Turkey is always front and center at every Thanksgiving. There are so many ways to make turkey: you can brine it, roast it, or fry it. Everyone gathers around the table while the cook carves the turkey and then everyone goes for their favorite piece: the breast, thigh, or leg. Even if you’re having a vegetarian Thanksgiving you will most likely make Tofurky or another dish that is representative of a Thanksgiving turkey.
This year, take the attention off of the turkey by making amazing side dishes. Make sweet potato rolls, candied yams, cranberry sauce, and of course stuffing. JeanMarie Brownson, author of Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends, says, “As for the perfect side, it must be the turkey stuffing (aka dressing). This rich, bready concoction is such a treat — especially when served topped with a bit of gravy. I season my stuffing with some turkey broth and then cook it in a well-buttered baking pan alongside the turkey.”
For your Thanksgiving stuffing this year, you should make a traditional stuffing with turkey sausage, apples, and cranberries. This recipe amplifies traditional stuffing by adding fruit and herbs like rosemary, sage, and parsley. It’s sure to be a hit.