Sweet & Sour Pumpkin and Sweet Potato: Amazing Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe

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A few days ago, I shared this delicious Turkey with Bacon, walnut and dried cranberries stuffing Thanksgiving recipe. To accompany this meal, I made the following side dishes: Sweet and sour pumpkin & sweet potato as a side one. I also made a spiced cranberry sauce. I love spicy dishes, so does my family. I also like mixing pumpkin and sweet potato as they add a nice color to the dish, as well as taste. Besides, they are available at the farmer’s market. Nothing tastes like fresh produce. I wish I had access to fresh produce all year long.
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Thanksgiving Side Dish 1: Sweet & Sour pumpkin and sweet potato

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Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potato; peeled, and chopped
  • 1 small bakers pumpkin; peeled, seeded and chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4  teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine all the chopped vegetables in a large bowl and toss with a few tablespoons of olive oil and maple syrup.
  • Add the spices and toss.
  • Spread the mixture on a parchment paper in a single layer.
  • Roast in the oven for 30-45 minutes tossing once or twice.
  • Serve warm.

Thanksgiving Side Dish 2: Spiced Cranberry sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package fresh cranberries (Frozen can be used also)
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until the berries pop and sauce begins to thicken.
  • Will take about 30 minutes before being done.
  • Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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These Thanksgiving side dishes are beyond delicious. My kids are used to eating spicy meals but if yours are not used to, consider making a non spicy side for the little hands. Don’t forget to come back in few days to get the Thanksgiving dessert I made. hint, hint: I will be using pumpkins.

What do you prefer as a Thanksgiving side dish? Spicy? Not spicy? Let me know.

 

5 from 1 vote
Sweet & Sour Pumpkin and Sweet Potato: Amazing Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Sweet & Sour Pumpkin and Sweet Potato: Amazing Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe
Course: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 1 package fresh cranberries Frozen can be used also
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until the berries pop and sauce begins to thicken.
  3. Will take about 30 minutes before being done.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

23 thoughts on “Sweet & Sour Pumpkin and Sweet Potato: Amazing Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe”

  1. I like spicy dishes and I’d also like to try your recipe for the sweet and sour pumpkin sweet potato dish, it sounds really yummy!

  2. Oh my goodness I remember why we love the holidays after reading your post. We love many side dishes and normally serve the old favorites and one or two new ones. One of our favorites is always pea salad, potatoes and sweet potato casserole. Looking for some new ones as well, thanks for sharing your post got me inspired and thinking
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  3. Omg yummy!!!. Your post has me all excited for thanksgiving dinner now! I always make thanksgiving so I might just have to add this to my menu 🙂

  4. I am not a fan of cranberry sauce, even though my mom always make it. I’m going to send her this recipe though. i love spicy food. I wonder if I’ll be a fan of this. you sure made it look delicious with your pics!!

  5. I don’t like spicy food at all, so I prefer side dishes that are not spicy. We usually celebrate Thanksgiving at my BIL’s and my SIL does all the cooking and she never prepared spicy side dishes. Not sure if she doesn’t like spicy food too. 🙂

  6. Melissa Brouillette

    I have been dying to swap out our traditional sweet potato casserole for something else! This looks great and soooo fallish!!

  7. Well now I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! I absolutely love putting together the big feast, especially when I can add new recipes like this to the mix!

  8. I am SO excited for Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, I can’t even explain. I would LOVE to try this however i’m really not that big of a pumpkin fan. Looks great!

  9. I really want to try the sweet and sour pumpkin sweet potato dish! I bet the maple syrup and cinnamon taste amazing together and really enhance the pumpkin and potato!!

  10. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house and SOOOO need to make this. It sounds like a perfect side dish!

  11. I can’t wait for the Thanksgiving holiday! Now this certainly is a different take on the traditional side dishes. I’ve never thought about a sweet and sour dish let alone combining the sweet potato and pumpkin.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I’ve bookmarked it to show my sister so we can make it this year!

    Take care Olfa!

    Cori

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