Thanksgiving is right around the corner! You’ve been invited to the Thanksgiving family dinner but can’t think of what to cook. Need some new Thanksgiving recipes to try? Here are five easy and delicious recipes that’ll have your folks coming back for more.
1. Baked Spicy Lemon Pepper Wings
A little unorthodox for a Thanksgiving feast, but you can never go wrong with chicken wings! This simple dish will have your guests chowing down like never before.
- 1-2 packs of chicken wings
- Lemon pepper Seasoning
- Cayenne pepper seasoning
- Garlic powder
- 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
First, set the oven to 400 degrees. Then, in a bowl, add chicken wings, vegetable oil, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Mix until wings are fully coated. Next, place wings on a non-stick pan and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, turning wings halfway through. Once done baking, let wings sit for five minutes, serve and enjoy!
2. Fruit Pizza
A different way to do desserts this year is by making fruit pizza. No, it’s not fruit on top of marinara sauce but a sweet and fruity delight! This sweet treat takes only 15 minutes to make and is guaranteed to have your folks begging for more.
- 1 package of sliceable sugar cookie
- 1 ounce of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- Cut up fruit of your choice but blueberries, strawberries, kiwis and oranges are commonly used
- 1/2 teaspoon of apple jam
- 1 tablespoon water
First, heat the oven to 375 degrees while you’re preparing the ingredients. Then, line a 12-inch pizza pan with foil and add sugar cookie dough to the pan. Use a pin roller to flatten the dough until smooth and even. Bake cookie dough in the oven for 14 minutes. Once done baking, let the dough cool completely before transferring it onto the serving plate. After the dough has cooled completely, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until well blended. Then, spread the mix all over the dough. Mix water and apple jam. Finally, top with assorted fruits and drizzle apple jam mixture on top. Refrigerate for two hours, serve and enjoy!
3. Ranch Potato Salad
What’s Thanksgiving without potato salad? Boring, that’s what it is. Consider spicing up your potato salad this year with ranch. Although it might sound unappetizing, I promise it’s super delicious and will become a family favorite.
- 5-6 medium sized potatoes
- 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 3-4 boiled eggs
- 1 pack of ranch dry seasoning
- 1-3 tablespoons of dill pickle relish
- 1-2 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish
- Smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
First, peel potatoes and add them to cold water and bring them to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and let potatoes simmer for 20-25 minutes. At the same time, boil eggs for 15 minutes. In a separate bowl, add potatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, ranch seasoning, salt, pepper, sweet, and dill pickle. Mix and top with smoked paprika. Serve and enjoy!
4. Honey Ham and Cheese Sliders
Dare to be different this Thanksgiving by making honey ham and cheese sliders! Instead of fighting old women at the grocery store over a ham, you can make simple yet delicious sliders!
- Sliced deli honey ham
- Cheese, preferably provolone or Swiss
- 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
- Mustard (optional)
- 1-2 packs of Hawaiian sweet rolls
Set oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×9-inch pan with cooking spray (or use a nonstick pan). Cut rolls in half and add sliced honey ham, cheese, mayonnaise, and mustard. Cover rolls in aluminum foil and put in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Take off the aluminum foil and allow rolls to bake for three to five more minutes. Finally, take rolls out of the oven and let sit for five minutes. Separate rolls, serve, and enjoy!
5. Cinnamon Honey Rolls
We all love dinner rolls, but what about cinnamon honey rolls? This sweet and simple dish will have your folks doing cartwheels in the living room.
- 1 12-pack of dinner rolls
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
Heat oven to 350 degrees and put rolls in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Immediately after taking out rolls, spread honey on top and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Let sit for a minute or two, serve and enjoy!