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3 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Sides That Will Be Ready In No Time

Rachel Jenkins November 22, 2017 November 22nd, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving, are you scrambling to get things done?  Or have you forgotten a dinner side in the scramble to get the turkey done? Well never fear. Here are 3 easy Thanksgiving sides that you can whip up in no time to save the day.

1. Oven-Roasted Asparagus 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Via: My Recipes 

What you’ll need:

  • Asparagus
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil

After you cut off the ends, place asparagus on cookie sheets, and season with salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil.

With the oven set at 350°, bake for 10 minutes. Once done, transfer to a serving tray and sprinkle with almonds.

2. Honey-Roasted Carrots

Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Via: My Recipes

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pounds baby carrots with tops
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Preheat oven (with a small roasting pan inside) to 500°. While preheating cut tops of carrots to 1 inch, or cut off completely if you choose. Combine 1 T. butter and oil in the preheated pan, add carrots (make sure to completely coat them in the butter/oil mixture), season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.

As the carrots are baking, melt the last 2 T. of butter in saucepan, adding shallots, and sauté for 60 seconds. Turn off heat and stir in apple juice, honey, and broth (or water). Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to medium heat and cook until mixture reaching the consistency of a syrup.

Drizzle the syrup over the carrots and completely coat them. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until carrots are crispy. Sprinkle with thyme once platted.

3. Sautéed Green Beans With Bacon

Total Time: 15 minutes

Via: My Recipes

  • 1 3/4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 bacon slices, chopped
  • 5 green onions (white bottoms and light green parts of tops only), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Start by adding 1/4 cup of water with beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Wrap with plastic wrap, cut a hole to vent, and microwave for 5-7 minutes. Then immediately place beans in cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain, then set aside.

Cook chopped bacon. Make sure to keep about 2 tablespoons of the drippings for later. Sauté green onions in skillet, (using the bacon drippings) over medium-high heat for about 1 minute. Stir in green beans, season with salt and pepper; sauté for 3 minutes Then stir in bacon.