The Best Thanksgiving Side for Your Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer
In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving sides are usually tastier than the turkey. Hello, mashed potatoes and veggie casseroles galore! But not every Turkey Day side is right for your zodiac sign so we tapped Kim Green, an astrologer from Valdosta, Georgia, for the scoop on which ones you should be serving this Thanksgiving. Here's what she had to say.
Go, go, go is your motto, Aries, so we'd be surprised if you could even sit down at the Thanksgiving table long enough to eat. Green says Aries folks need to have some activity every day, or else they'll get stir crazy. That's why you need a Thanksgiving side that's healthy and bite-size to fuel your next adventure (which, knowing you, is probably a Black Friday shopping marathon). Bonus points that these roasted carrots pack a little spice, just like you.
Get the Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Roasted Carrots
Taurus, this is your day to shine! Eating and naps are some of your favorite pleasures in life, and Green says Taureans live for anything that makes them feel good (like these ultra-comforting mashed potatoes!). So go ahead and let Aries run around the mall knocking over shoppers for the last KitchenAid mixer—you'll be perfectly content to sit on the couch and shop the sales from your laptop on Cyber Monday.
Get the Recipe: Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes
Like a Sour Patch Kid, first you're sweet, then you're sour (or, in the case of this stuffing...spicy!). The Gemini star sign is represented by a pair of mythological twins, and Green says this means you can have two sides to your personality or be a little "two-faced." One side is fun, chatty and the life of the party; the other side can be "cunning and devious," according to Green. We thought the spicy-sweet nature of this stuffing would be perfect for you, Gemini.
Get the Recipe: Chorizo, Chestnut, Brussels Sprout & Apple Stuffing
Cancers can be moody (their symbol is a crab, after all), but they're also the most empathetic and nurturing sign of the zodiac. Green says Cancer is "ruled by the moon, which is all about feelings." Cancerians love to comfort and "mother" the people they love—and who wouldn't love this ooey-gooey baked mac and cheese? It's comfort food at its finest, and you, Cancer, wouldn't have it any other way.
Get the Recipe: Baked Mac & Cheese
Leo, there's no denying you're the star of the show, and you need a side that'll be as showstopping as you. Green says Leo is associated with "fun, creativity and drama," and these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes check all of those boxes. Forget the traditional casserole, these spuds got an Instagram-worthy makeover with sage-infused butter and marshmallows for a truly Leo-approved side.
Get the Recipe: Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
Green says Virgos are "critical thinkers and detail-oriented perfectionists" and love sticking to a routine (we know you have had your Thanksgiving menu planned out for weeks, Virgo!). Generally speaking, Virgos are also very health-conscious, so butter-laden mashed potatoes wouldn't do. We picked a recipe you can obsess over getting *just* right—this tarte tatin looks impressive, is healthier than other Thanksgiving versions and will have your guests raving about it for weeks.
Get the Recipe: Red Wine & Balsamic Pearl Onion Tarte Tatin
Green says Libras are all about beauty and balance. She says they "usually want everyone to be happy," so we knew Libra's side had to be a crowd-pleaser and have balanced flavor. The tart apple cider vinegar, tangy pomegranates, sweet honey and fresh mint hit all of the right notes and make for a striking side your Turkey Day guests will all want to put on their Instagram.
Get the Recipe: Honey-Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash
Green says Scorpios are dark, passionate and brooding (translation: mac and cheese probably doesn't fit the bill for you.) We needed to find something different—and a little sexier—than just another cheese-topped casserole. These roasted figs with rosemary, balsamic and honey are deeply complex—just like you.
Get the Recipe: Honey, Balsamic & Rosemary Roasted Figs
Sagittarians are the wild child of the zodiac. Green says you're "all about fun and parties," so you need a side that will be just as crowd-pleasing and exciting as you. Enter these loaded scalloped potatoes with bacon, cheddar and chives. With a side this delicious, you'll have to fend guests off with a serving spoon.
Get the Recipe: Loaded Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon, Cheddar & Chives
According to Green, Capricorns can be rigid, pragmatic and, okay, maybe a little set in your ways. You're not the sign who's going to make a super-complicated, over-the-top recipe that takes hours to cook. This side is simple, tasty and only takes ten minutes to make, which appeals to your no-fuss, no-frills attitude.
Get the Recipe: Simple Sautéed Spinach
Green says Aquarian people can "feel like an alien, or like they never really fit in." Well, Aquarius, you're not alone at the Thanksgiving table—not everyone understands or likes cranberry sauce. Like you, this cranberry sauce is deep, dynamic and a little magical, thanks to earthy-sweet flavors like star anise and orange zest.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Sauce with Star Anise
Pisceans are dreamy, empathetic and optimistic. The symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions, which Green says could mean "you often feel pulled in two different directions." Pisces needs comfort food, and what's better on Thanksgiving than some green bean casserole with crispy onions?
Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions