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Quick Thanksgiving Recipes Ideas 2022

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This collection of Quick Thanksgiving Recipes will help you get inspired for all your Thanksgiving dishes and tastes. When it comes to planning your Thanksgiving menu, it’s important to consider the tastes of everyone in your family. Some people prefer a traditional Thanksgiving feast, while others may prefer something a little more non-traditional.

This collection of Fast Thanksgiving Recipes has something for everyone, so you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy.

What to make for Thanksgiving?

As the holiday season approaches, many people begin to think about what recipes to make for Thanksgiving. Turkey is the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals, but there are many other traditional or non-traditional dishes that are served as well.

In our recipe collection, you will find Air Fryer Thanksgiving Recipes, Side Dishes, Desserts, Asian Thanksgiving Ideas, Dinner Recipes, Chicken Thanksgiving Recipes, and even leftover Thanksgiving recipes to inspire you for your Thanksgiving meal prep.

Thanksgiving Food Ideas

All our recipes are quick and easy to make so that you will spend more time with your family & friends instead of cooking and being tired all the time.

Whether you’re looking for a classic turkey recipe or something a little more unique, these Thanksgiving recipes will help you create a memorable holiday meal. So, get out your cooking supplies and get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends and family.

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and, of course, food! While the turkey may be the star of the show, it’s the side dishes that really make the meal special. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something new, we’ve got you covered with our Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

For the traditionalists out there, our Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Pecans is a must. This dish is full of flavor and can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for something new, our Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts recipe is a great option.

These quick and easy side dishes are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving feast. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday!

close up thanksgiving side dish with sweet potatoes, pecans and mini marshmallows.

Quick Sweet Potato Casserole
No Thanksgiving table is complete without a sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and crunchy pecans. A classic dish, rich, creamy, and sweet, just perfect for the holiday season. Only 5 ingredients!
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many halved shallots and small brussels sprouts with hot sauce on a tray.

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
Amazing honey sriracha Brussels sprouts, roasted in the oven and ready in about 30 minutes, this way of cooking sprouts will become a regular.
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How to Cook Canned Corn
Learn how to cook canned corn and serve a delicious and easy side dish in less than 10 minutes. All you need is a can of sweet corn and a few pantry ingredients.
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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
Air fryer baked sweet potatoes served with butter or any other topping of your choice. Perfect as a side dish or light main course.
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Cornbread Recipe without Buttermilk
Easy cornbread recipe without buttermilk, sweet, crunchy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside, this bread is ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Thanksgiving Poultry Recipes

Turkey and chicken are two of the most popular poultry dishes served during Thanksgiving. Both are relatively easy to cook, although there are a few things to keep in mind when preparing them.

Turkey is the traditional Thanksgiving dish and is usually roasted. This can be done in a traditional oven, in a slow cooker, or even in an air fryer. If you’re roasting your turkey, make sure to baste it regularly to keep it moist. Chicken can also be roasted but is often braised, which involves cooking it in a liquid. This can be done in a crock pot or Dutch oven.

When cooking poultry for Thanksgiving, it’s important to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. The best way to do this is to use a meat thermometer (Amazon affiliate link). Stick it into the thickest part of the meat, making sure not to touch the bone. For poultry, the internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit/ 74 degrees Celsius.

Once your poultry is cooked, it’s time to carve it. For turkey, you’ll want to remove the legs and thighs first. Then, slice the breast meat. For chicken, you can either carve it into pieces or shred it.

No matter how you cook it, poultry is a delicious and easy way to feed your Thanksgiving guests. With a little planning and preparation, you can have a delicious Thanksgiving feast that everyone will enjoy.

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Easy Air Fryer Turkey Legs
A delicious recipe for air fryer turkey legs, crispy on the outside, juicy, and tender on the inside. This might be the easiest Thanksgiving turkey you could possibly cook. Ready in 40minutes.
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close up asian meatballs coated with sweet and sour sauce.

Glazed Asian Turkey Meatballs
Delicious Asian turkey meatballs that you won’t be able to stop eating! These amazing meatballs are coated in a sweet and sour glaze and are ready in about 30 minutes.
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Thanksgiving Chicken Recipe (with Gravy)
Try our Thanksgiving chicken recipe for this year’s holiday feast! This juicy chicken with crispy skin is an excellent alternative to turkey, perfect for smaller gatherings.
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Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
These air fryer turkey meatballs are delicious, healthy, easy, and quick to make. Serve them as they are or include them in other recipes.
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Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

For me and my family, dessert is a very important part of the Thanksgiving celebration; my kids can’t wait for all the sweet recipes that I make during this holiday. After all, what’s a Thanksgiving feast without a little something sweet to finish it off?

If you’re looking for some quick and easy desserts to make at home for Thanksgiving, we’ve got you covered. From pumpkin cakes to muffins or cornbread, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. And the best part is, you don’t have to be a master baker to make them!

Pumpkin desserts are a must on the table this Thanksgiving, and for a good reason. It’s easy to make and always a hit with guests.

Quick Sweet Potato Casserole with Fluffy Marshmallows and Pecans is a popular choice for Thanksgiving dessert, or is it a side dish? I never know the answer to this question 😋

No matter what dessert you choose to make for Thanksgiving, your guests are sure to love it! So get cooking and enjoy the holiday!

small no bake pumpkin cheesecake sprinkled with orange and yellow sprinkles.

Creamy Philadelphia Pumpkin Cheesecake (No-Bake)
Ultra-creamy Philadelphia pumpkin cheesecake – a simple no-bake cheesecake recipe that you can prepare in about 20 minutes.
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two pumpkin muffins and a small glass of milk on a round board.

Moist Pumpkin Puree Muffins
Moist pumpkin puree muffins with pumpkin pie spices and plenty of chocolate chips, these spicy muffins are the perfect autumn treat.
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stapled turnovers with oozy strawberry filling and lemon glaze.

Easy Strawberry Turnovers
Flaky strawberry turnovers, one of the quickest and easiest summer desserts. You will only need two main ingredients; all the rest is optional.
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Easy Brownie Blondies Recipe
These brownie blondies are easy to make, super delicious, and ready in less than 30 minutes. All you need are seven ingredients and one bowl.
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Fast Fall Soups

When the weather starts to cool down, and the leaves begin to change color, it’s time to start thinking about making some delicious autumn soups. There are so many great recipes out there that it can be hard to decide which one to make. But one thing is for sure; you can’t go wrong with a soup that includes some of fall’s best ingredients like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and carrots.

One of the great things about making soup at home is that you can control the ingredients and make it exactly how you like it. So if you like your soup to be extra thick and creamy, or if you prefer it to be light and brothy, you can make it just the way you like. And, of course, you can always add in extra ingredients like crumbled bacon or shredded cheese to make it even more delicious.

Making soup is also a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you have in your fridge. So if you have some carrots and potatoes that are starting to look a little bit wilted, don’t throw them out – make them into soup! Just add them into a pot with some water or broth, and let them simmer until they’re nice and soft. Then you can puree the soup if you like or leave it chunky – it’s up to you.

So this Thanksgiving, go for something a little bit different – a big pot of homemade soup, pure comfort food, and a quick Thanksgiving meal. Your family and friends will be sure to thank you for it!

close up sweet potato soup with coconut milk and chili, decorated with basil in a bowl.

Spicy Sweet Potato, Coconut and Chili Soup
Spicy sweet potato, coconut, and chili soup – a smooth and flavorful bowl of soup to keep you warm on a cold day.
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a bowl of thick pumpkin soup with sweet potatoes on a dark background with a spoon beside it.

Creamy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup
Smooth and creamy sweet potato and pumpkin soup to lift your mood and boost your immune system. A warming, spicy soup perfect for this time of the year.
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overhead view of a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup on a black background with a spoon and lemon wedges.

Easy Carrot Pumpkin Soup
An autumnal carrot pumpkin soup that is packed with warm flavors. The perfect mix of textures and flavors for a cozy evening on the couch.
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Turkey Leftover Recipe

When it comes to leftovers, there are few dishes as versatile as the turkey sandwich. This American recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – and it’s especially delicious when made with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.

This turkey-avocado combination is decadent and filling without being heavy or fatty. The mayo and the spicy-sweet chili sauce give it the right kick, and the veggies give it a fresh touch cutting through the heartiness of the mayo and avocado. Enjoy!

boy showing the inside of a avocado and turkey sandwich with tomatoes and mayo.

Turkey and Avocado Sandwich
Loaded turkey avocado sandwich with tomatoes, lettuce, spicy mayonnaise, and sweet chili sauce. Perfect recipe using the leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
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In order to have the best turkey for the Thanksgiving Dinner, you definitely need to check the cooking temperature for your turkey, we created a small guide on how to measure and cook the perfect turkey: Where do you put the thermometer in a turkey?

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I hope you all have a wonderful day with your friends and family. I’m so thankful for all of you and everything we have. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!

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