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Playing 5 Easy Thanksgiving Sides You Need to Make This Holiday


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/8 cup white Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 handful of golden raisins
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 1/2 pound large rainbow carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • Peeled chestnuts, jarred or cryo-vac’d, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch, watercress
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Serves: 6


Preheat oven to 450°F. Whisk maple syrup, molasses, vinegar, raisins, parsley and rosemary. Toss carrots in mixture. Set carrots on a hot roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Roast carrots for 30-40 minutes, tossing occasionally.

In a medium-size sauce pan, add 1 cup chestnuts with water, cream and salt, and simmer for 20 minutes and then purée until smooth; adjust seasoning.

Place purée on the bottom of a large plate and top with carrot-raisin mixture and peppery greens.