Are you tired of the same stuffing, green bean casserole, and yams at Thanksgiving Dinner. Our family likes to use holiday dinners to try new side dish recipes. Then we love to get thoughts from friends and family members during the holidays. These dinner side dishes will add color and flavor to your families Thanksgiving meal.
Turkey Gobbler Rolls:
These tasty rolls take twenty minutes to prep and fifteen minutes to bake. The recipe will serve six to twelve people depending on how many Thanksgiving Turkey Gobbler Rolls you expect them to eat.
16oz package of hot roll mix
2 Tbsp of butter that has been melted
3 Tbsp of grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
3/4 tsp of dill weed
3/4 tsp of dried basil
1/2 tsp of garlic salt or garlic powder
Make the roll mixture as specified on the package ingredients. Separate the dough into 36 pieces and shape them into a ball. Place three balls in each greased muffin cup. Brush each roll with the melted butter. Combine the cheese, sesame seeds, and other ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle ingredients over the tops of the uncooked rolls. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
Once the rolls have risen, bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve warm. A great way to keep the rolls warm is to put them in a basket that has a restaurant quality towel in it. Choose one or two colors to match your Thanksgiving dinner decor.
Green Beans with lemon and pine nuts:
This recipe takes 20 minutes to prep and cook. This makes a brightly colored side dish and taste great.
The ingredients you will need are:
One to one and a half pound of free green beans that have been trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces.
2 Tablespoons of minced fresh parsley
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon of grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 cup of pine nuts that have been toasted
Place fresh beans in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, and then simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the green beans and place in ice cold water. The ice water will stop the green beans cooking process and will keep the green beans crisp. Drain from the ice water and pat dry.
In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Toss the green beans into the bowl and toss well. Sprinkle in the toasted pine nuts and then toss well again. Move to a nice serving place and then enjoy.
Rustic Roasted Vegetables
This recipe takes 15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. It’s enough to serve nine people. Just like the turkey, I like having extras of this Thanksgiving side dish to have for later. It makes dinner easy to heat up these two items, add a salad, and then have dinner ready.
1 pound of medium fresh mushrooms
3 cups of baby carrots that have been cut lengthwise or you can leave them whole
2 medium onions that have been cut into wedges
2/3 cups of Italian salad dressing
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together. Transfer the ingredients to a baking dish. Bake the recipe uncovered for 35 minutes at 425 degrees. Be sure to check the vegetables to see if they are done. After 40 minutes of cooking then start turning to mush and the salad dressing turns sour tasting.
I like to sprinkle a little more Parmesan cheese on the top of the recipe when its done.