and pine nuts.

Sweet potato hash in a skillet

6. Sweet Potato Hash

Sure, it’s a great companion for your morning eggs, but sweet potato hash is also an easy way to bring root vegetables to your holiday table. Add squash, celery root, apples, or classic potatoes to make this your own.

Ratatouille in dual handle pan on rustic table

7. Winter Squash and Apple Ratatouille

Meet a side worthy of being served straight from the skillet. The beautiful layering of apples, acorn squash, and sweet potato make this an impressive (and surprisingly easy) addition to the table.

twice baked potato casserole

8. Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice baked potatoes can be a lot of work. We took the flavors of the cheesy, bacon-y classic and served them up in an easy-to-make, easy-to-share casserole.

Herbed green beans cooking in cast iron skillet on stovetop

9. Herbed Green Beans

Here’s a fresh, herby remix on green beans that doesn’t sacrifice on the memorable flavors that make its casserole cousin so well-loved.