The week of Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and I’m sure that everyone is rushing to put the final touches on their holiday menus and running out to the store to pick up those last minute items. If you are still trying to figure out what to make to wow your guests and, at the same time, not drive yourself completely insane, I’ve picked out a few of my favorite recipes for you to bookmark for the big day on Thursday. Thanksgiving should be about enjoying time with the ones you love, not stressing out about whether or not your pie dough is going to come together! I hope that you find these simple and impressive recipes to be just what you were looking for. As always, I am happy to answer any cooking queries that you may have, either by commenting in this or any post, or by shooting me a quick message here. Happy Thanksgiving!
First and foremost, you need to have the essential Thanksgiving condiment: cranberry sauce. This year, why not go with this tasty Cranberry Chutney? It’s got fresh cranberries, fragrant ginger, and a bit of a kick from some minced jalapeno pepper.
If you want to have a little something for people to nibble on while they have a drink or wait for dinner to be served, I highly recommend these Sweet Potato Muffin Tops. They’re festive, handheld, and easy to make.
Biscuits and/or rolls are definitely a part of everyone’s Thanksgiving table, so switch it up a bit this year with these Savory Pumpkin Biscuits. They’re big, soft, and come together beautifully.
This Chestnut, Sausage, and Apple Stuffing is not only my favorite Thanksgiving dish, it’s probably one of my favorite foods. It’s got lots of different textures and flavors, like sweet apples, tart cranberries, rich pork sausage, and aromatic herbs for the most delicious stuffing you’ve ever tasted.
This colorful Potato, Carrot, and Turnip Gratin is a perfect vegetarian side dish. It uses seasonal root vegetables and couldn’t be more simple to prepare.
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without apple pie, so I wanted to add a fun element to the classic dessert by making them bite-sized with these Mini Lattice Top Apple Pies. The crust to filling ratio is perfect, and most importantly, everyone can walk, talk, and snack at the same time!
I love a good bread pudding, and this Whisky Bread Pudding with a Caramel Glaze is the perfect adult dessert to serve alongside your pies. I loved the crunchy glaze on top of the rich, whisky soaked brioche.
As much as I love Thanksgiving dinner, often, breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving can be just as good, especially if you surprise your friends and family with these Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. They taste just like pumpkin pie, and they are big and fluffy for a satisfying forkful of deliciousness.
Another Thanksgiving morning option are these Cinnabon Cinnamon Buns. I defy you to find anyone who doesn’t like a warm, gooey cinnamon bun. Go ahead. Try.
When all is said and done, I highly recommend throwing together a proper Thanksgiving Sandwich the next day. This is, without a doubt, my favorite sandwich.