If you’re anything like me, you’re still on the lookout for great recipes to contribute toward a big Thanksgiving feast this year. (If you already have everything planned, I tip my hat to you and your organization skills!) I wanted to share some of our favorite recipes with you guys below just in case you’re still looking for some dishes to include in your holiday meal this Thursday.
Please note, many of these dishes are not “healthified” in any way. They’re just ridiculously delicious!
Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes
Ryan talked up this side dish before my first Thanksgiving with his family and I wasn’t sure it could possibly live up to his praise until I took a bite. Oh my goodness. It’s sweet and buttery and quickly claimed a spot on my “Favorite Thanksgiving” dishes!
- My Mom’s Homemade Stuffing <— My all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish!
This dish is not only my all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish, but it’s also one of my favorite foods period. I truly think I could have a plate filled only with this stuffing at Thanksgiving and feel perfectly happy. IT’S THE BEST.
- Bubbee’s Glazed Carrots
When Ryan and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving together as a couple in college, I remember asking him about his favorite Thanksgiving side dish and he said “carrots.” I thought it was crazy (who like carrots that much!?) but when I had his grandmother’s glazed carrots for the first time, it all made sense. They’re sweet (brown sugar!) and salty (bacon!) and have since become a staple at Friendsgiving and with my family as well!
- Fannetastic Food’s Quinoa Salad with Pecans and Cranberries
I made this for Friendsgiving last year and vowed to make it again! It’s fluffy, fruity, crunchy and nutritious. It’s a great side dish and it’s also vegan and vegetarian-friendly!
- Cooking Light’s Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
I made this dish for the first time at our first Friendsgiving party and it was a HUGE hit. It doesn’t taste “light” at all and I personally think it’s the best sweet potato casserole recipe out there. We love it!
And here are a handful of recipes that have caught my eye for this year’s Thanksgiving meal:
- Brussels Sprouts Gratin
- Sage Butter Biscuits
- Spiked Maple Apple Cider
- Fall Harvest Spinach Salad
- Sauteed Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Question of the Day
- What is your all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish?
I am all about the stuffing, baby!!!