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. Photo courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road.
Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
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
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Roasted sweet potato and quinoa salad. Photo courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad
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. Photo courtesy of What Molly Made.
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!