Thanksgiving is an opportune holiday for us foodies, but it can equally become a day filled with stressful marathon cooking sessions and fears of satisfying the expectations of your dinner guests.
So let me be your holiday heroine with my guide to the Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever – these recipes not only taste great, but are also so easy to make that even Snoop Dogg (without the help of Martha) could re-create them! Simply click on the recipe links at the end of this post to go directly to the recipe on the blog.
To start, I’d like to introduce you to my home-made Cranberry Sauce recipe. Rather than feeling guilty over this delicious accompaniment to your roast turkey – and let’s be honest, your guilt will be much better saved for dessert – my Cranberry Sauce is Sugar-Free. The taste of this sauce beats regular sugar-laden versions hands down and your guests will never be able to tell that it’s sugar-free, I promise!
Another Thanksgiving fave is Green Bean Casserole, which in my mind is the best invention since sliced turkey – groan! I can never understand why this delicious dish hasn’t made it east of the Atlantic. A divine combination of fresh green beans, creamy casserole sauce and a crisp onion topping, there’s simply no excuse for serving up boring ole boiled veg this holiday!
Add to this a side of my Roasted Cauliflower and a helping of Freshly Baked Cornbread and I have no doubt that your Thanksgiving meal will have your guests eating out of your hands – gobble, gobble, gobble!
To make the day even easier, I recommend baking the cornbread in a cast iron skillet, which can also be used to serve directly from your oven to the table. This trick not only cuts down on tedious washing up, but the cast iron pan retains the heat to keep your cornbread warm until the end of your meal.
No Thanksgiving is complete without a slice of Pumpkin Pie for dessert. My recipe is super-easy and I love the taste twist of switching regular pastry for a super yummy (and much easier) store bought Graham Cracker crust – trust me, there are NEVER any leftovers when I bake this pie!
For you traditionalists out there who like to bake a pastry crust, please don’t feel left out. You can still follow my recipe for the pumpkin filling and add it to your base – and to make a truly professional looking pie, I can really recommend the Tovolo Precision Pie Crust Cutter which is new to the Arugula & Rocket Store this week!
Thanksgiving Recipe Links:
- Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
- Green Bean Casserole
- Freshly Baked Cornbread
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Pumpkin Pie
Don’t forget to visit the Arugula & Rocket Cookshop on Amazon for practical kitchen tools and fun gadgets to help make your Thanksgiving Meal the best ever!