Side Dishes

//Side Dishes

Skewered Vegetables

A comprehensive guide on how to grill your veggies.

33 Baked Potato Toppings

In honor of the 33rd day of the Omer, Lag BaOmer, ChallahCrumbs has come up with 33 toppings for your bonfire-baked potatoes.

Toasted Pecan Cranberry Wild Rice

Smokey flavored pecans, sweet and tart dried cranberries and an earthy wild rice mix create a side dish so good, your guests will be asking for seconds! A quick timesaver: I use a wild rice pilaf mix. It cuts the prep time down.

Jell-O Relish

Since my childhood there has never been a meal that turkey was served without jell-o relish. It is sweet, simple and the perfect companion to turkey. You may make this for Thanksgiving, but you’ll continue making it all year long!

Squash Kugel

This autumnal recipe will keep your Thanksgiving looking festive and tasting delicious! You can make it as a standard kugel or as individual “cupcakes.”

Pumpkin Bread

Nothing says fall and the Thanksgiving season like pumpkin. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, toasted seeds… the possibilities are endless. This year, I opted to make pumpkin bread. This is a great make-ahead recipe that you can top with an icing sugar glaze and serve as dessert, or you can top it with oats and serve it as a side, or you can leave it as is and have it with your morning coffee. Serve it any which way – you’ll have a bunch of happy customers!


This stuffing is SO good that whenever turkey is served, we will double this recipe. One batch goes into the turkey, and the other is baked in loaf pans. (also, perfect for the vegetarian at the table!) The recipe I’m sharing below is enough to fill an 18 lb turkey.

Sweet Potato Pie

When it comes to food, one of highest compliments bestowed by my father-in-law is “now that’s not bad.” So when he bit into this sweet potato pie and proclaimed in his DC drawl accent, “now that’s not bad at all!” my mother-in-law had to translate his understated prose into “this is the best sweet potato pie I’ve ever had!”

Vanilla Pear Bread Pudding

Vanilla Pear Bread Pudding is the perfect recipe for your leftover challah. This golden treat is a delicious side dish at any (every!) festive meal. 

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of those foods my family can’t get enough of. And when you caramelize them, it’s like eating sweet potato candy. The key to success with this dish is slicing the sweet potatoes evenly with a good, sharpened knife.