‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Thanksgiving Side Dishes for the 2021 Holiday Season

Ree Drummond has you covered for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for tasty side dishes to add to your meal, you’ve come to the right place. The Pioneer Woman gathered her best Thanksgiving side dishes for 2021.

Ree Drummond’s instant pot cranberry sauce

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If you don’t have a lot of time to cook, you can try Drummond’s instant pot cranberry sauce (or you could just buy the canned version from the supermarket). Some of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are maple syrup, 1 ½ pounds of frozen cranberries, and 1 orange.  

Drummond admits in her cookbook that she’s picky when it comes to cranberry sauce. She says the “wrong” kind of cranberry sauce can put a damper on Thanksgiving dinner. For example, she’s not a fan of cranberry relish, which she says involves putting raw cranberries in a food processor and crushing it into chunks. You can get the full ingredients list and directions for Drummond’s instant pot cranberry sauce on her website.

Ree Drummond’s broccoli wild rice casserole

What’s a Thanksgiving meal without a casserole? Drummond has a delicious recipe for broccoli wild rice casserole. This dish allows you to eat hearty and healthy. The Pioneer Woman calls this a “luscious play on the familiar broccoli rice casserole served on Thanksgiving.”

Drummond says this is one of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes. She loves it so much that she says she would eat it for breakfast. “This is tremendously delicious,” writes Drummond. “Lots of texture, lots of color, lots of goodness.” You can see the full list of ingredients and directions here. As an alternative, you can also try Drummond’s broccoli rice casserole, which has cheese in it. Directions are in the video above.

The Pioneer Woman’s pumpkin ravioli

Adding pumpkin to the menu is a great way to celebrate fall. Drummond says her pumpkin ravioli recipe is “quick and easy.” One shortcut she uses to make her pumpkin ravioli is canned pumpkin puree. Drummond decided to make pumpkin ravioli because she had some leftover pumpkin puree, and she didn’t want it to go to waste. She knew if she packed it in a container and put it in the refrigerator that it would likely go bad because she would forget it was in there.

Drummond says pumpkin ravioli is a great appetizer to have before a Thanksgiving meal. She also suggests pumpkin ravioli for a fall meal. Get the full ingredients list and directions here.

Ree Drummond’s duchess potatoes

You don’t have to have the same boring potatoes every time you have a Thanksgiving meal. Drummond’s duchess potatoes recipe will add a bit of pop to your table. The Accidental Country Girl describes this dish as a “fun, frilly, delicious alternative to mashed potatoes.” She says they go “swimmingly” with roast beef. Get the full recipe and instructions here.

Ree Drummond’s Cornbread-bacon dressing with mushrooms

Drummond describes her cornbread-bacon dressing with mushrooms as “the perfect side for a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving feast.” Some of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are bacon, white button mushrooms, ciabatta bread, cornbread, and low-sodium chicken broth. According to Drummond, this stuffing is a “serious showstopper.” Get the full ingredients and directions here.

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