When there’s a turkey on the table, the side dishes tend to get overshadowed. But that doesn’t have to be the case, and for many of us, a bowl of candied yams or a festive salad with dried cranberries and pecans may be even more of a Thanksgiving favorite. And then there are people who think the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers! So don’t skimp on the creativity when it comes to side dishes and leftovers.
If your family’s getting tired of the same side dishes every year, why not give old favorites a new twist? Mashed potatoes are more than just something to put gravy on, especially when you add a hint of garlic. And if you make them with Kikkoman Pearl® Organic Soymilk instead of dairy milk, even lactose-intolerant guests can dig in. You can find Kikkoman’s full Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe here. Or try our Harvest Grilled Apples with a mixture of oats, raisins and pecans for a change from cranberry sauce.
If your Thanksgiving is a moveable feast, cook your recipe in a dish that’s sturdy enough to travel and attractive enough to go on the table. Show off the colors of Winter Roasted Vegetables in an enameled cast iron baking dish. And don’t forget to add that touch of Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce to bring out the flavors with soy sauce and a hint of citrus.
It saves time and money to get a bigger turkey so you’ll have leftovers for Thanksgiving weekend meals. Turkey Fried Rice is quick and easy, and you can toss in leftover vegetables to make it even more nutritious. Diced or shredded turkey also goes great on a salad of healthy greens tossed in a tangy dressing made with fresh herbs, lime juice and Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce. Try our Thai-Style Salad Dressing over a bed of spinach, cucumbers and shaved carrots for a full-flavored salad that won’t disappoint.