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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Updated: May 17

Maybe you've already planned your meal from start to finish, maybe you are just looking for a dish to bring to a relative's house. Either way, we've compiled a few of our favorite recipes from over the years. Hope you enjoy!


Appetizers:

Raspberry and Brie Tarts

I like to keep it simple with appetizers, especially for Turkey Day! After having these raspberry and brie tarts at my friend Jackie's house a few years ago, they've been a regular appetizer since and even the kids enjoy them and like to help make them. Visit A Sprinkle of This and That for the recipe!










Salad:

Autumn Chopped Salad

My favorite recommendation is always the Autumn Chopped Salad on the Espresso and Cream blog. You can add or omit ingredients based on your preference and the salad dressing is delicious! I find the easiest way to make this salad is to leave certain toppings off for guests to add as they choose (especially the bacon and pecans) since that will keep the ingredients as fresh as possible.








Side Dishes:

Mashed Potato Casserole

Can't have Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes! This is one of my favorite hacks and timesavers because you can easily whip this together the night before and just throw it in the oven to bake the day of. Visit Adirondack Baker to get this awesome recipe, originally from Cook's Illustrated.







Slow Cooker Brown Butter Glazed Carrots

This is yet another super easy recipe to add to your Holiday arsenal. If you chop the carrots the night before this recipe is a breeze and doesn't take up precious stovetop or oven space on the day of your dinner. Check out The Food Charlatan to find this recipe and many others!











Pretzel Parker House Rolls

Do these rolls require some prep? Yes! But, no fear! The work you put into these rolls will be more than worth it in the end when your family and friends can't get enough! These are so yummy and a fun challenge if you are not used to making rolls from scratch. You won't be disappointed! These rolls are from one of my favorite food bloggers, Smitten Kitchen.




The Main Event- The Turkey!


Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

Please, please don't let the name of this recipe turn you off! When I decided to host Thanksgiving last year, I scoured the internet for the perfect method to roast a turkey. I was nervous, and I really didn't want to mess it up! I took a risk and at the recommendation of many decided to try this recipe. Everyone loved it! The turkey was flavorful and dare I say.. moist ( sorry to this who hate that word). I didn't put stuffing in the turkey since my grandmother is a stickler for Italian stuffing, but we cooked two different types of stuffing on the side and didn't miss leaving it out of the turkey itself. Visit She Wears Many Hats to try this recipe!







Desserts:


Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

These Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes from The Girl Who Ate Everything are a favorite of mine! They are pretty easy to make and a big hit! I usually double the recipe for the topping because... caramelized apples! yum!











Chocolate Charlotte Cake

This recipe is a family favorite! My grandmother has been making this for years. If you like chocolate and mousse than this is the recipe for you. Not only does it taste delicious but it also looks impressive too! There are many variations on Chocolate Charlotte cake, but this recipe at Hearth and Vine is what I've used in the past.










Let us know if you try any of these wonderful recipes and leave a comment to let us know what you think!





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