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Modernized Thanksgiving Sides

When it comes to Thanksgiving I’m a bit of a traditionalist, but only to a certain extent. I’m all about cooking up a traditional side with a modern twist by adding unexpected ingredients to give a whole new depth of flavor without veering too far off the taste spectrum. I’ve put together a great menu curtesy of the great Family Kitchen cooks to make this Thanksgiving the easiest and tastiest one yet…

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  • Fancy Schmancy Green Bean Casserole 1 of 8
    Fancy Schmancy Green Bean Casserole
    You will not need a can opener for this version. It's all from scratch, even the fried onions!
    Make your own fancy schmancy green bean casserole
  • Roast Sweet Potatoes With Butter And Brown Sugar 2 of 8
    Roast Sweet Potatoes With Butter And Brown Sugar
    Why smother your naturally sweet and delicious and healthy sweet potatoes in marshmallow and heavy cream? Keep things simple and incredible with just easy roasted sweet potatoes.
    Make your own roast sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar
  • Cran-Chesnut Pumpkin Sausage Stuffing 3 of 8
    Cran-Chesnut Pumpkin Sausage Stuffing
    This stuffing calls for all things in season. The flavor has a citrusy punch with earthy pumpkin and rich stuffing for a perfect Thanksgiving stuffing.
    Make your own cran-chesnut pumpkin sausage stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce With Grapefruit And Rosemary 4 of 8
    Cranberry Sauce With Grapefruit And Rosemary
    There's just a few ingredients to this cranberry sauce, yet it creates a beautiful dish that goes oh so well with your turkey.
    Make your own cranberry sauce with grapefruit and rosemary
  • Olive Oil And Herb Mashed Potatoes 5 of 8
    Olive Oil And Herb Mashed Potatoes
    Skip the heavy butter and cream laden mashed potatoes for this lightened up version with a highlight of herbs.
    Make your own olive oil and herb mashed potatoes
  • Potato Leek And California Walnut Gratin 6 of 8
    Potato Leek And California Walnut Gratin
    This recipe has me drooling and so excited. Leeks + potato + cheese = must make.
    Make your own potato leek and California walnut gratin
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Pomegranate 7 of 8
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Pomegranate
    Everything is better with bacon, even brussels sprouts. Top them with pomegranate seeds for an added punch of flavor.
    Make your own roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and pomegranate
  • Perfect Popovers 8 of 8
    Perfect Popovers
    Dinner rolls are so old school and boring. Time to get people excited about bread again with light and airy popovers.
    Make your own perfect popovers

More on Family Kitchen:

22 favorite turkey recipes

10 pecan pie variations for thanksgiving

spicy sweet potato wedges

12 ways to eat pumpkin for breakfast

Read more from Macki on the Family Kitchen and Being Pregnant!

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