Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides with Country Crock & Giveaway


Have you started planning for your Thanksgiving dinner yet?


Last year was the first year that it was just the four of us for Thanksgiving, so I kept it simple with some  family favorites (although I did upgrade the traditional turkey to a turkey wrapped in bacon).  I made the kids' two favorite side dishes--a sweet potato casserole with pecans and deviled peas.

This year, Country Crock issued the challenge to make a Thanksgiving side and switch out the regular butter for Country Crock, since it offers 0 grams of transfat per dish.  Challenge accepted!  And the kids were more than happy to sample their favorite deviled peas for a regular dinner.



Now, trust me, this recipe sounds weird.  But it is seriously yummy and very easy to put together!

Deviled Peas:
3 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 Tbsp chili sauce (or salsa)
2 Tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp butter (switch for Country Crock!)
1/2 cup cracker crumbs

  • Layer peas evenly in bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole. 
  • Combine next 4 ingredients in small bowl, spoon over peas. Spread evenly. 
  • Layer egg on top, sprinkle with cheese. 
  • For topping, melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over peas. 
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until hot and bubbly.
If you're still thinking it's a bit odd, check out the Country Crock Chronicle for other Thanksgiving recipes ideas!

Country Crock is also letting me give away a cute Thanksgiving decoration for my readers--the winner's choice of Harvest Pumpkin Tiny Taper holders, Italian Scalloped Bakers, or Wire Baker Racks!  Just leave me a comment below (using the Rafflecopter please!) telling me what your favorite Thanksgiving side dish is!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

36 comments:

  1. I'm a stuffing type of girl!

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  2. My favorite side dish is the homemade rolls my mom makes.

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  3. My favorite sidedish is mrshmellow sweet potatoes :)

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  4. I love mashed potatoes! or rolls...yum!

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  5. I like candied yams
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  6. Great giveaway! My favorite thanksgiving side dish is sweet potato casserole! This year will be the first year I host thanksgiving dinner for my family at my house with my husband.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  7. Great giveaway! My favorite thanksgiving side dish is sweet potato casserole! This year will be the first year I host thanksgiving dinner for my family at my house with my husband.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  8. Oh how I miss stuffing! This will be my 2nd Thanksgiving without it, and it's always been my favorite!

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  9. stuffing and cranberry sauce
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  10. my favorite side dish is green bean casserole!

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  11. I love mashed potatoes. I'm always last to get the bowl at the table... so everyone else can have some too. LOL

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  12. Green bean casserole with extra French's Onions!

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  13. My most favorite Thanksgiving side dish is mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving turkey is nothing without the mashed potatoes and gravy.
    christina

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  14. I love homemade stuffing, but I always make my husband (our family chef) make me green bean casserole bc I only get it once a year.

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  15. Green Bean casserole made with corn flakes, cheese, and sour cream versus those dried onion rings and cream of mushroom soup. Trust me, it's way better!

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  16. I love my moms noodle stuffing...egg noodles, raisins, dried cranberries, onions, cinnamon and buttah!

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  17. Stuffing!!! My dad makes amazing stuffing.

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  18. My mom's sweet potatoes are the BEST!!

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  19. stuffing with almonds and cranberries
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  20. It's a toss up between hashbrown potatoes or sweet potato casserole!!

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  21. My favorite side is my Granny's pea salad! Yummy! I love your pea casserole recipe though! Sounds yummy!

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  22. My grandmother always made stuffing balls. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. YUM!

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  23. I really love a New England oyster dressing made with crackers...but I don't get it much because very few people in my family like it.

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