10 Thanksgiving Recipes You Need To Try This Year

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year (after Christmas, of course), because it’s a time to spend with my family and do my favorite thing–eat! My family likes to try new Thanksgiving recipes every year, though the turkey never changes. Try and get your family into the kitchen together, so that cooking all these recipes becomes a fun family activity. Here are 10 amazing Thanksgiving recipes you need to try this year, with a few interesting twists and turns!

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Thanksgiving Recipes To Try This Year

10 Thanksgiving Recipes You Need To Try This Year

1. Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Thanksgiving Recipes - Instant Pot Pasta
Instant Pot Chicken Pasta by Eat Well 101

You can’t ever go wrong with pasta. It’s a safety, comfort food that is always welcomed at the dinner table. This Instant Pot recipe is super easy to make, and saves you time to focus on cooking up the rest of your Thanksgiving recipes! This dish would be amazing as a side to turkey and mashed potatoes. Check out the full recipe by Eat Well 101.

2. Creamiest Dreamiest Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Recipes To Try This Year - Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Creamiest Dreamiest Mashed Potatoes by Cooking For Keeps

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without a side of delicious mashed potatoes. This recipe by Cooking For Keeps is just the dreamiest mashed potatoes you’ll ever have, with plenty of butter and cream. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

3. Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Thanksgiving Soup Recipe
Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup by Taste of Home

My family’s Thanksgiving recipe list is never complete without a soup. Now THIS one is both delicious and healthy. With a 15 min prep time and a 20 min cook time, you can easily throw this together right before the big Thanksgiving dinner! If you’ve got a potluck, just prep this in a giant pot and watch the party-goers dance with joy. Check out the full recipe by Taste of Home.

4. Apple Cider Butternut Squash

10 Thanksgiving Recipes You Need To Try This Year
Apple Cider Butternut Squash by Recipe Hippie

If you’re looking for a healthy and sweet side dish, this apple cider butternut squash would be perfect for you! It’s simple to make and not overly sweet either. This recipe will be a great way to cleanse your palate after an oily (and delicious) serving of turkey! Check out the full recipe by Recipe Hippie.

5. Honey Garlic Butter Glazed Carrots

10 Thanksgiving Recipes You Have To Try - Honey Butter Glazed Carrots
Honey Garlic Butter Glazed Carrots by Diethood

When you’ve got a table full of delicious dishes, getting everyone to eat their veggies can be hard. But have no fear! When you’ve got honey garlic butter glazed carrots, your Thanksgiving guests will be fighting for more. I’m already drooling just writing this out. Check out the full recipe by Diethood.

6. Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Onions

10 Thanksgiving Recipes - Cheese Stuffed Sweet Onions
Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Onions by Taste of Home

This dish just LOOKS fancy sitting there. With a prep time of 25 min (cook time of 4 hours), they’re super easy to make and incredibly delicious for cheese and onion lovers! Don’t worry about too much onion-y flavor–once you bake these onions for long enough, you’re left with a sweet aroma. You’re sure to impress your guests with this Thanksgiving recipe. Check out the full recipe by Taste of Home.

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7. Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Bacon

Thanksgiving Recipes - Oven Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon
Oven Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon by A Family Feast

I always thought Brussel sprouts were an acquired taste, but it takes a few delicious recipes to make me realize that these are delicious! Add bacon? Yes! Definitely get your veggies in (along with a little bacon) with this recipe. Check out the full recipe by A Family Feast.

8. The Ultimate Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

The Ultimate Parmesan Broccoli by Jo Cooks

Broccoli has a stereotypically bad rep with kids, but that’s because they’ve never tried this recipe. Nutty and cheesy–what’s better? This is another dish that helps everyone get their veggies in while stuffing their faces with everything else at the table. I used to hate broccoli, but now it’s one of my favorite vegetables! Check out the full recipe by Jo Cooks.

9. Wasabi Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Wasabi Roasted Brussel Sprouts by Recipe Hippie

I know I’ve already included a Brussel sprouts recipe in here, but this is a unique spin on a classic Thanksgiving recipe–with wasabi! With this recipe, you can pop an entire pound of Brussel sprouts into the oven and spend your time on the rest of your Thanksgiving recipes. You might want to add a little spice warning for kids at the table, or even start a Thanksgiving challenge to see who can eat the wasabi-est Brussel sprout! Check out the full recipe by Recipe Hippie.

10. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Recipes - Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Eat Well 101

This is a beautiful Thanksgiving recipe that’s both delicious and healthy. Garlic? Yes. Parmesan? Yes! Sweet potatoes are a yummy way to add a good amount of fiber to a large meal (you’ll need that fiber, trust me!). Check out the full recipe by Eat Well 101.

I hope you found this post of Thanksgiving recipes to be helpful! These are some amazing dishes that are sure to be welcome at your dinner table and even become a staple! You’ll probably have noticed that many of these recipes are interesting twists to some well-known Thanksgiving classics. That way, you’ll still be able to have Grandma’s best dish, with something new to try out as well! You might even discover a new favorite–who knows? Thanksgiving is a time for family, and I hope that you’re able to create some great new memories this year over a yummy meal. Good luck!

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