Refresh your Thanksgiving dinner plate with these new and true side dish recipes courtesy of Chicago's hottest chefs.
Foccacia stuffing from Saranello's
(Makes 1 large casserole)
You can’t have Thanksgiving without the stuffing! Allow Saranello’s renowned recipe to sweep your guests off their feet. Featuring a savory blend of diverse flavors, this flavorful take highlights an already timeless holiday classic.
You can never go wrong with a pasta dish—especially when it's a handmade cavatelli cacio e pepe recipe from Top Chef season 15’s winner chef Joe Flamm, expertly crafted to leave diners craving more.
Acorn squash from Di Pescara
(Makes 6-8 servings)
Add the perfect dose of sweet to your Thanksgiving with Di Pescara’s delectable acorn squash, crafted by chef and partner Mychael Bonner. Topped with candied pecans and brown sugar, this nutty delight will be the hottest dish on your table.
It’s not Thanksgiving without a side of potatoes. Allow Andros Taverna’s skordalia to give this staple dish a fresh spin.
Wildfire's yummy sweet potato casserole
(Makes 8 servings)
Embrace the best of fall with Wildfire’s sweet potato casserole, complete with warming ginger and cinnamon as well as a nostalgic touch of toasted marshmallow fluff that’s sure to make this seasoned dish a family favorite.
(Makes two servings)
If you don’t like Brussels sprouts, it’s probably because you’ve never tried them the right way! Chef Johnny Besch delivers an amazing recipe that will turn this vegetable into the life of your party.
Roasted butternut squash spread from Lost Lake
Looking for a tasteful appetizer destined to please? Chefs Dani Kaplan and Fred Noinaj of Lost Lake have you covered with an ultraseasonal solution: roasted butternut squash spread, easily complemented with roasted carrots and parsnips or a seeded zaatar.
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