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Sides That Make Your Celebration

Sides That Make Your Celebration

Don’t let the turkey get all the attention! Here are side dishes your family will love and you can feel good about serving.

Are you stuck in a rut, making the same side-dish recipes every Thanksgiving? It’s time to freshen up your holiday table with a few surprising side dishes that will fit perfectly into your healthy eating plan. Who knows? They just might become the new “favorites” that your family begs for next year (or next week!).

If you like green bean casserole…you’ll love Italian Green Beans. This dish has more crunch and a lighter flavor than the cream-soup recipe—and far less sodium. Our Italian Green Beans even save you time: This recipe takes just 11 minutes to make, and it cooks on the stovetop, so it won’t take up any space in your turkey-filled oven. Another Italian side dish to consider: Cheesy Spaghetti Squash. Like the beans, this dish gets additional flavor from fresh chopped tomatoes and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.

If you like mashed potatoes…you’ll love Cheesy Smashed Potatoes. Our version of this classic gets its creaminess from BREAKSTONE’S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, instead of the usual butter and whole milk. If your stovetop burners are all busy, you can use your microwave oven to cook the potatoes.

If you like candied yams…you’ll love Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, which are a hybrid of candied sweets and baked potato skins (and a good source of vitamin A). You can assemble our version ahead of time, then heat them through just before serving.

If you like cranberry sauce…you’ll love Cranberry-Pineapple Minis. They’re loaded with sweet fruit, but they contain 19 grams of carbs per serving versus about 52 grams of carbs per half cup of jellied canned cranberry sauce.

If you like tossed salad…you’ll love Warm Spinach & Bacon Salad. With this side, we suggest warming the KRAFT Light Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing in the microwave before drizzling it over the greens. This dish takes just 10 minutes to make, so you can toss it together while someone else is carving the turkey.

If you like dinner rolls…you’ll love Cranberry-Nut Bread. Add some half-slices of this sweet surprise to your breadbasket, along with whole grain bread and whole wheat rolls.

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