Vegetable Recipes for Thanksgiving
The sprout, the bean, and the bitter green: the fresh flavors of green vegetables are an essential part of the Thanksgiving plate.
"I can't believe green bean casserole is light!"
It is, and has none of the mush sometimes found in this classic American dish. You almost can't have too many vegetable side dishes, starting with those little green cruciferous Brussels sprouts. Do cook more than one ...
Some version of broccoli, usually laden with cream and cheese, lands on many a Thanksgiving table. But this dish, with its beautifully balanced flavors, is much lighter—and vegan.
To keep potatoes warm until the meal is ready, place them, loosely covered, in a heatproof dish or bowl, and set them (without submerging them) in a larger pot of hot water over very low heat. They'll stay warm without scorching on the bottom.
Every plate needs a little green on it. Blanch the beans ahead, and store in the refrigerator to eliminate a task from the Thanksgiving Day prep list.