Make Side Dishes for Turkey

Edited by Maria Sharon Ubando, Robbi, Anonymous, Lynn and 3 others

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Thanksgiving is just few days away and most of us are definitely excited to share a special meal with friends and family again.

Thanksgiving meals often include pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and who could forget the turkey! While you probably already have a turkey side dish specialty that everyone loves, it will not be bad at all to add new recipes to your yearly traditional family Thanksgiving meal.

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You may want to try some of these great tasting side dishes:

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Steps to Make Very Quick Caramelized Pearl Onions

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For this recipe, you only need 15 minutes to prepare; yes it's that quick! Prepare it beforehand and just reheat it after. You will need:

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    A 16-ounce package of frozen pearl onions - be sure to thaw it
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    1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary can be an alternative)
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    1/3 cups red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
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    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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    1/2 teaspoon salt
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    1 tablespoon sugar
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    1 tablespoon margarine or butter
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Here's how to prepare it

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    In a non-stick pan, melt the margarine over medium-high heat, then add in onions and sugar.
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    Sauté for eight minutes or until it turns golden brown.
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    Stir and sautée the rosemary, bell pepper, pepper and salt.
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    Now it will be ready to serve.
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Sesame Green Bean Saute

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Ingredients:

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    1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
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    1 pound fresh green beans (trimmed but uncut)
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    1 clove minced garlic
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    1 teaspoon ginger root finely minced
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    1 tablespoon canola or peanut oil
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    ½ teaspoon salt to taste
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Here's how to prepare it

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    In a hot skillet, add oil and stir-fry garlic and ginger for 30 seconds.
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    Add the green beans and stir-fry again for three to four minutes over high heat.
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    Toss the beans with salt and sesame oil until it is completely coated.
    Ready to serve.
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Steps to Bake Provencal Gratin

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You will need:

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    4 large cloves of smashed garlic
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    1 medium sliced yellow onion
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    1/4 cup dry white vermouth
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    1 cup of water
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    3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
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    3/4 cup diced seeded and peeled red pepper
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    2 pounds Yukon gold, peeled
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    1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
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    1 pound plum tomatoes
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    ½ fresh basil leaves, chopped
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    Salt and ground pepper to taste
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Here's how to prepare it

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    Rub the casserole dish with one of the garlic cloves, then mince the rest.
    Apply a little olive oil inside the dish as well.
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    With the remaining oil, sautée the garlic, pepper and onion on medium heat.
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    Add salt and pepper to taste and wait until it gets tender (about eight minutes).
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    Add the vermouth, then leave it to simmer.
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    Add in the sliced potatoes, water and a little more salt and pepper as desired.
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    Bring it to a boil and keep stirring until the mixture slightly thickens.
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    Add the basil.
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    When the mixture is ready, transfer it to the baking dish evenly distributing the potatoes into the pan.
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    Arrange the sliced potatoes on top of the potatoes.
    Add salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil on top.
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    Uncovered, bake the potatoes for about one and a half hours.
    Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
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    Let it cool for 15 minutes and serve.
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Impress your friends, family and that special someone with these easy-to-prepare yet delectable side dishes. Bon appétitee!

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