Delicious ideas for Thanksgiving sides to compliment your Turkey.
BALSAMIC MAPLE ACORN SQUASH
Heat oven to 400F. Cut 1 acorn squash lengthwise in half, remove and discard seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides down on a cutting board. Cut each half crosswise into 6 slices, place in a large bowl. Mix 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg until blended. Add to the squash, toss to evenly coat. Spread onto a foil-covered rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, or until squash is tender, turning after 25 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Kraft Foods
OLIVE ALMOND GREEN BEANS
Cook 1 pound of trimmed green beans in boiling water in a large saucepan for 3 minutes or until crisp tender, drain well. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, swirl to coat. Add green beans, 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds, 3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives, and 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook bean mixture 2 minutes, tossing well.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, January/February 2013
BACON RANCH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Heat oven to 450F. Toss 4 cups cauliflower florets with 1/3 cup ranch dressing in a medium bowl. Spread onto a foil-covered rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until tender. Place in a medium bowl, add 6 slices of cooked and chopped bacon, and 2 thinly sliced green onions, mix lightly.
Recipe adapted from Food and Family, Fall 2014