Every year, we have the traditional meals that come along with Thanksgiving. Mac and cheese, sweet potato pie, cranberry sauce, and of course, turkey. This year, try investing some time with new recipes that still involve your favorite dishes for Thanksgiving. Try these 15 new dinner dishes to serve to your family this year.
1. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake With Cheesy Garlic Bread
Most of the time, we usually go with our traditional macaroni and cheese for our signature pasta dish at Thanksgiving. Try going in a different direction with your pasta by making a buffalo chicken pasta bake. This pasta dish will be combined with chicken and a creamy sauce with a spicy kick. As a side dish for this tasty dish, make it with cheesy garlic bread to add alongside this delicious dish. You can also add extra emphasis by dipping your garlic bread into your pasta to create a cheesy, spicy garlicky taste.
2. Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Sometimes we don’t go with our usual turkey for Thanksgiving. We serve other signature meat dishes, such as goose, duck, chicken or ham. Try taking a different approach with your meat this year by cooking a creamy Tuscan chicken meal. Deep fry your chicken to give it a crispy, decadent taste, then substitute gravy this year with a creamy Tuscan sauce to add on top of your chicken. This dish will be sure to satisfy your taste and will have you going back for seconds.
3. Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
Another classic side dish for Thanksgiving is sweet, buttery mashed potatoes. Well this year, try giving them a little bit of a spicy twist with buffalo chicken potato skins. With this dish, you’re combining chicken with the potatoes and adding a spicy element with hot sauce and various seasonings. This dish will give off a feel-good sensation that will satisfy you and your family’s stomachs.
4. Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
Lasagna may seem like an unconventional dish to add to the table for Thanksgiving, but sometimes it’s good to take the unconventional route and try something different. This lasagna dish comes with chicken and a creamy Alfredo sauce that will leave a delicious everlasting taste in your mouth.
5. Ham And Cheese Pull-Apart Bread
Ham is also known as one of Thanksgiving’s most delicious meats to serve. If you’re still considering having ham this year, try serving it with this newest dish with ham and cheese pull-apart bread. Served with an Italian bread loaf, Monterrey Jack, and Gruyere cheese, this appetizing meal will fulfill the cravings of your favorite ham. Just top it off with some Dijon mustard, and you’ll taste the most savory, spicy meal at the dinner table.
6. Butter Chicken Meatballs
Another meaty dish to consider serving your family for this holiday this year are butter chicken meatballs. Substituting your regular ground turkey (or beef) with ground chicken, this recipe is sure to give your family something sweet and lemony to try. Once done cooking, top it off with a homemade creamy, buttery sauce to give it that extra taste of something pure and satisfying.
7. Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
Another recipe to substitute mashed potatoes with this year is garlic Parmesan potato wedges. These potato wedges come with a garlicky twist with a kick of that cheesy Parmesan. Serve this dish with a side of ketchup and it’ll be a treat that everyone at the dinner table will enjoy.
8. Kale And Sweet Potato Salad
Even though you have your hearty, tender, delicious meals at the table, it doesn’t hurt to go towards a healthier route of serving a good meal. One new dish to try in particular would be kale and sweet potato salad. Still remaining as a nostalgic, classic dish during Thanksgiving, this potato salad will be sure to entice your family to add numerous portions onto their plates. Substituting regular potatoes with sweet potatoes, adding kale with a mixture of pumpkin seeds, quinoa, and red onions will help to add to its strong, everlasting savor.
9. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is another classic side meal to serve your family at Thanksgiving dinner. To spice things up with it even more, add a creamy, buttery garlic shrimp to shake things up a little bit! Once sauteed just right, mix your shrimp with your macaroni salad along with garlic butter to give a creamy, rich sensation and a Hawaiian feel.
10. Tornado Sweet Potato
Sticking to the usual sweet potatoes are fine, but have you ever tried to eat them on a stick? Well, now you can with a tornado sweet potato. Simply put, it’s a sweet potato put on a stick that turns into a kabab! Topped off with a mixture of breadcrumbs, seasonings of your choice, and Parmesan cheese, this potato will be guaranteed to leave a cheesy, seasoned savory sensation all over your taste buds.
11. Cranberry Apple Pie Cobbler
We can’t forget that cranberries are an essential part of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. With this recipe, however, we can turn it into the ultimate dessert for the family by making it into a cranberry apple pie cobbler! This rich, decadent dessert will send your family reeling sugary, sweet goodness. Just top it off with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, and it’ll be a delicious dessert to serve to your family for more dinners to come.
12. Apple Pie Cheesecake
We all enjoy ending or delicious Thanksgiving meal with a sweet dessert. This year, if you’re thinking about serving apple pie for you and your family, try it out with a cheesecake twist! Entice your taste buds with sugar, sweet, decadent taste of apple pie cheesecake. To tempt your taste buds even further, serve it with a side of vanilla ice cream topped off with caramel sauce to fulfill your sweet tooth.
13. BBQ Chipped Ham Rolls
Add another tasty side dish of ham by turning it into a BBQ filled roll! This dish combines ham, BBQ, and onion to give it a sweet, tangy taste. Once all of these ingredients are rolled up into pizza dough and cut differently, each bite you take into these rolls will be worth savoring every bite.
14. Seared Crispy Skin Duck Breast With Duck Fat Fried Potatoes
If you’re looking to keep duck as part of your annual Thanksgiving meal, then trying out this seared crispy skin duck breasts with duck fried potatoes will keep that tradition going. Served with fingerling potatoes, this dish will be sure to satisfy your taste buds with a crispy, tangy taste. Top the duck off with a sauce combine with red wine, chicken stock, orange juice, and honey, and this delectable meal give off a tangy, sweet taste that will make this meal most enjoyable.
15. Peach Cobbler Stuffed Beignets
One final dish to top off your Thanksgiving dinner with your family is by saving the best for last: dessert! And the best dessert that you’ll want to aim for is peach cobbler stuffed beignets. While still keeping in touch with having a traditional peach cobbler for Thanksgiving, this dish will give New Orleans vibes by turning it into a sweet, sugary pastry. This appetizing treat will be sure to please your dessert cravings and put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Diving into these new recipes for Thanksgiving will surely give you and your family something to be excited about trying. These recipes will exhilarate so much pleasure and happiness amongst everyone at the dinner table that hopefully they can become your family’s newest dishes to serve for Thanksgiving every year.