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WOW Your Thanksgiving Guests with These Side Dishes

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you may find yourself wanting a fresh take on traditional side dishes. Whether it’s your first Thanksgiving as a host or you’re looking to bring some much-needed variety to the table this year, Ward’s has you covered with these unique side dishes!

Our Family’s Produce to Your Family’s Table

As Gainesville’s only independent family owned and operated grocery store, there is nothing we love more than providing you with what you need to serve those around you well. Give your guests pumpkin’ to talk about this Thanksgiving with new twists on some beloved classics!

Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries

Calling all air fryer fanatics! For a seamless transition from a casserole-dominated Thanksgiving spread to a varying array of holiday goodness, try out this recipe. Your kids will thank you! Asparagus never tasted so good. 

Stuffing Muffins

What could be better than stuffing? This question stumped us until we found this recipe for stuffing muffins! If you’re going to make stuffing for holiday meals, you might as well go all out. This take on a classic dish brings a fun form to a beloved dose of celery, bread, and parsley.

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Honey

If you’re looking for something sweet and savory, this recipe is for you! Honey baked ham shouldn’t have a monopoly on your use of honey this holiday season — lean into the sweet familiarity and benefits of local honey by sprucing up your favorite greens with this sophisticated glaze. Ward’s offers a variety of local honey from orange blossom to tupelo.

Cooking with local honey can boost your immune system, act as a natural inflammation reducer, and reduce pollen allergy symptoms. What better way to serve your Thanksgiving guests than with a bit of immunity?

Pull-Apart Garlic Butter Bread Wreath

Why wait until Christmas to break out the wreath? It doesn’t get “butter” than pull-apart garlic butter bread. This recipe walks you through how to sub out everybody’s favorite potluck sign-up with a shareable conversation piece.

Pomegranate-Glazed Carrots with Whipped Goat Cheese

Whip, whip, hooray! This five-ingredient recipe classes up your vitamin A intake and might just wow your hardest-to-impress guest.

Additionally, pomegranate juice contains polyphenols. This plant compound boosts digestion and heart health — the same component thought to give red wine and dark chocolate their health benefits. That’s something to be thankful for!

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

If you’re serving vegetarian or gluten-free loved ones this year, this dish is for you! This recipe even offers dairy-free and vegan modifications. This colorful side pairs nicely with a green salad and includes cranberries, drawing out the classic flavor your staple cranberry sauce provides.

Dish Up a New Family Favorite with Ward’s

If these side dishes got you excited about the opportunity to serve your friends and family in a new way, stop by! Ring in the holiday season tastefully with Ward’s extensive selection of yummy, local produce!

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