Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist

Turkey sitting on a bed of lettuce, surround by dourds and Thanksgiving sides

This hasn’t exactly been a typical year, so why prepare a typical Thanksgiving meal? We’ve rounded up a variety of mouthwatering recipes, designed to take your standard holiday fare to the next level with just a few tasty tweaks. And as you reach for the butter and the bacon, keep one thing in mind: Thanksgiving is the time to count your blessings, not your calories!

Instead of regular roasted turkey, try: Bacon-wrapped Turkey
You’ll be bragging about this beautiful bird for years to come!

Instead of plain cranberry sauce, try: Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce
This super-simple yet flavorful dish is perfect for the heat seekers at your dinner table.

Instead of traditional stuffing, try: Cornbread and Mushroom Stuffing
Add this recipe to your repertoire ASAP if you love all manner of mushrooms!

Instead of mashed potatoes, try: Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon Potato Roses
This show-stopping side dish is as beautiful as it is flavorful.

Instead of standard sweet potato casserole, try: Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans
You may never crave classic (dare we say, basic) sweet potato casserole again!

Instead of ordinary biscuits, try: Pumpkin and Cranberry Dinner Rolls
These glorious, golden rolls might just find their way to your weeknight dinner menu.

Instead of pumpkin pie, try: Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle
Lavish layers of angel food cake, whipped cream and pumpkin pie cheesecake… Need we say more?

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!

Peruse our Thanksgiving recipes Pinterest board for more must-try recipes.

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