The ultimate Thanksgiving dinner has a little something for everyone—mashed potatoes for people who don't eat sweet ones, green bean casserole for people who turn their noses up to asparagus, and fresh cranberry relish for anti-sauce eaters. Make room for meat-free side dishes, and any vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table will have lots to put on their plate. Our collection of vegetarian Thanksgiving side dish recipes includes classics like potatoes and casseroles, and we also threw in a few unique ideas, like whole grains and spiralized squash.
White Balsamic and Rosemary Cranberry Sauce
If you’re looking for a way to amp up your traditional sauce, this is it. Fresh rosemary gives the sauce a light herbal flavor (the berries are robust enough to stand up to the piny herb). White balsamic vinegar balances the sweet and adds a dimension of fruity tang to the tart cranberries. If you don’t have white balsamic, use white wine vinegar or cider vinegar—regular balsamic is a bit too strong and would darken the finished sauce. Beyond your holiday plate (and inevitable holiday leftovers), add to a cheese plate or sandwich buffet. Omit the orange liqueur from the master recipe. Simmer cranberries with rosemary sprigs, sugar, water, and cranberries. Stir in balsamic vinegar.