These spotlight-stealing Thanksgiving side dishes will satisfy every guest at your table this year

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.


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!

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Country Kitchen

(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

Pair it with:
(8) Ponzi Pinot Noir, Oregon, Bistecca Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Everything But the Bird - Thanksgiving Side Dishes


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Formal Affair

(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

Pair it with:
Black Tai Cocktail, Omni William Penn Hotel

Everything But the Bird - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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This article is featured in the November 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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