As for today’s post, rather than pop in with my usual weekend recap, since I have a feeling Thanksgiving is on many of our minds right now, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes with you guys that I think would make a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving spread. Many of the recipes below are classics we love in our house that we make every year while others are delicious dishes that feel festive and good enough to serve on a special holiday.
If you have any recipes you love to make for Thanksgiving, I’d love it if you shared them below (links welcome!) so we can all benefit from delicious recipe recommendations!
10 Recipes To Make for Thanksgiving This Year
A few years ago, I found a stove-top recipe for Ina Garten’s mulled wine and the first time I made it, I knew I found a winner. Over the course of several years, I found myself tweaking the recipe ever so slightly and wound up with a new go-to recipe for slow cooker holiday mulled wine. It’s the perfect drink to make for a holiday gathering because it’s very hands-off. I am all about utilizing slow cookers for holiday parties to make things easier and this recipe takes full advantage of the benefits of a slow cooker!
A sweet, salty and deliciously moist cornbread, this winning cornbread recipe is simple to make but definitely worthy of serving along with your Thanksgiving dinner! It’s a recipe you guys constantly tag me in on Instagram and the reviews are always great! (I always really appreciate the tags and reviews, so thanks so much!!)
If you like a little green on your plate on Thanksgiving, this Chopped Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is a big-time winner. Made with vibrant fresh produce, nutrient-dense chopped pecans and a tangy homemade honey mustard vinaigrette dressing, it makes eating healthy taste amazing.
I tried this dish for the first time at my mother-in-law’s house over Thanksgiving when Ryan and I were dating in college. When I dug into Diane’s pineapple soufflé, I could not get enough of the sweet and buttery flavors. It tasted more like a dessert than a side dish and I couldn’t help myself from going back for seconds… and then thirds. It is by no means healthy, but for a dish you only enjoy once a year, I just can’t make myself try to “healthify” this recipe. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic in the Fagan household!
This recipe for Maple Cinnamon Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes is a fresh take on traditional twice baked potatoes that incorporates nutrient-dense sweet potatoes, fragrant cinnamon and a splash of maple syrup for sweetness. This recipe also pairs well with traditional Thanksgiving fare, making it the perfect alternative to traditional sweet potato casserole.
Okay, okay so this blog post needs some serious updating but don’t let that deter you from making these recipes! My mom’s stuffing is my absolute favorite dish of Thanksgiving and Ryan’s grandma’s carrots are unreal! Both of these recipes are must-makes in our house on Thanksgiving every year.
This pumpkin icebox cake is a sweet and creamy dessert that is easy to make and overflowing with cinnamon and pumpkin flavor. Simply whip up a batch of homemade cinnamon pumpkin whipped cream and layer it with Biscoff cookies for a festive Thanksgiving dessert everyone will love!
There’s something about the contrast of a cold, creamy dessert with a hot sweet treat that lights my taste buds on fire. This oatmeal apple crisp is one of the most frequently made sweet treats in our house during the fall because it’s so darn EASY to make and so delicious. I was raised on apple crisp with oatmeal incorporated in the mix and love the chewiness the oats give this rendition.
If you’re looking for a shortcut Thanksgiving dessert that feels festive and tastes great, these pumpkin spice cake mix cupcakes could not be any easier to make and are always a big time hit! Top them with sweet cinnamon buttercream icing for the perfect Thanksgiving treat!
Question of the Day
What is your favorite dish of Thanksgiving? Any must-try Thanksgiving recipes out there?
My favorite Thanksgiving dish is, without a doubt, the stuffing! I also love sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. Yum!!