19 Easy Thanksgiving Sides Made in 30 Minutes or Less

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Hosting Thanksgiving for friends and family can be really overwhelming. Not only is there a large number of mouths to feed, but there is an entire menu to put together, complete with enough options for said large number of mouths -- and let's not forget all those eating preferences. It's just too much! The good news is that there are incredible recipes that take a short amount of time, many of which can be made ahead.  

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Some family and friends may offer to bring something to the table to help alleviate the stress of cooking for a big group. And that's where this list also comes in handy.

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Send them one of these choices ... or two ... without guilt. These recipes not only take a short amount of time, but many also have simple instructions and few ingredients. Side dishes have never seemed more complex and delicious and yet so simple to make. There are meat and vegan options, too. 

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Thirty minutes goes by fast -- and no folks want to spend all their time prepping and cooking without enjoying the company of loved ones at the Thanksgiving table. This year, these quick sides dishes are the answer to entertaining and feasting the right way without sacrificing taste.

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