15 savory starters and side dishes for the Thanksgiving table

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Home cooks, have no fear-- we've compiled a list of 14 appetizers and side dishes that will please any hungry crowd this Thanksgiving. 

1. Focaccia Stuffing with Apples and Pancetta

All the other boring stuffings will be jealous when this one makes its debut on your holiday table! Herbs, citrus, nuts, pancetta and Progresso’s new Cooking Stock simmered with real bones, come together as an ensemble cast that will turn a humble side dish into the star of the show.

2. Tar Heel Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

North Carolina is the nation’s major producer of sweet potatoes, and while the spuds are cooked every way imaginable in the state, never are they more de­lectable than when cut into cubes, parboiled, fried in butter and brown sugar till beautifully glazed, and dredged in ground pecans.

3. Baked Rosemary Mushroom Polenta

Traditional polenta is spiced up with a little cayenne pepper and parmesan cheese, then topped with rosemary infused mushrooms. Even the most devout carnivores will be convinced after trying this deceptively simple holiday dish. This recipe comes to us from Trudy Slabosz of Veggie.num.num.

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