Thanksgiving Side Dishes That'll Hold Up to Reheating

By: Alyse Whitney

Daisy Martinez- Haricots Verts with Rosemary

Photo by: Adrian Mueller ©2012, Adrian Mueller /, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Adrian Mueller, 2012, Adrian Mueller /, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food, family and fun, but before you get to the good stuff, there's a lot of stress in the kitchen. Help calm things down by preparing in advance many Thanksgiving side dishes that can reheat well. We've rounded up five of our favorites — including Haricots Verts with Rosemary (pictured above), which can be served either room temperature or warm — that will keep you from going berserk on Turkey Day.

Reheat these classic mashed potatoes with a splash of half-and-half over low heat to ensure they don't get gummy. Finish with a sprinkling of fresh chives — and a little extra butter, if you dare — before serving.

Ditch the can and make bourbon-spiked cranberry sauce a day or two in advance. Fresh ginger adds extra zesty flavor.



This hearty cornbread-wild rice dressing can stand up to extra time in the oven and is studded with smoked ham, fresh corn and crunchy pine nuts. Bake it off the night before and then pop it into the oven for 20 minutes to get crunchy on Thanksgiving Day.



This new take on the marshmallow-topped casserole incorporates sweet potatoes, yams and apples. You can cook off disks of the fruits and vegetables in advance and layer them with the glaze, and then bake it off for 20 minutes on the big day.

More Thanksgiving sides from our friends:
The Hungry Traveler: Loaded Smashed Potatoes
The Fed Up Foodie: Festive Orange Spinach Salad
Swing Eats: Creamed Spinach
In Jennie's Kitchen: Pan Seared Cauliflower
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