Category: Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast.

Roasted Butternut Squash

This recipe for Green Beans with Bacon has many names: Texas Roadhouse Green Beans, Southern Style Green Beans, or Arkansas Green Beans, to name just a few. I make mine with fresh green beans and just the right amount of brown sugar for a little extra flavor.

Green Beans with Bacon

The epitome of traditional comfort food, scalloped potatoes seem to feed the stomach and even the soul-- maybe it’s because so many grandmas in the world made them for their loved ones! I’ll walk you through how to make a creamy cheddar cheese sauce for this casserole that's simple and completely satisfying. I guarantee this will be the first empty dish at any potluck.

Scalloped Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The easiest method for making roasted carrots. The high oven temperature cooks the carrots fast and leads to delicious caramelization of their natural sugars. All you need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs if you choose. The perfect side dish for the holidays and all year-round.

Roasted Carrots

Inspired by the famous Houston’s Restaurant in Austin, Texas (now known as Bartlett’s), this Apple Walnut Cobbler is like upside down apple pie, because that’s exactly how you make it. The baked apple pies are then topped with a rich caramel sauce that has been accented with walnuts, which add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

Apple Walnut Cobbler

A simple method for roasting asparagus in the oven. The garlic adds an aromatic flavor, while the higher oven temperature cooks the asparagus quicker, meaning you will be able to enjoy your veggies sooner rather than later. The asparagus is so good for you, a shaving of Parmesan or any of your favorite cheese is definitely required!

How to Roast Asparagus

Pumpkin muffins, made from scratch, are the perfect treat for fall and all through the holidays. Nothing beats the scent of pumpkin spice coming from your kitchen. This version of pumpkin muffins is a classic you'll want to make all year long - a little spice and everything nice!

Pumpkin Muffins

This Make-Ahead Pumpkin Pie is absolutely delicious and should be at the top of your to-do list, especially if oven space is limited. It’s no-bake and egg-free, too. All you have to do is no-bake a few of these up as early as two weeks before the feast and freeze them. When you’re ready for pie, they’ll be creamy and smooth as any freshly-baked pumpkin pie.

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie

My mom's traditional dressing-- my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving, is updated into a recipe for Make-Ahead Stuffing that can be made in advance for a delicious jump start on the holiday.

Make Ahead Stuffing

At first glance it may seem unnecessary, but trussing a chicken for roasting ensures delicious, evenly-cooked poultry that looks as good as it tastes. Here I’ll show you how to truss a chicken using twine, to make your best roast chicken yet. 

How to Truss a Chicken

A classic, homemade applesauce recipe is super easy to make and can last for a long time by freezing or canning. This version is flavored with a touch of sugar, but added ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberries, or ginger add a super rich bite that can’t compare to any store bought variety. Add it as a side to your next pork dinner or simply serve it to the kids as a healthy, afternoon snack!

Applesauce Recipe

This simple recipe for roasted root vegetables is the best way to eat the rainbow! A variety of good-for-you veggies laid out on a baking sheet and roasted at a high heat leads to golden brown perfection. A sprinkling of rosemary and thyme is added to balance the sweet, caramelized sugars produced during roasting. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

If you’re looking for the best Pumpkin Cheesecake, all recipes are not created equal. This beautiful pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust is rich, smooth, and made from scratch using a few indispensable tips I’ve learned along the way. For a pumpkin pie cheesecake lover, Thanksgiving can’t come too quickly!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegetable Casserole

This fantastic lamb chops recipe uses whole garlic cloves which caramelize in the skillet alongside the chops. Once the lamb is cooked, the cloves become a part of a quick pan sauce with lemon juice, herbs, and a pinch of red pepper. A sophisticated dinner in minutes, not hours, for lamb enthusiasts everywhere.

Lamb Chops Recipe

These Roasted Green Beans are flavored with lemon and garlic, then roasted to crisp-tender perfection! A fresh and easy side dish all year long.

Roasted Green Beans

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