5 Simple and Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

5 Simple and Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day of giving thanks, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying great food. However, planning, cooking, and keeping your guests entertained can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a few different ways to make the day less stressful. We've put together a few recipes and tips to help your Thanksgiving be less stressful. Here are five simple and easy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas.

Thanksgiving Dinner

1. Thanksgiving on 2 Sheet Pans

Prepare your entire holiday meal on two sheet pans. It features all the essential Thanksgiving dishes you'll love, like Turkey, Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and stuffing. This recipe is perfect if you have a small guest list but would like to serve various dishes. It is also a great option because it will reduce cooking time and takes only about 2.5 hours to make.

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Thanksgiving Turkey

2. World's Simplest Thanksgiving Turkey

This recipe is perfect for you if you have a larger guest list but want to keep your Thanksgiving Dinner simple. This simple yet delicious recipe reduces the stress of cooking an elaborate turkey. It's a great recipe for beginners and only takes about 3 hours to prepare.

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Sweet potato

3. 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Casserole With Maple Pecans

Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a sweet potato side dish. Save money on groceries and reduce stress in the kitchen with this simple 3-ingredient sweet potato casserole. Your guests and wallet will be thanking you! 

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 Thanksgiving Salad

4. Thanksgiving Salad

This delicious recipe is a great healthy alternative to all side dishes featuring all your fall favorites. It features pecans, apples, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, and fried onions. Add turkey for a complete, low-calorie Thanksgiving dish.

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Thanksgiving Pie

5. Build Your Own Thanksgiving Pie Bar

Skip the stress of baking the perfect Thanksgiving pie that everyone loves, and let your guests build their own personal pie. This fun and creative option will help you save time and please all of your guests. All you need is pie crust cookies, apples, sticky pecans, caramelized apples, and the easiest pumpkin mousse. Then, let your guests mix and match as they please.

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Looking for a healthy Thanksgiving dessert alternative? Try our Keto Friendly, Vegan Pumpkin Pie.

We hope these recipes inspired you. Be sure to tag us on social media, @yummyandtrendy if you end up trying one of these recipes for Thanksgiving. 

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