The Thanksgiving dinner menu has a lot riding on it. You want it to be fairly easy for you to accomplish, especially if you’re not an experienced cook, but at the same time, you want it to be delicious and memorable to your guests. If the dishes prepared by some of the professional TV chefs look a bit out of your wheelhouse, you should consider some of the options below.
Easy Thanksgiving menu dishes
Spicy Lime Corn Salad. This is a nice variation on the standard corn dish. It uses only 6 ingredients, and is sure to be an interesting addition to your menu.
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes. This is genius. You can start your potatoes the morning of Thanksgiving, and with little effort, they will be ready with the rest of dinner. Making something in the crockpot saves room on your stove as well. And just think about how amazing your home will smell with a turkey in the oven and potatoes in the crockpot.
Simple Squash Casserole. Not squash in a box! This casserole contains squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and cheese. Your guests will love this variation of the traditional squash dish.
Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary Alfredo Sauce. Most Thanksgiving dinners have two different kinds of potatoes – white potatoes and sweet potatoes. This recipe features fingerling potatoes, and is sure to become a conversation topic as well as a delicious side dish.
Easy Homemade Green Bean Casserole. Much like the two different types of potatoes, many families find that Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t the same without Green Bean Casserole. This is a great recipe for a casserole that doesn’t use canned mushroom soup.
These desserts will make everyone’s mouths water!
Amaretto Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. This sounds amazing! Who doesn’t love amaretto and cream cheese? Paired together, a delectable dessert is born. You could go even more over the top with a little amaretto in your coffee, too!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars. Here’s a nice variation on traditional pumpkin pie, and an easy make ahead dessert so you save time and oven space on the big day. Pumpkin, cream cheese, and pecans make an attractive and delicious dessert your guests will ask for again next year.
Pumpkin Custard. Not your average Thanksgiving dessert. This one is actually low calorie, so if you have people on diets at your table, (or guests who feel guilty after eating three helpings of mashed potatoes!), this is the pumpkin recipe for you!
Are you hungry yet?