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Check out these unusual side dishes to spice up your Thanksgiving dinner!

Thanksgiving dinner always revolves around the turkey. Yet, most Thanksgiving plates are covered with delicious side dishes. Whether it’s mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, or green beans, Thanksgiving side dishes make the holiday dinner what it is. Year after year, we cook the same boring side dishes, though, with the same old recipes. Use these easy side dish recipes to spice up your Thanksgiving recipes this year. Though these ideas are simple, your guests will be surprised at how tasty and different each one is. Thanksgiving is the one holiday that revolves around food, so use this opportunity to serve your family and friends a special Turkey Day meal.

Pan-Fried Masala Green Beans

These pan-fried green beans will blow any green bean casserole out of the water. They’re simple, yet provide an upgrade from typical Thanksgiving side dishes. The green beans are pan-fried in a sauce that combines turmeric, coriander, cumin, and chili powder to give it that extra zingy flavor.

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Pumpkin Fries

Who says pumpkins are restricted to pies on Thanksgiving? These pumpkin fries add beautiful orange color to Thanksgiving plates and they taste delicious. The fries combine cumin, pepitas, and feta cheese to make a salty, spicy, and sweet pumpkin dish.

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad

Every table needs a salad. This colorful salad celebrates autumn flavors with cranberry, pecans, goat cheese, and butternut squash. The dressing uses white wine vinegar, chives, olive oil, and Dijon mustard to create a light vinaigrette to pour over the salad.


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