With the big day less than a week away… I’m putting alllll my favorite Thanksgiving ready recipes in one place – this post. Its feels like a pretty perfunctory blogger thing to do. But, I love reading recipe round-ups on other bloggers’ sites.  I get ideas from those posts all the time!  Since you are here, we probably have at least food in common.  So, here you go: a collection of my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers, salads, vegetarian sides, and desserts!

Appetizers

Honey Candied Pecans

Thanksgiving is a heavy meal!  So I keep the appetizers to a minimum.  Since, I’ll be making these salad toppings, why not make extra for snacking!  They make a tasty, not-too-filling, finger food pre-meal!  To the recipe…

Soups and Salads

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Candied Pecans, and Dijon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Thinly sliced brussel sprouts are a crunchy and substantial base for this zesty salad!  A great brightly flavored addition to an otherwise carb-heavy meal!  To the recipe…

Pomegranate Kale Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

I know what you are thinking… Kale salad on Thanksgiving?? Yup!  This salad has turned kale haters into kale lovers!  Its my personal favorite to boot! Plus, pomegranate seeds look so festive! To the recipe… 

Acorn Squash and Coconut Milk Soup with Apples and Shallots

Start the meal off with one of my favorite light and fresh tasting soups!  To the recipe…

Sides

Roasted Brussels Sprouts – 3 ways!

Roastest brussels sprouts are having a moment!  It still amazes me that the two most popular posts on Almost Properly are both roasted sprouts recipes!

– Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

The most popular post on the site to date!  Love this classic flavor combo!  The acidity balances a heavy meal well.  This is my go-to for Thanksgiving! To the recipe…

– Honey Dijon Brussels Sprouts

These sprouts are the 2nd most popular recipe on the site!  They are seriously tasty!  If you are using a lot of fresh thyme and sipping white wine, consider these!  To the recipe… 

– Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

I’ve seen some pretty creative asian inspired Turkey glazes out there, so these sprouts might be just the ticket for a less traditional main-course preparation!  To the recipe…

French Stuffed Pumpkins

Stuffing is one of my favorite foods ever and this creamy-cheesy show-stopper is one of our absolute favorites!  Its one of the most common requests I get!  So, if you want to break with stuffing tradition with a decadent dish that doubles as a centerpiece.  This is it, friends!  To the recipe…

Hasselback Butternut Squash with Fresh Thyme

You all know how much I love squash, and this hasselback-style recipe is an absolute crowd pleaser!  To the recipe…

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I’m a sucker for a good stuffing.  Plus, I love cornbread and roasted squash.  This stuffing is packed with poblano peppers and mushrooms cooked in fresh herbs and white wine!  Its heavenly and makes a great vegetarian dish!  To the recipe…

Horseradish Mashed Potato Pie with Herbed Mushroom Gravy

This dish is packed with bulgar and creamy mashed potatoes making it hearty enough to be a vegetarian main course!  The flavors in this are ah-mazing!  Your vegetarian friends will thank you!  To the recipe…

Dessert

Persimmon Walnut Cream Tart with Shortbread Crust

I love using seasonal ingredients, and persimmons are in season for such a short season!  With a walnut frangipane and a shortbread crust, this tart will give those pumpkin and pecan pies a run for their money.  To the recipe…  

Gingerbread Cake with Rye Flour

The absolute best gingerbread cake you will ever taste!  So gooey, not-too-sweet and extra flavorful!  If you love gingerbread flavors, this cake is a must over the holidays!  To the recipe…

Pumpkin Caramel Cobbler

This pumpkin cobbler is vegan friendly (Try it with a a coconut milk based ice-cream to complement the coconut milk in the caramel!).  Warm gooey cobbler served a-la-mode: is there anything better??  To the recipe…

Apple Pie

It’s apple season and apple pie is a TG classic!  Also, it uses my absolute favorite crust recipe.  The crust is flaky, buttery, and actually has flavor!  To the recipe…

Apple Hazelnut Tart with Shortbread Crust

If this looks similar to the persimmon tart, thats because it is!  Fruit tarts with frangipane and shortbread crust are endlessly riff-able, but this is classic recipe that I base all my variations off: apples, hazelnut frangipane, and shortbread crust.  If you need an apple recipe but would rather skip the pie, this is a beautiful, decadent alternative!  To the recipe…


What Thanksgiving favorites will you be making??

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