Published November 22, 2017

7 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes



With Thanksgiving tomorrow, the clock is ticking when it comes to planning your holiday feast. If you’re looking for a fool-proof, last minute menu addition that is good for you and delicious, look no further. We rounded up some holiday-themed recipes that are bound to impress your guests without keeping you trapped in the kitchen all night long. Keep reading and start prepping!


Fall Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing
Spruce up your standard salad with seasonal additions such as homemade candied pecans and red pear slices. If you need a little extra guidance, be sure to check out The Food Network’s video of Tyler Florence preparing the salad on set.


Smoky Butternut Squash Soup
Your classic squash soup gets a major upgrade, courtesy of Food and Wine’s spicy recipe. While some homemade soup recipes require hours in the kitchen, you’ll be ready to serve this dish in less than 60 minutes.


Bacon Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
The best way to entice dedicated carnivores to try a veggie? Add bacon to the equation. This recipe from is super simple to prepare and filled with plenty of flavor, thanks to additions like honey, rosemary, and of course bacon.


Vanilla Scented Sweet Potato Puree
Forget scented candles on Thanksgiving! Instead, make this simple sweet potato recipe from The Cooking Channel and allow the comforting scent of vanilla to linger in the air during your feast.


Butternut Squash and Leek Bread Pudding
Bon Appetit has the deets on how to recreate a Quality Eats recipe at home. With three kinds of cheese, creme fraiche, and butter, this decadent dish is a must for holiday indulgences.


Cranberry Cobbler
If cranberry sauce is your favorite part of Thanksgiving, Martha Stewart has the perfect recipe for you. Her cranberry cobbler is filled with the tart berries, which take center stage in this easy-to-prepare dessert.


Pumpkin Cake Pops
These cake pops are the perfect way to get a little extra pumpkin spice flavor in your life. Check out Food Network for the recipe, which makes 6 dozen (!) delectable pumpkin treats for you to enjoy morning, noon, and night.

Whether you’re in need of one more side dish or a creative dessert to round out tomorrow’s feast, these recipes will make the perfect last minute addition to your Thanksgiving table.