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6 Unique Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas


If you’re a die-hard Thanksgiving traditionalist, you may balk at the idea of new menu items for the holiday. Before you dismiss it completely, take a look at this list of 6 Unique Thanksgiving Dinner ideas. You may just find a new dish that will become a turkey-day staple in your house! Whether you’re hosting a catered event or you’ll be the Thanksgiving day chef, you and your guests will definitely appreciate these exciting and delicious additions to the meal.

  • Deep Fried Turkey Balls

Deep fried turkey balls are a great appetizer or main dish option, and can save you from the hassle of roasting an entire 18 pound turkey. These are an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t love the standard Thanksgiving turkey, too. Learn how to make them with this recipe.

  • Baked Apples With Sausage Stuffing

Everyone has an opinion about which stuffing is the best stuffing, but after you serve these there will be no more argument! These sweet and slightly tart baked apples are the perfect complement to savory sausage stuffing. Check out the recipe here.

  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts haven’t always had the best rep, but they’ve become hugely popular in recent years. Seasoned with garlic, roasted until crisp, and topped with parmesan, these veggies are delightfully addictive. Find the super simple instructions here.

  • Sweet Potato Biscuits

Some people like their sweet potatoes sweet, and others prefer them a little more savory. Serve sweet potato biscuits with the choice of honey butter or chive butter to get your sweet potato fix and provide options to satisfy everyone’s taste. Find the recipe here.

  • Grilled Peach Kale Salad

Kale can be a tricky green; not everyone loves the bitter taste. When paired with grilled peaches, however, kale offers a crispy balance to the sweet fruit. Learn how to combine the two for a perfectly balanced flavor here.

  • Pumpkin Doughnut Drops

Pumpkin doughnut drops are a fun way to get pumpkin flavor without indulging in an entire piece of pumpkin pie. They’re also great for morning leftovers because let’s be honest–the best thing about Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers! See how to make them here.

No matter what you cook up for the holiday we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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