Shake up that tired old Thanksgiving menu with these five fresh sides to celebrate the season.
November 10, 2009
1 of 5HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Cranberry-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry-Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe This might just be the easiest Thanksgiving recipe ever. Microwave the sweet potatoes until tender, then cover with a glaze made from brown sugar, margarine, orange juice, and whole berry cranbery sauce.
2 of 5Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Creamed Collards Recipe Add some color to the Thanksgiving table with this easy way to prepare collard greens. Bacon, butter, onion, chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, and a homemade Béchamel Sauce make for a creamy, savory side that your guests are sure to love.
3 of 5Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
Brussels Sprouts with Pecans Recipe Brussels sprouts get a bad rap most of the time. This member of the cabbage family has a distinctive bite, but this recipe tranforms them into a buttery, sweet, and nutty creation. Slicing the sprouts (instead of serving whole) cuts down on cooking time, which is another plus for busy cooks!
Carrot Soufflé Recipe Carrots have a subtly sweet flavor and pack a mighty nutritional punch. Though not a true soufflé–as there are no egg whites in the recipe–this dish is still light, airy, and oh so delicious.