Bacon makes everything better. It makes breakfast better, burgers better, it even makes desserts better. And it will absolutely make your Thanksgiving sides dishes better.
When people think of Thanksgiving dinner, they immediately think of TURKEY. However, these bacon-packed side dishes have the power to compete with and beat turkey in the taste department. In order words, these Thanksgiving side dishes will steal the show!
Last year I made bacon and caramelized onion mac ‘n’ cheese (#8), and it was the first dish to disappear. My boyfriend’s parents were impressed and, needless to say, I’ll be making a triple portion this year 🙂
1. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Warm Bacon Apple Cider Dressing
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Roasted sweet potato wedges tossed with cranberries, pecan, parsley and warm bacon and apple cider dressing. Simple, but incredibly delicious… Get the recipe here.
2. Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts
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3. Bacon & Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits
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Add your favorite cheese these for a flavor explosion. Get the full recipe right here.
4. Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
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Puts the star (bacon, of course!) front & center. Don’t worry ladies, this veggie side dish is man-approved — just ask my boyfriend. Click here for the recipe.
5. Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
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A dash of cinnamon in this dish makes the flavors pop! Learn how to put together this Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving side dish here.
6. Creamy Confetti Corn With Bacon
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Great side dish for Thanksgiving or about a zillion other meals. Get the details here.
7. Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole
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Cream, cheese and bacon are a glorious trifecta. Stop dreaming and start drooling. Recipe here.
8. Bacon & Caramelized Onion Mac ‘N’ Cheese
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Trust me, you want this in your life. Step-by-step recipe instructions here.
9. Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin
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Eating your vegetables has never been so easy. Check out the easy recipe and start cooking!
Still not baconed out? Then why not make bacon the ultimate guest of honor this Thanksgiving and serve a bacon wrapped turkey??
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