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31 Totally Unexpected Thanksgiving Sides

Nov 24 2015 - 2:15pm

Sure, you've got Thanksgiving recipes that are never to be messed with (mom's pecan pie, for instance). But every now and then, we love the idea of pushing tradition aside for something unexpected. Sides are a great way to do that, because, let's be real, sometimes mashed potatoes could use an upgrade. Ahead, check out 31 out-of-the-box ideas.

— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry

Oyster Kimchi Stuffing

Get the recipe: oyster kimchi stuffing [1]

30-Minute Butternut Squash and Cider Soup

Get the recipe: 30-minute butternut squash and cider soup [2]

Miso Collard Greens

Get the recipe: miso collard greens [3]

Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole With Bacon and Pecans

Get the recipe: bourbon sweet potato casserole with bacon and pecans [4]

Parmesan Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Get the recipe: parmesan wasabi mashed potatoes [5]

Brussels Sprout Salad With Pomegranate, Walnuts, and Jalapeño

Get the recipe: brussels sprout salad with pomegranate, walnuts, and jalapeño [6]

Roasted Kabocha Squash With Crème Fraiche

Get the recipe: roasted kabocha squash with crème fraiche [7]

Stuffing Muffins

Get the recipe: stuffing muffins [8]

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Get the recipe: cheesy squash casserole [9]

Chipotle Coca-Cola Sweet Potatoes

Get the recipe: chipotle Coca-Cola sweet potatoes [10]

Caramelized Celery Root Puree With Toasted Hazelnuts

Get the recipe: caramelized celery root puree with toasted hazelnuts [11]

Swiss Chard Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Breadcrumbs

Get the recipe: swiss chard salad with lemon, parmesan, and breadcrumbs [12]

Goat Cheese Baked Mashed Potatoes

Get the recipe: goat cheese baked mashed potatoes [13]

Twice-Baked Acorn Squash With Maple Butter and Pecans

Get the recipe: twice-baked acorn squash with maple butter and pecans [14]

Herbed Feta Biscuits

Get the recipe: herbed feta biscuits [15]

Wild Rice Stuffing With Mushrooms

Get the recipe: wild rice stuffing with mushrooms [16]

Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions

Get the recipe: mashed potatoes with caramelized onions [17]

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Honeyed Yogurt and Pepitas

Get the recipe: baked sweet potatoes with honeyed yogurt and pepitas [18]

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Get the recipe: jalapeño cornbread muffins [19]

Brussels Sprout, Beluga Lentil, and Cranberry Holiday Salad

Get the recipe: brussels sprout, beluga lentil, and cranberry holiday salad [20]

Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn

Get the recipe: slow-cooker creamed corn [21]

Millet, Lentil, and Pomegranate Salad

Get the recipe: millet, lentil, and pomegranate salad [22]

Pumpkin and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Get the recipe: pumpkin and cheddar scalloped potatoes [23]

Pretzel Bread and Quinoa Stuffing

Get the recipe: pretzel bread and quinoa stuffing [24]

Candied Acorn Squash Rings

Get the recipe: candied acorn squash rings [25]

Warm Kale Salad With Roasted Butternut Squash

Get the recipe: warm kale salad with roasted butternut squash [26]

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With Pine Nuts

Get the recipe: slow-cooker balsamic brussels sprouts with pine nuts [27]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Sage and Paprika

Get the recipe: roasted sweet potatoes with sage and paprika [28]

Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Get the recipe: pesto mashed potatoes [29]

Roasted Red Kuri Squash With Tart Cherries and Pecans

Get the recipe: roasted red kuri squash with tart cherries and pecans [30]

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Get the recipe: curried pumpkin soup [31]

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