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10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner

These Thanksgiving sides offer a refreshing take on the best parts of this holiday meal!

Thanksgiving sides are the most exciting part of the meal, right? They offer all of the jazzed up, comforting carbs we look forward to on this holiday. These 10 Thanksgiving sides offer fresh and modern ideas to liven up your table this year!

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THANKSGIVING SIDES – STARTERS

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Fall Vegetable Soup
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To make a great first impression, start your meal off with this cozy, creamy vegetable soup. It’s full of classic Thanksgiving veggies like sweet potato and butternut squash, and has the perfect amount of warming spices for this fall holiday.

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Harvest Salad
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Every Thanksgiving needs something fresh and light to balance out the heavy meal. Serve this fall harvest salad with roasted pumpkin, pomegranate seeds and crumbled feta to brighten up the table!

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
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Delight your guests with these adorably festive pumpkin shaped dinner rolls. With the help of some simple kitchen string, you can easily add plenty of charm to the meal.

THANKSGIVING SIDES – VEGGIES

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Harissa
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Tired of the same old sweet sides? Try this simple and easy roasted carrot recipe that takes Thanksgiving to the next level. The sweetness of the roasted carrots is perfectly complemented by the heat of the Harissa chili paste and will kick your dinner up a notch.

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Garlic Parmesan Stacked Potatoes
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Here is a fun twist on the traditional mashed potato recipe – garlic parmesan stacked potatoes! Thin layers of stacked potatoes get crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Plus, the individual stack servings are beautiful and will wow your guests!

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Roasted Fennel
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This simple roasted fennel dish serves up so much flavor with the addition of garlic parmesan panko breadcrumbs. Roasting veggies brings out their sweetness, and this is a great one to add to your table!

THANKSGIVING SIDES – CASSEROLES

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
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You may have a mac and cheese dish at your Thanksgiving (or at most family gatherings), but there is something so seasonal and sweet about this Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese recipe. And hey, it’s a great way to sneak in some nutritious veggies too!

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Jalapeno Corn Casserole
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Cornbread casserole is a fantastic side to serve at Thanksgiving – it’s sweet, savory and comforting. But adding jalapeno and cheese like this recipe does will leave your guests asking for seconds…and thirds.

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Green Bean Casserole
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Thanksgiving’s traditional green bean casserole is always a hit, but it has some ingredients that make it tough for everyone to enjoy. Tweak your green bean casserole with this recipe to make it vegan and gut friendly. Most of your guests won’t even notice, but the ones who can now enjoy certainly will!

10 Modern Thanksgiving Sides Certain to Refresh Your Holiday Dinner Vegan Fennel and Apple Stuffing
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Have some guests who don’t eat the turkey? Serve them this vegan stuffing with apple, fennel and dried cranberries and they will be forever thankful! It’s the perfect alternative to traditional stuffing with meat, and is super easy to make!

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