The naturally sweet taste of squash makes it a favorite at Thanksgiving time. These festive side dish recipes pair squash with risotto, apples and cranberries, shitake mushrooms, and other earthy ingredients for dozens of standout Thanksgiving side-dish ideas.
Keep your oven free for large cuts of meat or poultry and put your slow cooker to work in this comforting side dish that gets finished with a crunchy bacon topper.
Once roasted, a butternut squash can be used in seemingly endless ways. Try it as a simple side dish, mash it for healthy comfort food, or puree it and use it in place of pumpkin in your favorite baked goods.
Whether you serve it with fish, chicken or beef, this nutritious slow cooker pilaf will be a hit at your dinner table.
Liven up your next holiday meal, Sunday supper or Wednesday dinner with this spicy take on mashed squash. Ancho chile powder and cocoa powder combine for a classically Mexican vibe.
Delicata squash has skin that's so thin and tender, you'll have no trouble eating it after it's roasted.
A sweet maple-orange glaze coats this low calorie, baked butternut squash side dish.
Wild rice -- a healthy whole grain -- adds a delightfully toothsome texture to this butternut squash side dish. Before you purchase, peel and chop a whole squash, check your produce department for packaged, ready-to-use cubed squash (it makes this dish a breeze).
Tart and sweet cranberry, apple juice, maple-syrup and apples glaze these baked winter squash slices. Sprinkle this autumn side dish recipe with pecans before serving. Other hard-shell squashes, such as butternut, work equally well in this recipe.
Often overlooked, tart cranberries can make a meal. Include them in vegetable side dishes, such as this simmered butternut squash.
This fall-friendly side dish recipe can easily be doubled for a large gathering; just use two baking dishes.
In this delightful side dish, a little cheddar cheese, maple syrup, and turkey bacon dress up butternut squash. These also make delightful appetizers.
Golden strands of spaghetti squash tossed with a sage-and-thyme- scented butter sauce make a lovely side dish.