Because Thanksgiving comes only once a year, it’s an occasion people get really excited about. But when you’ve been celebrating the event for twenty, twenty-five, or thirty years, the holiday blues set in and the need to do things differently creeps in. I’ve had my fair share of the ups and downs of the holidays, and I’m here to help you out! These modern Thanksgiving family recipes will have you enjoying the holidays like it’s your first one!
Hassle-free Thanksgiving Family Recipes You’ll Love
Serve Homemade Dishes That Kiss The Fatigue Away
The joy of the Holidays is finding new ways to celebrate and appreciate the season. These easy homemade Thanksgiving family recipes have just the right twists and surprises to keep your family looking forward to this annual event! With these homemade recipes, your family will learn the true meaning of ‘home is where the heart is’.
1. Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Lemon Dip
Even though it’s a special occasion, Thanksgiving family recipes have to be not only delicious, but also good for everyone. Don’t forget about your family’s health just because it’s the holidays! This appetizer is a combination of what kids love and what they need.
2. Tomato-Cheddar Tart
There is no better pair than the sour and salty tandem of tomato and cheese. The Italians built an entire cuisine on it! Whet your family’s appetite with these treats!
3. Pastrami-Style Grilled Turkey Breast
This recipe allows you to get your meat smoked in about half the time (with half the effort) it takes to cook an entire turkey! Everyone will have such an easy time eating this dish, there will be no room for the holiday blues!
4. Roast Turkey With Rosemary and Lemon
To bring out the best in all dishes, remember one thing: contrast. The tang of rosemary and zest of lemon will have everyone wondering who came up with an entirely new turkey recipe!
5. Deconstructed Holiday Turkey With Sage Gravy
Less stress when preparing for the holidays means getting rid of the excess! Deconstructing your turkey saves so much time. Add a special gravy so quality isn’t compromised!
6. Cranberry-Apple Relish
Ditching the cranberry sauce might be a bit of a risk. But complementing a Thanksgiving staple with an equally succulent fruit will make them forget they even needed that traditional drizzle.
7. Parmesan Sage Crusted Butternut Squash Galette
Baking these flavors together yields a dish so delicate and scrumptious, anyone with the holiday blues will remember moments as tender as each bite.
8. Bacon And Mushroom Potato Gratin
Easily a favorite! A recipe that spares you the worries of what to give the kids. It’s also very quick to make, and goes with almost anything you could think of including in the menu!
9. Roasted Delicata Squash Salad With Warm Pickled Onion Dressing
Modernizing a salad for Thanksgiving is all about picking the right stuff to go into the bowl. The coming together of these ingredients is something you never knew you needed.
10. Parmesan Cauliflower And Parsley Salad
Another great combination of greens. This modern Thanksgiving family recipe might just be the miracle you need to get everyone to choose a healthier option.
11. Sautéed Pears With Bacon And Mustard Dressing
Thanksgiving family recipes can sometimes be difficult because it must cater to such a diverse group of people. But this dish is here to end this predicament. Family members of all ages will agree that using a new method of preparing fruit and meat can give only wonder and enjoyment.
12. Poblano Cornbread Stuffing
Cornbread stuffing is no stranger to the Thanksgiving table. Add a poblano last-minute to spice things up (literally!). Save this poblano idea for future recipes. Think of it as a magic touch, effortlessly upgrading every dish you make!
13. Broccoli Rabe With Garlic and Almonds
There is no point in serving broccoli during the holidays. But you might succeed in sneaking in those greens with this new trick.
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14. Coconut Macaroon Brownies
Pies make great desserts. But in Modernizing Thanksgiving, this unexpected pairing of chocolate and coconut is what you need! Coupling the Sweet-of-all-Time with the Sweetheart of the Tropics will have everyone talking about your dessert until next year!
15. Sweet Potato Cake With Marshmallow Frosting
A staple Thanksgiving side with one of the most famous candies of all time. If this Thanksgiving family recipe isn’t modern and fun, I don’t know what is.
16. Pink And White Punch
This one’s for all the adults who are bluer than blue! Unwind from all the holiday buzz with this simply satisfying drink. You deserve it.
Watch this video from the Today Show for more Thanksgiving family recipes!
There’s no such thing as bad food with a little bit of risk and gusto! Never underestimate the power of a modernized dish to dispel your holiday blues. These modern Thanksgiving recipes are always here to help. Change your mood by changing your food!
Trying to get away from all the Holiday stress? Try these 17 No Bake Thanksgiving Desserts To Keep You Stress Free! Do you have your own Thanksgiving family recipes you want to modernize? Let me know in the comments section!
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