What's your favorite thanksgiving side dish? Recipe if you want to share!

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  1. HeatherC

    HeatherC <font color=blue>Alas...these people I live with t

    May 23, 2003
    I think mine are the mashed potatoes with the carmelized onion turkey gravy.

    I also love sauteed apples. They are like the fried apples at Cracker Barrel.

    Apple Recipe: I use from Allrecipes. The recipe is with 4 apples, but I use a ton for a crowd.

    4 apples peeled and sliced
    1/4 cup butter
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon.

    Sautee apples in melted butter for about 7 min. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add to apples along with brown sugar and cinnamon. Sautee until softened.

    I pretty much quadruple the recipe for a big crowd. I make them the day before and reheat and keep warm on Thanksgiving in a crockpot. So yummy with turkey.

    What's your favorite?:)
  2. lovin'fl

    lovin'fl DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2011
    Please can someone share what to do with brussel sprouts. I have never made them and got them to make for Thanksgiving. TIA!!

    I make our family tradition that we call baked corn...may be referred to as corn pudding.

    2 cans creamed corn
    1 can pet milk
    3 eggs
    3 T sugar
    3 T flour

    Mix and pour in greased dish. Put several pats (dabs or thin slices) of butter on top and bake at 350* for 45 minutes.
  3. Fortuosity

    Fortuosity That's me byword

    Nov 15, 2004
    A hot potato with the skin on it.

    And salt.

    Lots and lots of salt.

    Wash it and toss it in the oven until it's done.
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  5. lynxstch

    lynxstch I Love Figment

    Feb 2, 2001
    It doesn't take hours to make


    in fact it's a very simple recipe, and it goes in the microwave..so you don't even need to save space in the oven for it. But it's always the first thing to disappear off the table, and always the most requested. Enjoy!
    Swiss Scalloped Corn

    3 slices bacon, cooked, cooled, and crumbled
    2 (16 oz) cans whole kernel corn (drained)
    1C shredded swiss cheese
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1 1/2 tab. flour
    1 egg
    1 (5 1/2 oz) can evaporated milk
    1/4 c dry bread crumbs (can use either plain or flavored)
    1 tab. melted butter
    dash paprika

    In bowl..beat egg and evap. milk together
    In separate bowl..mix together corn, cheese, onion powder, pepper and flour
    Add the egg/milk mixture to it and mix well.
    Place in (microwavable) casserole. Top with bread crumbs. Sprinkle with bacon and paprika, Top with melted butter
    Cook 10 minutes on MED high...Let stand 5 Minutes

    you can halve the recipe if there are only a few people..but around here they like the leftovers even better!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
  6. lynxstch

    lynxstch I Love Figment

    Feb 2, 2001
  7. dhcoffey

    dhcoffey <font color=blue>Home inspections keep the dh busy

    Apr 6, 2001
    my family loves brussels sprouts this way:

    cut brussels sprouts in half length wise
    put on baking sheet
    drizzle with olive oil
    roast in 400 degree oven about 20 mins
    about the last five mins of roasting, in a small sauce pan on th stove, place 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. heat slowly until it thickens, about five mins.
    once brussels sprouts are out of the oven, pour the syrup mixture over them, stir around to coat, and enjoy.

  8. chellt

    chellt Mouseketeer

    Oct 21, 2010
    I grew up eating this at every holiday, but have NEVER run across anyone outside of my family that makes/eats it! Give me a shout out if you do!
  9. Robbi

    Robbi DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    My favorite is Crawfish and crabmeat cornbread dressing:

    Crawfish and Crabmeat Cornbread Dressing

    Makes: 12 servings
    1-1.5 pounds crabmeat
    1-1.5 pound Louisiana crawfish
    1 lg bell pepper chopped
    2 -3 stalks celery chopped
    1 lg onion chopped
    1 clove of garlic minced
    1 bunch scallions (green onions)
    3 cups chicken broth Kitchen Essentials broths contain no MSG. It's what I use.
    Tony's seasoning to taste or your choice Cajun seasoning
    double recipe of homemade cornbread ( I use 2 boxes of Jiffy)

    Make your corn bread ahead of time so it can cool. Crumble up your cornbread in a baking pan. Add chopped vegetables, crawfish, crabmeat and broth.
    Season with Tony's. Mix it well. You want it to be really wet. The cornbread will soak up a lot of the broth. If there is not enough broth you can add milk to it. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. Remove the foil and cook about another 15 minutes to brown the top. The cooking time may vary as you do not want it to be dry. You want to make sure the dressing stays moist.
    Great stuffed in a bell pepper too.
  10. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    Sweet corn - gotta be from Pioneer seed which is only available to farmers :)
  11. GeorgeG

    GeorgeG <font color=blue>Stumped for 2005<br><font color=r

    Oct 26, 2001
    It's a toss-up between the mashed potatos and stuffing. The simpler the better. Gourmet anything doesn't impress me.

    My least favorite is anyone's "special" anything.
  12. mnrose

    mnrose Queen of all she surveys

    Jun 18, 2009
  13. lynxstch

    lynxstch I Love Figment

    Feb 2, 2001
    never even heard of it..can you provide a description, please?
  14. OKWMom

    OKWMom DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2006
    I make something very similar. And it is my BIL's absolute favorite. I think my favorite is my SIL's potato salad.
  15. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

    Sep 15, 1999
    What's pet milk? I shuddered at the name..

    My fave sides are stuffing, potatoes, and my mom's creamed onions.

    I am looking for something to bring, as a side, that does well in a crockpot. There will no oven space to reheat, so a casserole dish is out (as we will arrive at least 2 hours prior to dinner...).

    I also bring Nutella pie and artichoke dip. YUM...
  16. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    This...nothing better! :)
  17. chellt

    chellt Mouseketeer

    Oct 21, 2010
    Green English peas
    Chopped green onion
    chopped pickles
    finely chopped cheddar cheese
    chopped black olives
    Miracle Whip or Mayo (the topic of at least ONE major argument as to which is better)

    Mix and chill

    Cant say I love it, but my dad does and it's a tradition passed down from his G'ma.
  18. Kat77

    Kat77 <font color=blue>Now if I could just remember how

    Jun 18, 2006
  19. jeepgirl30

    jeepgirl30 DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2003
    Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides for me! Mashed potates and gravy, sweet potatoe casserole and stuffing is all i need!
  20. Kat77

    Kat77 <font color=blue>Now if I could just remember how

    Jun 18, 2006
    Broccoli Casserole

    2- 10 oz. pkg of frozen chopped broccoli
    1 can cream of broccoli soup
    1 egg
    1 cup mayo
    2 cups shredded cheese
    1/2 stick of butter
    2 cups pepperidge farm stuffing mix

    Heat broccoli according to directions on package and drain. Mix egg, soup, mayo and broccoli in baking dish. Top with cheese. Coat stuffing mix with softened butter and sprinkle over cheese topping. Heat uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes.
  21. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

    Sep 26, 2000

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