Ina's Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

For Ina, the sides are the best part of Thanksgiving. Get her best recipes plus Jennifer Garner's, Marcus Samuelsson's and Nigella Lawson's family favorites.

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Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding

Ina prefers a savory bread pudding, like this one, instead of stuffing. "I cook a turkey without the stuffing and then I make a savory bread pudding, which is kind of like stuffing, but it’s crusty on the outside and moist on the inside."

Get the Recipe: Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding

Cranberry Fruit Conserve

Ina's been making this the same way for 40 years. "Why mess with a classic," she says. Make it up to a week in advance and keep it in the fridge.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Fruit Conserve

Exie Mae Garner's Sweet Potato Pudding

Jennifer Garner makes her grandmother's classic recipe every year.

Get the Recipe: Exie Mae Garner's Sweet Potato Pudding

Red Cabbage with Pomegranate Juice

When Nigella Lawson prepares a big Thanksgiving feast for her American friends in London, she likes to include her mother's festive red cabbage dish. She livens it up with juicy apples and crunchy pomegranate seeds.

Get the Recipe: Red Cabbage with Pomegranate Juice

Killer Collards

Marcus Samuelsson uses a special spiced butter to make his favorite Thanksgiving side.

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Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

Gruyere and parmesan turn roasted cauliflower into an easy and delicious side dish.

Get the Recipe: Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Carrots

Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of carrots. Ina sprinkles fresh herbs like dill or parsley over them for a fresh touch.

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Classic Mashed Potatoes with Three Variations

Why have one kind of mashed potatoes when you can have three?

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Roasted Beet, Butternut Squash and Apple Salad

This easy, festive salad can be made ahead of time and tossed with the dressing right before serving.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Beet, Butternut Squash & Apple Salad

Crispy Roasted Kale

Crispy kale is a an easy side dish that everyone will love.

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Haricots Verts with Dill and Hazelnuts

The recipes is one of Ina's favorite things to make on the stove while the turkey is roasting in the oven.

Get the Recipe: Haricots Verts with Dill and Hazelnuts

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Ina quarters the Brussels sprouts and then sautees them with onions and bacon. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar brings everything together in the pan.

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Root Vegetable Gratin

Ina uses a dish that go from the oven to the table for her gratin.

Get the Recipe: Root Vegetable Gratin

Peas and Pancetta

Ina uses frozen peas to make this quick and tasty vegetable on the stove while the turkey is cooking.

Get the Recipe: Peas & Pancetta