So you’ve been invited to attend a Thanksgiving potluck feast and you’re not sure what to bring. It’s likely that the main attraction — a big, beautiful turkey and perhaps a ham — are already spoken for, so it’s time to get creative with some succulent side dishes. Prepare your taste buds for an explosion as we present 5 unique and delicious Thanksgiving potluck dishes.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad

Plenty of “classic” dishes can be found on a typical Thanksgiving table — remember that year there seven different versions of stuffing? Bring some variety to your holiday gathering with this dish. The legendary Martha Stewart promotes this uncommon recipe that fuses striking colors, bright flavors and a variety of textures. Roasting the beets and carrots brings out their great flavors. By introducing this dish, you’ll delight the vegetarian contingent at your gathering and provide a light, fresh alternative for the hardcore carnivores.

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Good ol’ apple pie has dominated the Thanksgiving dessert cart for for decades; why don’t you put a Latin flair on a quintessentially American holiday with this sinfully rich dessert? The best thing — it’s incredibly simple to prepare, and your companions will be begging for seconds! Just break out five ingredients and 30 minutes later you have your delicious, gooey bread pudding.

Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Mustard

Try this savory spin on a Thanksgiving classic. Packed with thick bacon, tangy mustard and fresh herbs, this hearty recipe beats the pants off any box-mix instant potatoes your Aunt Ethel used to prepare. Mashed potatoes have been done the same boring way since the Pilgrims and Indians first broke bread; trying this outside-the-box recipe will offer a fresh take.

5 Unique and Delicious Thanksgiving Potluck Dishes

You can liven up the same boring old mashed potatoes with this tasty recipe.

Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole with Sweet ‘N Savory Bacon Pecans

This decadent recipe combines the four major food groups: Liquor, sugar, bacon and nuts. Holding to the maxim that you can never have enough bacon, this dish boasts a melange of bold, contrasting flavors that guests will prefer over the run-of-the-mill, bland casseroles that dominates most Thanksgiving spreads.

Creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Kale

This dish combines a classic fall vegetable with everybody’s favorite comfort food and an ultra nutritious superfood. This healthy take on mac and cheese actually uses the butternut squash to act as the base for the mac and cheese. Heavy on flavor, this standout dish delivers a wonderfully creamy, rich, cheesy sauce with a hint of sweetness and a wealth of vitamins.

5 Unique and Delicious Thanksgiving Potluck Dishes

These five side dishes will make the perfect partners for the main course this Thanksgiving.

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