Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year for most families. It’s a time to get together and enjoy a nice meal together. For many Americans, it’s the only time of year everyone gets together around the same table. You have your turkey and cranberry sauce, but you can do better than that. Light up your table this year with the following five recipes that are sure to leave your family wanting more.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Turkey

Turkey is nice, but you can do better than that. Add a twist on this traditional classic by adding a kick to the meat. Get rid of the dry taste of turkey by adding some lemon and thyme as part of a golden, tender, and moist centerpiece this year. There are just six ingredients in this type of roasted turkey and it takes no time at all to put together.

Your guests are sure to love the zest of the lemon.

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

The creamy make-ahead mashed potatoes recipe is becoming increasingly prominent online. More and more Americans discover this recipe every year. Everyone enjoys mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, but this adds more to the traditional recipe with cheese, onions, and bacon. It’s perfect for those who love meat and love their mashed potatoes thick and tasty all at the same time.

Aunt Chelle’s Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese has become a profoundly American dish. This recipe combines three different types of cheeses to create a macaroni and cheese that comes with a sharp taste. The classic recipe brings together a sharp cheddar with a good Gouda. You can also combine some American cheeses for a taste that everyone recognizes.

The advantage of this recipe is that you can actually try it out with practically any cheese from around the world.

Roasted Asparagus and Turkey Bacon

One of the best side dishes on the menu is roasted asparagus and turkey bacon. Most Thanksgiving side dishes are filled with meat and dairy, but this dish will allow you to keep those tastes with a healthy twist. Wrap strands of asparagus in turkey bacon and add some of your favorite spices.

You could even wrap them in pieces of turkey, or swap out asparagus for some other vegetables. It’s entirely up to you.

Green Bean Casserole

Making a Thanksgiving dinner is tough and time-consuming. Sometimes you need a few dishes in your arsenal that can allow you to fill the table without spending hours on trying to come up with something delicious. The green bean casserole is just that. You can prepare it well-ahead of the big day and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it.

Planning for Thanksgiving

There’s nothing like Thanksgiving and there’s nothing like experimenting with food. Many of these recipes look like the conventional but come with wholly unexpected tastes. You don’t have to be a master chef to try them out, so see what you can get out of these for your Thanksgiving.



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  1. Thanks Lou for the wonderful ideas ! Picked up 2 bags of the dinner yeast rolls...Love them ! HAPPY BLESSED THANKSGIVING !

    1. Thank you so much Tracey! Enjoy those yummy rolls! Have a blessed Thanksgiving as well!!!!

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