Whether traditional or not (Chinese food, anyone?), we always look forward to Thanksgiving Day food. While holiday staples like turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie always seem to make the menu, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit. From Thanksgiving appetizers to mouth-watering dessert, here are a few recipes from our favorite food bloggers that we think you should try this year.

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

So simple, so meaty, so delicious. Spice it up (literally!) with these spicy cranberry barbecue meatballs from Yellow Bliss Road. Don’t judge them until you try them.

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball

Perfect to share with friends or family, bring this easy-to-make bacon jalapeño popper cheeseball from Mel’s Kitchen to Thanksgiving dinner! Paired with a variety of crackers, this rich unexpected cheeseball is sure to be a hit.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Skip the spinach and artichoke dip and replace it with a more seasonal dish. With feta cheese and sweet potato, this hummus from Two Peas and Their Pod is a festive holiday appetizer.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Featuring ingredients like sweet potato, quinoa, and goat cheese, this hearty salad is healthy and satisfying. You can find the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Make-Ahead Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

The best part about this recipe is in the name. Because the dough can last up to seven days in the refrigerator, you can prepare these yummy rolls well before your guests arrive. Simply throw these buttermilk rolls in the oven before the feast and you’ll have one less thing to worry about come Thanksgiving Day!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

If you love baked potatoes and mashed potatoes, then you’ll love the texture of twice baked potatoes! This recipe combines sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and marshmallows for a delicious new side to add to your Thanksgiving Day meal.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Pops

Pumpkin pie is a no-brainer for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking to get creative, try pumpkin pie pops from What Molly Made. Each pie pop is filled with delicious pumpkin and wrapped in flaky pie crust.

Slow Cooker Carmel Apple Spice Cake

Slow cooker cake? Sign us up. Not only is this a relatively simple recipe, but it also features some of our favorite fall flavors. Top this warm, moist cake with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate fall dessert.

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Doughnuts

Not a pie person? Make these pumpkin crème brûlée doughnuts instead. Filled with creamy deliciousness, this unique recipe features an airy crust and a crunchy, sugar top.

Looking for more recipes? Check out our Holiday Recipe Cookbook!