I don’t know about you, but I like to take several weeks to plan out what I will cook for Thanksgiving dinner.  Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, so it’s time to start planning!  In this blog, I’ll give you five recipes to make this Thanksgiving.  Now, I know what you’re thinking:  Aren’t there only like, nine or ten standard recipes for Thanksgiving?  Yes, there are.  Everybody will have turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, and a casserole or two.  Those are all fantastic dishes, but I want to challenge you to branch out and really WOW your family this year!  And the best part is that most of these recipes don’t require any more effort than the ones everybody will be expecting.  So, without further ado, here are the Thanksgiving recipes!

Potatoes au Gratin

Aside from turkey, mashed potatoes are maybe the most common Thanksgiving dish.  But, this year, let’s try something new!  Potatoes au Gratin is a French dish made famous by Julia Child.  These rich and creamy potatoes are sure to be a favorite at your Thanksgiving feast.  Check out the recipe!

cheese garlic breadCheese and Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Everybody loves a good dinner roll, but I think we can do better.  This cheese and garlic bread is so much more than just a delicious recipe.  It also makes eating it FUN.  In addition, the aesthetic will have your guests wondering how you made such a fancy-looking dish!  You can get the recipe here!

sweet potato stacksRoasted Sweet Potato Stacks

A lot of people struggle with incorporating sweet potatoes into their Thanksgiving lineup.  Usually, you’ll see sweet potato casseroles or even baked sweet potatoes.  Both of these dishes are great!  But, this year, why not make your sweet potatoes a finger food?  These roasted sweet potato stacks are delicious and a lot of fun to make!  Not to mention, your guests will love them!  Here’s a link to the recipe!

mini pumpkin cheesecakesMini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

If you’re like me, you probably have pumpkin dishes every year.  Pumpkin is a staple of Thanksgiving meals!  One way to switch it up is to incorporate pumpkin into a cheesecake instead of a pie this year!  These are very easy to serve individually, and they’re some of the most adorable little cheesecakes I’ve ever seen. Here’s the recipe!

honey roasted carrotsHoney Roasted Carrots

A lot of people will have some cooked carrot dish in their Thanksgiving feast.  But this simple recipe will give them a delicious zing that your guests will love!  Here’s the recipe for this delicious side dish!

I hope this list has given you a few ideas of some fun ways to switch up your usual Thanksgiving Feast!  Be sure to leave us a comment to tell us which recipe you’re most excited to try!

If you’d like more recipe recommendations, check out this blog!

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