Food & Beverage

Creative Meals for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving brings family and friends together to celebrate all the blessings they have in their life. A long-time traditional holiday, good eats, and good memories make it an invaluable time of the year. While you may own a few recipes, handed down that remain in your family’s Thanksgiving tradition, introducing new recipes helps to expand and evolve the tradition.
If you’re looking to add a little bit of you into the Thanksgiving tradition with some creative meal ideas, look at some of these tasty and unforgettable recipes. They all contain simple ingredients you can find at your local Walmart and Target (or whichever grocery stores are closest to you).

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

This recipe takes a twist on the classic sweet potatoes. Instead of just using syrup, the dish combines even more for a savory palate. Oscar Mayer bacon, salt, olive oil, and caramelized onions simmer together with sweet potatoes and syrup to create a dream come true. The perfect blend of salt and sweet, your family will love this recipe.


Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Looking for a five-star dish? Look no further. This stuffing is infused with sausage, cranberries, apples, spices, and even a few splashes of Chardonnay (Barefoot is a good cooking brand) to create an exquisite dish. If you’re looking for a new source of inspiration for the inside of your turkey, this stuffing is the perfect edition to your cookbook.

Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread

The name itself describes the dish perfectly. Infusing the goodness of buttery garlic bread and creamy artichoke dip, you’ll amaze your family this Thanksgiving. Plus, it’s a vegetarian dish! So, it’s perfect for just about everyone who attends this year. Check it out.

Southern Cornbread (with Dressing) Recipe

Tired of making boxed Jiff cornbread from ShopRite? This recipe will navigate you through the steps of concocting an unbelievable southern cornbread promised to impress everyone. It uses all the classic ingredients from southern buttermilk cornbread to chicken stock, it’s an unusual recipe that locks in great flavor.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

If you need a dessert that screams “fancy” but doesn’t take much effort nor kitchen know-how, this is a great recipe for you. The most you do is melt Organic Valley butter (or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for a substitute) and turn on the oven, as far as cooking goes. Just mix together crushed pretzels, sugar, and butter and cook it. Then you build it with a whipped cream cheese layer and a strawberry-filled gelatin mix and you’ve got yourself a dessert.

Granddaddy’s Sweet Potato Meringue Pie

Since desserts tend to be the “go-to” for trying something new, this recipe may pique your interest. Taking the classic lemon meringue and sweet potato pie, this recipe reinvents Thanksgiving desserts. It takes a small portion of time to make and it will give your culinary skills a slight challenge. Plus, it’s a healthier alternative since it substitutes milk for Almond Breeze.


Try These Delicious Recipes to Spice Up Your Holiday

Thanksgiving is the time to try out those big recipe ideas. Even if the dish doesn’t come out perfect, the effort and experience will give you confidence for the next time you make it. So, if you’re a bad cook, don’t let any of these recipes intimidate you.