Lime and jalapeño punch up this fresh, no-cook take on cranberry sauce. See the Cranberry Salsa recipe ». Todd Coleman

Most Thanksgiving meals revolve around roast turkey, but it’s the side dishes that inspire the fiercest loyalties and let the cook’s personality shine through. Here, from the recipe files of the SAVEUR staff, a few favorite Thanksgiving sides (each meant to serve six to eight people). They honor tradition by using ingredients we’ve come to expect on this holiday, but they also bring flair to the familiar with unexpected flavors and nifty techniques.

See the SAVEUR editors’ personal Thanksgiving side dish recipes in the gallery »