Thanksgiving is not too far off, less than a week away!
Celebrated every fourth Thursday of November in the US, it is by far one of the most important holidays for Americans.
Most people go out for a fancy dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving in Dubai but why not switch it up this year by making dinner at home.
These 7 traditional and tasty thanksgiving menu ideas work very well and you can modify some of the ingredients if you like.
Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Ideas
1. Turkey Stuffed with Chestnuts
There’s no Thanksgiving meal complete without a turkey stuffed with a mixture of vegetables, dried fruits, and other goodies.
This turkey recipe is stuffed with chestnuts, foie gras, walnuts, and shallots.
The total preparation time is 30 minutes with a cooking time of 2.5 hours approximately.
The main ingredients in the turkey stuffed with chestnuts recipe include:-
- 1 free-range turkey of about 3 kg
- Chicken liver
- Foie gras
- Kernels nuts
- Bread crumbs
- Salt, pepper, and nutmeg
2. Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese
This Thanksgiving dinner recipe is a homemade version that will delight children and adults.
It’s a potato mash that’s pleasantly flavored with parsley and garlic salt. The Parmesan cheese also elevates the taste of the dish.
You can get this done in a stockpot or Instant Pot quickly.
3. Pumpkin Gnocchi with Saint-Nectaire Sauce
The traditional gnocchi recipe gets an awesome treatment with the inclusion of pumpkin in this recipe.
If you don’t have Saint-Nectaire cheese on hand, you can replace it with your favorite kind of cheese.
4. Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto
The butternut squash in this recipe is roasted, which takes the taste up several notches.
Additionally, brown rice instead of white rice is used making it a healthier version. Crispy fried sage is also added.
5. Wild Rice & Pomegranate Salad
This wild rice and pomegranate salad make a great appetizer or a side dish.
This salad requires only a few ingredients and it’s finished with a topping of toasted pecans.
6. Creamed Spinach
Spinach is one of my all-time favorite side dishes. I include it as much as possible in my diet.
Spinach is creamed with coconut milk or heavy cream in this recipe.
It’s one side dish you will definitely want to include in your Thanksgiving menu.
7. Easy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie recipe is about as perfect as it gets. Rich, smooth, creamy, and bursting with loads of flavor.
You can use fresh or canned pumpkin and it includes a secret ingredient that makes it taste so much better.
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, this easy pumpkin pie should definitely be on your list.