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This rustic stuffing combines hearty Italian bread, sausage, and chestnuts for a comforting side

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound fennel sausage, casings removed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced; fronds reserved
  • 1 cup chestnut, roughly chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 5 cups ciabatta, cubed and toasted
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
3.9/5 (29 Votes)

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This recipe comes from the Pioneer Woman's Blog

  • 4 whole Russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
4.1/5 (15 Votes)

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This yummy Skillet Green Bean Casserole recipe is made easy by combining everything in a skillet and using the stov...

  • 1 pound haricots verts (French green beans)
  • 2 (1-ounce) slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese (about 6 tablespoons), grated and divided
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3.7/5 (7 Votes)

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There is nothing "basic" about this Thanksgiving Dressing, it's so yummy! I like it just as it is written, but it m...

  • 1 loaf or round corn bread
  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • 1 loaf ciabatta or other crusty artisan bread
  • 1/2 cup (1-stick) butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if necessary
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
4.2/5 (6 Votes)

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If you're having a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving, you may not want brown gravy on your turkey

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Approximately 2 cups milk (vitamin D milk, not skim, fat-free, fat-less, or other, and nothing heavier, it won’t work.)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.2/5 (10 Votes)

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Candied sweet potatoes are a traditional Southern side dish that's a holiday and potluck favorite

  • 6 to 8 medium red sweet potatoes (I had 9 long, skinny ones), peeled and cut into chunks or thick slices
  • 1 stick salted butter, 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
4/5 (12 Votes)

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These garlic mashed potatoes are so scrumptious! Serve as a side for just about anything! My only frustration in m...

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into even pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream cheese (low-fat is okay), softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or half & half)
  • NOTE: Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled are excellent!
4/5 (6 Votes)

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This casserole combines just about everything we like in one dish: tender chicken, fresh green beans, creamy mushro

  • 1 package (6-ounces) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1-3/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of 8-ounces package) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
4/5 (5 Votes)

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Crisped, succulent Italian sausage adds loads of flavor to this reinvented version of a holiday staple

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 6 ounces Italian sausage
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 cup 2-percent milk
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 bunch spinach
3.7/5 (11 Votes)

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Chef John Besh says, "This is the only dish worthy of both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at our house

  • 2 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 large baguettes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch dice, about 12 cups
  • 4 dozen shucked oysters plus 1 cup oyster liquor, oysters halved, about 2 cups
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
4/5 (4 Votes)

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This 4-ingredient gravy is the easiest recipe you'll find

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Chicken OR beef bouillion
2.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Try something new this year for Thanksgiving with this delicious Chestnut Stuffing recipe! Goes great with your fav

  • 6 cups homemade-style white bread, day-old, torn bite-size pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh savory leaves, minced
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 pound fresh chestnuts, shelled and peeled, chopped coarse, or 3/4 pound vacuum-packed whole chestnuts, chopped coarse
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
4/5 (1 Votes)

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