I’m here to help you out with this Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up and Turkey Giveaway! Now that you don’t have to worry about the turkey…let’s get started!
It’s that time, everyone’s talking about the big day. What are you going to make, family asking you what they can bring…you need to start the planning.
SO not only am I going to share with you my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving but I’m also hosting a giveaway. Jennie-O wants to give one lucky reader a JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Whole Turkey! All you need to do to enter is go to the widget at the bottom of the post, give Mantitlement a “like” on Facebook and a “follow” on Instagram and you’re in.
Easy enough, yes?
OK now here we go with the food…
Starting off with the appetizers – my favorite part of any party. First off I’ve got the Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffed Mushrooms.
These mushrooms are gone in a flash, so make sure you make enough of them to go around! You can use regular cornbread too if pumpkin isn’t you’re thing or if you can’t find it – I grabbed a box mix at Trader Joe’s.
Next up on the app list are these Easy Clams Casino Tarts –
Bite sized clams casino in a flaky shell – with bacon. Bacon is the key here to these tarts so don’t be shy. And it’s a store bought shell, no need to panic. These apps come together really quickly.
One more appetizer to mention here, these Turkey Apple Meatballs with Whiskey Glaze –
We usually end up making these or bringing these to whatever party or holiday that’s going on. Both the adults and kids go crazy for these slightly spicy and sweet meatballs!
Now let’s get into those side dishes! Starting off with these crazy good Fried Whiskey Brussels Sprouts –
I know, you don’t want to get all crazy and fry stuff on Thanksgiving. Well for some, you’re already frying a turkey so just throw these in after you pull that turkey out. And for the rest of you, it’s really just a pot on the stove with some oil – fry ’em up and toss them in my famous whiskey glaze…you’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner.
Another side dish not to be missed are these Buttered Streusel Carrots –
You think you can’t get the kids to eat their veggies? Throw this dish down on the table and watch them dig in. Buttery carrots topped with a brown sugar streusel topping…not many people that won’t be grabbing a second helping of these.
These Roasted Beets and Sweets with Brown Butter Maple Glaze are next on the list –
I could eat a whole mess of these. So good for you, so colorful, this just looks like it belongs on your Thanksgiving table. You can even make these ahead and warm up right before eating to make things easy.
Now we’ve got appetizers and sides, I’m going into the main course. But I’ll skip the turkey here, I know that most of you will be making a turkey and some make two main dishes, like we do. So I’ll give you my favorite main courses to serve besides the turkey…
Starting with these Ham Carnitas –
Sure you can just throw a ham in the oven, but the turkey is already in there…so unless you’re lucky enough to have 2 ovens you can do this ham ahead of time. Shred it and toss it in that whiskey glaze – people are going to flip for this ham, I promise!
These French Dip Party Sliders are always a crowd pleaser –
These sandwiches can also be made ahead. Cheesy, roast beef sliders with caramelized onions, covered with a buttery gravy. Enough said, right?
If you’re looking for pasta, this Garlic Bread Pasta is one of my favorites –
This pasta gets tossed in a brown butter, garlicky bread crumb topping and it’s out of this world good. I’m telling you, leftovers cold from the fridge the next day are just as amazing.
Should we get some desserts in here? I’ve got these Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Cookies to start –
Easy to make, make ahead, and super delicious. The perfect, plan ahead dessert to put out after dinner!
Next up I’ve got these Fireball Whisky Apple Pies –
Apple pie equals Thanksgiving. Booze also equals Thanksgiving if you hang around my friends and family…these apple pies are fit for the kids though too, that booze will cook right off so make sure you grab some Fireball for the side!
Last dessert on the list is this Peach Custard Tart –
The crust alone on these tarts is unbelievable, make them just for that. But the custard filling with fresh peaches on top is pretty legit too. You can use canned peaches too if fresh aren’t available to you, it’ll be just as good.
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