large thanksgiving meal

Conquer The Holidays with These Recipes For Thanksgiving 2017!

Even if you’re not tasked with making the Thanksgiving turkey this year, there’s a good chance you’ll have to bring a dish to pass — or at least help out in the kitchen. We put together a list of some of our favorite side dish recipes that will be sure to impress family and friends this Thanksgiving.

Side Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving 2017

thanksgiving meal turkey and side dishes

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    • Peel and evenly-dice (3) pounds of potatoes, and then boil with (2) tablespoons of salt
    • Once the pot is boiling, reduce the heat for a rolling boil until the potatoes will mash easily with a fork
    • In a medium saucepan, heat (2) cups of half and half with (4) cloves-worth of minced garlic until simmering
    • Drain the water from the potatoes and combine them with the half and half and garlic mixture
    • Mash the potatoes by hand or with a machine for a creamier texture
    • Optional: Add (6) ounces of grated parmesan cheese and top with chives
  • Homemade Stuffing
    • In a large skillet, melt (1) stick of butter
    • Next, add (2) cups each of diced onions and celery, along with (1) tbsp minced sage and thyme
    • Salt and pepper to taste and cook for (5) minutes
    • Add (3) cups of turkey broth and bring to a simmer
    • In a large bowl, beat (2) eggs and mix with (1/4) cup of chopped parsley
    • Cut and cube (16) cups total of stale, white bread and add them to the eggs
    • Combine the eggs and bread mixture with the broth in a buttered baking dish
    • Cover and bake at (375) degrees for (30) minutes
    • Lastly, remove the cover and bake for an additional (30) minutes
  • Green Bean Casserole
    • Combine (1) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup with (1/4) cup of milk and (1/4) tsp of black pepper in a (1 1/2) qt baking dish
    • Add (4) cups of fresh green beans (or 2 cans of cut green beans, drainer) and (2/3) cups of fried onions
    • Bake at (350) degrees for (30) minutes
    • Stir and sprinkle another (2/3) cups of fried onions
    • Bake an additional (5) minutes, or until the fried onions are golden brown

Have a favorite recipe we missed? Leave a comment below and let us know!


Mazda of Lodi is a proud member of the Bergen County community! Come down to visit us at 130 Rt. 46 E in Lodi, NJ and say “hi” to a member of our knowledgeable team. Remember Mazda of Lodi for all of your Mazda and service needs!