With Thanksgiving right around the corner, thoughts of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and all the fixings are top of mind. But this year, why not change things up a bit and give your friends and family something new to try alongside their more traditional favorites? Here are a handful of unique Thanksgiving recipes to try this Thanksgiving.
Be Thanksgiving’s Soup-er Hero
Thanksgiving dinner traditionally features heartier dishes like casseroles, potatoes and stuffing. This year, why not lighten things up a bit and start off with a flavorful soup that can be easily thrown together and even modified for dietary restrictions? Try this Butternut Squash Soup, which gives you all the flavors of fall in a single bowl! Looking for something a bit sweeter, or need a recipe you can prep ahead of time? Consider this Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup, which can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 3 days before serving.
Spice Up a Thanksgiving Classic
Spice up your 2016 Thanksgiving and tap into some “Old World” flavors from the Far East and Middle Eastern regions by adapting this Sriracha-glazed chicken recipe for your turkey. Paired with paprika butternut squash, your Thanksgiving feast will be the hottest on the block.
Taking the Thanksgiving Tradition To Go
The modern Thanksgiving is far different than its traditional roots. More and more families are on the go, sometimes visiting multiple households to celebrate the holiday. If you or a loved one is in a hurry or wants to eat on the go, consider making your Thanksgiving food portable by leveraging online recipes for savory muffins or Thanksgiving side sandwiches. This will allow you to enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving foods outside the comfort of your home.