As you give thanks for all the blessings that you have received throughout the year, it would be nice to celebrate with your loved ones and share delightful Thanksgiving foods. Aside from the traditional turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, what more can you prepare? Plentiful, actually.
This year, instead of sticking to the traditional recipes, have fun with the festive dishes below. Another thing that you should be grateful for. 🙂
Well, there’s no better way of starting dinner than a delightful bowl of soup. There are lots of soup recipes that you can choose from. But if you want something that can be prepared quick and easy, go for the classic pumpkin soup.
How? Saute some onions and stir in pure pumpkin, chicken broth, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
To balance the taste of mashed potatoes and turkey, you should have a nice salad. This time, try Kale with glazed onions and cheddar. Add some colors to it through dried cherries, crunchy kales, and pine nuts. It’s gonna be delish!
Green Bean Casserole
Have you had this before? This is considered as the epitome of Thanksgiving, and yes, it’s absolutely a must-try. You can make use of store-bought canned cream of mushroom soup or you can also make your own version at home. You can do that simply by sauteing some mushrooms and adding flour and milk.
One friendly reminder, though, you might not be able to find fresh green beans since November is not their season. So, yeah, canned green beans can do the job. Another secret to this recipe is the fried onions, so be sure not to skip that.
Brussels Sprouts With Heaps of Bacon
Brussels sprouts, anyone?
Aside from the health benefits that these vegetables have to offer, they also make an unforgettable side dish. With huge chunks of salted bacon, nobody can resist this dish!
Other ingredients include canola oil, Kosher salt, unsalted butter, and balsamic vinegar.
Maple-Cranberry Sweet Potatoes
This right here is another exciting side dish that you should consider for Thanksgiving dinner. If you haven’t been a huge fan of sweet potatoes, you will change your mind after you taste this delicious recipe, which makes the potatoes really shine. You can even prepare them a day ahead.
To make this side dish, you’ll need sweet potatoes, cranberries, salt, maple syrup, and butter.
Prosciutto Scallion Bundles
This entree could be a side dish or appetizer. Either way, they taste really, really good! Aside from the prosciutto and scallions, you’ll need salt, pepper, and olive oil.
First off, season the scallions with salt and pepper. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around three scallions. Repeat the same step until you come up with a few bundles.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and add two bundles of scallions. Make sure to turn them from time to time to ensure that they’ll get cooked evenly. As soon as everything is done, arrange in a platter, and serve.