If you’re looking for the appeal of a deep-fried appetizer without any frying at all, these just might become your go-to option. Panko makes the exotic vegetable fries deliciously crunchy, while the cool, creamy, cashew-based dip adds a fresh, bright note.
This turkey is a labor of love, but the juicy results are totally worth the effort. Here, we use deboned meat, which cooks through faster than a whole bird, and the finished roll is easier to slice at the table. Ask your butcher to prepare it for you in advance, and request that they reserve about half of the bones as you’ll need them to make the gravy. A cranberry glaze is brushed on the turkey while roasting, while a homemade gravy gets drizzled on after serving.
Normally, gratins are layered horizontally so that the sliced vegetables lie flat in the dish. This recipe literally turns that on its side — the potatoes and artichokes are standing on their edges, so you get lots of crispy bits on top and a really fancy look that’s impressive on your holiday table.
Shishitos are usually mild, but every once in a while you get a firecracker. That’s what makes this dish really fun! Blistering the beans and peppers in a skillet gives them a nice charred taste without having to toss them on the grill or under the broiler. If you can’t find shishito peppers, try multicolored mini bell peppers instead.
Flatbreads have the same broad appeal as pizza but are ideal for dolling up with sophisticated flavors. Here, a tasty homemade dough gets topped with caramelized onions, sweet squash, zesty sausage and creamy goat cheese for an appetizer that’s definitely not every day.
This salad makes the most of in-season citrus and creates a pretty-hued side. If you can’t find blood oranges, substitute more navel oranges. The salad won’t be quite as colorful, but it will still be tangy- sweet and delicious.
Heirloom carrots are a great go-to veggie for a side dish because they look gorgeous plated; plus, they’re delicious simply roasted with olive oil or coconut oil. But when you top with maple syrup and cashew cream, these carrots become next-level!
It might seem strange at first, but wrapping your turkey in cheesecloth as it roasts locks in the moisture for extra-juicy meat. A simple glaze made from orange marmalade and a jus made with arrowroot round out the dish without any wheat flour, which most gravies would use.
Squash stands in for lasagna noodles in this hearty, vegan-friendly dish that makes both ricotta and béchamel out of cauliflower.
This showstopping cauliflower dish is smothered in a crowd-pleasing tahini sauce. Crunchy nuts, sweet raisins and fresh herbs lend even more taste and texture to this incredibly delicious side or vegetarian main.