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Cheesy Thanksgiving Sides


When most people think about Thanksgiving they only think about the turkey and sadly neglect the delicious opportunity for cheesy sides! Here are some delicious gooey opportunities to incorporate cheese into your Thanksgiving. 

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Pickled Carrots, Aged Cheddar, and Apples

(Pictured Above) 

This beautiful root vegetable medley is enhanced by sharp, aged cheddar to bring a new depth of flavor to the vegetables. 

Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie 

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Cathy of Lemon Tree Dwelling

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Cathy of Lemon Tree Dwelling

This baked brie makes for a stunning appetizer or side that incorporates the perfection of pumpkin with creamy and decadent brie and crunchy pecans. The warm, oozy cheese will have your guests RSVPing for next year’s dinner on Black Friday.

Roasted Vegetable Gallete with Goat Cheese

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Cook Your Dreams

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Cook Your Dreams

This beautiful and simple dish could easily be a main course for your vegetarian guests. 

Butternut Squash- Kale Tart 

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Megan of Passports & Pancakes

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Megan of Passports & Pancakes

This beautiful tart, covered in pungent Gruyere perfectly shows off the colors and bounty of fall. 

Provolone, Mushroom and Potato Gratin 

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Anna and Lisa of Garnish With Lemon

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Anna and Lisa of Garnish With Lemon

This is a unique spin on the traditional potato gratin. Fresh thyme, portable mushrooms and creamy provolone help these potatoes shine. 

Cheddar Risotto Soufflés  

mini cheddar risotto souffles in black cups

These mini soufflés make a great addition to the brunch table before Thanksgiving, or make an elegant side at dinner.

These personal cheddar soufflés pack a big punch in such a pretty little dish. Perfect for those side hogs this thanksgiving. 

Comte, Cranberry and Apple Stuffing

Comté, Cranberry, and Apple Stuffing

Traditional stuffing gets taken to new heights in this irresistible dish combining the nutty aromas of Comté with sweet apples, tart cranberries and fresh herbs.

Are you tired of the same stuffing every year? Give this new version a try. It combines all there best parts of Thanksgiving- stuffing, cranberries and cheese! 

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Featured image is of Paul Virant’s Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Pickled Carrots, Aged Cheddar, and Apples

Virginia Hyde

Virginia Hyde is a southern girl at heart who just moved to Boston to submerge herself in food - mainly cheese, to be honest. Game for any food-related adventure, festival, or gathering, she is ready to share her passion for cheese with others. Virginia is currently working on a Masters in Gastronomy at Boston University.