Five Thanksgiving Recipes

Can you believe Thanksgiving is barely a week away? Luckily my family looks forward to the same traditional foods every year, so I don’t have much meal planning to do. Still, I will have to brave the grocery store this weekend to get the ingredients for our favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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From breakfast through dinner, here are five of our favorite holiday recipes that we look forward to every year.

If we have house guests, I like to make a batch of pumpkin banana bread the night before Thanksgiving for a simple breakfast that people can nibble on while I use the kitchen for more serious cooking.

Pumpkin Banana Bread
My signature holiday dish is my raw Brussels sprouts salad. It’s easy to make if you have a food processor to slice the Brussels sprouts, and even easier if you buy a few bags of the pre-shredded Brussels sprouts I discovered at Trader Joe’s last year! 

Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad
We always have to have mashed potatoes. I usually play around with the recipe, but the fluffy Chobani mashed potatoes I made last year were a big hit. We also have mashed sweet potatoes–hold the marshmallows!

chobani mashed potatoes
While the potatoes are boiling, I usually put out a plate of crudités (raw veggies) to help stave off hunger. Plain nonfat Chobani makes a good base for a guilt-free dip with Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix or French Onion Dip mix. 

Veggies + Dip
The other thing I am responsible for is the apple pie, which I make using four different types of apples following this “Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie” recipe.

apple pie
I don’t have a recipe for the turkey, because we simply grill it on our old charcoal Weber grill (the only time we use it!). It cooks relatively quickly, turns a gorgeous golden color, and is fantastically moist. Plus, grilling the turkey keeps the oven free for more pies. 😉

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? 

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16 Responses to Five Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Carla says:

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  2. Yum great recipe options. I am experimenting with brussel sprouts and trying to come up w something good
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  3. Chobani Mashed Potatoes sounds really good. I really enjoy cauliflower mashed potatoes, so these definitely will be good since the Chobani will give it some real healthy creaminess.
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  4. TriGirl says:

    We mash our sweet potatoes too! We make stuffing, cranberry sauce (so easy to make from scratch!), mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, a jello thing called seafoam salad which sounds weird but tastes good, cornbread muffins, green beans, brussel sprouts…oh and turkey 😀
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  5. That salad looks delicious! I should probably make that this year since we usually don’t have many veggies involved 🙂 I looooove mashed potatoes and stuffing. If those were the only 2 things at Thanksgiving I’d be totally ok with that.
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  6. Kim says:

    Oh, I think I will make the raw brussels sprouts salad – that looks so good!!
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  7. These all sound great. I’m a big fan of the shredded brussel sprouts salad!!
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  8. I have been eating alot of brussel sprouts lately but have only roasted them. I have never tried them raw. Sounds different but worth a shot.
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  9. rachel says:

    the brussel sprouts salad looks amazing! yum!

  10. wow – allllll of this sounds good!! shredded brussel sprouts salad is interesting 🙂
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  11. yum! i don’t think we’ve ever done grilled turkey but my dad often does a fried turkey that is delicious!
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  12. These are some fantastic looking recipes. I definitely will be giving some of these a try at some point.
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  13. HoHo Rins says:

    I must try the pumpkin banana bread. I hate to waste ripe bananas! Thanks for sharing.
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