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Turkey Day Side Dishes

DobieDobie Posts: 2,584
edited November 7 in EggHead Forum
So what side dishes are you doing for Thanksgiving this year?

On my list
Mashed potatoes
Deviled eggs
Blackeyes peas or butter beans
Stuffing 

Need a couple more. 

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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,911
    edited November 8
    Sweet potato casserole
    Mac and Cheese
    zucchini noodles
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, 2 UDS, Blackstone Griddle, Blackstone Pizza Oven, BlueStar 60" Range, Bluestar Salamander
  • Mac and cheese, green bean casserole are a must in this house. 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,584
    Hmmmm Mac & cheese on two responses already, do you guys do stuffing and taters too? 
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,073
    My mom does the sides, I do the bird. 

    Sweet potato casserole
    green beans
    mashed potatoes
    cranberry salad
    mac and cheese
    creamed corn
    deviled eggs
    pimeapple casserole
    broccoli casserole
    fried squash
    and on and on

    she goes a little overboard 

    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,584
    Sweet potato casserole
    Mac and Cheese
    zucchini noodles
    Zucchini noodles are interesting, do tell. 
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,911
    Dobie said:
    Sweet potato casserole
    Mac and Cheese
    zucchini noodles
    Zucchini noodles are interesting, do tell. 
    Pretty simple if you have the equipment. I use the kitchenaid attachment. There are also a bunch of less expensive spiralizers out there. 

    https://www.kitchenaid.com/countertop-appliances/stand-mixers/attachments/p.7-blade-spiralizer-plus-with-peel,-core-and-slice.ksm2apc.html?cmp=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItvbnq8vD3gIVBL7ACh3hIQBUEAAYASAAEgLF0vD_BwE

    Take a raw zucchini and put in the spiralizer. Let it make the noodles. Then salt the noodles so they will sweat. I take then noodle and squeeze as much moisture as possible out by wringing them out in paper towel. Then I toss them in some olive oil and put salt pepper onion garlic on them and cook them on my blackstone for just a couple minutes on full heat. 
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, 2 UDS, Blackstone Griddle, Blackstone Pizza Oven, BlueStar 60" Range, Bluestar Salamander
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,584
    I’ve got a food processor I rarely use that will do that thanks!
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,958
    If I could get away with just the bird...
    I fire up some ABT's, roasted garlic, and always cold shrimp on the front end.  Remainder is very pedestrian...but all good.
    The closer is the post Thanksgiving turkey purge SRF brisket on the following Sunday.  Wet aging game is on now. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,654
    Yeast rolls (w cardamom)
    Collards (w massive ham hock cooked in homemade chicken stock)
    Cranberry sauce
    Duck fat sweet potato fries
    Dressing (w homemade turkey stock)
    Gravy.....lots of gravy

    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,073
    I left out cornbread dressing.  My fave. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,268
    edited November 8
    Aspagus casserole 
    Cornbread dressing
    Scallpoed taters
    Butter Beans
    Carmel Cake & pecan pie

    ......of course a Bloody Mary to kick the day off. 


    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,584
    lousubcap said:
    If I could get away with just the bird...
    I fire up some ABT's, roasted garlic, and always cold shrimp on the front end.  Remainder is very pedestrian...but all good.
    The closer is the post Thanksgiving turkey purge SRF brisket on the following Sunday.  Wet aging game is on now. 
    Kinda where I’m at. Got a new kitchen and I’m going to let the wife do the bird in the oven. Just trying to think about sides and apps and always have the staples that are good but seem a bit boring. 
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,350
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,459
    I have fixed a heavy butter and oyster casserole for MANY years which was my Dad's favorite.

    Now when a similar thread here starts I will glady post our favorite pumpkin dessert which knocks the socks off any stupid ole pumpkin pie!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,806
    We’ll do a dinner w several families in the neighborhood.  A few of us will do turkeys and everyone brings a side dish or two. 

    Mine will be corn casserole, and I may give rice and broccoli casserole a go this year.  
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,517
    Dobie said:
    Sweet potato casserole
    Mac and Cheese
    zucchini noodles
    Zucchini noodles are interesting, do tell. 
    Pretty simple if you have the equipment. I use the kitchenaid attachment. There are also a bunch of less expensive spiralizers out there. 

    https://www.kitchenaid.com/countertop-appliances/stand-mixers/attachments/p.7-blade-spiralizer-plus-with-peel,-core-and-slice.ksm2apc.html?cmp=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItvbnq8vD3gIVBL7ACh3hIQBUEAAYASAAEgLF0vD_BwE

    Take a raw zucchini and put in the spiralizer. Let it make the noodles. Then salt the noodles so they will sweat. I take then noodle and squeeze as much moisture as possible out by wringing them out in paper towel. Then I toss them in some olive oil and put salt pepper onion garlic on them and cook them on my blackstone for just a couple minutes on full heat. 
    That sounds way too healthy for Thanksgiving. I need to carb overload to ensure I sleep through the Cowboys sucking. 
  • Ours is pretty standard. Turkey, Cornbread dressing, mashed taters, gravy from drippings, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, rolls. Usually have an assortment of appetizers out for the early football game. And for traditions sake I usually take care of a 6 pack of Lagunitas Brown Shugga or Lagunitas Sucks. 
  • Hey, I've got a great recipe for a no-cook side: Banana Pudding.
    I made two small changes. 1 1/2 cups of milk instead of 3 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,745
    YukonRon said:
    We will be doing crab claws and an SRF standing, bone in 11.5# Rib Roast.
    The sides will be onion soup with a Brulee gorgonzola topping, Blue Cheese Cole slaw, au gratin potatoes, and My Beautiful Wifes potato bread rolls.
    Desert will be home made White Russian ice cream, made by the children (19 and 24).
    If we survive that there will be wings, ABTs, pig shots, and ribs over the weekend.
    Oh yeah, there will be wine. Lots of wine. How bad could that be?
    the holiday starts on wednesday for us, usually with a ham wednesday and thursday the bird but really leaning towards that french onion soup for wednesday now
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 290
    Not a side dish but more of an appetizer to have on hand throughout the day.  I do a crockpot of meatballs with a sauce that consists of grape jelly, Heinz 57 chili sauce and red pepper flakes.  Throw the frozen meatballs in with a bunch of jelly and chili sauce on low and add peppers to taste.  These things don’t last 10 minutes during office potlucks.  
    Orange, CA - LBGE
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,248
    Try substituting a can or two of cranberry jelly and a bottle of seafood sauce to go along with the chili sauce, won't need red pepper flakes then. Always a staple for our Thanksgiving.
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 334
    For dessert go to allrecipes.com and make Banana Pudding 4 But double the wafers, double the bananas and add half more of the whipped cream.  I usually make a double batch of this in a large disposable pan and it is always gone.   It is very rich and tastes like the old banana pudding recipes in the 50's
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston
  • YukonRon said:
    We will be doing crab claws and an SRF standing, bone in 11.5# Rib Roast.
    The sides will be onion soup with a Brulee gorgonzola topping, Blue Cheese Cole slaw, au gratin potatoes, and My Beautiful Wifes potato bread rolls.
    Desert will be home made White Russian ice cream, made by the children (19 and 24).
    If we survive that there will be wings, ABTs, pig shots, and ribs over the weekend.
    Oh yeah, there will be wine. Lots of wine. How bad could that be?
    Adopt me? 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,584
    edited November 8
    I got nanner puddin covered but this is the recipie, and ironically my mom makes it  =)
    https://www.pauladeen.com/recipe/not-yo-mamas-banana-pudding/
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,248
    ^^^^^^The best one I ever had^^^^^^^
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 788
    We always cook a beef tenderloin and a turkey and our guests bring the sides.  So we never know exactly what we will get.  But there is always cornbread dressing and green beans of some sort plus a hodgepodge of other sides.
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 290
    GrillSgt said:
    Try substituting a can or two of cranberry jelly and a bottle of seafood sauce to go along with the chili sauce, won't need red pepper flakes then. Always a staple for our Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for the tip.. I’ve definitely used variables with this one over the years but never used seafood sauce (usually a different type of jelly).  Really any jelly like sweet base with some chili sauce variety will work.  Really a stupid simple appetizer that people love.  If I ever have leftovers I make meatball sliders with Hawaiian rolls and sometimes add fresh jalapeños and/or onions.    
    Orange, CA - LBGE
  • Mashed potatoes & gravy
    Green Bean Casserole
    Broccoli Cheese Casserole
    Cranberry Sauce
    Stuffing
    Yeast Rolls
    Pies (Pumpkin, Apple, etc.)
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
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