Mix up your Thanksgiving Menu

Smoked Turkey

Smoked Turkey

In my opinion, Thanksgiving should offer the classics of turkey (smoked), stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes. And, I don't let anyone mess with my homemade green bean casserole. To me, it's not Thanksgiving without it. But, I do like to play around with Thanksgiving appetizers, sides and desserts. There's no reason you can't serve something new for one of these dinner supporting roles. Here are a few options for you to consider this Thanksgiving!

Appetizers

Creamed Spinach Filo Cups

Crunchy filo cups stuffed with traditional creamed spinach.

Butternut Squash Hummus

All the traditional elements of chickpea hummus but with a fall twist.

Sundried Tomato Pinwheels

Flaky, easy to prepare, and impressive for guests. Try subbing ground turkey for pork and it's Thanksgiving ready.

Sides

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

These garlicky bundles of asparagus are deliciously wrapped in bacon. 

Farro Salad

The perfect make-ahead dish, this nutty farro gets crunch from bell pepper and a creamy dressing. 

Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Pine Nuts

This delicious roasted cauliflower dish holds well, so you can make it ahead of time and serve it room temperature or reheat it right before serving.

Desserts

Apple Brown Betty

A vegan dessert for your guests, apples are baked with a crunchy sweet brown betty topping.

Blueberry Tartlets

I LOVE individual desserts. These darling blueberry tarlets would be perfect for your dessert buffet.

Lemon Budino

Full of lemon flavor, these light desserts will provide a sweet ending to your Thanksgiving meal.