9 Unique Side Dishes To Bring To Your Thanksgiving Table
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9 Unique Side Dishes To Bring To Your Thanksgiving Table

Sure, we love stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce just as much as the next person, but we also like to dig deep and get creative with a few unexpected dishes each Thanksgiving. Try some of our favorite creative recipes from the feedfeed community, & show us what you make this Thanksgiving on Instagram by tagging #feedfeed

1. Smoky Baba Ganoush with Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranates

Photo and recipe by @arthurstreetkitchen

When Hetty of @arthurstreetkitchen brought this dish to our #feedfeed Friendsgiving last week in NYC, we were blown away by the incredible flavor profile! Do yourself a favor and put this dish on your Thanksgiving menu as an appetizer, snack or healthy side dish. 

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2. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Tahini & Maple Coffee Balsamic Glaze

Photo and recipe by @floatingkitchen

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a great alternative to classic Mashed Potatoes, but add Tahini & a Maple Coffee Balsamic Glaze and you hit the jackpot.

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3. Thyme & Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Photo and recipe by @healthyseasonal

Instead of a traditional green bean casserole, bring some green to your table with these roasted brussels sprouts. They're easy to prepare in a pinch, and the balsamic adds a touch of sweetness for perfect caramelization.

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4. Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale Lasagna

Photo and recipe by @vanillaandbean

Who says you can't have lasagna at Thanksgiving? This dish brings all of the classic holiday flavors to your table in a whole new way. 

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5. Roasted Carrots with Pistachio & Carrot Top Pesto

Photo and recipe by @abeautifulplate

We love that this vibrant dish utilizes the entire carrot, stem and all. Homemade pesto makes a flavorful addition to any roasted vegetable dish you have planned for your menu. 

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6. Stuffed Acorn Squash with Lentils, Black Beans, and Chipotle Cashew Sauce 

Photo and recipe by @feedtheswimmers

We can't get enough of stuffed acorn squash this fall. Utilize your fresh, seasonal produce in this vegan side dish that can also be eaten as a main course for those that don't eat meat. 

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7. White Bean & Collard Green Salad

Photo and recipe by @thewanderlustkitchen

Try this lightened take on classic collard greens for an easy, healthy side dish. The greens are cooked with a bit of apple cider vinegar and a dash of red pepper flakes. 

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8. Hasselback Potato & Parmesan Gratin 

Photo and recipe by @honestlyyum

Ditch your traditional potato gratin recipe this year and try hasselbacking - a technique that gets your potatoes perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. 

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9. Creamy Miso Carrot Soup with Tahini & Garlic

Photo and recipe by @hintofgreens

This soup will lighten up your main course without sacrificing flavor, i.e. enter Miso, Tahini, and Garlic! The sweet & creamy dairy-free soup can also be served as an appetizer. 

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