“We are thankful for all who are present at this our feast as well as for all those who have labored in love in order to bring this dinner to our table.” – Edward Hays
While many holidays are about expressing our thankfulness and gratitude, no holiday is greater at this than Thanksgiving. It’s a day spent with family and friends and food is the way that love is shown.
Of course, you probably have a few family favorites that are must-haves when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, but if you’re looking for a new recipe or two to add to the table, then take a look at these.
Many people will tell you that they don’t like brussels sprouts, but it could be because they’ve never had this recipe! With lots of garlic, bacon (or pancetta), and a balsamic reduction, your guests will be wondering why they haven’t been eating brussels sprouts more often.
Sure, you can make the traditional green bean casserole with the canned soup and the fried onions on top, but if you want to bring a new dish to the table that still uses green beans, then you’re going to want to try this one. It’s cheesy and delicious and a great alternative if you’re tired of the classic recipe.
If your family loves the jellied cranberry sauce in a can, by all means buy it. But if they just love the tart flavor that cranberry sauce provides amidst all of the rich Thanksgiving dishes, then they’re going to go crazy for this homemade cranberry sauce. With just five ingredients – and one of them is water – you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make, and you’ll love how fresh it tastes.
The kids and adults alike will be happy to see this macaroni and cheese come out of the oven! Using sharp cheddar, Gruyere, and Parmesan, this recipe is packed with flavor, and the Panko bread crumbs provide just the right amount of crunch.
Those soft and squishy rolls from Texas Roadhouse are famous for a reason – because they’re delicious! This recipe is an awesome copycat and you might want to make a double batch for turkey sandwiches the next day.
Cornbread stuffing is another southern staple for Thanksgiving, but if you want to take it to the next level, then try this Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing. It’s got a bit of spice to it and may become your new go-to!
Yes, you can have both mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving! This sweet potato casserole can easily be served as a side dish, but don’t be surprised if your guests grab a spoonful for dessert! The streusel crumb topping is out of this world!
Are you team pumpkin pie or team pecan pie when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert? Or maybe you’re both! If that’s the case – and you don’t want to make both pies – then give this pumpkin pecan pie recipe a go! It’s the best of both worlds wrapped into one yummy dessert!
Of course, not everyone is a fan of pie, which makes this apple cake a great choice. It’s got tons of apples in it, and the leftovers will be perfect with a cup of coffee the next day.
Mini Maid wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hopes that at least one of these recipes makes it to your Thanksgiving table!