Thanksgiving Potato Recipes (and Gravy!)

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic
Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic

 

Potato, Potahto.

Either way, don’t forget the gravy!

 

Mashed Potatoes:

Traditional mashed potatoes are hard to beat (not literally, duh). Smother them in gravy and you’re good to go.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese & Sour Cream

Cream me up, Scotty. Garnish these decadent potatoes with fresh Italian parsley for a pop of flavor and color. (A couple pats of butter never hurt anybody… )

Classic Mashed Potatoes

All you need is four ingredients! Heat your milk for easy mashing, and brown your butter for bonus points. Your taste buds will thank you too.

 

Sweet Potatoes:

We’re thinking your Thanksgiving table needs both mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Carbs are clearly welcome over here. Invite these homemade yeast rolls while you’re at it.

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Maple Butter

Drink that bourbon maple butter, we won’t judge. (Because we’re doing the sameeee thing.) If you’re a fan of bacon, you know what to do.

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Gooey mallows are optional… toasted pecans and ground cinnamon are not. Hello crunchy, creamy heaven!

 

Gravy & Sauces:

Too much sauce? Nope. You never want to run out of gravy, so whip up a quadruple batch.

Baked Cranberry Sauce

Bake this zesty cranberry sauce a week in advance, then simply spoon it into a fancy schmancy glass bowl when you’re ready to dig in.

Turkey Gravy

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without rich, flavorful gravy. Douse everything on your plate with the stuff because this special day only happens once a year, and plate presentation ran out the door with your sister’s Tinder boyfriend once he met the fam.

 

Need more more Turkey Day inspo? Hop on over to our Thanksgiving Advice Center.

 

Not sure what size turkey to get, how long you should thaw the thing, or how long to cook it? Utilize our handy dandy turkey calculator.

 

Sooo when should you head to the grocery store, and can you cook dishes ahead of time? We got you covered.

Thanksgiving Recipes & Tips

Famous Pumpkin Pie
Famous Pumpkin Pie

 

Plan your Turkey Day feast now.

Kick back and relax (with a beverage or two) later.

 

Mains:

Get your protein on the table no sweat.

Herb & Butter Roasted Turkey

This turkey is extremely moist and flavorful, thanks to butter, butter and more butter. It is the holidays, so you might as well go big or go home. Or in this case, it’s perfectly acceptable to go big then go home and take a nap.

Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

Turkey not your thing? Fill your plate with sweet and tangy honey glazed ham instead. Just be sure to save room for some sides! Don’t worry about your dessert stomach… he’s always prepared for pie.

 

Sides:

Back that main up with robust sides… we all need somebody to lean on. (Turkey included.)

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roast up your favorite fall veggies. Not a fan of celery root? Throw in some more carrots or diced Granny Smith apples instead. Don’t forget to season your veggies up real good. Salt will help bring them out of their shells. (No one wants a dish shy in the flavor department.)

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

We get all mushy about this wild stuffing. Douse it with mushroom gravy for the ultimate vegetarian side.

 

Desserts:

Give your dessert stomach the attention she deserves.

Salted Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Sugar and booze all in a buttery, flaky crust? Dreams do come true. And that turkey tryptophan hasn’t even kicked in yet.

French Pear Tart

Finish off your gourmet meal with this classy and fabulous French pear tart. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to seal the food coma deal.

 

Looking for more Thanksgiving inspiration? Head on over to our Thanksgiving Advice Center.

 

Not sure what size turkey to get, how long you should thaw the thing, or how long to cook it? Utilize our handy dandy turkey calculator.

 

Sooo when should you head to the grocery store, and can you cook dishes ahead of time? We got you covered.

 

Put Your Leftover Halloween Candy to Work

 

Halloween is behind us once again, and now you have truckloads of candy on your hands.

Of course you’re going to sneak nearly all of it a few pieces when the kids/fido/bae isn’t looking, but what to do with all of that leftover sugar?

We’ve got you covered with over 40 mouth-watering candy transformation ideas.

 

 

Because wasting is not an option, and no one wants to be bored and gain a few extra pounds + cavities.

 

Looking for something on the savory end of the spectrum? Here are some fall favorites and cozy soups.

Halloween Bites & Sips

5 Ingredient Homemade Twix Bars
5 Ingredient Homemade Twix Bars

 

These Halloween treats are wicked good.

And near bloody magical.

 

Savory Bites:

Give your sweet tooth a brief break and prep your stomach with something semi-healthy(ish).

Frankenstein Avocado Toast

These fun and tasty toasts make a great breakfast or snack! Feel free to use your favorite cheese (and pile on the avocado).

Baked Italian Meatballs

Serve these flavorful baked meatballs over a big vat of spaghetti, or forget about manners and pop them straight into your mouth. Vampires beware… garlic’s involved.

 

Tempting Treats:

Cavities this time of of year are inevitable, so go big or go home to celery sticks and sugar-free gum.

Bloody Chocolate Raspberry Cups

Very much like chocolate peanut butter cups but filled with juicy raspberries instead! Did we mention you only need 3 ingredients? Allow your last minute self to do a little happy dance to the Monster Mash.

Banana Monster Pops

These festive pops will be a hit with both kids and adults. Get creative with the decorations! The more googly eyes the merrier.

 

Spooky Sips:

Trouble’s a brewing over this way…

Harry Potter Felix Felicis Potion

The Felix Felicis potion, also known as “Liquid Luck,” is a magical concoction that makes the drinker extremely lucky… but only for a period of time. So drink up! King size candy jackpots galore.

Apple Butter Old Fashioned

This epic cocktail is a little spicy and a little sweet with a fizzy kick. Whip up a big cauldron of the stuff because one drink isn’t going to cut it.

 

Looking for more enchanting recipes? See our full collection of Halloween Eats and Halloween Treats.

Souper Fall Recipes

Lemongrass & Coconut Noodle Soup
Lemongrass & Coconut Noodle Soup

 

Instead of stewing over how chilly you are…

Warm up with a cozy bowl of homemade soup.

 

Creamy:

Ditch the spoon and slurp these uber creamy soups straight out of your bowl, or the pot itself… why mess around?

Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Throw 3 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste in the pot for a spicier, more intensely flavored soup. Don’t forget the toppings! Unsweetened coconut flakes add a nice crunch and tropical note.

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup

The perfect combo of sweet and savory. And let’s be honest, all you really want is to nosh on endless cheesy cinnamon sugar twists.

 

Cheesy:

What goes well with cheesy soup? Cheesy bread! Double cheese forever please.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken & Dumpling Soup

This cheesy, creamy soup is the definition of comfort food. Seconds are inevitable so whip up a double batch!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Swap in veggie broth and leave out the bacon to make this cozy soup vegetarian. Bacon lover? Add even more, duh.

 

Hearty:

Soup can definitely count as a main–fill up your bowl and forget the sides. (Who needs salad anyway?)

Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage

This hearty soup is packed with protein and veggies. Serve with crusty bread for dunking.

Perfect Beef Barley Soup

Beef barley soup makes great leftovers, so stir up a big pot and freeze some leftovers for when you have zero time to cook.

 

Looking for more hot soup recipes? See all of our fall favorites.

Tailgating Fun

One-Pot Chili Mac
One-Pot Chili Mac

 

Our tailgating recipes will win you over.

And over again.

 

Mains:

These star players are guaranteed to shine.

Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa & Chili Sauce

The perfect combo of sweet and spicy. Make extra salsa and serve with tortilla chips for a complete spread.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Whip up this sandwich if you’re craving some carbs, cheese, and spice! If you can’t find jalapeno bread, sub in your favorite white bread.

 

Snacks:

Don’t fumble and skip out on snackage material.

Garlic Parmesan Herb Pull-Apart Bread

Forget the main course… filling up on this garlicky, cheesy bread is a perfectly acceptable game plan.

Margherita Pizza Dip

Pizza in dip form is always a good idea. Serve with lots of napkins because it’s deliciously messy.

 

Treats:

These irresistible desserts will surely score you some major points.

Healthy 5 Ingredient Buckeyes

Peanut butter and chocolate are meant to be together for a reason. Go team!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like your cookies thick and doughy, this recipe is definitely for you. Serve the cookies warm or pop one in the microwave before enjoying. It’s all about melty chocolate chip strategy.

 

Looking for more winners? See our full lineup of tailgating recipes.

Pumpkin Everything

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins
Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

 

Boo-yah!

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything.

 

Savory:

We have nothing against smashing a pumpkin pie for dinner, but you can also whip up something savory… and then smash pumpkin pie for dessert.

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Alfredo

This cozy, creamy pasta dish is the true definition of comfort. Feel free to add a dose of crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick! Garnish your pasta with fresh Italian parsley, basil, or sage for even more flavor and a pop of color.

Pumpkin & Kale Chicken Noodle Soup with Fontina Toast

The ooey, gooey cheesy toast may be the best part… but the soup itself is pretty dang tasty too. If you happen to have leftovers (highly unlikely) whip up a double batch of fresh cheese toasts of course!

 

Sweet:

Sweet dreams are made of… pumpkin!

Pumpkin Fudge Brownie Pancakes with Chocolate Kahlua Sauce

Treat your sweet tooth in the morning, or serve these rich and delicious chocolate pancakes for dessert. And yes, the chocolate sauce does contain Kahlua. Don’t attempt to down these bad boys right before bedtime because you’ll be all wide awake like Katy Perry.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Pumpkin spice puppy chow is the perfect sweet snack! Sprinkle a handful on top of this pumpkin milkshake for a real festive treat.

 

Drinks:

Eat your pumpkin, and drink it too.

Pumpkin Chai Latte

Make a big batch of the stuff then store it in your fridge and rewarm individual drinks on the stove as needed, whisking well to recombine. Coconut whipped cream is optional required.

Pumpkin Pineapple & Rum Cocktail

Pumpkin + booze… can it get much better than this?! No, no it can’t. This recipe serves 2 but everyone knows sharing is overrated.

 

Looking for more mouth-watering pumpkin recipes? See our handpicked collection.

 

Fall Favorites

Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad
Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad

 

We fell for these recipes.

And there’s a good chance you’ll fall too.

 

Mains:

Squash and sweet potatoes are here to stay! At least until spring springs.

Chicken, Butternut Squash & Guacamole Rice Bowls

Feel free to swap in pinto beans for the black beans, and whip up your own fresh guac if time allows. P.S. Tortilla chips do count as a side.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Sage Butter

It’s hard to go wrong when garlic butter sauce is involved. Serve with extra Parm, of course, and maybe definitely some warm bread to mop up any extra buttah.

 

Sides:

More squash and Brussels sprouts too! Now isn’t that exciting. And no, that wasn’t sarcasm…

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Not a fan of stinkin’ Brussels sprouts? This flavorful recipe might just make you change your mind. Add as much sriracha as your little heart desires.

Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is naturally sweet, and you can eat the skin! Plus it’s a lot easier to cut than butternut or spaghetti squash–no emergency room visits please.

 

Sweets:

Obviously the very best part of fall. Sweet, crisp apples and pears have soooo much potential, so let’s get started.

Classic Pear Crisp

This crisp is super simple to throw together. Serve with creamy Greek yogurt and call it breakfast! There are fruit and oats involved after all.

Apple Butter French Toast Sticks

Enjoy these mouth-watering french toast sticks for breakfast or dessert. A little vanilla bean ice cream on the side couldn’t hurt. Dunk them in this pumpkin pie milkshake and you’re really doing life right.

 

Want to fall in love with more recipes? See our Fall Favorites collection and more Fall Sweets.

 

Put That Slow Cooker to Work

Creamy Cashew Chicken
Creamy Cashew Chicken

 

Because low and slow is the way to go.

Plus less work for you!

 

Hearty:

Satisfy your grumbling tummy after a long day at work (or the mall).

Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe makes excellent leftovers, so don’t feel like you have to finish it all in one go… although that’s really not too hard to do.

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Just another excuse to consume copious amounts of tortilla chips and guac! But really though.

 

Cheesy:

Sit back, relax, and get your cheese fix.

Mexican Macaroni & Cheese

Not your standard mac. This cheesy pot of pasta has some juicy tomatoes and spicy chilies (anddd jalapeño!) going on. If spice ain’t your thing, kick that jalapeño to the curb.

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

This meatless main dish is uber cheesy and packed with flavor. If you’re wanting to beef up your peppers, add ground beef! Any color pepper will work in a pinch.

 

Sweet:

Sweet tooth meet slow cooker. Some dreams do come true.

Baked Apples

Enjoy these sweet baked apples for breakfast with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, or serve em up with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert… or breakfast  (who are we trying to kid).

5 Ingredient Chocolate Bars

Not a fan of butterscotch? Simply turn this 5 ingredient situation into a 4 ingredient situation and throw in more semi-sweet chocolate chips. No complaints over here. Serving size = the whole batch?

 

Want more slow cooker recipes in your life? See our full collection.

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Make Dinner Quick & Easy

Korean BBQ Steak Bowls with Spicy Sesame Dressing
Korean BBQ Steak Bowls with Spicy Sesame Dressing

 

Because let’s face it, you’re very busy.

And even more hungry.

 

Chicken:

Plain ole chicken breasts are fine, but you can do so much better.

Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

These burritos are filling, full of flavor, and healthy! Amp up the heat by adding more jalapeño if you dare. And if you happen to have some guac on hand–you should always have guac within reach–feel free to swap the magical stuff in for the sliced avocado.

Chicken Pad Thai

Yeah that’s right, you can whip up pad thai in your very own kitchen. Trust us, it’s not that hard, so get to wok! Use beef, shrimp, or firm tofu if you’re not in the mood for chicken.

 

Seafood:

You know what they say… fish is brain food, and these seafood recipes just happen to be mouth-wateringly delicious too.

Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon

If your knife skills are on point, you’ll have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve this salmon over fluffy white rice or brown rice because no sauce should be left behind (and licking your plate is not exactly acceptable behavior once you reach the age of 9).

Shrimp Risotto

Oh so satisfyingly creamy! If you want some veggies in your life stir in a heaping cup of frozen green peas during the last couple minutes of cooking. Garnish each bowl with a hefty dose of freshly grated Parm and black pepper like a pro.

 

Meatless:

Meat isn’t always necessary. But don’t worry, flavor is always required.

Hummus Noodles with Tomatoes

That’s right, hummus makes for a dang good pasta sauce. Use the store-bought stuff if you’re extra low on time. No judgement over here.

Quinoa Minestrone

This fresh soup is packed with veggies and protein, so it will keep you full and satisfied until those cookies are done baking… or until the ice cream softens a bit. Top your minestrone with Parm right before digging in because cheese is always welcome.

 

Looking for more quick and easy recipes? We have a collection full of tasty ideas.

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