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Our 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Nov 15, 2020

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away, and even with celebrations looking a little different this year, there is still much to be thankful for! Whether you are able to safely share a Thanksgiving meal with others or are just looking for a seasonal dish to prepare solo, we’ve gathered five tasty recipes that are sure to set the right tone for the holiday. From Thanksgiving classics to updated twists on traditional dishes, we have something for everyone! Read ahead for our top 5 favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes: 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

A fall soup is a great way to start off any Thanksgiving! This vegan and gluten-free Butternut Squash Soup recipe from Feasting at Home uses apple, ginger, and coconut for a delicious twist on the seasonal starter. The paprika adds a nice kick of flavor to balance out the butternut squash. Finish with a drizzle of coconut milk and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and you’re all set! Check out the full recipe here.


Roasted Honey Chili Carrots 

The turkey may be the main event of many Thanksgiving dinners, but no T-day meal is complete without a variety of delectable side dishes. This recipe for Amazingly Good Roasted Honey Chili Carrots from Miami blogger Hispanic Kitchen is just the thing for a healthy dish with a little South Florida heat. The slightly crunchy carrots are cooked in honey and chili powder, so they offer the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Full recipe found here.

Meat-Based Stuffing 

Local Miami blog Brickellista Files offers up this yummy meat-based alternative to traditional Thanksgiving stuffing. The dish is naturally gluten-free, so is perfect for diets that tend to steer towards more protein-rich choices. Combine sausage and ground beef together for a hearty side that will pair well with veggies and offers another option for non-Turkey loving guests. Find all the recipe info here.


Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

While there are many alternatives out there to this Thanksgiving staple, we’ve stuck to sharing a fairly straightforward example of this essential side dish. Love & Lemons has a recipe for Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes that really hits the mark. Creamy, packed with flavor, and undeniably delicious, this recipe delivers everything you’ve come to expect from the homey fave. Find the full recipe here.


Pumpkin Pie Tres Leches

If you’re looking to switch up your Thanksgiving dessert routine, try this Pumpkin Pie Tres Leches recipe from Miami food blogger Fat Girl Hedonist. She explains that Thanksgiving in her household is always a blend of American and Cuban traditions, and this treat is her attempt to convince her immigrant mother that pumpkin can belong in a dessert! The tres leches is topped with a torched maple meringue--no question here that this dish looks like absolute fall perfection. Full recipe found here.


Happy cooking! From all of us at Monarc, we hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.