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8 Thanksgiving Dishes That Never Fail

November 18, 2013

Every Thanksgiving I think this is the year I’ll try new recipes. But when it comes down to it, I always go back to the ones I love and make every year. I guess I’m a traditionalist at heart!

As you prepare your menu, start the shopping, and test new recipes, here’s a round-up of my dishes that make Thanksgiving the holiday I love!

I love making making crockpot stuffing. It’s so easy and frees up much-needed oven and stove space. 

crockpot stuffing

For a Jewish twist on Thanksgiving, try matzo stuffing.


Butternut squash and caramelized onion gallette is so good. You may not want to save this one for just Thanksgiving.

butternut squash gallette

Creamed corn  is AMAZING! Double (or triple) this recipe – seriously. It will be the first thing to go!

creamed corn

I have a thing for Brussels sprouts. I much prefer them over beans or other green veggies. These Brussels sprouts with pancetta are my favorite.

brussells-sprouts with pancetta

Of course, these Brussels sprouts with mustard cream sauce were pretty good too.

brussels sprouts with mustard sauce

There are so many cranberry sauce recipes out there. But I just love my cranberry zinfandel sauce that I’ve been making for years.

cranberry zinfandel sauce

If you’re celebrating Hanukkah with Thanksgiving, you need potato latkes!


And for dessert, I compiled all my pumpkin desserts in one place for you! You’re welcome.

pumpkin recipe collage

I’m so excited for Thanksgiving! I can already smell the turkey.

Do you know what you’re making for Thanksgiving yet (besides the turkey)? Tell me what recipes are your tradition. 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2013 4:24 am

    Yes I’m planning on sweet potato latkes and a combo cranberry/apple sauce. Like you, I don’t change much either. Happy thanksgiving!

  2. November 18, 2013 5:06 am

    YUMMMMM. I have to admit, I’m a total traditionalist too (and Brussels sprouts are always on the menu!). BUT this year, with our first empty nest Thanksgiving, I think tradition will be out the window. Maybe we’ll even have a picnic instead…

  3. November 18, 2013 6:39 am

    Thanks, Leah! I really want to try the cranberry! But ALL of it looks delish!

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