How Emeril Lagasse Kicks Up His Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Kick your holiday up a notch with Emeril's Thanksgiving recipes.

-- Thanksgiving may be dubbed Turkey Day but many Americans will argue that side dishes are the true star of Thanksgiving dinner.

Sweet potatoes and stuffing are always crowd-pleasers, so take your meal up a notch with these versions from chef Emeril Lagasse. The New Orleans-raised chef has tried-and-true side dishes from the "Good Morning America" archive that will spice up your table and impress your guests.

Miss Hilda's Portuguese Dressing

Braised Apples, Roasted Acorn Squash and Fresh Thyme

Emerilized (From Scratch) Green Bean Casserole

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Crispy Pancetta

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut Dressing and Cheese Crisps

Louisiana-Style Cane Syrup Sweet Potatoes

Emeril Lagasse Three-Cheese Creamed Spinach