Try Something New This Thanksgiving!

Try Something New This Thanksgiving!

Spice up your Thanksgiving feast this year with a brand new dish! Whether you're looking for a new appetizer or side dish, these Thanksgiving recipe ideas can help you kick your meal up a notch!

New Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Thanksgiving appetizers usually get the short end of the stick since the turkey and side dishes generally play the starring role. But this year, if you want to bring something new to your Thanksgiving table, start with a stellar soup like spicy pumpkin or even serve a sensational pumpkin salad!

Spicy Pumpkin Appetizer Soup
Cranberry Pecan Cheddar Cheese Spread
Cream of Roasted Walnut Soup
Honey Pumpkin Salad with Sage Croutons
Sweet Potato Soup

New Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas 

If you're looking to spice up your simple roasted turkey, you might want to try a smoked or deep fried turkey this year! The new method of preparation will really enhance the flavor of your turkey. Other options for adding more flavor include using citrus like lemon or oranges. Try these great Thanksgiving turkey recipes:

Hickory Smoked Turkey With Cranberry BBQ Sauce
Maple Roast Turkey
Deep Fried Turkey
Lemon Sage Turkey With Wild Mushroom Gravy
Turkey Mercedes (Cuban Flavors)

New Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Ideas

If you make your cranberry sauce from scratch, you know the age old recipe of boiling your cranberries in sugar water until they pop. Looking for something new  to try? Adding other fruits like pears or oranges will really help give your cranberry sauce a makeover this year. It'll be the talk of the meal!

Pear Cranberry Sauce
Reagan's Family Cranberry Sauce
Orange Cranberry Sauce
Ginger Pecan Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Chutney

New Thanksgiving Stuffing Ideas

The best part about stuffing is that it's so versatile. You can add new ingredients every year and still maintain the traditionality of the meal. Try these great stuffing (or "dressing" as you call it in the South!) recipes:

Apple and Herb Stuffing
Peach Pecan Cornbread Dressing
Savory Spinach and Artichoke Stuffing
Yellow Squash Dressing
Sausage Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing

New Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

It wouldn't be a Thanksgiving feast without all the side dishes. If you want to make small changes to your meal but still maintain a level of tradition, side dishes are a great outlet for experimentation. Try incorporating a festive rice dish into the mix or put together a vibrant vegetable. These side dish recipes are full of great Thanksgiving flavors!

Wild Rice with Cranberries
Twisted Sweet Potato Pie
Su's Green Bean Salad
Baked Cranberry Apples
Fresh Ginger Yams
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion and Pancetta
Vibrant Green Beans
The Best Butternut Squash Pie
Bourbon Glazed Apple Sweet Potato and Pecan Gratin
Yam Corn Bread

New Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

The traditional Thanksgiving desserts usually consist of apple pie, pumpkin pie and maybe some fruit. But we here at Recipe4Living encourage you to try something new this year so you can hit dessert out of the park! Adding chocolate to your pumpkin pie can do the trick. Or how about preparing a cranberry apple crisp? Take a look at these dessert recipes:

Triple Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Spiced Pear Bread
Alice Waters' Apple Tart
Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust
Cranberry Pear Crisp

Whether you change one dish or the whole meal, we hope you enjoy the new touches on your Thanksgiving feast.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Recipe4Living!

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