Everything But the Bird: Creative Thanksgiving Side Dishes

While turkey certainly takes center stage on Thanksgiving Day, what you serve on the side can make or break dinnertime. With so many options, ranging from classic to non-traditional, choosing the appropriate meal accouterments for turkey day can be a challenge. We put together two tasty tables for your inspiration, covering everything from cocktails to dessert, along with recipes for a few of our favorites. Gobble it up!

By Abby DiBenedetto / Photographs by Rob Larson

Everything But the Bird - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Plantain and Sweet Potato Casserole paired with a Ginger and Pumpkin Beer Shandy, Kaya.


Everything But the Bird - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

1) Brussels Sprout Gratin with Chestnuts and Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Omni William Penn Hotel. 2) Red Kuri Squash, Roasted Beets, and Cippolini Onions, Habitat. 3) Barley Salad with Dried Cranberries, Pecans, and Maple Mustard Dressing, Habitat. 4) Sweet Potato and Yam Casserole, Bistecca Steakhouse and Wine Bar. 5) Cranberry Apple Tart, Dozen Bake Shop. 6) Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Risotto, Omni William Penn Hotel. 7) Tuscan Round Roll, Breadworks. 8) Ponzi Pinot Noir, Oregon, Bistecca Steakhouse and Wine Bar.


Everything But the Bird - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

1) French Baguette, Breadworks. 2) Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole with Toasted Marshmallows, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant. 3) Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts, The Common Plea. 4) Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Frosting, Toasted Coconut, and Candied Pumpkin Seeds, Habitat. 5) Roasted Thyme Parsnips and Heirloom Carrots, Habitat. 6) Black Tai Cocktail, Omni William Penn Hotel.

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