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Thanksgiving side options are sometimes a tough one. There are classic Thanksgiving sides that we all wait for. But even when we get them, they can feel sort of stale. I’m a bit of a foodie, so I like to mix things up whenever I can. Even when it comes to holiday meals.
By putting a little spin on classic sides or even adding in a few different ones, I can make holiday meals feel a little more special and certainly more varied. I have some great ideas today for Thanksgiving side options that will add some interest to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving Side Ideas to Spice Things Up
These side options are either a twist on an old favorite or something new altogether. Mixing things up is a lot of fun for me in my cooking, and I think you’ll enjoy it, too, so give these a try.
Bridgford Parkerhouse Style Rolls
Parkerhouse style rolls from Bridgford Foods are the perfect way to put a spin on Thanksgiving. These Rolls are perfect for a regular side baked as is, but you can do so much more with them.
If you love to dip your bread in gravy, you can pull a chunk out of the center and just dribble some gravy inside for something new. They’re also perfect for sliders using leftover turkey or on Thanksgiving day itself.
Their rolls are non-GMO and preservative-free. They’re also made with pure can sugar. I love the simplicity of these rolls. They’re so good.
You can find these rolls in the freezer aisle at your local grocery store. Head to the Bridgford coupon link to save on some of your favorite products.
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4C Homestyle Parmesan Cheese and Seasoned Breadcrumbs
Parmesan grated cheese and panko breadcrumbs from 4C are a great way to spice up your Thanksgiving meal options with a new twist on classic favorites.
4C’s Homestyle parmesan cheese is 100% cheese with no preservatives, cellulose, or fillers, and it shows. It has a nutty, delicious flavor. It’s the perfect way to amp up a salad or turn your traditional Thanksgiving mac and cheese into a true masterpiece.
Blend this parmesan into your mac and cheese. Bake up a side with more depth of flavor and a richness everyone will love.
4C’s plain panko breadcrumbs make the perfect addition to a salad as well. You can also use it as an alternative to cubed stuffing, as a breading for shrimp and other seafood, and more.
Remember that mac and cheese? Add a layer of these breadcrumbs to the top and kick up your side game even further. It gives a great crunch that goes perfectly with all that cheesy goodness.
I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and Around the World Cookbook
If you’re looking to kick up your Thanksgiving with something different, try a recipe from I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and Around the World.
This cookbook by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose is a great resource for adding unique side dishes and desserts to your Thanksgiving feast. The book focuses on colorful veggie recipes, desserts, and spicy twists. Making it a great source for doing something a little different for the holiday.
Asha taps into the appreciation and celebration of other cultures in this cookbook to create fusion dishes that are revealed in striking detail with mouth-watering photography.
You’ll be sure to find recipes you love in this cookbook. As Asha’s prior cookbook, My Two Souths was nominated for a James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook and was the winner of the Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks and the Gourmands Awards National Winner. She knows her stuff!
Tribe Hummus Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie
Tribe Hummus has unique hummus options that can help you create a unique Thanksgiving this year, as well. Their Dark Chocolate Hummus is excellent as a dip with fruit or snacks like pretzels or graham crackers.
Tribe Pumpkin Pie Hummus has that classic Thanksgiving flavor we all love in hummus form. It lends itself to great dessert options like dipping or spreading.
What I love about these is that they offer a great way to serve up sweet treats during the holiday that’s so much better for you than traditional desserts.
I’m putting out a plate of both their Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie hummus varieties with a fruit plate as a tasty appetizer. Other great ideas for a Thanksgiving twist would be a “dippable” pumpkin pie with their Pumpkin Pie hummus and graham crackers. You could also cook up storebought graham cracker crusts and make “pumpkin pie” or “dark chocolate pie” with the hummus as the filling.
I love their hummus. If you want to try it (and you should) head to the Tribe website for a store locator and $1 off coupon.
The Bacon Lover from the Baconer
The Bacon Lover from the Baconer can be either an amazing holiday gift for a bacon lover or a resource for adding a little something extra to your Thanksgiving sides.
The gift package from Bacon Lover is filled with all kinds of artisan bacon foods. It includes two packs of Small BatchBacon, 1 pack of XXL Bacon Steaks, 1 package of Smoked Lardons, and 1 package of Ground Bacon.
This bacon is super high quality, sourced from small farms where pigs are free to roam with NO farrowing or gestation crates. Where the pigs are raised on a 100% vegetarian diet free of antibiotics and hormones. These pigs are also raised in a completely humane environment. It’s responsibly-sourced pork that we can feel good about.
The Baconer also uses a low and slow smoking process to push rich flavor deep into their bacon. Making for a curing process that is well beyond anything else. It creates superior hand-crafted bacon that has a rich flavor perfect for adding some personality to your Thanksgiving sides.
Some unique Thanksgiving side ideas with this bacon include bacon-wrapped asparagus or using their ground bacon in your stuffing. Add the ground bacon to your sausage or simply substitute the bacon altogether to create a unique stuffing experience for the family.
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Experiment with Unique Thanksgiving Side Ideas
There are so many ways to make Thanksgiving more interesting. These Thanksgiving side ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. With so many great food options here and a cookbook that focuses on unique, flavorful dishes, you’ll be able to come up with some amazingly unique Thanksgiving side ideas that everyone will love.