5-Ingredient Sides That Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Prep


Thanksgiving will be here sooner than you think, and that means some kind of cooking is inevitable. Whether you’re hosting a full-on dinner or just need something to bring to Mom’s, easy Thanksgiving sides are the ticket to a stress-free holiday. These recipes have five ingredients or less (plus salt, pepper, and sometimes olive oil), so you can get in and out of the grocery store painlessly, and make it to family dinner without a headache. Plus, they’re healthier than the traditional versions, which means one thing… bring on the pie.

1. Bacon Garlic Green Beans

Bacon Garlic Green Beans

2. Mashed Cauliflower With Ricotta

Mashed Cauliflower With Ricotta

3. Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

4. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

5. Shaved Brussels and Kale Salad

Shaved Brussels and Kale Salad

6. Pecan Pie Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Pecan Pie Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

always worth the effort, especially when there are this few ingredients. Maple syrup, cinnamon, and coconut sugar are all it takes to make them perfectly sweet, and diced pecans add a nice crunch. Seriously, the hardest part is waiting for these delicious ‘taters to come out of the oven.

7. Honey-Roasted Carrots With Goat Cheese

Honey-Roasted Carrots With Goat Cheese

Carrots probably aren’t the first Thanksgiving side dish you think of, but these sweet honey-roasted babies are the perfect healthyish veg to add to the holiday spread. Plus, goat cheese and thyme add a much-needed savory taste to the sticks, and the pretty colors are perfect for fall. All the wins.

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