Come Thanksgiving, my plate is always piled high with sides. Preferably those that only seem to find their way to the table in November. But as simple as sides may be, they can require a lot of work. Or, more accurately, time. The turkey is easy, just pop in the oven and cook. But a creamy sweet potato casserole with perfectly toasted marshmallows? That bad boy takes commitment. In order to secure all your favorite sides make it to dinner, you’re going to need these hacks for making Thanksgiving sides.
If you’re like me, you do not want to sacrifice any of your holiday favorites even though it can mean spending an entire day in the kitchen. The good news is, preparing large amounts of sides doesn’t have to take up tons of time. By implementing a few tricks in the kitchen, you’ll be able to spend less time by the stove.
And spending less time in the kitchen means more time spent watching the parade or playing football with your family and friends. (Speaking of family and friends — don’t forget to have them pitch in! Ask everyone to bring a side dish or join you in the kitchen for the chopping, boiling and mixing.) So are you ready for quicker Thanksgiving meal prep? These 11 hacks for making side dishes will save you time and sanity without sacrificing the flavor of your meal.