What’s the immediate thought striking our minds on the mention of a relishing Thanksgiving dinner? Most of the times, it’s a full-fledged turkey resting on the table as a complete centerpiece. However, you have got a whole bundle of treats that are quite underrated for the way they actually celebrate the idea of sweet, salty and aromatic – being perfect for an awesome fall dinner this year. To inspire you better, here are 25 Super Easy and Quick Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes.
1. How to Make Stuffing
Loads of bread cubes cooked with some chopped veggies and lovely seasonings, having a liquid medium as the binder, Stuffing is perhaps, a super chewy alternative to a traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. Ranging from the correct way to cook stuffing to the kind of variations you can introduce to the dish, this guide by Pillsbury has got you covered. To prepare a classic herb stuffing, you need some butter, chopped celery stalks, a chopped large onion, some chopped fresh thyme leaves or dried thyme leaves, a little poultry seasoning, some salt, a few bread slices done into soft cubes, and lots of chicken broth. Another version to the recipe, easy sausage stuffing, also requires bulk pork sausage and pepper in addition to the aforesaid ingredients. However, it replaces thyme with dried sage leaves or chopped fresh sage leaves, and employs French bread for the cubes.
Recipe Details : pillsbury
2. No Boil Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Topping the list of classic sides to accompany a Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes grab a spot for themselves here as well. The creamy-dreamy velvet-like mashed potatoes with a buttery charm making things so smooth are a slow cooked affair that doesn’t call for any boiling – all it takes is a quick chopping and seasoning, further allowing the slow cooker to get it all going. The handful of ingredients you need are some potatoes, chicken broth, onion powder, garlic powder, butter, sour cream, fresh parsley, cream cheese, a little salt and some pepper. Check out how you can transform a bunch of regular potatoes into this appetising, mashed goodness that’ll be just perfect for a fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner this fall. The ease of preparation makes them a truly awesome last-minute recipe, coming with an oh so cherishing texture.
Recipe Details : spendwithpennies
3. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Streusel
Another word for the phrase “melt-in-the-mouth” is this sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and streusel. What lies at the bottom is a smooth base of lots of mashed sweet potatoes, charmed up with a topping of toasted marshmallows and rich sprinkle of homemade streusel. The streusel itself has got a super nutty appeal as it combines lots of pecans, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter together. The crunchy buttery bits with a rightly balanced level of sweetness make every single bite of the snack loaded with a bundle of textures, specially when the topping here melts down and settles amidst the mashed potatoes, enhancing their yumminess even more. The finished casserole is totally worth becoming the new-found love of the whole family the moment you serve this sheer luxury on the table, making them crave for more no matter how many times you whip it up.
Recipe Details : celebratingsweets
4. Honey Glazed Smoked Ham
Isn’t it worth amazement how a simple application of a sweet and spicy homemade glaze can make an ordinary cooked ham a thing of extraordinaire when you allow it to smoke for some time. The best part is that you can begin with a pre-cooked ham and get going to forge the recipe explained by The Spruce to prepare the drool-worthy treat. Apart from the ready-to-eat, you need just a handful of ingredients to put the meal together. The key is to baste the ham with a sauce mixture of some pineapple juice, chicken stock, some vegetable oil, dry mustard and some ground cloves every hour while it’s smoking, while the glaze is brushed over the ham during the last hour. The glaze combines honey, even more of pineapple juice, dry mustard and a pinch of ground cloves, yielding a rich-cooked ham that looks incredibly tempting at the very immediate sight.
Recipe Details : thespruce
5. Perfect Turkey Gravy
Take the flavours of your Thanksgiving turkey to next level awesomeness with this silky smooth gravy you can whip up in no time. All you are going to need is some is butter, flour, black pepper, some chicken or turkey stock and/or drippings. The ultra-comforting, warm and delicious gravy can be made ahead of time and served when dinner is ready. Serve it along with the chief meal, or simply drizzle the gravy atop your mashed potatoes or those turkey stuffings, and voila! The recipe shared by Center Cut Cook is so easy to forge, while being a deal of no more than 10 minutes to prepare. Instead of going for cornstarch, this one puts flour to use, ending up in a gravy much thicker than the traditional. In fact, why only keep the gravy limited to Thanksgiving, when you can cherish it just about any time of the year.
Recipe Details : centercutcook
6. Thanksgiving Casserole
Put all your leftovers from a memorable Thanksgiving meal to a brand new use that’s yet another idea for a yummy and one of the most savoury dinners for the festive night, worthy enough of providing a dose of comfort to all your friends and family at the get together. It combines all those leftover mashed potatoes, leftover turkey, the stuffings and the gravy into one single casserole preparation, baking them together and sprucing the flavours up with a little black pepper. The wonderfully brown treat with that crispy crust and the gooey insides seems quite like a piece of heaven, and the fact that you don’t need to strive for combining anything in a specific ratio makes it a must-make something. Head to the recipe shared by Busy At Home and let the kitchen smell awesome with this casserole dish setting to perfection in the oven.
Recipe Details : busy-at-home
7. Ham and Vegetable Soup
Having the capabilities of outshining just about any main course meal when it comes to the kind of yummy flavours this dish sports, ham and vegetable soup is all about getting a little creative with some leftover ham bone. Apart from that, a whole bundle of vegetable, including onions, celery, carrots, leeks, tomato, some white beans, frozen kernel corn, some dry thyme, fresh minced garlic, potatoes, and kale go into the making of the lusciousness that’s amplified with some parmesan cheese. Of course, it’s amazing on the taste buds, but those ample of nutrients coming from the veggies makes it all the way more healthy. Adding a few little pieces of bacon is a great idea, while the final decor can be pulled off with some light cream. If your freezer has also stocked up some ham for long, why wait to transform it into this mouth-watering soup this Thanksgiving?
Recipe Details : afamilyfeast
8. Sweet Corn Spoonbread
Just a matter of six readily available ingredients are all it takes, specifically, a package of corn muffin mix, a can of cream style corn, a can of whole kernel corn, some melted butter, sour cream, a few eggs, and a little salt. The key here is to combine all the ingredients and mix them well, further pouring it into a lightly greased casserole dish. Once the concoction is baked for about 35 to 40 minutes, you are all set to gobble it up and witness a super tender sponge melting on your tastebuds. For a detailed insight into getting it done, take a look at the below recipe by Southern Bite that explains the whole process in just one single step of preparation. Can there be anything better than this dump, stir, bake and savour inspiration than this sweet corn spoonbread when you have got to satisfy those untimely food cravings?
Recipe Details : southernbite
9. Juicy Roast Turkey Recipe
Juicy Roast Turkey is an irresistible bundle of gorgeous looking each prepared with their own accompaniments – a divine dinner that takes just a couple steps to come to life. The ingredients include a turkey, along with some salt and pepper for the inside and outside of the bird, while making the flavoured butter calls for unsalted butter, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic cloves, freshly chopped parsley, salt and black pepper. The stuffing resting inside the roasted bird is a toothsome combination of some onions, halved garlic cloves, parsley, and quartered lemon. Couple it up with a rich and warm turkey gravy, serving the roasted treat with a decoration of kale for that touch of greens, some small apples, sliced oranges and a few quartered lemons, ending up in a super vibrant and colorful meal. Natasha’s Kitchen explains the detailed steps to get it all done.
Recipe Details : natashaskitchen
10. Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
We bet you wouldn’t even think of switching to any other mac and cheese inspirations once you witness this ultimate cheesiness coming with a rich saucy mixture. The easy to make macaroni and cheese casserole is made oh so velvety by the addition of a secret ingredient – some cheddar soup that combines delicate texture with a special pop of taste. To get started with getting your hands on one of the most delectable Thanksgiving recipes, you are going to need some dry macaroni, butter, some flour, some milk, some light cream, a little dry mustard powder, some onion powder, salt, pepper, some condensed cream of cheddar soup, sharp cheddar, and some fresh parmesan cheese, assembled following the steps shared by Spend with Pennies. If you want to introduce some crispy charm to the casserole, topping it with a bread crumb mixture is going to come super handy.
Recipe Details : spendwithpennies