small  4173046945 1

THANKSGIVING RECIPES TO SPICE UP YOUR FEAST

LOOKING FOR GREAT RECIPES FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE?

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a staple of many families tables during the holiday season; turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie are just a few of the amazing dishes associated with Thanksgiving. For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner is the culinary occurrence we look forward to all year, and we prep our kitchens and dining rooms to accommodate both massive amounts of delicious food and the guests we invite to share it.

Perhaps, however, you’re looking for ways to add your own spin to Thanksgiving dinner, have no fear: there are tons of amazing recipes out there that will offer your feast a little something extra while still maintaining the spirit of the holiday.

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite recipes here and encourage you to try one out in preparation for Thanksgiving! Who knows; maybe it will be a signature item on your table every year.

CREAM OF CARROT SOUP

This hearty recipe is perfect as a Thanksgiving appetizer or first course, perhaps while your guests are waiting for other dishes to finish. It’s also a great dish for vegetarians who find meat in practically every Thanksgiving dish. This recipe calls for chicken broth but you certainly don’t have to include the broth in your batch of soup.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Find the recipe here

FRIED GREEN BEANS

Green beans are a staple on the Thanksgiving table, but for those of us looking for spins on the dish, fried green beans are a great variation that can also function as a before-meal snack or appetizer. Provide your guests with delicious dipping sauces like Wasabi ranch or a soy dipping sauce to add a little something extra to the dish. It’s also super quick to prepare and cook, so you won’t be set back on time by adding this dish to your rotation.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Find the recipe here

DILL SEED BISCUITS

Traditional Thanksgiving rolls can take on a different form at your Thanksgiving by incorporating these delightful biscuits to your table. Dill seed biscuits tend to have a richer flavor, due to the heavy cream and butter called for in their recipes. But hey, it’s Thanksgiving; a little heavy cream and butter is the name of the game. They’re quick to prepare and are popular with a variety of palates.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes

Find the recipe here

TURKEY MEATBALLS WITH CRANBERRY GLAZE

This unique Thanksgiving recipe combines two popular, traditional dishes into one, adding cocktail toothpicks and a bite-size portion size. These delicious meatballs are perfect as an appetizer before the meal or as a meat-heavy side dish during the meal. Whether you’ve got a huge party or a small, intimate gathering, you can cater the recipe size to the number of you guests quickly and easily.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

PUMPKIN CHIFFON PIE WITH ORANGE CREAM

Finding variations on this basically required Thanksgiving dessert will help you keep the spirit of the dish without sacrificing your flair for the unique. Pumpkin chiffon pie with orange cream adds a zesty citrus finish to the traditional pumpkin pie recipe, as well as a light whip and fluffiness to the overall texture.

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: Let sit overnight

Find the recipe here

MAC AND CHEESE CARBONARA

If you’re the blessed soul who regularly serves mac and cheese at your Thanksgiving table, finding variations on your recipe is a cinch because there’s probably about a million of them out there. One of our favorites is mac and cheese carbonara, which combines the delicious traditional carbonara flavoring with four to five cheeses and al dente macaroni noodles, all baked to perfection. If this dish is wiped clean by the end of the meal, your guests don’t know what they’re missing.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Find the recipe here

Well, there you have it: a few of our favorite recipes to add some unique flavor to your Thanksgiving feast this year. Whether you’re a passionate cook or a first-timer, you can surely find great recipes that are easy to execute and sure to please your hungry Thanksgiving guests.

photo credit: iandavid via photopin cc