Thanksgiving Sides Recipe Roundup – Home-Style Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans. Let’s skip the fancy recipes and trade them in for family favorites, and classics I know will go a long way.
Part one of a Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Home-Style Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans. In which, I skip the fancy recipe I had planned for family favorites and classic Thanksgiving Sides I know will go a long way.
Let me give you a rundown of some things going on. See that cram packed table up there? That is proof that I’m a wee bit off the deep edge with no shot of coming back.
That is my all from scratch ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner a week before Thanksgiving just because I wanted to ‘blog about some food’. That is crazy.
Next week, my family will gather around one of those feasts made to feed a small country, leave with doggie bags to feed us for a week longer and be so full and content with company that we will already want to start that post-holiday workout. But here I am, kicking things off a whole week early.
Why? Because smoked turkey is the most amazing thing you can give yourself this holiday season. Because I wanted to review a cookbook, and because I really just like to cook.
Friends and family got to gawk awkwardly as I climbed atop chairs and snapped photos before allowing them to dig into the spread (better planning on the crazy train noted for the future. I don’t like it when people see me in full-on blogger mode).
Now that you know what kind of Hell I inflicted upon my loved ones – let’s get on to the recipes!
These Home-style mashed potatoes are still my number 1 recipe on the site!
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Home-Style Mashed Potatoes
Get perfect mashed potatoes, every time with this recipe for my favorite Home-Style Mashed Potatoes
- 5 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- salt and pepper
Scrub and peel the potatoes. Dice into even 1/2" cubes to even out cooking time.
Place in a large Dutch oven with just enough water to cover.
Salt the water and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until a fork pierces the potatoes easily.
Drain the potatoes and return to the Dutch oven.
Add the cream and using a blender or a masher, mash the potatoes.
Add 2 tablespoons butter and mix until incorporated.
Add more cream, if needed (starch may vary from potato to potato).
Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to entice friends and family into extra big spoonfuls.
Roasted Green Beans with Beets
Roasted green beans with beets makes a traditional side way more healthy than the casserole.
- 2 lbs green beans rinsed and trimmed
- 1 lbs beets peeled and sliced
- 2 shallots sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Arrange green beans evenly in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
Place beets and shallots on the sheet and toss, keeping as flat a layer as possible.
Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast for 45-50 minutes, stirring once or twice mid way through. Add the walnuts in the last 10 minutes.
Pro tip: I set my oven racks to the high middle and low middle position so that while roasting multiple items I could quickly rotate without fear of burns and wasn’t trying to cram too much too close together. I roasted the green beans and added the carrots half way through cooking. Swap trays from top to bottom as needed to insure even browning.
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