13 3-Ingredient Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Your aunt just called — she’s totally overwhelmed with cooking her turkey day feast and needs you to whip up a few Thanksgiving side dishes, STAT. Last year we introduced you to three-ingredient recipes that killed it at your Friendsgiving dinner, so we thought we’d bring you 13 more. Scroll on to see what delicious sides you can pull together the morning of and still have time to make sure your eyeliner is on point before heading out the door.
1. Pumpkin Soup: A can of coconut milk is the base for this ultra-creamy soup. Pumpkin puree and an unexpected dash of green thai curry paste make this a dish worth getting up for seconds of. Serve with a drizzle of honey for the kids and a piece of cilantro for the adults. (via Some the Wiser)
2. Cesar Green Beans: Boil trimmed green beans until al dente and drain. Place the cooled beans in a skillet, cover with steakhouse caesar dressing (not the creamy kind) and cook for another 10 minutes. Top with a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese and dig in. (via Plain Chicken)
3. Coconut Oil Biscuits: Once you see how easy (and delicious) this recipe is, you’ll never make biscuits another way again. All you need is coconut oil, milk and self-rising flour, and in 20 minutes you’ll have a batch of incredibly fluffy biscuits everyone will rave about. (via Gimme Some Oven)
4. Asparagus Tart: Your guests, both vegetarian and meat-loving, will absolutely love this dish. You’ll especially love how easy it is to make. Top a sheet of store-bought puff pastry with gruyere cheese and medium-sized stalks of asparagus. Brush with oil, a dash salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is evenly melted. (via Simple Provisions)
5. Blue Cheese Appetizer: This delectable dish takes advantage of the three B’s — biscuits, butter and blue cheese. Hurry up and grab a bite for yourself, because this won’t last long. (via Half Baked Harvest)
7. Ranch Roasted Potatoes: Jazz up plain potatoes with a packet of ranch seasoning to make a side so good you’ll be mad there are no leftovers for you to take home. You’re only 30 minutes away from potato nirvana. (via The Kitchen Wife)
8. Skillet Chickpeas: If you can open a can of chickpeas and a bag of spinach, you can totally rock this recipe. This would make a great topping for crostinis but is just as good on its own too. (via The Collegiate Vegan)
9. Maple Roasted Butternut Squash: Sometimes less is more, and this back-to-basics dish might just steal the show. Toss diced butternut squash in maple syrup and a touch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until fork tender and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. (via Skinny Taste)
10. Cauliflower Mash: Get all the comfort of a big bowl of mashed potatoes without the chopping and boiling. Your guests will never believe they’re eating a big helping of healthy. (via The Organic Kitchen)
11. Pommes Anna: A food processor is a big help with this one. The hour you’ll have to wait while this is in the oven will be the longest one of your life, but the reward will be well worth it. (via Friday Is Cake Night)
12. Garlic Roasted Broccoli: Welcome to roasted vegetables 101. This broccoli recipe will convert even the most stubborn veggie haters out there and is probably the easiest thing you’ve ever made. Squirt on a bit of lemon juice right before serving. (via Paleo Grubs)
Will you make any of these easy side dishes? Do you have another simple go-to recipe we should add to our list? Talk to us in the comments.