Mangia Mondays:: Tried and True Side Dishes

How appropriate that Veteran’s Day falls during the month of giving thanks.

I am so grateful to my family, friends, neighbors across the country who have sacrificed so much for the safety and freedom of our country.

Thank you to our United States Veterans!


Today marks another Mangia Monday and as promised, I’ve compiled a list of side dish recipes that I’ve made many a time – a go-to reference guide for this busy time of year!  We have made every one of these and enjoyed them, and I hope if you try them, you will too!

Straight Up Veggies:
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles @ Food Network (via Rachel Ray)
Butternut Squash and Apple Puree @ Martha Stewart
Corn Pudding @ Food Network(via Emeril Lagasse)
Carmelized Carrots @ BHG
Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts @ Food & Wine
Haricot Verts with Toasted Almonds and Carmelized Shallots @ Williams Sonoma
Roasted Acorn Squash @ SYL

Classic Potatoes au Gratin @ Kraft
Crispy Potato Roast @ Martha Stewart
Kicked Up Bacon-Cheese Mashed Potatoes @ Food Network (via Emeril Lagasse)
Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Apples @ Food Network (via Ina Garten)
Sweet Potato Souffle @ All Recipes

Butternut Squash Risotto @ Williams Sonoma
Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto @ Epicurious
Quick Mexican Corn Risotto @ Epicurious
Sausage, Onion and Tomato Risotto @ SYL

Savory Spinach and Artichoke Stuffing @ Food Network (via Emeril Lagasse)

Won’t you join the Mangia Mondays fun?  Link up a recipe, restaurant review, or a kitchen tip or trick, and remember to include a link back to either my lovely co-host Kristin of Delightfully Dowling or Shine Your Light, or pop a MM button onto your post!


God Bless our servicemen and women!

But the freedom that they fought for,
and the country grand they wrought for,
is their monument to-day, and for aye. 
-Thomas Dunn English