12 Thanksgiving Recipes That Will Wow This Year


If you’re looking for a few new recipes to wow your guests with this Thanksgiving, look no further. Take a traditional dish and give it a twist or just try something new this year and you populate your Thanksgiving table with a few of these “wow” worthy recipes.

01. Extra-Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Everything about this sounds appealing, right? Butter. Potatoes. Yes, please! This dish will help you serve up some creamy potatoes with lots of dairy—the secret to great mash potatoes.

02. Spiced Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Ring in the holiday season by bringing together two crowd favorites—pumpkin pie and eggnog. It’s just not Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie but put a delicious twist on yours to make it unforgettable.

03. Cranberry Cheesecake

Mix up your Thanksgiving dessert by having cheesecake instead of pie! This cheesecake flavored with cranberries is creamy, unique, and will surely bring a little extra something to your dessert table this year.

04. Cornbread Pudding

Fan of bread pudding? Bring it to Thanksgiving dinner. Making cornbread the main ingredient of this dish turns it into a rich and flavorful addition to the season.

05. Apple Walnut Stuffing

Sweeten up your stuffing with some apples and walnuts. This recipe is a crowd pleaser as it brings an exciting twist to traditional stuffing.

06. Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

The classic sweet potato and marshmallow mix is even better when it comes in individual servings. These twice-baked potatoes perfectly combine the sweet and savory.

07. Pomegranate Pear Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Dressing

Make the salad a more exciting dish at the Thanksgiving table. Pomegranate seeds bring little bursts of flavor with every bite. With this homemade creamy dressing and the sweet ingredients, this salad is sure to wow any taste testers.

08. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food—mac and cheese. Make it a fall dish with some pumpkin. Surprisingly, pumpkin and mac and cheese are a great combination.

09. Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries, Apples, and Pecans

This wild rice pilaf is a unique addition to any Thanksgiving feast. It’s an uncommon dish at this time of year, but adding in fall flavors like apples, cranberries, pecans. Wild rice pilaf with these delicious additions brings a new twist to Thanksgiving side dishes.

10. Everything Bagel and Bacon Stuffing

For stuffing full of flavor—incredibly delicious flavor—try this recipe for everything bagel and bacon stuffing. The everything bagels add a great kick and a lot of flavor, plus, bacon! You can’t beat this stuffing.

11. Apple, Sage, and Bacon Risotto

Creamy, cheesy, bacon, and sweet. Sounds pretty great, right? This combination of salty and sweet mixed together in rich risotto is a must have for your meal. Make this your newest tradition.

12. Skillet Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin and buttery rolls—is there anything more Thanksgiving-esque? The sweet flavor of the pumpkin and the grilled flavor of the skillet makes these rolls unforgettable.

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