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Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

Hello, welcome! Here we are, the Monday before Thanksgiving. I bet most of you have your menus planned and you’re wrapping up your grocery shopping. So today I want to round up some recipes from last year and this year, just in case you need some last minute inspiration or ideas for your Holiday dinner. Let’s do this Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up!

Fall Harvest Salad

Fall Harvest Salad

Most of the Thanksgiving menu consists of brown or neutral colored food. Have you ever noticed that? The cranberry sauce or jello salad being the only items with a pop of color on the table… Well, adding some vivacious green, purple and orange will beckon your eyes and your appetite – a perfect palate cleanser between heavy bites of mashed potatoes, gravy and dressing.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

I think this Stuffed Acorn Squash is a perfect fall dish. This makes the Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up because it’s a great main if you don’t want to do a turkey. It’s also a robust side, taking the place of a separate vegetable and dressing. Packed with protein, fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants and FLAVOR, this one is a keeper – especially if you’re avoiding bad carbs and gluten. It’s super filling, and very satisfying.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Cornbread Andouille Dressing

This is my go-to dressing. Cornbread Andouille Dressing. I do a slightly different stuffing every year. But as much as I think I will do a different bread as the base, I can’t seem to quit cornbread! 

Cornbread Andouille Dressing

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Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast

Today I have an easy alternative to cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ll want to mix things up a bit this year; or maybe you are preparing Thanksgiving for just a few. Either way, this is a simple recipe that yields a flavorful and juicy turkey breast, stuffed with rich ricotta and spinach. The secret is the dry brine! 

Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast

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Honey Butter Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs

Let’s kick this week off with a quick and easy side dish of Honey Butter Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs. This is a great carrot side dish for your Thanksgiving table, or for any meal. The carrots get caramelized in the oven thanks to the garlicky honey butter. And we will top the carrots with fresh mint, parsley and chopped roasted pistachios. 

Honey Butter Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs

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Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Today’s Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette incorporates some of that leftover preserved lemon paste into a savory, sweet vinaigrette that will gently wilt shredded Brussels sprouts, coating toasted pecans and dried cranberries. Toss in fresh mint and parsley, top with fluffy grated Parmesan and we have a wonderful salad for your Thanksgiving table.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Stuffing Biscuits

While most of us have likely made some version of herby biscuits, these are robustly flavored with the familiar flavors of Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing). We have sage and rosemary, scallions and fennel; and I have added a little pinch of celery salt, because to me that celery flavor really screams “Stuffing!”

Stuffing Biscuits

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The Rebel Thanksgiving Cheesecake

I am excited to share this one with you because I had never made a cheesecake before! Its reputation for being difficult has always deterred me. But for Thanksgiving this year, I want to do one dessert that was unexpected. We will have Pecan Pie, and Beth is bringing a pumpkin dessert, so this cheesecake will be the outlier. The rebel Thanksgiving cheesecake! This isn’t a pumpkin cheesecake, or anything Thanksgiving-y like that. Today we are talking about the classic Cheesecake. (But, I do have one little twist…)

The Rebel Thanksgiving Cheesecake

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Super Easy Potato Galette

Of course mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. But, if you want to mix things up a bit this year, or if you are just looking for a super easy way to prepare potatoes that will yield a satisfying mix of crispy and velvety tender potato textures, this Potato Galette is your answer. With only a few pantry staples, this dish comes together easily.

Super Easy Potato Galette

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Sourdough Dressing with Pancetta and Apples

This Sourdough Dressing is really good all on its own, which I think is the mark of a good dressing! But with turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce – this is such a beautiful departure from my usual cornbread dressing. The inside is soft and creamy, but still has a wonderful bready texture. The salty pops of pancetta coupled with the sweet bites of apple are a wonderful contrast and of course there’s the celery and sage flavors. I love the crunchy pecan topping – especially the orange zest, it really brightens up the dressing.

Sourdough Dressing with Pancetta and Apples

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A Carrot Cake for All Seasons

Is there any time of year when a Carrot Cake isn’t welcome? Its warm spice is as perfectly at home in the fall and winter as it is in the spring, when we all have Easter on our minds. It’s Alex’s favorite cake and he doesn’t like pie, so if you’re in that camp too, why not make a Carrot Cake for Thanksgiving dessert?

A Carrot Cake for All Seasons

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Thank you for joining me today for this Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up! If you had any holes in your menu, or decisions left to make, I do hope this round up has given you some good ideas for Thanksgiving. Check out my Pinterest Page for more Thanksgiving Recipes. Stay tuned for Wednesday, when I will have one more Thanksgiving dessert to share. Take care and be well everyone! xo Kelly

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  • Mari
    November 22, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for the roundup. It helps to be reminded of these wonderful recipes, and there is enough time to buy the ingredients for those dishes that the memory impaired, (me) can still make. Once again I have a lot to be thankful for. My faith, my family and my friends have sustained me through a very difficult period, and more than a few of your recipes have earned my family’s gratitude. It’s always nice to have a friend with great recipes who shares them, and who has mad ninja photography skills. The ability to write concisely and coherently, and your sense of humor delights all of us. As usual I will plan ahead and then ignore all of those plans to read a good book or watch some good movies. Then at the last minute, I will start cooking and baking. Well baking and cooking is more correct in my little world. I looked at my credit card bill today and was horrified, but I am every year. I am pretending that it happened because it’s Monday, not because of my amazing ability to cross everything off the list, and then add just one more thing. Next year I am giving my oldest son a list and my credit card. The sticker shock might not be so severe that way! Then again it might be worse. I have three generous and amazing children who have inherited my gift for splurging on holidays and birthdays. My daughter and I have a love of handbags and can be found sharing websites and then drooling over those beauties. We seriously need a new hobby! Happy Monday Kelly, Alex, Terry and blog sisters. Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Hanukkah. I wish I hadn’t said that, because now Adam Sandler’s song is stuck in a permanent loop, and it won’t stop. The only known cure is a candy cane and a good book.

    • Kelly Djalali
      November 22, 2021 at 10:32 am

      Hi Mari, Over the years I have developed a healthy interest in collecting handbags. When I worked in an office, it made more sense. Now I work at home, it makes no sense, but I can’t stop! I reserve my handbag buying to one per year, usually a Christmas present request. My other weakness is shoes. Again, though, since the Pandemic, I rarely wear any of them. But I cannot seem to let them go to the donation bin. Happy Monday to you, and Happy holidays! I can’t wait to hear how your Thanksgiving goes. Take care, xo Kelly

  • Terry
    November 22, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for this round up, I have forgotten a few of them from last year . This year I am doing everything a lil different our menu is apple sourdough stuffing, potato galette, honey butter roasted carrots, green been and mushroom, stuffing biscuits and of course turkey on the treager.. our friends are bringing the dessert I’m so excited everything is a change up can’t wait to see how it all turns out… I will send pics and keep you posted ???Mom the only thing missing is you guys ?♥️

    • Kelly Djalali
      November 22, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Hi Mom, Your menu sounds great! I know this because I have already tasted most of the sides you’re making! Lol! I am sure the Traeger turkey will be amazing. Looking forward to all the Turkey Day details! Love you, xo Kelly

  • Sandra
    November 22, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Ok , so get this Kelly — your roasted carrots recipe that I made has been requested at our Thanksgiving table! I can’t believe it! So I definitely want to thank you for sharing it and for encouraging me to try and cook. I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving , a real Michelin star rating one!
    Take care
    Sandra

    • Kelly Djalali
      November 22, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      That’s wonderful, Sandra! I am so happy the carrots were such a hit! I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving! xo Kelly