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.


  1. I'm a stuffing type of girl!

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

  3. My favorite sidedish is mrshmellow sweet potatoes :)

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

  5. I like candied yams

  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.

  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.

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

  9. stuffing and cranberry sauce

  10. my favorite side dish is green bean casserole!

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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