Our 17 favorite Thanksgiving recipes of 2014
This Thanksgiving, add a few of our favorite new recipes to your spread. From savory sides to delicious desserts, we've got plenty of mouthwatering inspiration.
We don't think Thanksgiving has to turn into a weeklong cooking project that wears both you and your wallet out. All these dishes are easy to make but totally impressive and definitely delicious. Now all you need is the turkey. For a little extra help with the bird, check out our 20 genius turkey-cooking tips, and you'll have the dinner of your dreams.
1. Sweet potato gratin recipe
A decadent, cheesy, sweet potato gratin always has a place on the holiday table.
2. Everything bagel stuffing recipe
Switch things up with your stuffing by using everything bagels. Then eat the leftovers in the morning, because sausage bagel stuffing is the best breakfast ever.
3. Herbed turnip mash recipe
It's hard to resist a big scoop of extra-buttery mashed potatoes, but your waistline might thank you if you dive into a bowl of mashed turnips instead.
4. Vegan parsnip-butternut squash soup recipe
Vegan guests will be thrilled with a bowl of this hearty parsnip-butternut squash soup. And bonus, it's super simple to make.
5. Muffin tin potato gratins recipe
This deliciously cheesy recipe makes 12 muffin tin potato gratins... but what is everyone else going to eat?
6. Cheesy corn casserole recipe
Remember the sad bowl of corn you used to see on Thanksgiving tables? Forget everything you ever thought about creamed corn, and make this cheesy roasted garlic corn casserole instead.
7. Cauliflower-broccoli mash recipe
Another tasty mashed potato alternative: cauliflower-broccoli mash.
8. Cauliflower kale-stuffed mushrooms recipe
A tasty side dish or predinner bite, these healthier stuffed mushrooms make you feel better about gorging on turkey and pumpkin pie.
9. Gluten-free turkey gravy recipe
Keep your gluten-free guests in mind when you make gravy this year.
10. DIY fruit-filled cornucopias recipe
Make fun DIY cornucopias for festive place settings and a healthy snack.
11. Mini turkey-shaped cheese balls recipe
Cheese balls are a holiday tradition, but these mini turkey-shaped bites are the cutest ever.
12. Whole-wheat pumpkin muffin turkeys recipe
Sneak some healthy ingredients into these whole-wheat pumpkin muffins decorated like turkeys. The kids will gobble them up.
13. Chicken salad Pilgrim hats recipe
These chicken salad Pilgrim hats are perfect midday snacks for the little ones and just the right size for tiny fingers.
14. Thanksgiving scarecrow cupcakes recipe
Skip the pumpkin pie, and go untraditional with the cutest scarecrow cupcake cake ever.
15. Pumpkin spice poke cake recipe
'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Change things up with a fall take on the classic poke cake.
16. Turkey pudding cups recipe
What kid (or adult, for that matter) wouldn't love to dig into these adorable turkey pudding cups decorated with cookies and candy?
17. Bourbon-cranberry cocktail recipe
Every family gathering needs a good, strong cocktail, right? Save a few cranberries from the sauce, and make a big batch of this festive bourbon drink.
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