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Easy Thanksgiving Sides

Close up of a plate of turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, veggies, and mashed potatoes on the side

If you didn’t make side dishes, are you really enjoying Thanksgiving? Everyone knows that savory sides can make or break a Thanksgiving feast, but the trouble (for some) comes with selecting the right options and executing them properly. This year, as you prepare for Thanksgiving over at the apartments for rent in Los Angeles, why not add some simple side dishes to your routine to impress your friends and family on the big day? If you don’t know any already, that’s OK, because today, we’re going to introduce you to a few simple sides you can prepare with minimal effort. Here’s what you’ll need to know.

Side Dishes To Die For

The keys to creating an “easy side dish” are simple ingredients and short preparation times. For those factors, we turn to Southern Living and their list of Last-Minute Thanksgiving Sides You Can Make In Under 30 Minutes. Peruse the listing, and you’ll see that these dishes are all far from complicated, but the end results are ones that you know will satisfy both you and your Thanksgiving guests.

Now, if you want to get a bit more cerebral with your Thanksgiving cooking, you’ll also want to take the popularity of certain dishes into account before you decide what you’re going to focus on. Check out this survey from Insider first, which reveals the rankings for many of the most popular Thanksgiving dishes across the country:

  1. Roasted Turkey
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. Gravy
  4. Rolls
  5. Stuffing (Out Of Bird)
  6. Cranberry Sauce (Canned)
  7. Green Bean Casserole
  8. Ham
  9. Green Beans
  10. Green Salad
  11. Sweet Potatoes
  12. Stuffing (In Bird)
  13. Cranberry Sauce (Prepared)
  14. Yams
  15. Sweet Potatoes + Marshmallows
  16. Macaroni & Cheese
  17. Cornbread Dressing
  18. Cornbread
  19. Creamed Corn
  20. Corn On The Cob

In addition to providing a cross the board breakdown on great choices for the Thanksgiving table, it also shows a regional breakdown of what dishes are most popular in specific parts of the country. On the West Coast, salad seems to reign supreme, so be sure to include it into your plans.

Finally, it might be a good idea to follow The No-Stress Thanksgiving Prep Plan from My Recipes. This day-by-day plan will walk you through all the steps of getting ready for the big day, and will allow you to perfectly time your cooking duties so you can get those sides whipped up without an ounce of fuss. Stay cool, watch the calendar, and before you know it, you’ll be the Thanksgiving hero the family didn’t even know they needed.

These Apartments For Rent In Los Angeles Are The Perfect Place To Get Started On Those Sides

A great side dish starts with a great kitchen and a warm environment to do your work. You’ll find both at apartments like The Madrid, the West LA paradise where convenience, comfort, and beauty are second to none. Within these stunning residences, you have everything you need to cook a meal for Thanksgiving (or any other occasion you can think of), and you can do it all in the sort of luxury befitting a high-end apartment space. Come see what awaits at The Madrid, and reach out to learn how you can claim one of these amazing apartments for yourself today.