2017 Thanksgiving Menu

Last years delicious turkey!

Another year, another Thanksgiving to look forward to! Last year we made the mistake of sharing our Thanksgiving menu AFTER Thanksgiving. How does that help you? Not at all. So this year, please find below our very detailed Thanksgiving menu. We’re very excited to share pictures with you after the big event! You can also feel free to check out last year’s article and recipe overview by clicking here.

We try to eat healthy all year around BUT Thanksgiving is one of the exceptions to the rule. Before we get to the menu, we’d thought we would share some of our Thanksgiving traditions with you. We love to play games on Thanksgiving, such as this conversation starter.

Cranberry Chutney

And we love these free printable napkin rings to help customize the look and feel of the table.

We hope you got a few ideas from this article! Check back for updates as Thanksgiving nears!

Hummus: Store-bought sorry! I’m not a hummus expert just yet!

Guacamole: My husband tells me I make the best guacamole. Maybe this is a separate post altogether. All our guests love the guacamole appetizer and we never have anything left for later. Let me know if you’d like a separate post on this!

Raw Kale Salad: This is one of my favorite go-to salad recipes. I love Elana’s Pantry for it’s healthy and easy to make recipes.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans: This is one of my favorite Fall Shabbat go-to sides. But it fits perfectly into Thanksgiving! It’s super easy to make and looks beautiful when done right!

Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes: One of the yummiest things on the Thanksgiving menu but also one of the unhealthiest. But we think it’s totally worth it and at this time, it’s now a time-honored family tradition.

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Cranberries and Kale: I’ll be honest this dish looks complicated by our standards. But I think we’re up to the task! We love the mix of quinoa, kale, and cranberries with butternut squash.

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts: This is another go-to recipe for our Shabbat meals but we find it’s always a healthy side dish for Thanksgiving. We love it balances out all the sweet vegetables above.

Tricolor Roasted Carrots and Parsnips: Another great healthy side! We love the colors and the richness of this one as well.

Mashed Cauliflower: This is a healthy and great alternative to mashed potatoes.

Bread and Celery Stuffing: My sister sent me this recipe years ago and it’s one of the musts for a solid Thanksgiving meal. You will not be disappointed with this recipe.

Turkey: Okay, when it comes to the turkey, it’s all my husband’s job. But he swears by this video tutorial and we’ve made it successfully through many Thanksgiving together where the Turkey was just perfect.

Old Fashioned Brown Gravy: Last year, I chickened out and I bought gravy at Seasons Market. But this year, I’m going to make the gravy like a champ. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Cranberry Chutney: Another required staple in order to make a successfully Thanksgiving. And so yummy!

Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie: With a few kosher tweaks this is a great Pumpkin Pie recipe. Instead of evaporated milk use equal parts almond milk (pareve of course).

Chocolate Covered Pretzels in a Turkey Jar: Of course for this recipe, you need to alter to make sure the pretzels, the chocolate, and the sprinkles are all pareve. But I love the colors and I love the idea. I’ve actually done this exact concept before and it turned out brilliantly.

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices: Another dessert where you need to swap out any dairy ingredients for pareve, but don’t these look beautiful! They are sure to be an absolute hit!

Mini Pumpkin Pie Pops: And lastly, and probably the icing on the cake is this mini pumpkin pie pops. They look so complicated but really are so easy to make.

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