Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we all know the best part of Thanksgiving is the food. No matter what your plans are this year, great recipes are always needed. So we gathered some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes for you.
If your family is anything like mine, you need a few good appetizers that can sit out all day as good snacks when it’s not meal time. This dip is an excellent option. Mix everything in a bowl, bake it and then sit it out with some crackers or bread. Its delicious and definitely snack worthy, plus everyone loves a good dip!
Are you wanting your family to eat more veggies this year? These Maple Bacon Carrots are one way to guarantee they will at least eat their carrots. Just wrapped the carrots with bacon, brush them with maple syrup and season to your preference, then pop them in the over or air fryer and there you go! Your family wont be able to get enough of these.
If you’ve never had the southern classic, pimento cheese, you are missing out. If you have than I don’t need to explain how amazing Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin sounds. I can assure you this recipe tastes as wonderful as it sounds. This is an easy recipe and it will add a twist to a Thanksgiving favorite. It’s pretty hard for a recipe with potatoes and cheese to disappoint, but this recipe will definitely blow your guests away.
It might be a dip, it might be a casserole, but your family is probably going to treat it as both, so make extra. The combination of cream cheese, sharp white cheddar, and salty Parmesan is always a winning combination, and that’s definitely true with this recipe. Add in the corn and you have a delicious Thanksgiving side that lets you indulge yourself while also saying “It’s corn, it’s healthy!”
So if dip/casserole corn doesn’t sound like something you want, this might be a more traditional, but just as delicious, choice. Corn, bacon and cream cheese? What could be wrong about that? Plus this recipe is a slow cooker recipe, which means dump it all it, stir occasionally, and don’t worry about it, which takes one more thing off your plate on Thanksgiving.
Cheese, bacon, mashed potatoes, and bread crumbs? Do you need any more explanation? This recipe is great for a Thanksgiving day appetizer, or a way to use your leftover mashed potatoes. In less than 30 minutes you can have the most incredible, bite size Fried Mashed Potato Balls, what else could you ask for?
Green Bean Casserole is a Thanksgiving classic, but every family has those people that take more than they will eat, leaving others with none. These little bundles make it easier for people to not take to much, so everyone gets some. Plus they are adorable, delicious, and wrapped in bacon! That sounds like a must do to me. And if you oven is too full this year? This recipe includes instructions for making them in an air fryer!
Stuffing is that classic side that always shows up every year, as it should because it’s the best side. This is a really easy traditional stuffing recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s a solid base. If you want a basic traditional stuffing, this is incredible, but if you want a solid starting point that you can then personalize a little, this works great for that too. No matter what you choose to do, this recipe is something you are going to love.
The holidays can be a hard time for anyone that has specific eating restrictions, whether its allergies or diets, it’s so hard to avoid all of the delicious food that is always present at the holidays. So here’s a great Cauliflower Stuffing recipe for those that need to avoid traditional bread stuffing, or just for those that want Cauliflower Stuffing. This recipe creates the perfect combination of ingredients so you get that incredible stuffing taste, while also getting your daily dose of vegetables, it’s a win-win!
Do you want something a little different for your stuffing this year? This beer cheese stuffing is sure to be a winner, you won’t even miss the traditional stuffing. Beer, white cheddar, bread and bacon? Your family will love you. The dash of Worcestershire and the celery offer a nice way to cut through everything else so it’s not a completely overwhelming. This is also a great option for a Friendsgiving meal.
It’s Thanksgiving, so obviously we need 4 stuffing recipes. This recipe is for tradition sausage stuffing, but in muffin form! Individual sized food is a great idea this year if you are trying to be safe, so these work great. Grab a muffin, or three, and enjoy this delicious stuffing.
We all love Sweet Potato Casserole, if you say you don’t its just because you haven’t had a good one yet. But it’s impossible to eat a normal portion of it. These bites make it so easy to just have a small little portion. Whether you are already stuffed, but just want a bite, or you are trying to not eat the whole pan, these will work great for you! Plus how cute are they! These are definitely a win.
Pie is a must have at Thanksgiving, and if you are looking for a new homemade apple pie recipe than look no further. I particularly love this recipe for bigger families because it makes larger portions than normal pie. But it also reminds me of my grandma’s homemade pie so that’s obviously a plus. It may take a little work, but trust me it’s worth it.
Slab Pie’s are a favorite of mine for larger families or groups. They typically serve about twice as much as a normal pie. So you get a delicious homemade pie, without having to make 2 pies. This recipe gets bonus points because it’s incredibly easy, but also one of the best pies you’ve ever had. Deliciously sweet, with a hint of bourbon give this pie a taste you won’t be able to get enough of.
There’s such a small window of time throughout the year that we can really enjoy pumpkin, so you have to really take advantage of it when its here. This Pumpkin Goat Cheese Cheesecake is a great option for people who want pumpkin, but don’t like pumpkin pie. It combines pumpkin, cream cheese, goat cheese and wafer cookies to make an creamy, delicious cheesecake. Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this.
So there you go, some of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. It’s so hard to choose, because everything is just so delicious, but don’t worry Christmas is coming up soon after Thanksgiving so if you don’t do it this month, you can sneak it into the menu next month!