Holiday Side Dish Shortcuts

Let’s not fool ourselves here shall we? Holiday meals are A LOT of work and no matter the “hack” or “shortcut” there is still time associated with it. Preparing the bird is one of the most quintessential parts of this festive day and most of the attention is on basting and not over cooking it. So with that being said, let’s love up on those side dishes and make them easier for the big day! Here are a few freezer friendly ideas…

Side: Root Veggie Blend

2 packages Tommy’s Root Vegetable Blend

Elevate it: garnish with parsley and blue cheese

TIME: 8 minutes

Side: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

2 packages Green Giant Cauliflower Mashed potatoes

Elevate it: Garnish with parsley and cracked black pepper

TIME: 25 minutes

Side: Butternut Squash 

2 packages Stahlbush Island Farms Butternut Squash

Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Elevate it: garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley

TIME: 25 minutes

Side: Green Beans

2 packages Signature Farms Green Beans

Elevate it: garnish with toasted slivered almonds

TIME: 8 minutes

Side: Carrots

2 packages Signature Farms Carrots

Elevate it: drizzle of maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon and pomegranate seeds

TIME: 8 minutes

Side: Espinaca

1 package Signature Farms spinach

1 package Fresh Cut peppers and onions

1 package Signature Farms corn

Cooked down in a pot

Add 1 Tbsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp cumin, 2 Tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, ½  cup Monterey jack cheese, 1 5.3 oz greek yogurt and mix thoroughly 

TIME: 15 minutes

Side: Shiitake Mushrooms

2 bags frozen Shiitake mushrooms

Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

Add ½ Tbsp. dried garlic powder, 1 tsp. Thyme

Elevate it: garnish with parsley

TIME: 8 minutes

Dessert: Large Pumpkin Pie

Using a cookie cutter, hollow out individual portions. add to a dessert dish and dollop with whipped cream

TIME: 10 minutes

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