We all love a traditional Thanksgiving feast, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to add something different to your repertoire. Try one or two of these unique Thanksgiving themed recipes to make your Thanksgiving dinner even better!
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1. Sauteed Parsnips with White Wine and Thyme
A classy yet stand-out side dish, these sautéed parsnips are flavored with wine, butter, and thyme. They’re the perfect addition to any meal – especially Thanksgiving!
2. Stuffing Fritter with Cranberry-Jalapeno Sauce
These fritters are a two-bite, hot-and-crunchy snack, perfect for when you’ve had your fill of turkey and stuffing sandwiches. Spiced up with plenty of fresh garlic and cumin, these tender-on-the-inside, crisp-on-the-outside fritters are a deliciously different take on stuffing leftovers.
3. Bread Pudding Pumpkin
Try carving a Jack-O-Lantern relief face into the pumpkin before filling to make this Thanksgiving recipe work for Halloween too!
4. Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Halloween party food is so fun! This Pumpkin Cheese Ball recipe will be a hit at your next party, fall fest or Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe is simple and easy to make. You can change up the chips or crackers and even serve with fresh vegetables
5. Creamy Baked Acorn Squash
Creamy Baked Acorn Squash is a comforting seasonal dish that will warm & delight your taste buds with the flavors of fall.
6. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast with Wild Cranberry Stuffing
Who says you have to slave over a stove for hours preparing a monster turkey. This unique, tender and easy-to-prepare recipe will take the stress out holiday cooking. The best part is, you can prepare it the night before and simply pop it in the oven when you’re ready to get dinner going.
7. Butternut Squash Gratin
The perfect side for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast!
8. Everything Bagel Stuffing
Why leave bagels just for breakfast? Here they replace the usual suspects like sourdough or challah for a unique Thanksgiving stuffing that’s sure to be the talk of the table. While plain or sesame will make for a solid stuffing, what makes this really special is the use of everything bagels — they’re salty, garlicky, oniony, and seedy all at once, which makes for a stuffing that’s jam-packed with flavor while you barely lift a finger.
9. Pumpkin Pie Spice Melting Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie Spice Melting Sweet Potatoes are an easy side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas with the fall spices that make them perfect for a holiday menu. But if you have the time to pop these roasted sweet potatoes in the oven, they are actually simple enough for a weeknight meal or Sunday dinner. Crispy and buttery on the outside, tender on the inside, and with the pumpkin spice flavors everyone loves. Topped with maple syrup and pecans, these are sure to be a family favorite.
10. Cranberry Salsa
Why stick to the traditional cranberry sauce, when you can have this delicious cranberry salsa instead?
11. Pomegranate & Pistachio Wild Rice Pilaf
This unique (and delicious) wild rice pilaf recipe is perfect for a Thanksgiving side dish. If you love pomegranates, you’ll definitely love this!
12. Coconut Pecan Sweet Potato Halves
Coconut Pecan Sweet Potato Halves are a fun, unique way to have your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes. Not as much sugar as most recipes and tastes just as good!
13. Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Kale
Quinoa stuffed butternut squash is a delicious and easy vegetarian side dish recipe that everyone will love! Baked butternut squash stuffed with quinoa, cranberries, and kale. Great for a holiday (or any day!).
14. Pumpkin Shaped Rolls
Looking for a fun and different way to serve your Thanksgiving Rolls this Thanksgiving Holiday? These Pumpkin Shaped Rolls are a festive way to add some fun to your Thanksgiving Table. They are so easy to make!
15. Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing
Looking for a fun, new side dish for fall? Turn baked apples in to a savory side dish as they are stuffed with an easy sausage stuffing recipe for a delicious and gorgeous addition to dinner or even for Thanksgiving.