Its almost turkey day! I wont be cooking a huge spread myself, but I wanted to compile a list of my favorite Thanksgiving options from years past. Hopefully this list will help you get some ideas!
Turkey & Stuffing Casserole
Ive cooked a whole bird before, but this casserole style method of cooking turkey pieces on top of homemade stuffing takes the cake. Its so much easier, youll never got back to a whole bird.
Basic Cranberry Sauce
This cranberry sauce was one of the first recipes I ever posted, so there are no step by step photos. BUT, dont worry, its so easy that you probably wont even need them!
Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
Want a fancier cranberry sauce? Well, if you happen to have a bottle of red wine that youre sipping on while cooking on Thanksgiving, go ahead and make this ultra flavorful red wine version of cranberry sauce.
I didnt make this for Thanksgiving originally, but I think it would make a great addition to the holiday table. After all, whats more Thanksgiving-like than sweet potatoes and apples? So good.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
These are another great roasted sweet potato option. Theyre a lot less work than regular sweet potato casserole, but you still get that classic sugary sweet taste.
Date & Gorgonzola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
I made these the other day and still cant stop thinking about them. If one potato is too big for your holiday servings, simply cut the baked potato in half lengthwise and top each half of the potato with the goodies.
Chunky Mashed Potatoes
Need a good, basic mashed potato recipe? This one is my fav. I love em chunky and infused with garlic and green onions!
Corn & Cheddar Pudding
This super rich and creamy corn pudding has Thanksgiving written all over it. Its warm, comforting, and just waiting to nestle up along side the green beans and turkey on your plate.
Holiday Wild Rice Dressing
Its all the flavors of fall in one side dish: butternut squash, cranberries, sage, and walnuts. I could make a meal of this by its self.
Roasted Root Vegetables
Roasted root vegetables are a healthier alternative to creamy mashed potatoes. They have a variety of textures, colors, and flavors that will liven up the Thanksgiving table.
Apple Dijon Kale Salad
You might want to add a little green to the Thanksgiving meal and this Apple Dijon Kale Salad would be awesome. Apples and walnuts keep with the autumn theme, but kale will give you your big dose of greens.
Mushroom & Herb Gravy
Dont forget the gravy! And dont forget your vegetarian friends! This awesome mushroom herb gravy is vegetarian friendly so that all of your guests can enjoy some gravy goodness.
Speaking of mushrooms, these tasty little shrooms are a great appetizer to have hanging around for your guests while everyone is waiting to eat!
Youll definitely want some homemade bread for the meal, and these focaccia rolls are super easy and super impressive. Start the dough the day before and youll not spend even one minute kneading.
Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits
Want something even easier? All these drop biscuits require is mixing up the dough, then dropping dollops of it onto a baking sheet. Super easy and delicious.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Finish off the meal with some pumpkin bread pudding! This is a lighter version of bread pudding that doesnt go over board with the butter, eggs, or sugar. But hey, you just ate an enormous, delicious meal, right? …if you must, eat it cold for breakfast the next day!