The holidays are the perfect time to celebrate old traditions and create new ones, too. Some of the best traditions are recipes made for everyone to enjoy. Check out our Thanksgiving recipe favorites, both old and new.
Mains and Sides
Here is a list of some of our fall dishes for your Thanksgiving table. You may see some of these on your table every year, and others might be a delicious surprise!
Green beans, mushrooms, onions, and a whole lot of spices! This recipe is a fresh take on a classic with less sodium and more flavor. You’ll want to keep this dish around for future holidays and all celebrations in between.
Put this savory stuffing recipe on your Thanksgiving menu for a delicious side dish that is healthy and easy to make. You don’t have to forego taste to keep up your healthy eating habits during the holidays.
Sweet potatoes are not the only orange vegetable that you’ll want on your table this holiday. Carrots are another root vegetable packed full of vitamins for healthy skin and eyesight! Try topping this dish with chopped nuts or fresh herbs for extra flavor!
For more information on how to incorporate red and orange vegetables in your diet, click here.
Cornbread is a southern classic that belongs in every holiday spread! If you’re looking for more flavor or texture, try adding a can of whole kernel corn, smoked paprika, or jalapenos for an extra kick.
Think outside the box with this creamy and crispy dish. If you want to serve potatoes but you’re tired of traditional mash potatoes, this recipe is for you!
This recipe is a colorful and flavorful take on a greens side dish. Try adding chopped almonds or pecans at the end for extra crunch.
We’ve all got our eye on the dessert table. Here are some traditional recipes with fun fall twists for this holiday.
With less total and saturated fat than typical cheesecake recipes, a slice of this dessert is perfect for those who want to be mindful of their total fat intake.
Apples, cinnamon, and whole-grain bread make for a delicious fall dessert that is healthy too!
This moist muffin will satisfy all your chocolate and pumpkin cravings. The secret ingredient is canned (or pureed) pumpkin that binds the ingredients together for a tasty, satisfying treat.
Whether you are tackling Thanksgiving prep for the first time or you’re a holiday cook expert, we hope you found a new favorite dish in this list. Happy cooking!
Written by Darci Bell, RDN, LD | Reviewed by Leslie Davis, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, and the Nutrition Education Team
Posted: November 15, 2021