Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Everyone is trying
hard to come up with a delicious and impressive Thanksgiving menu. No matter if
it is the first time you are planning a Thanksgiving gathering, or hosting it
for years, you definitely want to come up with some creative ideas for your
Thanksgiving menu that your guests will love and remember it for years to come.
So, are you ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with delicious
and healthy recipes? I’ve come up with some interesting and mouthwatering ideas
for holiday feast, including appetizers, main course, desserts that are perfect
for your Thanksgiving menu. From turkey to green beans, to pumpkin pie and
mashed potatoes, you will find many creative and delightful Thanksgiving menu
ideas that your guests will surely love.
Seasoned Roast Turkey
Let’s start with the basics. The juicy, crispy roasted turkey is packed with seasonal flavors and healthy ingredients that make it an excellent dish for Thanksgiving dinner. You can include the fresh herb stuffing to enhance the taste and its nutritional value.
Herb Cheese Ball
You should try these declivous and healthy herb-filled
cheese balls that would encourage your guests to delve into these holiday
appetizers. To make these nutrient-rich balls, you need cream cheese, goat
cheese, parsley chives, lemon zest, and toasted pine nuts. Combine all the
ingredients to make balls, now roll the balls in pine nuts to fully coat. Serve
Green Bean Casserole
Believe it or not, green bean casserole is the epitome of Thanksgiving.
This green bean casserole is extremely easy and highly nutritious. You need
condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, green beans, and French-fried
onions to make this healthy casserole. Make sure the green beans you chose are salty
and crunchy. Instead of using canned cream of mushroom soup, you can use milk, flour
and fresh mushrooms to make it super creamy.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin
Besides a delicious Thanksgiving menu idea, it is a perfect
and tempting idea to get your kids to eat vegetables. Veggies taste great when
combine with the goodness of cheese. Your guests will love this side dish. You
need unsalted butter, cauliflower, broccoli, all-purpose flour, cheese, grated nutmeg,
grated gruyere and black pepper for making this nutrient rich, cheesy gratin.
You should add this colorful salad to your Thanksgiving menu
that will provide loads of minerals and vitamins. To make this nutrient-rich
salad, you need thinly sliced celery, apples, lettuce leaves, pomegranate
seeds, grapes, toasted walnuts, honey, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and sour
cream. You can add your favorite veggies to enhance its taste and nutritional
Why not try something very creative this Thanksgiving to
impressive your guests? This cute Thanksgiving dessert is super easy made with
white cake mix, cocoa powder, unsalted butter, sugar, orange, red, and yellow
chocolate candy melts. M&Ms and Oreos for decoration.
It is another delicious Thanksgiving dessert idea that you
should include in the menu. For making a delicious pumpkin pie, you need
all-purpose flour, butter, sugar, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin puree, cream,
brown sugar, vanilla extract, 3 eggs, and kosher salt.
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
These flavorful appetizers vegan stuffed mushrooms are
filled with spinach, creamy mashed potatoes, topped with buttery breadcrumbs. It
would be a perfect and healthy appetizer for your Thanksgiving party. Good news
for celiac patients, it is gluten free 😊
as gluten free breadcrumbs are used for topping. You can add cheese to enhance
the flavor and nutritional value.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash soup is extremely delicious and highly
nutritious, perfect starter for your Thanksgiving dinner. The only downside is
that it takes hours to cook but once its ready you will realize why it is so
worth it. Roasting is the key to getting the best butternut squash flavor.
Adding potatoes will give the soup an extra creamy texture and more volume. Rosemary,
thyme, sage, oregano will make your soup more flavorful. You can use any other
herb of your choice. Other ingredients for butternut squash soup include,
chopped potatoes, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, chopped onion, thinly
sliced celery, and chicken broth.
These little, flavorful bites are the perfect appetizer for
your Thanksgiving get-together. To make these yummy bites, you need cranberry
sauce, chopped pecans, sprigs of rosemary, crescent dough and flour.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasting can take the flavor of brussels sprouts to a whole new level. It is one of the healthiest snack ideas that you can try to curb junk food cravings. Simply toss brussels sprouts with olive oil and bake them in the oven until crisp. To make Brussels as crispy as possible, make sure to spread them on a metal baking sheet. Don’t overcrowd them as it will turn them into mushy sprouts.
Pecan Slab Pie
It is a perfect Thanksgiving dessert option your family and
friends will love. For making the crust you need all purpose flour, unsalted
butter, sugar, kosher salt, apple cider vinegar, and ice water. For the
filling, you need unsalted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, 3
eggs, and pecan halves.
Corn Salad with Bacon and Honey
The sweet and savory dish is packed with a lot of healthy nutrients.
All you need to make this healthy salad are Bacon, shallot, thyme, and vinegar.
Parker House Rolls
These fluffy rolls are so delicious and easy to make. You
need all-purpose flour, whole milk, kosher salt, unsalted butter, sugar, and
Garlicky Green Beans with Crispy Onions
Another healthy and delicious Thanksgiving recipe idea is garlicky
green beans with crispy onions. These crispy onions are a healthy snack option
that you can eat to curb your junk food cravings. Take a large bowl and toss
onion rings with flour, salt, and fry them until golden brown. In a pan, melt
butter with garlic, add green beans and chicken broth. Sprinkle cheese, salt
and pepper. Top with crispy onions and enjoy.
Butternut Squash and Andouille Stuffing
The cheesy butternut squash, andouille is composed of andouille
sausage and butternut squash. Add onion, garlic cloves, baby spinach, minced
thyme, rosemary, shredded gruyere and chicken stock to enhance the taste.
You should try these addictive, delicious bites of pork sausage, cheddar and Bisquick. In fact, it is a perfect holiday appetizer that would be perfect for any gathering. You can add chopped parsley, cheddar cheese, paprika to enhance the taste of these healthy sausage balls.
Mini Carrot Pot Pies
Your vegetarian guests will surely love this recipe. Making
this classic comfort food is very easy. Just stir fry onions, carrots, garlic,
and thyme, season them with salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour add milk and simmer
until slightly thickened. Cut puff pastries in round form and place them over
each ramekin. Now bake until golden brown.
Jalapeno Green Chile Spoonbread
It is a sweet and savory option for your Thanksgiving dinner
that is filled with loads of nutrition and flavors. It is super scrumptious and
hard to resist. You need fresh corn,
jalapenos, buttermilk, cream, baking powder, sugar, all-purpose flower, cornmeal,
vegetable oil, eggs and green chilies.
Savory Pumpkin Soup
This vegetarian soup is a perfect winter soup idea
that you can try this Thanksgiving. You need chopped sweet onion, red bell
pepper, olive oil, garlic cloves, chili powder, dried oregano, pumpkin puree,
vegetable broth, and lime juice. To make the spice shake, you need cumin seeds,
fennel seeds, coriander seeds, crushed red peppers, roasted pepitas and kosher
Hopefully, these Thanksgiving menu ideas will
help you throw the best Thanksgiving party.