With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's not uncommon to find yourself in a last-minute scramble to prepare a memorable feast. Don't fret! These 12 recipes are here to save the day, offering delicious options that are worth every effort, even with limited time on hand.
Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
Turkey cookies are super-cute and they’re perfect for Thanksgiving. With their candy corn tail feathers, candy eyes and butterscotch chip beak, they’re instantly recognizable as our favorite autumn bird. These whimsical little treats also have a pumpkin cream cheese frosting inside, just like a kind of sweet stuffing. So, consider making these cute Thanksgiving turkey cookies this year to thrill and impress your dinner guests, especially the kids. Get the Turkey cookies recipe here.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
A side dish that goes with everything. These Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche And Roasted Garlic are creamy and so flavorful. Put this recipe in your cookbook, it's going to become your favorite mashed potato recipe ever! Get the Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche And Roasted Garlic recipe here.
Stuffed Acorn Squash With Mushrooms And Chickpeas
Stuffed Acorn Squash With Mushrooms And Chickpeas is perfect for the holidays. With mushrooms, rice, chickpeas and cranberries, this healthy autumn-inspired dish is packed with protein and fiber. This veggie stuffed squash is vegan and gluten-free, yet it’s sure to please meat eaters, too. Get the Stuffed Acorn Squash With Mushrooms And Chickpeas recipe here.
Pumpkin Creme Brulee
This delicious Pumpkin Creme Brûlée is a unique twist on the classic dessert, infusing the creamy custard with the rich flavors of pumpkin and autumn spices. It's a perfect make-ahead dessert for your holiday table, offering a sophisticated yet comforting end to your meal. Get the Pumpkin Creme Brûlée recipe here.
Scalloped Potatoes are just like the classic dish, featuring starchy potatoes, cream and salt and pepper. Simple to make and serious comfort food. The scalloped potatoes are at home next to your favorite roasted meat or poultry. Fancy enough for guests but also easy enough for a homestyle meal. You can use russet potatoes, or a blend of russet and Yukon Gold potatoes. Get the Scalloped Potatoes recipe here.
5-Ingredient Pumpkin-Sausage Pinwheels
These Sausage Pinwheels are super easy to make using just 5 ingredients! You’ll end up with perfectly crisp golden brown puff pastries wrapped around Italian sausage slices with a delicious pumpkin puree! The parmesan cheese and green onions elevate the flavor to the next level. Get the Sausage Pinwheels recipe here.
Mashed Potato Casserole
With just a few minutes of prep, this mashed potato casserole recipe comes out super creamy and cheesy. These baked mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish and a great way to use up leftovers. And best of all? You can prep them ahead of time! Get the Mashed Potato Casserole recipe here.
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Say hello to Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes! Their crispy edges and soft centers make these potatoes more than just a side dish. They're the quick and easy answer to "What should I make with dinner tonight?" Perfectly paired with salmon or a quick cucumber salad, this is a recipe you'll want to make any time of the year. Get the Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe here.
Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos
Put those Thanksgiving leftovers to work. With a bag of corn chips and some cheese, you will have a hot steamy platter of Thanksgiving Nachos for a hearty lunch or snack. Get the Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos recipe here.
Learn how to bake brie in under 25 minutes from start to finish, with simple ingredients you can adapt as you like. A delicious appetizer that's perfect served with bread or crackers for a family dinner or holiday feast. Get the Baked Brie recipe here.
Sweet Potatoes with Candied Maple Pecans
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to think about a holiday sweet potato recipe. Some people like to make their favourite dishes every year while others like to change things up. If you’re looking for a slightly different sweet potato dish for your holiday menu, I bet you’ll love this sweet potatoes with candied maple pecans recipe. Its streusel-like topping makes a change from the classic dish. Get the Sweet Potatoes with Candied Maple Pecans recipe here.
Creamy Cranberry Pie with Gingersnap Crust
This gorgeous creamy Cranberry Pie with gingersnap crust is a show-stopping holiday dessert that tastes as good as it looks. It's intensely creamy, perfectly tart and looks so festive on a holiday table with its bright pink hue. Perfect for the holidays! Get the Creamy Cranberry Pie with Gingersnap Crust recipe here.
Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.