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Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

These are some of my favorite recipes to make for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re going to a small family gathering or a large party, these recipes will be a hit. I’ve included appetizers, soups, veggie sides, dressing, and dessert recipes below. I’ve also included a few Gluten Free and Medifast recipes, for those who need them.

This year, I’ll be making Baked Cheesy Broccoli Patties (Medifast and Gluten Free)Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts (Gluten Free), and Carrot Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting. I could eat my weight in the Broccoli Patties, the Herb Stuffed Brussels Spouts are my favorite way to cook Buressels sprouts, and the carrot cake is to die for!

Enjoy!

Starters/Appetizers

Garlic Hummus
Rosemary and Thyme Cheese Ball

Soup/Base

Cream of Mushroom Soup from Scratch (Gluten Free)

Dressing

Turkey Sausage Dressing

Pastas and Salads

Pasta Salad
7 Layer Salad (Medifast)
Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Veggie Sides

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Patties (Medifast and Gluten Free)
Cauliflower Tots (Medifast and Gluten Free)
Bacon and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms
Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts (Gluten Free)

Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Marinated Mushroom and Asparagus Warm Salad
Simple Seasoned Brussels Sprouts
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole (Medifast)
Squash Gratin (Medifast)
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (Medifast)

Desserts

Carrot Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Coconut and Pecan Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache
Easy Apple Crisp Bars sweetened with Honey (Gluten Free)
Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookies (Gluten Free)
Blueberry Coffee Crumble Cake
Gingerbread Spice Cake

Turkey Sausage Dressing

Turkey Sausage Dressing

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Patties

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Patties

Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Coconut and Pecan Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache

Coconut and Pecan Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache

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Carrot Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve updated my carrot cake recipe and now it’s even more delicious! Take a look, try it out, and let me know what you think!

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I’m not a huge sweets fan, but I LOVE this carrot cake recipe. There’s just something about the combination of cream cheese frosting and carrot cake that is oh so delicious. I’ve cut back on the amount of oil and sugar used in traditional carrot cakes (you won’t miss it, I promise!) so there is less guilt when you go back for seconds, and you will. I also don’t believe in adding raisins or nuts or any other funny business to carrot cake. I think additions like those ruin the cake. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. It’s always a big hit at parties and work events.

Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake

Cake Ingredients

  • 3 c finely shredded carrots
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 c…

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Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Sweets, Uncategorized

 

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