We all have a favorite Thanksgiving side dish — mine is dressing!  I love dressing and could probably eat it as my meal!  Today on Family Food Live, I shared 5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes including one for dressing!

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Now on to today’s recipes!


Thanksgiving Dressing

Shopping List:

  • 1 loaf White Bread, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 Stalks Celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth


  • Bread will need to harden so let sit out overnight and cut into cubes
  • In a dutch oven, melt butter. Cook onions and celery until soft.  Season with poultry seasoning, salt & pepper
  • Stir in bread cubes and mix until evenly coated with butter mixture
  • Add chicken broth and mix again
  • Put in casserole dish that has been greased with butter
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes
  • Serve


Sweet Potato Casserole

Shopping List:

  • 4 1/2 cups Sweet Potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for at least 1 hour or until it’s soft all the way through
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish
  • In a large bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  • Add the sweet potato mixture to the greased baking dish
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar and flour
  • Cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture is crumbly and stir in pecans
  • Sprinkle mixture over the sweet potato mixture
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown


Green Beans with Pancetta

Shopping List

  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Pancetta cut into chunks
  • Shallot, chopped


  • In a saucepan, cook the pancetta until fully cooked, remove from pan and set aside
  • In the same pan, saute the green beans and shallots together
  • In a serving bowl, add the green beans and shallots to the pancetta


Potatoes Gratin in a Cup

Shopping List:

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 large Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat
  • Cook garlic in the melted butter for about 1 minute
  • Add flour and stir until thick
  • Pour milk into flour mixture and stir continuously with a whisk for about 5 minutes
  • Remove and stir in parmesan cheese into sauce and season with salt & pepper
  • Divide the potatoes into the muffin cups and spoon cheese sauce over potatoes
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are soft

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Shopping List:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1, 12 oz package Fresh Cranberries


  • In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in the orange juice
  • Stir in cranberries and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries start to pop
  • Remove from heat and transfer to bowl
  • Serve once it thickens up

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