One of these years I would like to do Thanksgiving dinner with nothing but side dishes.
No turkey, no tofurkey, no turducken, no honking big protein on a giant platter in the middle of the table.
Maybe dessert but mostly the sides:
That right there is the good stuff, so bring it on and let's get thankful!
It’s never going to happen though, there are too many traditionalists in my family.
I do manage to sneak a new dish into the repertoire from time to time.
These look like some good contenders. Click the links for recipes.
Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds – from Half Baked Harvest via Delish
Pull-Apart Stuffing Rolls – from Serious Eats
Roasted Carrots with Harissa and Crème Fraiche – from Serious Eats
Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine and Figs – from David Lebovitz
Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar – from Kalyn’s Kitchen via Simply Recipes
Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes – from Simply Recipes
Roasted Stuffed Onions – from Smitten Kitchen