It's that wonderful time of year again, and we're here to shake things up in the kitchen. This Thanksgiving, why not break free from tradition and explore some fresh, innovative recipes that will delight your taste buds and surprise your guests? Whether you're the designated chef for the family gathering or simply looking to try something new this year, we've got you covered with 17 brand new Thanksgiving recipes that you probably haven't thought about yet.
Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean And Quinoa Salad
This Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean And Quinoa Salad is one of the easiest, most flavorful fall salad recipes, full of nutrients and healthy ingredients. Served warm or cold, this delicious salad is also a great make-ahead lunch for work or back to school. Get the recipe.
Cauliflower Au Gratin
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, it's creamy, cheesy, and such a delicious side dish for holidays as well as for Sunday night dinner. Get the recipe.
The Best Tasting Cornbread Dressing
Celebrate Thanksgiving with this savory Cornbread Dressing. Store-bought or homemade cornbread is baked with cranberries, pine nuts and flavorful herbs. So easy to make and really delicious! Get the recipe.
This Pumpkin Fritter recipe will give you delightfully crispy, golden brown fritters with a soft and fluffy interior for the most delicious, savory fall patties. They’re incredibly easy to make and also include zucchini for added flavor! You can make them in just 30 minutes for the perfect fall lunch or dinner! Get the recipe.
Green Bean Casserole
This simple homemade version with a crispy topping turned out fantastic. Fresh, wholesome ingredients come together for this delicious Thanksgiving favorite. It is the perfect side dish for the holidays and family gatherings. Get the recipe.
These are, hands down, the BEST Mashed Potatoes you’ll ever have, with the creamiest consistency ever and the most delicious hint of roasted garlic. They’re creamy, thanks to the coconut milk, but you won’t even be able to tell that they’re entirely dairy-free! Get the recipe.
Butternut Squash And Tomato Soup
This creamy Butternut Squash And Tomato Soup is by far the best thing I've ever had. It's simple, easy to make and bursting with warm fall flavors. Get the recipe.
Dijon Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese
Turn what you know about these little green heads upside down because you'll fall in love with these Dijon Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese! Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie is a flavorful dessert made with a simple homemade crust, best caramel sauce filling and a crunchy Pecan topping. Surprisingly easy to make and outrageously delicious, this fall treat is sure to impress your family and friends. Get the recipe.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes is an absolutely must-try for the holidays! It’s naturally sweet, incredibly creamy, and absolutely satisfying. In just 30 minutes, you can have it ready using only six ingredients. Get the recipe.
The Best Pumpkin Cookies
These Pumpkin Cookies feature the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. Made with canned pumpkin puree and warm spices, these cookies have a soft, chewy texture that is simply irresistible. The pumpkin puree gives a moist and dense texture, while the cinnamon and sugar create a sweet and slightly spicy flavor profile. They’re perfect for fall baking! Get the recipe.
Brussels Sprouts with Honey Feta
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.
Apple Sponge Cake
Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Sharlotka will become your new favorite apple dessert. It's so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer which literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent fall treat a try and it won't disappoint! Get the recipe.
Roasted Potatoes with Lemon and Oregano
These Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes are fully loaded with lemony oregano, garlic, and olive oil flavors. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make! No boiling is needed. Try this simple side dish the next time you’re craving something fresh, unique, and flavorful. Get the recipe.
Butternut Squash curry
If you’re looking for a Butternut Squash curry, this has got to be the best one out there! This recipe brings together a delicious combination of ingredients, including tender butternut squash, crisp bell pepper, and cauliflower, all simmering in a creamy full-fat coconut milk sauce infused with an aromatic mix of curry powder, turmeric, and cumin. Get the recipe.
Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe
Knowing how to smoke turkey breast over wood chips or wood pellets like a pro means you can make this wonderful smoked turkey breast recipe for the family. A tasty holiday turkey option, smoking adds a whole other layer of flavour to this juicy turkey breast. So fire up the Traeger grill or pellet smoker like you mean business for a tasty Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner! Get the recipe.
Sausage And Pumpkin 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.
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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.