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Great Recipes To Add To Your Thanksgiving Table This Year

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and whether you’re hosting dinner or bringing a side dish, it can always be a challenge to figure out what to make.  If you’re tired of thanksgiving basics here’s a list of great recipes to add to your Thanksgiving table this year!

1. Butter Nut Squash Soup

If you’re looking for a delicious first course for your Thanksgiving meal this year, think about adding butternut squash soup to the menu. Not only is this soup an easy thing to make, but it’s also a unique dish! Soup isn’t always a part of Thanksgiving, but add it this year to change things up.  Add a slice of great bread to the side and everyone will be happy you added it to the table!

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2. Pomegranate Pear Salad

Add a hint of color to your Thanksgiving meal with this pomegranate pear salad! A tasty, colorful salad is always a great dish to add to your table that everyone will surely eat. This fall salad is super versatile so if you don’t like pears, feel free to use apples instead.  This recipe comes with its own homemade pomegranate dressing that takes less than 30 minutes to put together!  Once you serve this on your Thanksgiving table, everyone will be asking you for the recipe so they can serve it as well!

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3. Pumpkin Rolls

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without some sort of rolls on the table, but this year make it more fun by having them be shaped like pumpkins!  These rolls are easy to make and fun to eat.  By adding just a bit of pumpkin to them, the rolls turn orange making them cute and festive!  Your Thanksgiving table will be a step above the rest by adding these homemade pumpkin shaped rolls to your dinner. Don’t forget to add a pecan slice to act as the pumpkin stem once they’re out of the over!

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4. Jalapeno Cranberry Dip

Everybody loves cranberry at Thanksgiving time, but spice your table up this year with jalapeno cranberry dip!  This cream cheese based dip is great to have as an appetizer or on your actual Thanksgiving table.  The best part is you can have it with anything!  Dip a few crackers in it before your meal or use it as a spread on your leftover turkey sandwiches!  Whatever you choose, this dip is delicious and adds a great pop of color to your table.

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5. Apple Pie Monkey Bread

Take a break from traditional apple pie and make this apple pie monkey bread for dessert this year.  Apple pie and monkey bread are both great so why not combine the two into a delicious addition for your thanksgiving!  The prep for this monkey bread doesn’t take very long, so mix it up and then throw it in the oven for 40-50 minutes while everyone is eating Thanksgiving dinner.  This way, it will be warm out of the oven when you serve it!  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and you’ll never want anything else for dessert.

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6. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Take a step back from the green beans and Brussels sprouts and add asparagus to your Thanksgiving table this year. Buy some prosciutto and wrap your asparagus to create a delicious dish.  Have this as an appetizer or put it on the table with the rest of your food for dinner.  This prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is both easy to prep and easy to make so don’t be afraid to add it to your Thanksgiving day!

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7. Pumpkin Sage Hummus

If you’re looking for a tasty, easy appetizer to serve during Thanksgiving this year, then look no further.  This pumpkin sage hummus has less than 10 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to make! Whether you’ve got a veggie platter or pita chips, add this hummus as the perfect dip for both.  Everyone will be asking where you bought this delicious hummus but you’ll be able to tell them you made it!  Since it only takes 5 minutes, mix it up right before people arrive so it’s nice and fresh.

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8. Roasted Carrots

Roasted vegetables are a Thanksgiving staple, but change it up this year by adding goat cheese and candied pecans to the mix!  The combination of all three creates a delicious flavor that’s perfect to add to your Thanksgiving plate.  This recipe creates the ideal balance of sweet from the pecans and savory from the goat cheese.  When prepping for the recipe, buy tri-colored carrots to make it more festive!  Once you try it, this awesome addition to roasted carrots will become the new must-have every Thanksgiving

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9. Streusel Topped Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread is a fall staple but this recipe adds some flare with the streusel topping.  Thanksgiving isn’t complete without pumpkin bread and the best part about this recipe is you can eat it for any meal!  Make a few loaves to have as a brunch treat, an appetizer, or as dessert on Thanksgiving day. Bread can be challenging to make but this recipe is easy to follow so don’t be afraid to try it out this holiday season!

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10. Crispy Broccolini

This recipe for broccolini only requires olive oil and garlic salt making it an easy side for your Thanksgiving table!  Broccolini is an easy veggie to add to any meal and it adds a great splash of green to the Thanksgiving table.  The crispiness that comes with this recipe is what makes it better than any other roasted vegetable. But, if you don’t want to use broccolini, feel free to use normal broccoli or asparagus instead! This recipe is a great way to add a simple yet delicious veggie recipe to Thanksgiving this year.

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Are you going to try any of these great Thanksgiving recipes this year?  Comment which ones you tried!

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