Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

by Lauren on November 21, 2012

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and nestled warm in my oven lies a Salted Carmel Biscoff Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Yes, you read that right.  I can hardly believe it myself, and based on the ease of this recipe, I’m sincerely hoping it tastes half as good as it looks.

Although I probably could have just stopped there, the cheesecake isn’t the only contribution I’ll be brining to the table this year.  Also on my lineup; Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad with Pumpkin Cornbread Croutons and Roasted Maple Brussels Sprouts with Pumpkin Spiced Pecans.  I think I could make a feast out of these things alone.

Even though my dishes sound a bit unconventional, rest assured my family does honor the traditional menu with turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and of course, my grandma’s legendary cranberry salad.  For some reason, I’m always stuck with the vegetables, but I try to dress them up for the occasion.

I may be a little late to the game, but I wanted to share a few more Thanksgiving recipes in case you are rummaging for last minute ideas.



Pumpkin Almond Butter Granola –> Great for breakfast

Whole Grain Carrot Apple Muffins


Pumpkin Greek Yogurt 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


 Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

 Fall Harvest Salad –> Great for leftovers

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Quinoa and Kale

 Warm Butternut Squash, Cinnamon Glazed Pear, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

 Apple Walnut Cranberry Quinoa Salad 

Quinoa Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Cranberries and Feta Cheese


Roasted Kobocha Squash and Cauliflower Stew 

 Slower Cooker Curried Kale and White Bean Soup 

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup 

 Unconventional Entrees

Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa and Apple Maple Chicken Sausage

Oven Roasted Cod with Roasted Root Vegetables 

 Acorn Squash, Apple and Brussels Sprouts Sautee with Apple Chicken Sausage 

 Maple Pecan Granola Encrusted Chicken

Pomegranate Balsamic Tempeh over Butternut Squash Quinoa 

Sweet Endings

Toffee Carmel Brownie Pumpkin Trifle

Apple Almond Granola Crisp 

 Pumpkin Banana Power Cookies

Wishing you are your family a wonderful, delicious and healthy Thanksgiving!


What is your favorite recipe to make for Thanksgiving?  Do you usually try new things or stick with a classic?

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Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife November 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

all of those salads look absolutely delicious… you know wgal could use a visit tomorrow of yummy goodies! (:

Lauren November 22, 2012 at 6:37 am

Oh no, you have to work? :(

Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife November 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

yep a double… :( sad day. oh well lots of money! (:

kim@hungryhealthygirl November 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I definitely like the traditional foods, but always like to try a few new things too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

My mouth is watering….yum! I’m bringing a side dish of roasted veggies to my family gathering tomorrow. Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, onion and some cranberries thrown in for good measure! :)

Lauren November 22, 2012 at 6:36 am

That sounds delicious!

Danielle @ clean food creative fitness November 22, 2012 at 6:55 am

Love this! So many awesome things to make. I especially love all the pumpkin recipes :)

Katie November 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

Wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! <3

Erica @ For the Sake of Cake November 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

That pumpkin and black bean soup called to me… yum!

Happy Thanksgiving Lauren!

Carli November 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Oh, my! It’s a good thing I didn’t read this while I was cooking. My fridge is already stuffed to the gills with leftovers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jessie November 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

Love the recipe round-up. Every dish looks delicious.

I hope you & your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving <3

Lauren November 23, 2012 at 8:10 am

Thank you Jessie, you as well! :)

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