Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish

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What is your all time favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

I think my all time favorite dish would be green bean casserole. Most years my brother and mom make the classic recipe with mushroom soup. This year we are on our own for Thanksgiving, so I decided to change it up a bit.

1 (10oz) can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
2 (9 oz) pkgs frozen french cut green beans
1 1/3 cup Frenches fried onions original flavor
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup crimini mushrooms chopped
1/2 cup shitaki mushrooms chopped
1/8 tsp pepper

Thaw out the green beans.

Slightly freeze the bacon for easy slicing. Cut up into 1/4 inch slices. In a medium sauce pan cook bacon until crispy on medium heat. Remove bacon and drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add in mushrooms and cook until they slightly change color (about 5 min).

In a medium bowl mix soup, milk, and pepper. Gently stir in green beans, bacon, mushrooms, and 2/3 cup onions. Pour into a 2 qt casserole dish.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until hot.

Top with remaining 2/3 cups onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until onions are golden.

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Nancy - posted on 11/24/2013

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Cassandra - posted on 11/19/2013

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One of my favorites is broccoli & cheese casserole. My mom used to make it every year. but over the years my taste buds have changed and I don't much like velveta cheese anymore. So I have taken her recipe and some others I have tried and this is what I have come up with:


~Broccoli & Cheese Casserole~

Ingredients

 2 tbsp. salted butter, plus 4 tbsp. for cracker topping
 ¾ cup finely chopped white onion
 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup hot milk
 2-4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
 1 can cream of chicken soup
 ½ cup mayo
 1 ½ cups crushed butter crackers (ritz or club crackers)
 4 heads of broccoli, cut into large bite sized pieces
 Large bowl of ice water for blanching


Directions

Set oven to 350 degrees F.
Salt a large pot of water, and bring it to a boil. With a bowl of ice and water waiting, put chopped broccoli into the boiling water. Boil a few mins, until broccoli is bright green and slightly tender (do not fully cook), and quickly transfer into ice water bath to stop the cooking. Drain broccoli, and put into a large bowl. Set aside.
Melt 2 tbsp. butter in saucepan over med-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Remove from heat and stir in flour, stirring to coat the onions. Wisk in hot milk. Return to heat and bring to a simmer. Stir in cheese by the handful.
Add cheese mixture to the broccoli along with the soup and mayo. Stir till combined.
Pour into 2qt casserole dish.

Melt the remaining butter and mix into the cracker crumbs. Spread over broccoli and cheese mixture.
Bake 35-45 mins or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Jackie - posted on 11/27/2011

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II make greenbean casserole every year, but I don't care for mushrooms. So I use cream of celery soup instead and I put lost of cheddar cheese and no milk. My family loves it....I bet they would love it more if I put bacon in it!

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pineapple bread pudding!! goes great with any meat serves good hot or cold (i always eat it cold for breakfast the next morning with my coffee).

10 slices white bread (4cups)
1cup melted butter
1 1\4 cup milk
3 eggs
1 2\3 cup brown sugar
cinnamon to taste

cut the bread into cubs and set aside. mix butter, milk, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. add bread and mix till covered. pour in 9x13 pan bake at 375 for 15 minutes then at 350 for 45 minutes.

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I am a sucker for stuffing but the homemade kind my dad taught me how to make. It is completely unhealthy but so freaking good!

2 loafs of day old bread pulled apart by hand
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 small onion chopped
3 tbs Bell's seasoning
2 eggs
1 stick of butter melted
1 roll of bulk breakfast sausage (like jimmy dean)

Toss together the bread, celery, onion and seasoning in a large bowl. Add the eggs and butter until well mixed. Add in the sausage and bake at 350* for about 30 minutes or until the sausage is cooked thru.

Many moons ago my dad would cook the stuffing inside the turkey but it isn't safe to do that anymore :(

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