Thanksgiving recipes From past years:
Roast turkey – Fantastic for smaller birds but impractical for larger ones as you turn the turkey a few times.
Olive Oil Dip and Marinated Olives – two fantastic appetizers that were a huge hit.
Cream of spinach – This is a nice side dish that is a bit rich but quite yummy.
Sweet potato streusel – This has become a must-have in my extended family. It was originally from Cooking Light magazine.
Collard greens – Cooked with a chunk of salt pork so not for vegetarians. These days with a vegetarian in the family I try to make all my side dishes vegetarian, but this was quite good!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples – This is good and lowfat.
Onions Stuffed with Breadcrumbs and Spinach – I made this for a dinner party but I think I might be adding it to the Thanksgiving menu this year.
Braised Red Cabbage and Onions – Use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian.
Pureed Parsnips – I never ate parsnips growing up but it’s a great winter vegetable. I think you could easily make these a day ahead and refrigerate, then reheat.
Thanksgiving turkey leftovers recipes:
Rainbow Turkey Soup with carrots, celery, spinach, kale, olives and red peppers. Very colorful and good!
The Ultimate “Leftovers” Soup – Another great turkey soup with leftover roasted root vegetables, leftover green bean casserole and leftover creamed onions.
A Simple Turkey Soup – much simpler with fresh green beans and a can of diced tomatoes.
Turkey Hash – Chopped turkey, fried potatoes and gravy. Mmmm.
Turkey Pot Pie – Pot pies are a great way to use up leftovers.
Creamed Turkey with Cheese – Serve this yummy comfort food over toast, English muffins, noodles, or rice.
Turkey Enchiladas – these are delicious and a family tradition. Make your own enchiladas sauce, too.
Turkey Flautas – A simple blend of chopped turkey and Mexican cheese, rolled in a corn tortilla and fried
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie – chopped turkey, carrots and celery cooked with some gravy and topped with mashed potatoes
Hope that gives you some ideas! Share your favorite holiday recipes with us!