13 Amazing Recipes to Add to Your Thanksgiving Menu Slideshow
November 20, 2015
French apple tart, rosemary maple pecans, and pumpkin cake are a few of the recipes that were featured in this week’s SWAT
13 Amazing Recipes to Add to Your Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving is approaching and while some people have had their menu and guest list planned out for months, a few people leave the planning to the last minute. If you fall into the second category, don’t be afraid because we have some amazing recipes for you to add to your Thanksgiving menu. There are so many recipe options that you can choose from: The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network gave us amazing turkey, dessert, and side dishes. You can make a stuffing filled turkey breast for Thanksgiving, Parker House rolls with honey and brown butter, or add a farro stuffing recipe to your menu.
French Apple Tart
While I love creating beautiful cakes and darling confectionaries, it's simple, rustic desserts like this French apple tart that truly make me happy. It's the uncomplicated combination of butter, sugar, and fresh fruit that will overwhelm your senses and reach the very deepest part of you. The sweet scent of sliced apples glazed with fig preserves will make anyone appreciate the art of baking with fruit. On a bed of buttery, flaky puff pastry, there are few things greater to enjoy after a full meal with family and friends.—Mon Petit Four
Thanksgiving Turkey Breasts Roulade with Stuffing
This recipe has two Thanksgiving staples wrapped into one: stuffing and turkey. Instead of making a whole roasted turkey this year, make turkey breast roulades. Fill your turkey breasts with an amazing stuffing that is filled with roasted chestnuts and sausage.
Farro Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts
Farro stuffing with cranberries and walnuts is a healthy twist on a holiday dinner staple that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor. So go ahead and eat a big bowl the next day! — The Dinner Mom
If you’re going to have roasted potatoes as one of your side dishes this Thanksgiving try making this version. The potatoes get roasted in the oven with whole grain Dijon mustard.
Rosemary Maple Pecans
Snacks are essential for holiday entertaining, especially when there are cocktails involved. When guests arrive, they’ll likely be hungry and you don’t want to keep them waiting to eat until dinner. These rosemary maple roasted pecans are the perfect little nibble to set out on the table right next to the eggnog, mulled wine, and spiked apple cider. — Coley Cooks
Brussels Sprouts with Fennel
This is a simple side dish that you can serve for Thanksgiving. The Brussel sprouts get coated with the aromas of garlic, onion, and have an added savory taste from the bacon.
Honey and Brown Butter Parker House Rolls
These honey and brown butter parker house rolls are not only soft and scrumptious, they can also be prepared weeks in advance. — No Spoon Necessary
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, and “Fried” Goat Cheese
We’ve all come to appreciate the crispy, caramelized flavor of a well-roasted sprout, but have you ever tried them raw? Sliced nice and thin, raw Brussels sprouts have a texture more tender than cabbage, but more substantial than lettuce. They can stand up to a myriad of bold toppings and dressings without ever taking over. Raw Brussels sprouts are sweet, mild, and fresh. This recipe combines Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, pomegranate, and goat cheese for a delicious and well-rounded salad. — Coley Cooks
Tender sliced potatoes layered with butter, cream, and melted Gruyère. I get excited just thinking about it. Is this dish health-conscious? No, most definitely not. But then again, which French dish is? These potatoes are all about moderation, even if you desperately want to lick the pie dish clean. — Mon Petit Four
The best part about Thanksgiving is undoubtedly the dessert table. It doesn’t count as a real celebration without one. Breaking from family tradition I came up with this delicious pumpkin cake recipe to share with you. It’s studded with chopped walnuts and golden raisins, and then topped with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting scented with orange zest. — The Hungry Hutch
Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing
This lovely stuffing is perfect for a holiday table, or a special Sunday dinner. Serve it with mushroom gravy for a treat. — Sharon Palmer