A sweet, spicy, and small holiday side dish

As the pandemic continues to impact nearly everything, it was only a matter of time before holiday gatherings needed to be reevaluated. Many households are wisely scaling back large family parties to a more intimate get-together of immediate family only. 

Whether you’re planning on a large dinner with all the fixins or downsizing to a small entree, you may be on the hunt for a side dish that isn’t a casserole for 10 this year.

Enter the harissa-maple carrots with whipped ricotta. Scale the recipe up or down easily depending on the number of people you need to feed and enjoy a holy trinity of flavors: sweet, spicy, and smoky with a touch of decadence from the ricotta. Best of all, it only takes about 40 minutes, with most of the time spent just waiting for the carrots to finish roasting.

Get the recipe here.

– Kylie Perrotti