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Five Thanksgiving Sides in One Sheet Pan

Five Thanksgiving Sides in One Sheet Pan

Introduction

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and of course, delicious food. But with all the different dishes to prepare, it can be overwhelming to find enough space in the oven. Fear not, because I have a solution for you: Five Thanksgiving sides prepared on just one sheet pan. Imagine the convenience of roasting all your favorite side dishes together, saving both time and oven space. Let’s dive into these mouthwatering recipes that will make your Thanksgiving feast a breeze.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, the unsung hero of Thanksgiving sides. These little green gems are packed with nutrients and flavor. Toss them in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast them until they are crispy and caramelized. The result is a perfect balance of tender insides and crispy edges that will make even the pickiest eaters ask for seconds.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Carrots add a pop of color and sweetness to any Thanksgiving spread. A simple honey glaze elevates these humble vegetables to a whole new level. Drizzle them with a mixture of honey, melted butter, and a pinch of cinnamon. Roast them alongside the Brussels sprouts until they are tender and caramelized. The combination of sweet and earthy flavors will have your guests reaching for more.

Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without potatoes. But instead of the traditional mashed or roasted potatoes, why not try something different? Toss baby potatoes with minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. Roast them until they are golden and crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside. These garlic Parmesan potatoes will be a hit with everyone at the table.

Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a fall favorite, and it deserves a place on your Thanksgiving table. Slice the squash into cubes, toss them in a mixture of maple syrup, melted butter, and a pinch of cinnamon. Roast them until they are tender and caramelized. The natural sweetness of the squash combined with the maple glaze creates a side dish that is both comforting and indulgent.

Balsamic Roasted Green Beans

Green beans are a classic Thanksgiving side, but they can sometimes be a bit bland. Amp up the flavor by roasting them with balsamic vinegar and garlic. The balsamic vinegar adds a tangy sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the earthy green beans. Roast them until they are tender yet still have a slight crunch. These balsamic roasted green beans will be a refreshing addition to your Thanksgiving spread.

Conclusion

With these five Thanksgiving sides prepared on just one sheet pan, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the company of your loved ones. The convenience of roasting everything together not only saves oven space but also allows the flavors to meld together beautifully. So this Thanksgiving, simplify your cooking process and impress your guests with these delicious and hassle-free side dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use frozen Brussels sprouts for the roasted Brussels sprouts?

A: While fresh Brussels sprouts are ideal for roasting, you can certainly use frozen ones if that’s what you have on hand. Just make sure to thaw them first and pat them dry to ensure they roast evenly.

Q: Can I substitute regular potatoes for the baby potatoes in the garlic Parmesan potatoes?

A: Absolutely! Regular potatoes will work just fine in this recipe. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly, as larger potatoes may take longer to cook.

Q: Can I prepare these sides in advance and reheat them on Thanksgiving?

A: While these sides are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, you can certainly prepare them in advance and reheat them on Thanksgiving. Just keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different when reheated.

Q: Can I use a different type of squash for the maple-glazed butternut squash?

A: Absolutely! Acorn squash or kabocha squash would work well in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly, as different types of squash may require different roasting times.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to the sheet pan along with the green beans?

A: Definitely! Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or cherry tomatoes to the sheet pan along with the green beans. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly, as different vegetables may require different roasting times.

Q: Can I make these sides gluten-free?

A: Absolutely! All the recipes listed here are naturally gluten-free. Just make sure to check the labels of any packaged ingredients you use to ensure they are gluten-free as well.

Q: Can I make these sides vegan?

A: Most of the recipes listed here can easily be made vegan by substituting ingredients like butter with plant-based alternatives and omitting any cheese. Just make sure to read the labels of any packaged ingredients you use to ensure they are vegan-friendly.

Q: Can I add herbs or spices to these recipes?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to customize these recipes to your liking. Fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme would be a great addition, as well as spices like paprika or cumin.

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Five Thanksgiving Sides in One Sheet Pan

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Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Two tubes of refrigerated mini biscuits (7.5 ounces each) , like Pillsbury Juniors
  • 12 ounces of frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of turbinado sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes , peeled and chopped (approximately 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 5 ounces of sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 small onion , quartered and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 12 ounces of frozen cut green beans
  • 1/3 cup of crispy fried onions , like Frenchs
  • 3/4 pound of Yukon gold potatoes (approximately 3 medium potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small clove of garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Arrange 14 biscuits in a "+" shape on an 18-by-13-inch rimmed baking sheet to create 4 equal quadrants. Refrigerate the remaining biscuits for later use.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and cornstarch until well combined. Set aside.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for approximately 12 minutes, or until soft and easily mashed with a fork. Add milk, butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and pepper. Mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth with a few small chunks. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are soft and have released most of their liquid (about 5-6 minutes). Sprinkle flour over the vegetables, then stir in heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens (approximately 2-3 minutes). Fold in green beans until well coated. Set aside.
  • Slice potatoes 1/8-inch thick and transfer to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add heavy cream, Parmesan, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and microwave until softened (about 7 minutes). Set aside.
  • Assemble the sheet pan: Pour the cranberry
Keyword fall, Holiday, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
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