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You may (or may not) have learned how to cook during your time in college so far.
It’s okay if you live in the sorority house and have a chef.
Regardless, you should help out in cooking the big Thanksgiving meal!
Bring these top Thanksgiving recipes to the table (literally) and your family will be so surprised!
And who knows, they may include these dishes from now on!
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday.
I love a good home-cooked meal with tons of food, good conversation with family, and the all-around warm feeling Thanksgiving brings.
But my favorite part of the holiday is definitely the Thanksgiving food.
We wanted to share some Thanksgiving recipes and dishes we’ve made for our families – that were big hits!
Most of these are sweet treats – because who doesn’t like dessert?
Focaccia Stuffing Recipe
Shoutout to my mom who makes this AMAZING stuffing with Focaccia mix from William’s Sonoma.
The one she makes has Focaccia bred as the bread pieces instead of regular bread.
It is seriously incredible!
If you’re like me, one of your favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the stuffing.
It’s just always so good, right?
If you can’t get your hands on this mix, here’s another amazing recipe!
You should definitely add a little Italian twist to your Thanksgiving this year.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Picture and Recipe
My two favorite things: pumpkin-flavored anything and chocolate.
No wonder this is on our top Thanksgiving recipes list; the photo itself is making my mouth water.
It looks so fluffy and like it melts in your mouth.
There are so many varieties of banana bread or sweet breads, but this one is definitely delicious.
It’s the Thanksgiving version of banana bread, if you will.
Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
How good do these look?!
I mean, my favorite part of going home for Thanksgiving is eating tons of bread.
But crescent rolls plus apple flavor?
Add some ice cream and you’re set.
You’ll really impress your family with this one.
Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites in my day-to-day diet, because they are just that: sweet.
They fulfill my sweet tooth without being super unhealthy.
Adding in the candied pecans to this dish makes it so much better.
Someone please make this for me on a regular basis.
Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette
A healthier option for a Thanksgiving side dish.
I love having crunchy salads, don’t you?
The walnuts and apples provide for a crunchy and satisfying dish.
You make your own dressing for this recipe, and it is super yummy!
You can even make this one ahead of time. Recipe here.
Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites
These are super easy to make, and the recipe serves 24!
They are made with pie crust as the base, so they really are tiny pumpkin pies – to go if you want!
The perfect Thanksgiving souvenir – a couple of these babies.
And that fluffy whipped cream – doesn’t it make your mouth water?
Recipe from Sugar Apron.
Apple Pie Bread Pudding
I want this right now (along with every other dish on this list).
This Thanksgiving recipe is perfect with vanilla ice cream on top, and only takes 1 hour to make!
Definitely whip out this recipe this Thanksgiving. You won’t regret it.
Recipe from Will Cook For Smiles.
Bonus: After Thanksgiving – Warm Turkey Sliders
This is a recipe that can be used for Thanksgiving itself, afterwards (when you have too much turkey left over to know what to do with it), or game days.
What a triple threat!
These warm, melt-in-your-mouth sliders feature cheese and turkey on the inside of a dinner or Hawaiian roll.
And I don’t know about you guys, but I could have Hawaiian rolls every day for the rest of my life and not get sick of them.
They are just so darn good.
You can use your parent’s slow cooker to make these, or in the regular oven.
Keep in mind that making them in some type of cooker will make it juicy and fall off the bone.
Recipe from Self-Proclaimed Foodie.
Eat up! And Happy Thanksgiving!