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Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Foods!

Now I know I’m a craft blogger, but with Thanksgiving coming up, I couldn’t help but post a food-related post! Thanksgiving is in a week! Isn’t that crazy?! I feel like we are just flying thorough this Fall season (Which, I’m honestly really sad about!)

So, we all better get ready for Thanksgiving. Are you ready? Do you have your Thanksgiving decor? Have you done any Thanksgiving DIY crafts? and don’t forget the most important part- what about food?

If your family is coming to your house for the holidays and you’re lost on what to cook- Don’t panic. I’ve got just the remedy. I’ve complied a list of some good-ole’ , family-favorite traditional Thanksgiving foods, along with some not-so-know foods you may want to make to spice up this year’s dinner!

Because, we all know, just how important Thanksgiving dinner is right? That’s what everyone comes for! (Oh, and to see the family too, right? Hah.)

No pressure or anything though, just breathe and read on!

Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Foods!

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1. Mashed Potatoes

Day-before Mashed potatoes

SLow cooker filled with mashed potatoes with melted butter on top. Salt and pepper shakers on side on white board.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Basic Mashed potatoes

recipe active photo


2. Casserole

Baked Creamed Corn Casserole

Side dish recipe. Baked Creamed Corn Casserole Recipe | No 'cream of' soup - Be a dinner-time hero when you make this delicious sweet-and-savory side dish! It's a fabulously easy recipe that is always a family favorite and a hit at pot-lucks.

Baked potato casserole

Green Bean casserole

3. Turkey

Turkey recipe

If you want to make the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe this year, Learn how to cook a turkey with this easy recipe.

Rubbed Turkey: Roast Turkey with Arugula Pesto Rub

Arugula-Basil Pesto Rub

Brined Whole Turkey

Brined Whole Turkey


1. Mashed potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes | Cauliflower mashed potatoes are a lower-carb, lower-fat mash that’s perfect for all your healthy holiday side dish needs. How did we pull it off? Replacing half of the potatoes for cauliflower florets cuts one-third of the calories from the traditional recipe and adds 50% more fiber per pound. For deeper flavor, roast the cauliflower first, and then puree until creamy. Fold into your potatoes, and round it out with whole milk, a touch of butter, and a sprinkle of

Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Pecan Streusel - Mashed sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan streusel. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any other holiday celebration.

Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole. The creamiest, cheesiest mashed potatoes EVER! This easy to make side dish is loaded up with extra melty cheese, crispy bacon, and chives. The best part? You can make this dish ahead of time and then just pop it in the oven to heat back up! This dish will end up being the highlight of any meal!

2. Casserole

Cream Corn Bisquick Casserole

non-traditional green bean casserole

Non Traditional Green Bean Casserole recipe from Aldi

Healthy Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

Healthy Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

3. Turkey

Glazed Turkey: Apple Brandy- and Sage-Glazed Turkey

Apple Brandy- and Sage-Glazed Turkey

Roasted Turkey: Marmalade-Glazed Roast Turkey

Marmalade-Glazed Roast Turkey

Deep-Fried Turkey: Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey

Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey

Looking at all of these recipes made me hungry and ready for Thanksgiving (Also could be because it’s around lunch-time, but I’m going to ignore that!)

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Are you planning on cooking anything delicious this year? Let me know in the comments below!

My last post: Dollar Store craft- cheap DIY of a Thanksgiving sign 

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