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Your Guide to Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

November 25, 2019

When it comes to the proverbial Thanksgiving table, we all know that turkey is king and easy Thanksgiving side dishes are hard to find. Turkey is the centerpiece, the main attraction of the entire table and, let’s face it, the entire holiday. It roughly requires an entire day’s worth of cooking, along with many other complicated dishes that take equally as long and require an arm and a leg in the process. Oooover it. 

Therefore, let’s firmly grab our crystals, oil diffusers, or sage sticks and ask ourselves, do we really have the time to make 100 Thanksgiving side dishes that require more than a half-century to make in advance? Further, do we really have the time to clean up the mountain of dishes and cooking utensils that it takes to make these dishes, too? Isn’t the point of Thanksgiving to spend time with family and not be buried in a pile of spatulas and turkey basters?  

The crystal gods should eventually guide you to the correct answer: no. You don’t have time for making many overly complicated, time-consuming dishes or cleaning them either.  However, you do have time for easy Thanksgiving side dishes that require zero to minimal prep and cleanup. 

Guess what? Those no-prep, no-mess Thanksgiving dishes actually do exist! So, if you’re a sides queen, here’s what we recommend for your Thanksgiving table every year. You’ll thank us later.

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Butternut Squash Ginger Soup 

Soups at Thanksgiving are really underrated. It’s the perfect dish to start out the holiday festivities with before you begin diving into a sea of stuffing, cranberries, and gravy. Our Butternut Squash Soup complements the flavors of fall perfectly with the rich taste of sweet potato, squash, carrots, and cinnamon. Most importantly, it’s high in Vitamin B6, which is known for its positive effects on mood. Translation: it’ll help you tolerate Uncle Bob’s take on politics better.

In other words, it’s the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu and, most importantly, ready in minutes.  

  • Ingredients: Sweet potato, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Salt, Cinnamon
  • Prep time: 0 minutes (we’re serious)
  • Cooking time: up to 2.5 minutes in our Xi Machine
  • Heating time: 1-2 minutes in the microwave or over the stove
  • Total time to make: 2-4 minutes


Hear us out. Hummus will save your Thanksgiving dinner. Picture this: your entire family has arrived at your house an hour early. They come with empty stomachs and start cornering you like vultures in the kitchen (rude). They repeatedly ask when the food will be ready. You’re already behind on cooking and the first dish won’t be ready for another hour. What do you do? You reach for your freezer, grab a Blix hummus (an instant crowd-pleaser), pop it into your Xi Machine and then immediately serve it to your family. They devour it like said vultures and are satisfied for the time being, while you wrap up cooking. 

 It’s the perfect snack and appetizer for Thanksgiving that requires zero effort to make. 

  • Ingredients: Chickpeas, Tahini, Lemon, Garlic, Cumin, Salt, Red Peppers
  • Prep time: 0 minutes (we’re serious)
  • Cooking time: up to 2.5 minutes in our Xi Machine
  • Total time to make: 1-2 minutes
Easy thanksgiving sides dish - hummus.


Thai Ginger Corn Soup

We’re still trying to make soups at Thanksgiving a thing, people. Especially this one. Warm yourself at the table with our Thai Ginger Corn soup, a delicious combination of corn, ginger, and leeks. It’s the perfect starting dish before the inevitable turkey and casserole dishes start appearing. With a dash of cayenne, this soup has a nice kick to it as well. 

 This puts all easy thanksgiving side dishes to shame.

  • Ingredients: Sweet Corn, Leeks, Ginger, Onion, Salt, Red Peppers, Garlic, Cayenne Peppers
  • Prep time: 0 minutes (we’re serious)
  • Cooking time: up to 2.5 minutes in our Xi Machine
  • Heating time: 1-2 minutes in the microwave or over the stove
  • Total time to make: 2-4 minutes
Easy thanksgiving sides dish - Thai Ginger Corn Soup

Thai Ginger Corn Soup.

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  • Nesli says:

    The soups look amazing! I should add soups to my thanksgiving menu!

  • Janice Chen says:

    Thai Ginger Soup sounds amazing. Look forward to incorporating this in my thanksgiving meal!

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