Quick and Easy Sides

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can take hours that you simply don’t have. So, why not make it a little easier on yourself this year by creating quick and easy side dishes?


There are lots of side dishes you can create for Thanksgiving that don’t require hours in the kitchen. To give you a little inspiration, below you’ll find some of the best quick and easy side dishes you can create this Thanksgiving.


Honey Roasted Carrots


This is a very simple yet delicious side dish you can prepare. You’ll find a lot of different variations online, ensuring there is one to match you and your family’s preferences.


A great variation to try is honey roasted carrots containing apple cider vinegar, alongside fresh thyme and parsley. You’ll need carrots, olive oil, honey, and salt and pepper.


All you really need to do is cut up the carrots into 1 ½ inch long pieces. Then, drizzle them with the oil and honey, and sprinkle over some salt and pepper. Roast them in the oven for around 20 minutes before mixing together the oil and vinegar in a bowl. Toss the carrots into the mixture and then place them back in the oven for a further 10-20 minutes.


Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta


Brussels sprouts may not be to everyone’s taste, but they are a key part of Thanksgiving. There are many Brussels sprouts recipes you can try, and this one with pancetta is just one variation. Even those who don’t usually like sprouts may find this variation delicious.


You’ll need Brussels sprouts, pancetta, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Halve the Brussels sprouts lengthways and toss them together with the rest of the ingredients. Roast them in the oven for around 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.


You can find this adapted recipe here.


Creamed Corn


Creamed corn can make an excellent addition to Thanksgiving and it can be really simple to create. This recipe calls for more ingredients than the other dishes featured. However, it only takes around 15 minutes to make.


You’ll mainly need frozen corn that’s been thawed out, unsalted butter, heavy cream, cayenne pepper, whole milk, granulated sugar, all purpose flour and ground nutmeg. This creates a beautiful combination of spicy and sweet flavors.


Discover the full recipe with instructions here.


Traditional Homemade Stuffing


You might think that stuffing would be the most time-consuming side dish to create. However, this traditional recipe is one of the quickest you can make.


It only needs six ingredients, plus a little salt and pepper to taste. These include dried bread cubes, chicken broth, onion, celery, dried poultry seasoning and plenty of butter.


You can find full instructions for this delicious and easy recipe here.


The above is just a small collection of quick and easy side dishes you can create this Thanksgiving. If you carry out a quick online search, you’ll find hundreds more recipes you can try out that won’t need you to spend hours in the kitchen.

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