Spotlight Recipes: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Turkey may be the main attraction at your Thanksgiving feast, but everyone expects it. Add some surprise to your spread with a colorful array of veggie sides -- plus, more diversity means more vitamins and minerals.

Turkey may be the main attraction at your Thanksgiving feast, but everyone expects it. Add some surprise to your spread with a colorful array of vegetable sides -- plus, greater diversity means more vitamins and minerals.

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Thanksgiving Sides

Cooking and serving tips for Thanksgiving side dishes

Spotlight Recipes: Vegetarian Pasta Dishes

Good old pasta dishes can easily be turned into a vegetarian dish. Problem is, pile in tons of cheese and large portions of pasta and watch the calories and heart-clogging saturated fat go through the roof (yes, even vegetarian recipes can be unhealthy!). There are ways to lighten up your lasagna and macaroni and cheese but here are a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes that are delicious and figure-friendly.

Spotlight Recipes: 25 Budget-Friendly Dishes

Here are 25 healthy recipes that feature inexpensive ingredients. These dishes are perfect for stretching your dollar and feeding a crowd.

10 Healthiest Thanksgiving Sides

These unbelievably delicious Thanksgiving sides all have fewer than 250 calories per serving.

Spotlight Recipe: Michelada

Want something more exciting than bottled beer for your game-day bash? If your friends are Bloody Mary fans, this Mexican cocktail might be a winner. Lime and hot sauce liven up the flavor without adding calories.

Spotlight Recipes: Chutney

Chutney is a simmered-down or pureed combo of fruit (or veggies), spices and herbs. Instead of deep frying or drowning your fish, pork or meat in heavy sauces, opt for a tangy bite of chutney instead.

Spotlight Recipes: Granita

Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.