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Recipes for a Unique Thanksgiving Day Menu

table of turkey and mashed potatoes and dishes for other Thanksgiving dinner foods

Thanksgiving dinner is a great opportunity to indulge in your favorite foods, but don’t let that hinder you from doing something fun and new! Craft a creative, vibrant menu by branching out and finding a recipe that puts a unique twist on some classic dishes. Today the blog for Estates at Briggs Ranch has ideas for unique recipes to try, in your apartment here or elsewhere in San Antonio, TX, for a stunning feast.

Cornbread, Chorizo, Cherry, and Pecan Stuffing from Bon Appetit

Liven up your traditional holiday stuffing by making this recipe which features an eclectic combination of flavors. This is a must-try!

Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes from How Sweet Eats

These smashed potatoes look and sound amazing! This recipe requires about 20 minutes of preparation and 20 minutes of cooking.

Nanou’s Garlic Green Beans from The Life Jolie

Give even the least vegetable-friendly person at your table a reason to go for the greens by trying this clever way to cook them. The author of the recipe says a “mix of sauteed minced garlic adds that rich, garlicky flavor without being overwhelming and fresh parsley adds the perfect amount of herbaceous freshness.”

Thankful Rolls from The Idea Room

This might not necessarily be a recipe for rolls, but the twist it provides is the notes you find in them! Encourage expressing gratitude by including strips of paper in between two rolls of your favorite dough baked together. When people dig in, they’ll find the papers (creating an experience similar to that of a fortune cookie) with prompts for them to share what they’re thankful for. Also, if you’re worried about the state of your paper, wrap it in foil to protect it from the baking heat.

Brown Sugar Ice Cream with Candied Pecans from Scoop Adventures

This idea makes our stomachs roar. Candied pecans are already a holiday staple for many people. Add them to the already delicious brown sugar ice cream and you’ve got something that sounds and looks absolutely incredible.

Try these dishes before your meal to find just the right one to share. What are your favorite ways to cook classic Thanksgiving favorites? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to add a new recipe to our repertoire. Thanks for reading! We hope you love these recipes.