Thanksgiving is 3 days away – are you ready? If not, no worries- there’s still tons of time to make this special holiday shine. I wanted to provide a brief rundown of my favorite Thanksgiving sides and desserts, all of which are available here on Total Noms.
These are dishes that to me, practically ooze holiday warmth whenever I have them. I sincerely hope they add some of that warmth to your table as well!
To kick off the sides, let’s hand everyone a scoop of bacon and roasted garlic-loaded mashed potatoes. These are surprisingly easy to make, and loaded with amazing flavors.
… or perhaps you’re more of a cheesy Hasselback potato kind of family? These spuds are fun to make and customize and make all your own. Plus who doesn’t love some cheese with their taters?
When it comes to vegetables, you cannot beat my favorite roasted brussels sprouts. I think these are the best possible preparation for these often underrated vegetables, and will really make your holiday dinner something special.
Nor should you overlook this delicious seasonal butternut squash risotto. I LOVE squash around this time of year, and I think the brown butter that’s infused throughout the risotto makes this one of my most favorite ways to serve rice as a side.
Now onto my personal favorite part of Thanksgiving: the desserts!
These are absolutely perfect treats for a Thanksgiving feast- with a pecan crust and a hint of bourbon, you need to check out these Sweet Potato Pecan Tartlets!
Blueberry Crumbles are such a fun and easy way to give everyone at your table their own individual sweet treat. These are also a cinch to throw together and prepare beforehand, and heat in the oven while you’re devouring turkey so you have dessert ready right away!
Come on, there is nothing more American than this delicious and deceptively easy dessert. Apple Crisp is one of my favorite desserts of all time, and it only gets better when apples are in season right around this time.
These chocolate dipped pumpkin clouds are the ultimate Thanksgiving cookie- sweet, soft and chewy cookies topped with deep, dark chocolate shell. A perfect way to top off a perfect feast!
As for the main event, I always HIGHLY recommend Alton Brown’s brined roast turkey recipe. I made it last year and while it does involve some extra legwork and time in making the brine, it’s so worth it for perfect turkey.
What are your favorite sides and desserts?