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    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole,...


    Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

    1 review

    Apple and winter squash are fantastic together. They are the perfect pair for this cozy, vegan butternut squash soup. For...


    Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

    6 reviews

    I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert clafoutis and shared it for dinner with a...

    Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms

    1 review

    These tender mushrooms with their crispy golden topping are always popular at parties! The crab filling is a delicious special...


    Rutabaga Carrot Casserole

    This scoop-able side with its sweet, crunchy topping makes a delightful alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole. —Joan Hallford,...

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Green Bean and Cauliflower Casserole

    2 reviews

    I like to make a savory homemade cream sauce for the timeless green bean casserole. This time I added another...


    Crumb-Topped Sweet Potato Bake

    With lots of spice and bright orange flavor, this heartwarming sweet potato dish is perfect for fall, winter and special...


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Mushroom and Smoked Gouda Puff

    2 reviews

    It's so very easy, but it looks and tastes gourmet. Dinner party guests will be impressed with this perfect starter...


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    8 reviews

    I found myself in need of an impromptu potato dish, but I had no potatoes. Frozen hash browns and the...


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    Turkey Biscuit Skillet

    7 reviews

    My mother always made this while I was growing up. Now I make it for my husband and kids. I...


    Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Honey

    I know what you're thinking—but even the kids will eat these slightly sweet and nutty Brussels sprouts like candy. My...

    Butternut-Pineapple Crumble

    1 review

    I tried this sweet and crunchy casserole out on my 80-year-old parents and they loved it! Butternut squash now has...


    Root Vegetable Pave

    5 reviews

    This is a stunning side dish to serve company. The robust blend features earthy root vegetables in a lightly herbed...


    Badger State Stuffing

    1 review

    Your family will love the contrasting sweet, savory and slightly tart flavors in this spin on a Thanksgiving classic. Feel...


    Carrot, Parsnip and Potato Gratin

    2 reviews

    Thanks to a challenge in the TOH online community a few years back, my husband and I tried parsnips and...


    Baked Acorn Squash with Blueberry-Walnut Filling

    1 review

    I absolutely love squash—and I've filled it with so many variations of savory stuffing over the years. But my favorite...


    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    3 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


    Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Casserole

    7 reviews

    Try this homey and comforting casserole for an alternate main dish at Thanksgiving. The spinach adds nice color, and the...

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    Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

    7 reviews

    In our house, Brussels sprouts have always been popular. When I topped them with a creamy sauce, Swiss cheese and...


    Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

    2 reviews

    I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly...


    Baked Cranberry Meatballs

    3 reviews

    You’ve never seen meatballs like these before, with cranberries, sauerkraut and chili sauce adding incredible color and irresistible tang. You’ll...


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    Spinach-Parm Casserole

    23 reviews

    For those who ignore Popeye and won’t eat their spinach, I find that spinach with garlicky butter and Parmesan helps...


    Scalloped Taters

    17 reviews

    This creamy and comforting slow-cooked side tastes great with almost any main dish and is a snap to assemble with...


    Parsnip Potato Gratin

    4 reviews

    Parsnips don't get much space in the produce section. But their subtle sweetness makes them worth the hunt.—Kerry Dingwall, Ponte...