Unique Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas to Try

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Thanksgiving used to be a holiday that was solely celebrated in the U.S. Over the years; Thanksgiving dinners have become a widely celebrated holiday across many different countries. These dinners are the main reasons why most families gather around for a hearty meal. Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, here are some of the tastiest unique Thanksgiving dinner ideas that you can serve your family at the dinner table:

Grilled Citrus and Spice Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

It would be a sin not to prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, so make sure you have one. You can spice things up a bit by grilling and serving it up with different flavors. Surprise your family this year by giving the turkey a different twist. Choose the best spice rub and get grilling.

Butter Roasted Turkey Breast

If you don’t have time to prepare a whole turkey for your guests, the best workaround will be to present them with a butter-roasted turkey breast, which you can quickly whip up in a little over an hour or so.

Waldorf Salad

If some of your family members love having salads on the side, prepare a composed Waldorf Salad by sectioning the items into apples, grapes, walnuts, and romaine hearts, so you don’t have to worry about the picky eaters within your bunch.

Fried Mash Potato Balls

If you expect guests to arrive early, having finger foods like the fried mash potato balls can help you save the day. You can never go wrong with mixing cheese, bacon, and parsley with mash potato.

Bolognese Pasta

If you expect kids to come over, make sure you prepare food that they will love. Children love noodles, and pairing it with the tasty Bolognese sauce can instantly make you their favorite person in the world.

Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing

Make your guests feel the holiday air with a savory mix of sweet and delicious apples filled to the brim with sausage stuffing. If you have kids at home, they can help you prepare all those apples and stuff them with the savory mix of meat and vegetables.

Double Crust Apple Cheddar Pie

Of course, you should not forget about pies; they are perfect desserts that truly capture the holiday atmosphere. It will also be an excellent time to teach your children about preparing desserts to continue your Thanksgiving tradition.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

For guests who may be vegan, it is best to prepare something for them as well. Not only is it easy to prepare (takes less than 10 minutes), but it is also easy to amp it up by topping it off with maple pecan for an added boost of flavor.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

If you spend your Thanksgiving dinner over at a friend’s house, you cannot come empty-handed. Prepare a simple bourbon pecan pie that you can share with them. You have to prepare your traditional pecan pie but add a splash of bourbon to spice things up a bit.

Greek Stuffed Acorn Squash

If you want to skip the traditional Thanksgiving menu, then bring it up a notch by serving acorns filled with white beans, quinoa, chopped greens, and feta cheese. Not only are they healthy, but they also ooze with flavor that everyone on the table will love.

These hearty Thanksgiving meals will surely help you celebrate and appreciate everything that you have amid all the chaos that the world is experiencing today.

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Written by Candice Williamson

Candice is a lifestyle and wellness writer at Dine Magazine. She lives with her Husky in L.A. and hopes to one day adopt as many dogs as possible. Being originally from NYC her obsession with Sex and the City grew when she first set eyes on her mother's high heels. She knows every episode word for word.

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