Easy Recipes You Need to Know for an Amazing Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in America. It is a holiday that celebrates family, friends, and food. The idea of Thanksgiving is that people should take time to be thankful for all the good things in their lives. Though many people associate this holiday with eating too much food and being overweight it also carries a message about gratitude.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather your family and friends for a celebration. You can even make it more memorable by including some of these Thanksgiving-inspired recipes. You may think that you need to be an expert chef to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but there are plenty of dishes that are easy enough for everyone to enjoy with minimal effort. We all know of the showstopper of a traditional thanksgiving dinner and that is turkey! That one is a given, but you may find it difficult to come up with other dishes, this is a feast afterall. Here are some recipes that will help you celebrate the holiday in style without breaking the bank or stressing yourself out with complicated recipe instructions.

Dinner: 

Mac and Cheese - Genie Cooks

Mac and Cheese |Thanksgiving Celebrations | Plate Up

You can’t have Thanksgiving without mac and cheese. Sometimes you just want the traditional stuff, and with this recipe you got it all. This classic recipe is all you need to make a really great mac and cheese. It’s super cheesy and delicious that you’ll want a second helping. 

Warming Vegetable and Kidney Bean Casserole - Lee Holmes

Vegetable Casserole |Thanksgiving Meal | Plate Up

This recipe is great for using up what you already have in the kitchen! Just use any vegetables you have in the fridge or lying around, add lemon, tamari and some stock for flavour, and some mixed herbs which will supercharge your taste buds. If you like it hot, add chili, cayenne or paprika. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all about meat and dairy! This is a really quick and tasty vegan dish filled with different herbs and spices. It’s super healthy, so why not give it a go?

Stuffed mushrooms - Genie Cooks

Stuffed Mushrooms |Thanksgiving Dinner | Plate Up

If you're a stuffed mushroom fan you have to try Genie Cook’s recipe! It’s the best stuffed mushroom you can have for a thanksgiving dinner. They're garlic-y and super cheesy. This is a perfect appetizer or side dish for your family and friends to enjoy. You can even stuff them ahead of time if you want too and cook them when you need them, saving you ample time to get ready for the main courses. 

Desserts:

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - Marcella DiLonardo

Cinnamon Rolls |Thanksgiving Celebrations | Plate Up

Here we have it! Pumpkin cinnamon rolls, filled with the spices of pumpkin pie & glazed with maple syrup. Such a great way to incorporate two beloved staples into one dish. Cinnamon rolls are amazing alone but amp it up with some pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree and you’re onto a winner there. 

Honey Pumpkin Pie - Marcella DiLonardo

Pumpkin Pie |Thanksgiving Meals | Plate Up

Don’t forget the pie! This dessert even has poems and songs dedicated to it. Marcella’s recipe is a classic with a little honey twist. It makes for a really great pumpkin pie. Probably the most classic dessert for any traditional Thanksgiving feast. It’s so creamy and rich, being filled with pumpkin pie spice.

Hope you liked our picks! If you want to learn how to make these recipes feel free to check out the Plate Up App where you can get all the ingredients delivered to your door from your local supermarket like Sainsburys', Waitrose, Ocado!

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