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Nov 14, 2014 • By

Holiday sweets and sides: Our top picks

Yes, holidays are made to highlight traditions. Think perfectly browned turkey with crackling skin, a fluffy pile of mashed potatoes.

But you can also mix things up and wow your friends and family members during the holidays with sweets and sides that are sure to shine.


Microwave Risotto with Winter Squash, Maple Syrup and Sage from

betty crocker recipes
Short on time but still want to impress guests? Then look no further than this microwave risotto that is ready in just 45 minutes!

Gluten-Free Broccoli and Squash Medley from

betty crocker recipes

This fresh and simple side will please everyone at your holiday table, especially for guests eating vegetarian and/or gluten-free!

Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes from

betty crocker recipes
Maple syrup sweetens these velvety mashed potatoes. Pass a pitcher of warm syrup to drizzle over the top.

Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin from

betty crocker recipes
Crispy bread crumbs add crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan.

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole Skillet from

pillsbury recipes

Put a creamy, cheesy gluten-free twist on this holiday classic.


Raspberry Cream Shortbread Sandwich Cookies from Tasteseekers Kitchen

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Fluffy marshmallow crème and fruit preserves are sandwiched between buttery shortbread. This cookie is sure to be the hit of any holiday party!

Pumpkin Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars from

betty crocker recipes

This Thanksgiving dessert is sure to impress! It combines holiday-favorite pumpkin pie with the flavors of tiramisu for an out-of-this world dessert bar.

Cream Cheese-Sweet Potato Pie from

pillsbury recipes

If you always make pumpkin pie, why not try something different? This Cream Cheese-Sweet Potato Pie is a creamy delicious cross between sweet potato pie and cheesecake.

Peppermint-Chocolate Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies from

betty crocker recipes
Enjoy all the flavors of chocolate-peppermint bark in cookie form. These soft and chewy cookies are made with cake mix, so they come together quick!

 Triple-Caramel Popcorn Fudge from

betty crocker recipes

Dulce de leche, salted caramel and caramel popcorn make this fudge indulgent and delicious. Make a double batch to keep around throughout the holidays!

How are you going to mix things up this year?!

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