3 days….dun dun dun!
If you’re scrambling for recipes, I’ve got you covered!
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet on words and heavy (pleaseee pass the side dish recipes!) on the food. I’ve rounded up all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the blog to give you a yummy and foolproof selection of sides, mains, and desserts that will impress your guests and have everyone asking for the recipe! Because we all know that Thanksgiving is about love, family, and sharing….but its also about how I make the best pumpkin pie EVER.
And mashed potatoes. Ok I lied, I have to talk for just a second. These mashed potatoes kick butt. Fluffy, creamy, lightly garlicky…vegan, gluten free, and lower cal! Win, win, win…win. The secret ingredient to keeping these fluffy and light is a little bit of cauliflower – the perfect way to cut out some of the potato calorie. And no one will have any clue, just make sure you boil them until very tender so they smoothly mash with the potatoes. Add just a little bit of vegan cream cheese and garlic and you have the perfect pot of creamy mashed potatoes. Classic and a crowd pleaser – these are absolutely making an appearance on my Turkey day table!
Have fabulous Thanksgivings everyone!
Roasted Butternut Squash Farro Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
Click here for recipe –>http://whippedbaking.com/2013/11/12/roasted-butternut-squash-farro-salad-with-cider-vinaigrette/
Skinny Mini Apple Crumble Pies
Click here for recipe –> http://whippedbaking.com/2013/10/05/mini-apple-crumble-pies/
Skinny Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Pumpkin Cream Pie
Click here for recipe–>http://whippedbaking.com/2012/11/15/pumpkin-cream-pie/
Simple Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
These are my favorite!! Making them for our Thursday morning Turkey Trot post-run snack!
Skinny Pumpkin Banana Bars
Click here for recipe –>http://whippedbaking.com/2012/09/28/skinny-pumpkin-banana-bars/
Fresh Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
Click here for recipe –>http://whippedbaking.com/2013/11/20/fresh-herb-roasted-turkey-breast/
Yields 6-8 servings
- 2 1/2 lbs potato (russet, baking), peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
- 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup reserved liquid
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 pepper
- 1 1/4 kosher salt
- Add chopped potato, cauliflower, and sliced garlic to a large pot and cover with water. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender but not falling apart. Drain vegetables over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Add drained vegetables back into the pot, careful to scrape in the garlic. Either mash the mixture with a potato masher right in the pot or use a ricer (for the smoothest texture).
- Add the reserved liquid, cream cheese, salt and pepper to the pot of mashed vegetables and stir until smooth.