Shared from Greatist.comBY MADISON FLAGER

Thanksgiving will be here sooner than you think, and that means some kind of cooking is inevitable. Whether you’re hosting a full-on dinner or just need something to bring to Mom’s, easy Thanksgiving sides are the ticket to a stress-free holiday. These recipes have five ingredients or less (plus salt, pepper, and sometimes olive oil), so you can get in and out of the grocery store painlessly, and make it to family dinner without a headache. Plus, they’re healthier than the traditional versions, which means one thing… bring on the pie.

Ditch the green bean casserole and bring this side dish to dinner instead. It’s got plenty of bacon, garlic, and even some butter, so no one will notice it’s way healthier than a French-onion-soup-covered batch. Plus, it’ll save you from buying a box of those crispy onion pieces you’ll never get through.
We know, we know, mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving *staple*. Who are we to mess with tradition? But chances are, someone else will bring the classic version, and now you can have a healthier option on call too. Plus, with ricotta, garlic, butter, and chives, it’s just as flavorful as the real thing.
No Thanksgiving is complete without cranberry sauce, and you can never have too many varieties. This one is sure to be the healthiest, since it’s only made with three ingredients, and not one of them is sugar. Just heat cranberries, pineapple, and diced apple, and you’ll get a thick chutney perfect to slather over turkey, a roll, or veggies.

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