Thanksgiving Sides

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Creamy Polenta

This recipe will have all your guests asking for seconds. Look for uncooked, raw, yellow polenta in the bulk aisle. You only have to buy what you need, which makes it affordable too.

Creamy Polenta from Cooking Planit's 30 Holiday Sides in 20 Days

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PRODUCE
  • Fresh Chives – 2 Tablespoons
  • Fresh Parsley – 1 Tablespoon
DRY GOODS &
PACKAGED GOODS
  • Polenta/Yellow Cornmeal/Raw – 1 Cup
CHEESE &
LUNCHMEAT
  • Parmesan Cheese, Grated – 1 1/2 Cup
DAIRY &
EGGS
  • Butter, Unsalted – 1 Tablespoon
  • Heavy Cream – 1 Cup
CANNED GOODS,
SOUPS & MIXES
  • Chicken Stock, Low Sodium – 4 Cups
SPICE &
BAKING
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt

PREP STEPS

  1. Finely chop chives to measure the indicated amount.
  2. Trim the parsley leaves from the stems and finely chop to measure the indicated amount.

COOK STEPS

  1. Combine heavy cream, butter, chicken stock and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Place the saucepan over high heat. Proceed with next step as liquid comes to a boil.
  2. Once the stock and cream mixture is boiling, slowly whisk in the polenta. Stir until well combined, then reduce heat to low and cover tightly.
  3. Cook the polenta for 20 minutes, removing lid to stir often. After the first 20 minutes, remove the lid and cook uncovered for another 15 minutes.
  4. After you’ve removed the polenta from the heat, stir in the chopped parsley, chopped chives and grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer the creamy polenta to a serving dish or dinner plates. Serve warm!

Thanksgiving Sides

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Sweet Potato Hash

This is a great, tasty dish with satisfying, savory flavors.

Cooking Planit Holiday Side: Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

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PRODUCE
  • Fresh Thyme – 2 Teaspoon
  • Parsnips – 2
  • Sweet Potato, Large – 1
  • White Onion – 1/3 Cup
DAIRY &
EGGS
  • Butter, Unsalted, Optional – 1 Tablespoon
DRY GOODS &
PACKAGED GOODS
  • Walnuts, Raw And Crumbled – 1/4 Cup
SPICE & BAKING
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
CONDIMENTS, OILS
& DRESSINGS
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons

 

PREP STEPS

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch cubes. Place in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Peel parsnips and cut into a 1/4 inch dice. Add to the sweet potatoes.
  3. Cut an onion into 1/4 inch dice to measure the indicated amount.
  4. Pick thyme leaves off the stems and finely chop to measure the indicated amount.

COOK STEPS

  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and warm.
  2. Once oil is hot, add the onion and cook until slightly caramelized.
  3. Add parsnips, sweet potatoes and chopped thyme to the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until potatoes and parsnips are softened and caramelized, about 8-12 minutes. Stir often.
  4. Once potatoes and parsnips are caramelized, add the butter. Toss to coat as the butter melts. Remove pan from heat and cover loosely with foil.
  5. Transfer potatoes to a serving dish or dinner plates. Serve warm.