Traditional Twists on your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

New traditions to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is full of tradition, family, and of course all the things you are most thankful for starting with FOOD! The traditional foods we have during thanksgiving dinner are near and dear to our hearts, but why not add a twist and some flavor to spice up our delicious traditions? There’s always room for more things to be thankful for.

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Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes are a must have at any thanksgiving dinner table. Let’s face it, everyone is always asking to pass it closer to them, so why not divide up the portions and experiment with different techniques?

Mashed potato rings are fun to make, convenient, accessible, and safe to say all yours.

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You can try making these Cauliflower mashed potatoes in lemon cups to make sure everyone gets a taste.

 

Sweet Potatoes 
Sweet Potatoes add sweetness to any Thanksgiving dish, especially dessert.

You can go wild with your sweet potatoes and create a sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows that will have you questioning your goals in life. Sweet potato goals.

You can even turn them into sweet potato casserole cupcakes with whipped cream frosting. Try saying that quickly 10 times.

 

Pumpkin Pie 
Thanksgiving cannot go on without pumpkin pie and some ice cream or whipped cream. A traditional twist for this dessert will get you pumped!

Try making pumpkin pie cake pops for a quick sweet fix.

Pumpkin bread pudding with dulce de leche is to pie for.

 

Gravy
Gravy: the heavenly sauce that brings families together, and apparently different kinds of foods you wouldn’t expect.

A traditional twist for this delicacy is incorporating it in different foods like gravy fries.

Gravy Meatballs are fun too, you can even throw in some pasta to go with it.

 

Cranberries
Cranberries are always fun to have around and go great with the turkey.

You can try adding in a pomegranate sauce to further enhance your taste buds.

If you’re trying to impress your guests, try a cranberry drink with limes and mint.

 

Turkey Stuffing 
It’s all in the stuffing. This is where the magic happens!

You can add a twist to this turkey tradition by ramping up the ingredients or by simply taking the stuffing out and having an inside out meal.

Corn bread and apple stuffing  is a great way to add some cornbread into your Thanksgiving diet.

 

Turkey
Last, but not least, the main course we smell cooking all day and drool over..the glorious golden turkey. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without this bad boy.

Don’t waste your time de-boning your turkey, make it boneless for a smooth transition into your belly.

Turkey Drumsticks for a much needed portable turkey when you’re rushing over to Black Friday.

How ever you decide to enjoy your Thanksgiving, give these different ideas a try, incorporate your own twists, and definitely don’t forget to give thanks for being awesome!