So we’re going to be in California for Thanksgiving which meannnns it’s the first Thanksgiving I will be making ever. I’ll probably keep it super duper simple, and I’m sure Jaryd will be a huge help. Buuut, the idea of taking the lead for a major holiday meal gives me some minor anxiety. So, I’ve collected a bunch of recipes from some of my favorite foodies for this Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up. Feast your eyes on these…
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes by The Foodie Physician
Can’t you just picture this beauty alongside your turkey and cranberry sauce?! It’s so beautifully cut and flavored. It’s simple and elegant in the best possible way. I love that Sonali keeps the ingredients light and fresh to really let the sweet potato shine. Plus she gives great tips for how to achieve that perfect slice!
Blistered Green Beans with Crusted Almonds by Heartbeet Kitchen
I love me a good green bean. From that fresh crunch to smothered in cheese, I am a “pass the green beans, please” kinda girl. I love the idea of blistering them, a technique I’ve never done before! Amanda nicely paired the lemon, fresh herbs, and sea salt to keep the palette light while complimenting the crisp beans and crunchy almonds. Sounds pretty perfect to me!
Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin by The Cookie Rookie
If you aren’t drooling after this picture, so get your pulse checked. I mean. This, my friends, is the only way to eat asparagus. This is a super simple recipe with only 5 minutes prep that is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Bravo, Becky. I’m not waiting for Thanksgiving. I’m making this tomorrow 🙂
Bacon & Smother Gouda Cauliflower Mash by I Breathe I’m Hungry
I feel like the title says it all! Mashed potatoes has always been a staple in our Thanksgiving meals since as far back as I can remember. But this seems like the the perfect alternative to our typical mash! It’s low carb, gluten free, and did I mention that bacon and smoked gouda?! Those flavors are what Thanksgiving dreams are made of. Mellissa, I’m 100% sure this will be on my Thanksgiving table!
Balsamic Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Goat Cheese by Nutrition Happens
I love the idea of adding a different vegetable on our Thanksgiving table and for us, parsnips would be the new kid. This is an easy peasy mix and roast recipe that has me drooling like whoa. Honey Balsamic is sure to get your tastebuds going. And going and going and going. May, thanks for this beauty! I have no idea why I don’t give parsnips more play time!
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes by All Day I Dream About Food
Thanksgiving just isn’t right without dessert. Pumpkin pie is a staple, but I am loving these individual cupcakes! The kids will love the dollop of whip cream and I will love the delicious dessert minus the fuss of a pie. These cupcakes look like the perfect way to end your feast. I’ll take five.
Skinny Lemon Cheesecake by Balance with Brie
Sometimes not everyone wants pumpkin. Luckily, Brie is giving us an alternative! Hello beautiful lemon cheesecake with a graham cracker crust! I am loving loving this sweet and tangy recipe to finish the night with! If you’re looking to lower the carbs, switch the graham crackers out for some almond meal mixed with melted butter and sweetener! I’m definitely keeping this recipe in my back pocket!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini by Whitney Bond
Jaryd and I will definitely be sipping on these babies as we cook! These are sure to make you warm and fuzzy on the inside to get your holiday thankfulness vibing. I love you. Like, really really love you, man. Have a second to smooth out the edges of those awkward family moments 😉
So, what’s on your table this thanksgiving?! xo