Ultimate Side Dishes

Happy Thanksgiving from Edible Ed! He’s going to walk you through how to make the Ultimate Thanksgiving sides! Come along on this grand adventure! Here’s what you’ll need,

Cornbread Stuffing (Dressing)
1 pound cornbread loaf, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 1/2 pounds maple sausage
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
3 1/2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread cornbread evenly over a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Add sausage to heated pan and chop apart to break up into pieces. Cook, stirring frequently, until only a few bits of pink remain, about 10 minutes. Remove sausage, add onion, celery, and carrot and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.

Whisk chicken stock and eggs in medium bowl until homogenous. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, slowly pour egg mixture into sausage mixture. Add cornbread cubes and fold gently until evenly mixed.

Transfer to buttered baking dish. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes.

Fresh Cranberry Sauce
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cinnamon sticks

Put the orange juice and sugar in a medium saucepan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

Add the fruits to the pot and return to a boil. Add cinnamon stick. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst. Let cool.

Creamed Corn
4 cups frozen corn
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese

In a pot, add butter and flour and whisk, about 2 minutes. Add heavy whipping cream and whisk until roux is dissolved. Add seasonings, then fold in corn. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add milk, cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in parmesan.

Waldorf Salad
1 cup candied walnuts
1 cup gorgonzola
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 romaine hearts, diced
Kosher salt and black pepper
Balsamic vinaigrette

Heat saute pan on High. Toss walnuts with seasonings then add to the pan. Toss and cook for about 3 minutes. Spread out onto a parchment sheet and let cool completely. Complete salad with the rest of the ingredients.


  1. Dang you don’t play around brother, that stuffing looks amazing! The only Thanksgiving side dish that is a MUST for me is my wife’s homemade cheez-it mac & cheese. Gotta have it every year. Your channel rocks dude, you def deserve more subscribers. Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours Ed!

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