Make-Ahead Holiday Side Dish Recipes (Slide 2)

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Fancy up regular mashed potatoes with a layer of mushroom duxelle—a sauté of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots. We omitted the traditional butter in the duxelle and added chard for a nutritional boost. Serve this hearty side in place of mashed potatoes at any holiday feast or enjoy it as a vegetarian main dish.

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Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole

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Cauliflower with New Mornay Sauce

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Vermont Cheddar Mashed Yukon Golds

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Garlicky Green Beans

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Burnt Orange & Escarole Salad

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Honey-Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash

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Sautéed Broccoli & Kale with Toasted Garlic Butter

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Jalapeño-Cranberry Relish

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