The time is near! The leaves are falling, the weather is getting colder, and there’s lots to prepare for. Ready to whip up some dishes to impress those relatives? To help you find some inspiration for all the delicious meals coming up, we’ve gathered 6 festive and creative dishes for you to serve guests this Thanksgiving.
1. Best Cranberry Salsa
Our first recipe comes from TheStayAtHomeChef.com with the Best Cranberry Salsa! This festive appetizer is a fun and unexpected twist on typical cranberry dishes and is sure to please a crowd. The Stay At Home Chef says to pair it with cream cheese and crackers for a delicious combo. Depending on the crowd, you can adjust the level of spiciness with jalapenos or leave them out.
2. Paula Deen’s Cranberry Brie
Our second recipe is another fun dish with cranberries but covered with brie cheese and delicious pastries. Paula Deen’s Cranberry Brie is sure to be a crowd favorite. WIth decadent melted cheese over pastry bread, with pops of sweetness, this dish will be gone fast!
3. Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan
This dish from Cafe Delites has been saved 335,000 times and is known as Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest via TheKitchn.com. Sweet potatoes are always a staple during Thanksgiving and this smashed version puts a twist on a classic with crispy, buttery parmesan cheese. They pair perfectly with a savory turkey, steak or chicken entree.
4. Browned Butter Sage Turkey
This delicious Browned Butter Sage Turkey comes from TheSpeckledPalate.com. She writes on her blog that the butter browns with sage, and crisps up the edges of the turkey, creating a decadent and juicy turkey! This combination is unexpected and a delicious take on the typical Thanksgiving centerpiece. This simple yet exciting combination will add an element of creativity to your table.
5. Cranberry, Sausage & Apple Stuffing
Looking for a fresh idea to spark your cooking? Throw that boxed stuffing out and make something new! This surprising combination is guaranteed to impress your guests. Cranberries, sausage and apples create this stuffing that can be whipped up within an hour.
6. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Our last recipe comes from PaleoRunningMama who is known for her incredible Paleo versions of classic comfort foods. These fudgy pumpkin bars are decked with a thick layer of cream cheese sure to make mouths water. Her version of cream cheese is made from cashews but still so thick and creamy, she compares it to cheesecake. https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/pumpkin-bars-with-cream-cheese-frosting-paleo/
Let us know what you think of the meals and if you try any out for yourself! From our family to yours, we hope your holidays are full of joy, laughter and fun. Happy cooking!