We get it: Thanksgiving break can be stressful. Between looming college application deadlines, nosy relatives and non-stop family activities, you might be tempted to swear it all off and just curl up with a slice of pie and Netflix before Turkey Day even begins. But if contributing to the family meal is adding to your stress levels this Thanksgiving, worry not -- there are tons of easy, affordable recipes for gourmet dishes that you can create with minimal time and energy.
Instead of boring dinner rolls, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, you can bring something unexpected this year without spending all day slaving in the kitchen. Dinner guests will love flaky southern-style buttermilk biscuits, hearty bacon-cheddar mashed potatoes and crispy kale chips. And the best part? No hard-to-find or expensive ingredients, and no more than 20 minutes of hands-on prep time. Click through the slideshow below for eight side dishes that are guaranteed to please even the pickiest people at the dinner table.
Tell us: What are you cooking for Thanksgiving this year? Tell us in the comments below or tweet your menu plans and photos @HuffPostTeen!
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