Thanksgiving Recipe Madness

by jenna on November 16, 2012

Do you still need recipes for your feast next week?!

Don’t freak out —I’ve got your back.

Below you’ll find all favorite recipes for stuffing, sides, breads, desserts and the main event. If ever you weren’t sure which side to bring to the family dinner, now you have LOTS of options. And don’t forget the cardinal rule: when in doubt, bring booze.

You’re welcome.

Grilled Brie with Honey and Trail Mix

Mushroom Sourdough Stuffing

Bourbon Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Baked Stuffed Apples with Walnuts and Dried Cherries

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dried Cherries and Israeli Couscous

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy

Wild Rice with Caramelized Shallots, Cranberries and Pecans

Streusel Topped Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Zucchini au Gratin1

Roasted Carrots with Ginger Honey Glaze

Brown Sugar and Cayenne Brined Turkey

Pumpkin Pecan Raisin Scones

15 Minute Oatmeal Scones

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter

Cheddar Wafers

Cranberry Walnut Orange Bread

Walnut Potato Rolls with Honey Butter

Cardamom Sweet Rolls

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pear Cardamom Upside Down Cake

No-Bake Black Bottom Pudding Pie

Lightened Up Snickers Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pie

French Silk Chocolate Pie with Hazelnut Crust

Chocolate Nut Angel Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Bessie says….Happy {early} Thanksgiving!


























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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan November 16, 2012 at 4:02 am

I’ll just take them all! Wish I was having a large gathering to make all of these wonderful things!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 16, 2012 at 4:31 am

I’ll take all the pumpkin things! Oh, and anything Brussels sprout related too… that first pic with the Israeli couscous and shredded sprouts looks SO delicious! Great recipe round-up, Jenna. I think there needs to be a whole week of Thanksgiving dinners to fit them all in!


Molly @ RDexposed November 16, 2012 at 4:40 am

Your blog is the primary source to getting me in the Thanksgiving spirit. I’m thinking brie!


Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 16, 2012 at 4:55 am

If you let me come to your house for Thanksgiving I promise I’ll wash aaaalll the dishes :)


melissa November 16, 2012 at 5:16 am

Thanks for these! I love the way the mushroom stuffing looks! Question though- to make it 100% vegeterian, what do you think about vegetable broth? Or what do you think about taking the buttery mushroom broth (escpecially since they release juices) and the broth from the carrots/celery and pour it over the bread to substitute for the chicken broth? Thanks again! :-) I’m totally making this!


Samantha November 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

I wish we had Thanksgiving in the UK, just so I could stuff my face with all this delicious food! I’ll have to try some of those brussel sprout recipes for Christmas :)


Mel November 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm

You should throw yourself/family/friends a Thanksgiving celebration anyway!


Emily @ Life on Food November 16, 2012 at 5:48 am

Hello to Bessie!


Barbara November 16, 2012 at 5:54 am

OMG too many choices! Have a happy thanksgiving! :)


Joelle (on a pink typewriter) November 16, 2012 at 6:14 am

Omg I love your cardinal rule. And I’m not sure where you found Bessie, but she is awesome.


deva at deva by definition November 16, 2012 at 6:29 am

I love your cardinal rule! Mine is ‘when in doubt, bring PIE!” but I think yours could be more fun at the end of the evening.

I may be contributing a meritage to my fiance’s parent’s celebration this year. YUM!!


Jessi @ EATS Rx November 16, 2012 at 7:18 am

I have made the brussels sprout, bacon and dried cherries with Israeli couscous many times! My favorite!


marla November 16, 2012 at 7:24 am

A great round up Jenna! I want them all :)


Heather November 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

“…when in doubt, bring booze” I think I just developed a girl crush haha. Also, this: xoxo


Sonia the Mexigarian November 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

Thank you Jenna for the list! I have been wondering what to make for my motherinlaws Thanksgiving dinner that would please his grandparents (grandma in law is very picky) and the chocolate pie list is perfect! Now I just got to decide on which one 😉


Laura November 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

THANK YOU for this!! i hate doing multiple searches on the internet. I cannot believe I volunteered to make something for my future in-laws cooking. my sweet fiance asked, what, are you going to make the bagged mashed potatoes like you do for me? haha.. umm, guess i better get to pretending I am martha stewart!


Laura November 16, 2012 at 8:43 am

*future in-laws’ thanksgiving, that is. see, obviously just thinking about it makes me flustered! lord help me all. I think i might just bring sister schubert rolls!!


Millie Snyder November 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

There are so many good recipes here! They look great. I posted today a couple good Thanksgiving side dishes if you have time to view! :)


Malkire November 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

This post really puts one in the mood for the Holiday next week!


Erica @ Coffee & Quinoa November 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the recipe round-up, Jenna! I love looking back in your archives and will definitely be trying some of these! I’m embarrassed to say how many of the desserts I’ve made already…


Kacia November 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

ummmm YUP! I will be making a few of these for my contributions for the feast!!!


Dionna Mash November 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

Thanks for so many tasty recipes to choose from! I’m in charge of bringing a sweet potato dish and cranberry sauce to my boyfriend’s parents. Any sweet potato dish ideas? I want to do a much healthier play on the traditional “Yams and Marshmallows.”


Lia November 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Yay! Thanks for this list. Soo many options, kinda overwhelming! But oh so exciting.


Angela @ Happy Fit Mama November 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Perfect timing! I was just coming to look at your list from last year. Let the drooling commence!


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

My mouth is watering at the thoughts of all of those delicious recipes!


DeAnna November 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Hi Jenna – New to your blog and I love it! How early can you make the cranberry sauce? I would like to get a head start on some of my dishes but didn’t know what optimum time would be for the cranberry recipe. Thanks!


Mariell November 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the 1s time this year – this is a treasure trove of recipes! Thanks!!


Caroline L. November 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Ahhh, I’m so excited! Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite days of the year :)


Mel November 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

This will be my second Thanksgiving out of the country! My first one was in college when I studied abroad, I was randomly in Bosnia-Herzgovinia for the holiday. Now I am in Morocco with the Peace Corps, and this year I am going to attempt to make a pumpkin pie using a REAL pumpkin (as in not from the can)!


Tami@nutmegnotebook November 17, 2012 at 7:03 am

Those Brussels sprouts look awesome. I was looking for a new way to make them and I have everything in stock to make those. Thank you !


{Moni} @ Moni Meals November 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

A great recipe round up! Thanks Jenna. I will take one of each please! 😉


Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie November 17, 2012 at 7:41 am

These all look amazing, I can’t wait to give some of them a try. I suppose I should probably spend the weekend baking and cooking juuust to make sure they’re all good. For my family, of course! :)


Wendy Weeks November 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

Don’t forget about your flaky French Crescent rolls. These are my new tradition to bring to Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. So, so good. I’ve made your pear cardamom cake before as well and it is by far one of my favorite cakes I’ve made to date. I am for sure going to try your vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving breakfast (minus the vegan part. I have butter that needs using (-: )


Life's a Bowl November 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

We usually stick to the same dishes every year but I popped open half of the recipes above and planning to pin them for future events, so many yums!!!


Alyssa Queen November 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

All I can say is: Drool.* I am so hungry now, lol.


Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie November 19, 2012 at 6:16 am

I included some of these yummy looking dishes in my Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up this year – Keep up the good work.


Meredith November 20, 2012 at 4:41 am

My favorite Austin wedding I went to when I lived there was held at the Umlaif Sculpture gardens (bride said they were super to work with) and she had a post-reception party at Highball, too. Two great Austin venues :)


jan November 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Wow, what a great list! I never have to make Thanksgiving but I’m definitely saving it for future meals.


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