Daily Dose of Design: 30 Showstopping Thanksgiving Dishes

Monday, November 20, 2017

30 Showstopping Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving week is HERE! I am way too excited for all of the food, drinks (surprise surprise!) and family time we'll be getting to enjoy. I'm pretty sure the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is the side dishes and desserts - there are sooo many recipes to choose from; the traditional, yearly must haves (stuffing, cranberry sauce apple pie...) but then a couple of extra, totally delicious and beautiful dishes too that'll give you the best host award too! ;) Here are 30 totally showstopping side dishes and desserts you can make for Thanksgiving that'll leave everyone in complete awe - both taste wise AND presentation wise:

Cranberry Apple Walnut Stuffing - Thrifty Jinxy
This is such a fun take on the traditional stuffing recipe - I love the mix of cranberry and apple!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole - Cincy Shopper

Apple Pie Monkey Bread - The Pinning Mama

Cheesecake Baked Apples - Lady Behind the Curtain
You had me at cheesecake! These are AMAZING! I'll definitely be trying these out for Thanksgiving!

Parmesan Green Beans - All She Cooks

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash - A Family Feast

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Pie Bites - Tastes of Lizzy T

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip - Mom Endeavors
The perfect appetizer - what's better than cheese dip? Oh yeah, cranberry cream cheese dip. ;)

Bourbon Butter Sweet Potatoes - The Speckled Palate

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Pudding with Maple Whipped Cream - Snappy Gourmet

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn - A Family Feast

Creamy Collard Greens with Caramelized Onions and Bacon - A Worthey Read

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider - Tastes of Lizzy T

Homemade Green Bean Casserole - Baking Beauty

Caramel Pecan Cornbread Pudding - Grace and Good Eats

Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans - All She Cooks

Broccoli Cheddar Crescent Ring - The Pinning Mama
I'd recommend making two of these off the bat, they'll go so fast! If they make it to the table, that is!

Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies - Beyond Frosting

Savory and Easy Stuffed Mushrooms - Girl and the Kitchen

Butternut Sqaush and Cranberry Quiona Salad - Little Broken

Butternut squash is in so many popular recipes these days and after trying it, I can see why! It's delicious and you'd really never guess how good it is for you. Yum!

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Puffs - Tastes of Lizzy T

Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer - Thrifty Jinxy

Yummy Gooey Homemade Mac and Cheese - The Jenny Evolution

Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Onions - The Typical Mom
I have zero words for this one besides HOLY happiness in my stomach!

Pecan Pie Cake - Baking Beauty

Sangria Glazed Turkey - Food Done Light

Such a fun and interesting way to cook the turkey - I would have never thought of this! Looks like it's worth a try to me!

Sweet Potato Cake - Beyond Frosting

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts - Fit Foodie Finds

Turnip Puff - Merry About Town

Spinach Bacon Smashed Potatoes - A Worthey Read

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  1. These recipes look delish! Hosting Thanksgiving at my house for the first time and will be coming back. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I want to try the apple pie monkey bread!

  3. Oh my goodness so many yummy dishes! I love the look of all the desserts!

  4. I am the worst- I don't like a lot of traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey and some of the casseroles. But a lot of these look AMAZING!!!

    xoxo A

  5. mmm these all look so good! i think i need to start with those chocolate covered pumpkin pie bites!! they sound so good!

  6. All of this sounds so good! I am a huge sucker for sides and desserts at Thanksgiving.

  7. OMG yum! These all sound amazing. I really want to try the chocolate covered pumpkin pie. Sounds fabulous.

  8. These all look and sound delicious!! Now I just need to pick one or two to make!

  9. Oh my, that list! Bournon brown butter sweet potatoes?! We will definitely be making that!

  10. YUM!! I need to browse some of these -- I have to make a couple of dishes for Thanksgiving and I'm stuck!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  11. Literally all of these sound/look amazing! Def pinning a few to make throughout the year!

  12. Wow!! So many options to pick from!! I love Thanksgiving for the food!

  13. The pumpkin pie bites sound amazing. May need to give those a try.

  14. HOLY MOLE'! Those mashed potatoes look flippin' fantastic! YUMMMMM!

  15. Anything with sweet potatoes is my jam but those mozzarella stuffed bacon wrapped onions? Holy yum!!!!

  16. Ugh I want to try all this food! Pinning for when we host Thanksgiving by ourselves one day!

  17. All these dishes look almost too pretty to eat! But that probably won't stop me haha.

  18. Thank you SO much for all of these resources. I have to bring a side dish on Thursday and I was fretting about what to do. Now I can make a really good impression!

  19. Definitely going to try my hand at the cheesecake baked apples. Thanks
    For this roundup

  20. Um, I'm very available for Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Onions. Sounds amazing!

  21. These look so good!! I love side dishes and certainly thanksgiving one!

  22. Oh my goodness! This is such a great round-up! I would love to get in on that apple pie monkey bread and those stuffed mushrooms. How delish!

  23. These all look amazing! I want to make them all. Thanks for sharing

    xoxo, Paige

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