Every Day with Rachael Ray: Thanksgiving Store-Bought Sides

To make things a little bit easier this year sub one Thanksgiving side for one of these store-bought dishes – fool your guests with store-bought sides that taste good enough to be homemade!
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Looking for easy side dishes for Thanksgiving? To make things a little bit easier this year sub one Thanksgiving side for one of these store-bought dishes – fool your guests with store-bought sides that taste good enough to be homemade!

Best Creamed Spinach:Stouffer’s Creamed Spinach
This simple comfort food-chopped spinach in parmesan-and-romano-cheese sauce-wins for its “creamy, buttery” texture and “big, leafy” spinach pieces. ($2.40 for 9 ounces, at grocery stores)

Best Stuffing:Stove Top Stuffing Mix Turkey Flavor
This old standby gets top marks for its texture and authentic Thanksgiving flavor. ($1.80 for 6 ounces, at grocery stores)

Easy Side Dishes - Stouffers Creamed Spinach
Easy Side Dishes - Stove Top Turkey Flavor

Best Pumpkin Pie:Mrs. Smith’s Hearty Pumpkin Pie
This tasty pie stands out for its “cinnamon-nutmeg kick” and “supercreamy” texture. ($5, at grocery stores)

Easy Side Dishes - Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin Pie

Best Mashed Potatoes:Idahoan Buttery Yukon Gold
These mashed potatoes were praised for their “lightly whipped” texture and “actual pieces of potato”-the mix is made with potato chunks, not flakes. ($1.30 for 4 ounces, at grocery stores)

Easy Side Dishes - Yukon Gold Idahoan Potatoes

Best Gravy:Boston Market Roasted Turkey Gravy
This jarred version from the popular restaurant chain “tastes like real pan drippings,” with “great oniony flavor.” ($2 for 10 ounces, at grocery stores)

Easy Side Dishes - Boston Market Roasted Turkey Gravy

Best Dinner Rolls:Alexia French Rolls
This New York City company’s rolls win the tasters vote for being “just like a bakery’s-crusty on the outside, doughy on the inside.” ($4 for 8 rolls, alexiafoods.com for stores)

Alexia French Rolls - Easy Side Dishes

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