06 Nov 5 Recipes for a Cozy Thanksgiving Gathering
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought it would be a great idea to give you some tasty recipes for the family dinner.
We carefully selected the best recipes that mix tradition with a modern touch and added our own recipe for the turkey gravy.
Without further ado, are you ready to impress your loved ones?
Side Dish Recipes
When it comes to the Thanksgiving dinner, the side dishes are as important as the turkey itself. So, here are a few recipes that will deliciously complement the main course:
Recipe 1: Sweet Potato Rounds
The sweet potato rounds with herbed ricotta and walnuts (courtesy of The Roasted Root). These small specks of deliciousness will surely grow your appetite, as they seamlessly go down like droplets, and by the time you reach for one more, they’re all gone.
You can find the full recipe on The Roasted Root’s website.
Recipe 2: Traditional Pecan Pie
There is no Thanksgiving without a delicious pie. This traditional pecan pie recipe, courtesy of Bake Love Give, follows a timeless recipe left by their grandma. Kimberly, the main “culprit” behind this extremely delicious recipe, took her Mommom’s recipe and added a bit of personal touch to it, making the dough look like snowflakes.
You can find this extremely delicious recipe on Kimberly’s blog.
Recipe 3: The Turkey
And now we come to the thing we all came from – the turkey. We’re all about tradition, so for this delicacy, we have Sweetpea Lifestyle’s Grandma’s Roasted Turkey recipe.
Ashley’s recipe has been in her family for generations, and each Thanksgiving, it was by this recipe that the turkey was made.
It’s a simple, but an extremely savory recipe that uses sage and lemons for the stuffing, and a bit of Ashley’s personal twist to the recipe. This twist is dry brining, where you cover the turkey in salt and sugar-spice mixture and allow it to rest to let the salt draw the moisture from the skin, making the skin extra crispy.
You can find the full recipe at Sweet Pea Lifestyle.
Recipe 4: The Gravy
If you want to make something special for this Thanksgiving, we recommend our own grandma’s turkey gravy recipe.
Why is this recipe so special, you might ask?
It’s the “secret sauce” – bone broth.
Our grandma always used bone broth gravy for Thanksgiving, and we can assure you that this recipe will leave everyone at the table speechless.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 5 minced garlic cloves
- 2 yellow onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of red wine
- 4 Grandma’s chicken bone broth sachets, diluted in 800 ml of water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Start by melting the butter in a pot over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add the chopped onions and cook for about 15 minutes or until the onion starts getting that golden brown color.
Add the minced garlic and mix everything for a minute. Add the red wine to make the mixture more watery and cook for 10-15 seconds.
Then, add the 800ml of grandma’s chicken bone broth into the mix, turn the heat on high, and leave it like that for about 30 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced by half.
After it cools a bit, place it in a blender to blend the onions and garlic pieces and get a puree – like form.
Recipe 5: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lastly, we have an easy recipe for extremely delicious, but healthy chocolate chip cookies.
This recipe, courtesy of Dessert for Two, gives a healthy twist to a traditional recipe – instead of using processed sugar and oil, it uses coconut oil and coconut sugar. This way, you can indulge in eating these all-too-familiar, irresistible sweets without the fear of eating unhealthy food.
You can find the whole recipe at Dessert for Two.