Top 7 Must Have Thanks Giving Dishes You Need On Your Table!

Thanks Giving is right around the corner and your probably wondering what you should make! I got just the perfect menu for you that will have your guest salvaging! Here are my top 7 picks that will complete any Thanks Giving Meal.


Buttery Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite homemade side dishes for dinner. I only use fresh potatoes to really achieve that rich flavor. And for the holidays you can’t beat some buttery, creamy batch of garlic and herb mashed potatoes. My favorite way to make them is with lots of butter, a bit of fresh garlic and chives! And to add a little more substance to the texture, a little chicken broth and heavy whipping cream goes along way.


Strawberry Blueberry Baked Brie

It may sound fancy, with brie having a highfalutin reputation and all, but this has got to be one of the easiest appetizers ever. About fifteen minutes is all that you’ll need to get this Blueberry Baked Brie Recipe ready to enjoy, which makes it the perfect appetizer for last-minute entertaining. You’ll only need three ingredients: round of brie, fresh blueberries, honey, plus whatever you choose to serve with the baked brie.  You can either use toasted Baguette or crackers will do just fine. The preparation is super simple. Slice the rind off the top of the brie, spread a layer of blueberries on top and drizzle with honey. Place it on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until gooey. Purchase what size you like and enough blueberries to cover the top and you’ll be good to go. A few tablespoons of honey should be enough for drizzling, of course you can add more if you like!

Cajun Pena Seafood and Andouille Sausage Pasta

Quick and easy dinner is always something I have on my mind. I happen to love shrimp and sausage combination because it’s so flavorful and delicious. Besides, there’s nothing better than having a restaurant quality pasta dish on the table for my family and friends! This creamy pasta dish will quickly disappear from your dinner table!

 Cheese & Garlic Pull Apart Bread

If you haven’t tried this Cheese and Garlic Pull Apart Bread before, let me warn you now: garlic bread will never be the same again. It tastes just like garlic bread plus you have the mozzarella cheese which stretches wonderfully as you pull bits off.

This is INSANELY delicious. I especially love the way the bread is cut into diamond shapes so you can tear bite size pieces off. Every piece is garlicky and buttery and oh-so-cheesy…….


 Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with peanut sauce

Don’t worry, these crisp, crunchy, healthy and fresh veggie rainbow rolls will go down so easily.

All you have to do is prep all your vegetables (chopped, diced, cut and stored) ahead of time so you can simply wrap them up before serving.

Now these are best served immediately but they can also be chilled up to a few hours – just be sure to cover them up with lightly damp paper towels to keep from drying out.


Maple Glazed Roasted Duck

Duck is not something most people eat every day. But there’s no reason to be intimidated by making duck. Aside from the fact that it’s usually sold frozen and you’ll have to wait for it to defrost, roasting a whole duck is no more difficult than roasting a chicken.

Duck meat is fattier than chicken and has a more complex flavor which pairs really well with fruit. That’s why you typically see duck recipes with a variety of fruit sauces. I advise you implement a maple glaze made with maple syrup and a fruit juice blend. I love the touch of sweetness the glaze gives the crispy fatty duck skin. This is such a decadent meal, perfect for the holidays or just dinner next weekend.


Squash Soup

Let’s cozy up with a bowl of warm, creamy butternut squash soup. Butternut squash and cool weather go together like they were made for each other—which, really, they were. I was so happy to find butternut in stock again, and came home to make my favorite soup.

This traditional butternut squash soup will round out your fall and winter meals. Keep it in mind for the holidays, too. This easy butternut squash soup recipe is also a great make-ahead option. In fact, it tastes even better the next day.

Have a Happy Thanks Giving!





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