As we gear up for this season of gratitude and feasting, one thing's for sure: no one wants to show up empty-handed or with a lackluster dish. Lucky for you, these 17 crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the star of any Thanksgiving potluck.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies
Pumpkin cream cheese cookies are a delicious holiday treat that everyone will love! Combining the sweet and creamy flavor of pumpkin with the rich, tangy taste of cream cheese, these cookies have all the classic flavors of fall and make perfect additions to any holiday gathering. Get the recipe.
Creamy Eggplant Gratin
This creamy and scrumptious Eggplant Gratin is smothered with a secret white sauce and topped with a generous layer or Gruyere cheese. It is a side dish that is so easy to make and will be gone before you know it. Get the recipe.
Apple Hand Pies
Apple Hand Pie, also known as Milopitakia, is a delicious apple pocket pie that originates from Greece. The delicate pie crust is filled with a sweet, juicy apple filling that is both comforting and satisfying, with the most delicious crunch of walnuts. Get the recipe.
This cornbread is a delightful twist on the classic Southern dish that captures the essence of comfort food while remaining cruelty-free. This recipe offers a perfect balance of sweetness and savory flavors, with a moist and tender texture that will melt in your mouth. Get the recipe.
Cauliflower Potato Casserole
This Cauliflower Au Gratin, also known as a Cauliflower Bake, is a delightful and satisfying dish that brings together the wholesome flavors of cauliflower and creamy gratin goodness. It's an easy comfort food recipe that has quickly become one of the favorites in my house. It's creamy, cheesy, and such a delicious side dish for holidays as well as for Sunday night dinner. Get the recipe.
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 recipe.
Easy One Skillet Bacon Mac And Cheese With A Twist
Try this easy cast iron skillet bacon mac and cheese, where everything is cooked in just one skillet. This recipe also has a twist to elevate the classic dish! Get the recipe.
This fancy, roulade of turkey is stuffed with fresh herbs and apple. It sounds complicated, but it’s so easy!! Get the recipe.
Pumpkin And Mushroom Risotto
Craving a rich, hearty, one-pan meal that warms your soul? This Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto recipe is your answer! It's a delicious blend of creamy Arborio rice, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and smooth pumpkin puree. It’s the best way to use pumpkin puree! Get the recipe.
Polenta Bites With Olive Spread
If you need a 30-minute vegan appetizer idea, these Polenta Bites will do the trick. Tubed polenta is fried until crispy and then topped with a tangy Kalamata Olive-Caper spread. Easy and mouthwatering appetizer that everyone will love. Get the recipe.
Potato Rosti With Goat Cheese
Call it a giant potato pancake, latkes or potato pie, one thing is for sure. This Swiss rosti is the potato side dish taken up a notch. Grated potatoes are mixed with shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme and layered with a pungent goat cheese. Baked until crispy perfection and devoured in no time. Get the recipe.
Candied Butternut Squash
Candied butternut squash is a delicious side dish that can bring a touch of sweetness to any meal. This recipe takes the natural sweetness of butternut squash and elevates it to new heights by adding a rich caramel glaze made with cane sugar or coconut sugar along with maple syrup or honey. The result is a dish that is both visually stunning and absolutely delicious. Get the recipe.
Jackie Kennedy’s Casserole Marie Blanche
First lady, Jackie Kennedy is reported to have served this easy, delicious Casserole Marie Blanche, during the time she lived in the White House. Get the recipe.
Brussels Sprouts With Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette
These Easy Brussels Sprouts are healthy, delicious and take little time to prepare. Roasted until tender and crispy and drizzled over with a tangy and sweet honey balsamic vinaigrette. This recipe will quickly become your favorite! Get the recipe.
Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche And Roasted Garlic
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 recipe.
Sourdough Apple Stuffing with Sausage
One of our favorite stuffings combines sweet, juicy apple along with savory sausage in a bread stuffing base. This Sourdough Apple Stuffing with Sausage will be enjoyed by everyone! Get the recipe.
Roasted Green Beans With Tomatoes
A simple recipe for Roasted Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes is taken to another level with quick Balsamic reduction and a sprinkling of vegan Parmesan cheese. An easy side dish that goes with any meal. Get the recipe.
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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.