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A Side of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a week away, and we are eagerly planning our menus and preparing our meals. If you have your main course decided but are coming up empty on some sides, check out these recipes.

Mashed Cauliflower

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the starchy potato, consider this option. It’s low-carb, but, thanks to the cream cheese, can be just as creamy as mashed potatoes.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

(One of my personal favorites, it combines a side dish with a dessert.)

What You Need: The How To:
  • 5 small to medium sweet potatoes
1.       Preheat oven to 350.
  • 1 c. of brown sugar
2.       Rinse and peel the sweet potatoes. Place them on a microwave-safe plate and soften in the microwave, about 5 minutes.
  • ½ c. butter
3.       Once the potatoes are softened, allow them to cool. Then, cut them into ½ to 1-inch thick slices.
  • 1/2 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg
4.       Melt butter. Then, combine brown sugar, butter, and spices in a small bowl.
  • Mini marshmallows
5.       Line a shallow casserole dish or baking pan with sweet potato slices. Brush the potatoes with the brown sugar mixture. Layer other potato slices and brush with mixture. Repeat until all potato slices are used. Then, gently pour the remaining mixture over the potatoes.
6.       Bake potatoes for 25 minutes. Then, scatter mini marshmallows on top and place back in oven. Cook 5 more minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted.
7.       Remove from oven and serve.

What are your favorite holiday side dishes?