Out-of-the-Box Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is the prime opportunity to feast on turkey, green bean casserole, yams, and more traditional favorites. But, sometimes, out-of-the-box dishes give your taste buds an out-of-the-world experience. A few of the unique eats worthy of inviting to your celebration include the following: 

Holiday Kale Salad

This holiday salad is made with Brussels sprouts, kale, lentils, dried cranberries, pecans, and clementine wedges. It’s a sweet and savory dish that will thrill your palate (and your arteries). Start your meal with a salad and get your daily health food quota out of the way. 

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is a great Thanksgiving appetizer, especially if the weather outside is frightful. The drawback is that it often takes a while to make, something that can be a bit of a challenge when you’re already cooking up a storm. This recipe, however, is quick and easy to throw together with squash, onions, garlic, apple cider, and sour cream.

Oyster Kimchi Stuffing

Stuffing is a highly versatile dish that can include virtually any ingredients. This oyster kimchi stuffing is a unique alternative to Stouffer’s. Kimchi, if you’ve never had it, is a Korean side made up of salted and fermented vegetables, seasoning, garlic, ginger, onions, and more.

Sour Cream and Chive Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls are a staple of Thanksgiving, whether you’re using them to mop up leftovers on your plate, or as part of your turkey sandwich the next day. While any rolls are better than none at all, these sour cream and chive rolls will spice up your spread. They bring a little zing and nicely complement the most prominent Thanksgiving flavors. 

Cranberry Hand Pies

Pumpkin pie might hog the spotlight on Thanksgiving, but cranberry has a seat at the table as well. This hand pie recipe makes its role in your feast even more fabulous. Made with ingredients that include oranges, cranberries, buttermilk, eggs, and sugar, it’s a tasty treat that you can eat after dinner or take to-go.

Thanksgiving is the perfect day for overindulging. While digging into traditional favorites allows you to get your gravy on and mesh with mashed potatoes, inventive culinary creations can be more delightful. Try one of the above and you just might discover a new holiday favorite.

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