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Home-Style Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Green Beans – Thanksgiving Sides

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.

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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.

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes - Thanksgiving Sides | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com

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

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Scrub and peel the potatoes. Dice into even 1/2" cubes to even out cooking time. 
  2. Place in a large Dutch oven with just enough water to cover. 
  3. Salt the water and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until a fork pierces the potatoes easily.
  4. Drain the potatoes and return to the Dutch oven. 
  5. Add the cream and using a blender or a masher, mash the potatoes.
  6.  Add 2 tablespoons butter and mix until incorporated. 
  7. Add more cream, if needed (starch may vary from potato to potato). 
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to entice friends and family into extra big spoonfuls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

Roasted Green Beans with Beets - Thanksgiving Sides | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com
Roasted Green Beans with Beets - Thanksgiving Sides | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com

Roasted Green Beans with Beets

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Roasted green beans with beets makes a traditional side way more healthy than the casserole.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  
  2. Arrange green beans evenly in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  3. Place beets and shallots on the sheet and toss, keeping as flat a layer as possible. 
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  5. Roast for 45-50 minutes, stirring once or twice mid way through. Add the walnuts in the last 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 7gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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