Viking Cooktops: Crafting the Perfect Thanksgiving Sides

Dec 27, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, and while the turkey might be the centerpiece, side dishes add the flavor and variety that complete the feast. Viking Cooktops, known for their precision and versatility, are perfect for crafting a range of Thanksgiving sides that will leave your guests impressed.

Let’s explore how Viking Cooktops can elevate your culinary creations.

Why Viking Cooktops Are Essential for Thanksgiving

With their professional-grade performance and precise temperature control, Viking Cooktops are an essential tool for any Thanksgiving chef. Whether you’re an experienced cook or just starting out, these cooktops offer:

  • Unmatched Heat Control: For dishes that require specific temperatures, Viking Cooktops provide the accuracy you need.
  • Flexible Cooking Areas: With various burner sizes, they accommodate pots and pans of all dimensions, making it easy to cook multiple dishes at once.
  • Consistent Performance: Ensuring even cooking, these cooktops are reliable, so every dish comes out as intended.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes: A New Twist on Classics

Elevate traditional side dishes with these unique takes, perfectly suited for your Viking Cooktop:

  • Caramelized Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes: A savory twist on a classic featuring the sweetness of caramelized onions.
  • Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta: Sautéed to perfection, these sprouts are combined with crispy pancetta for a delightful contrast.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage: Utilizing the cooktop’s even heating, roast squash to a caramelized finish, enhanced with fresh sage.

Mastering Viking Cooktop Techniques

Here’s how to make the most of your Viking Cooktop when preparing these dishes:

  • Low and Slow Sautéing: Perfect for caramelizing onions without burning.
  • Quick Searing: High heat ensures a quick sear on Brussels sprouts, retaining their texture and flavor.
  • Even Roasting: The consistent heat is ideal for roasting butternut squash evenly.

Tips for Simultaneous Cooking

Juggling multiple sides can be a challenge. Here are some tips to manage it on your Viking Cooktop:

  • Use Timers: Keep track of cooking times for each dish to ensure nothing is over or undercooked.
  • Balanced Burner Usage: Utilize different burner sizes for various dishes, adjusting the heat as necessary.
  • Stay Organized: Keep ingredients prepped and ready to avoid last-minute rushes.

Advanced Features of Viking Cooktops for Thanksgiving Cooking

Make full use of your Viking Cooktop’s advanced features:

  • High BTU Burners: Great for boiling water quickly for blanching vegetables.
  • Simmer Settings: Ideal for gently simmering gravies and sauces without scorching.
  • Continuous Grates: Move pots and pans easily across the surface, helpful when you have multiple dishes on the go.

Transforming Leftovers Into New Meals

Get creative with leftovers to make enjoyable post-Thanksgiving meals:

  • Mashed Potato Cakes: Mix in some cheese and fry on the cooktop for a crispy, tasty snack.
  • Brussels Sprout Hash: Chop up leftover Brussels sprouts, mix with potatoes, and fry up for a delicious breakfast hash.
  • Squash Soup: Blend roasted butternut squash with stock for a warm and comforting soup.

Engaging the Family in Thanksgiving Cooking

Make Thanksgiving cooking a family affair. Kids can help with tasks like washing vegetables or assembling ingredients, while adults take on the more complex cooking tasks. It’s a wonderful way to bond and create holiday memories.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I ensure even cooking on a Viking Cooktop?

A: Use the right size burner for your pot or pan and adjust the flame to cover the base evenly.

What’s the best way to clean my Viking Cooktop after a busy Thanksgiving?

A: Let it cool down, then clean it with a gentle detergent and a soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a cooktop cleaner.

Can I use all types of cookware on my Viking Cooktop?

A: Viking Cooktops are versatile and can accommodate various types of cookware, including stainless steel, cast iron, and non-stick pans.


Your Viking Cooktop is a key player in making your Thanksgiving sides stand out. Its precision, versatility, and performance allow you to explore a wide range of recipes and techniques. At Viking Repair Crew, we’re here to ensure your cooktop is ready to take on the holiday season.

Looking to master your Thanksgiving cooking with Viking Cooktops? Reach out to Viking Repair Crew. Fill out our form, and we’ll ensure your cooktop is in perfect shape for your holiday cooking adventures.

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