The countdown is on for your Thanksgiving dinner! Are you looking for some last minute ideas? Try these 5 Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for your family meal!
5 Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes
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Even if you have your Thanksgiving menu completely planned out, it’s always good to have a Plan B and backup recipes. Whether a dish is accidentally burned, or a guest with a food allergy arrives, it can’t hurt to have some extra options!
Green Bean Casserole
- Fresh green beans, rinsed and ends trimmed
- A small Onion, chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 6 oz French Fried Onions
- 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup Half and Half
- 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
- Preheat the oven to 375° degrees.
- Grease a 9×13 casserole dish with butter.
- In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Next, add the green beans, and boil for 5 minutes.
- Drain the beans, and immediately place them in ice water to stop the cooking process.
- In a large skillet, cook onions until they begin to soften. Then, add garlic and cook for up to a minute more. Sprinkle salt and pepper, to season.
- Next, fold in the flour, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, and stir to combine. Then, add half and half, and simmer until mixture thickens. This could take up to 6-8 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and stir in all green beans.
- Transfer the green beans mixture to the greased casserole dish.
- Top with bread crumbs, and layer the french fried onions on top.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until it bubbles.
Thanksgiving Cornbread Dressing Recipe
- 2 packages Cornbread Mix
- 1/2 cup Celery, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Onion (small), chopped
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 2 cups Chicken Stock
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons Dried Sage
- Prepare the dry cornbread mix, according to package directions. Cool and crumble.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter, and then saute the celery and onion, until soft.
- Next, in a large bowl, combine the celery, onions, 3 cups of crumbled cornbread, eggs, chicken stock, sage, salt, and pepper, and then mix.
- Pour into a greased baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce Thanksgiving Recipe
- 1 cup Sugar
- A cup of Orange Juice
- 1 12-oz.package of Fresh Cranberries
- In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in the orange juice.
- Stir in cranberries, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the cranberries start to pop.
- Next, remove from heat and transfer into a bowl.
- Serve once it thickens up.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then place cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
- In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, and water, using a hand mixer.
- Pour batter into the muffin cups.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, and then and top with icing.
- Combine pumpkin, sugar, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat. Then, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until it thickens.
- Serve with biscuits.
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