Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Try This Year

By, Blair Englert and Greta Goldberg

What’s better than a no homework weekend and a holiday dedicated entirely food? Literally nothing. Thankfully, Thanksgiving break is approaching at a rapid speed, and since the holiday is just around the corner, here are some recipes you may consider as you get out your cookbooks. We can’t wait to stock up our kitchens with ingredients and food for this spirited holiday, and hope you do too!

Pumpkin Pie:


What’s a Thanksgiving meal without a pumpkin pie? Here is our favorite recipe that fills the whole house with an amazing aroma. Grab your siblings or friends and get ready to cook!


– 1 can of puréed pumpkin (15 ounce)

– 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce)

– 2 large eggs

– 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

– 1/2 a teaspoon of ground ginger

– 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg

– 1/2 a teaspoon of salt

– 1 unbaked pie crust (9 inch)*

*we recommend Pillsbury

To put this delicious dish together, first preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Then whisk the pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Next, pour the mixture into the pie crust and put in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 mins turn the oven down to 350 degrees F and bake for another 35-40 mins. To check if the pie is done, insert a knife in the pie about 1 inch in from the crust, and if it comes out clean it is done!

Let the pie cool and top it as you wish; we recommend lots of whipped cream!  

Cranberry Sauce

CCDFMSP1_Fresh-Cranberry-Sauce-recipe_s4x3.jpgAnother classic dish for Thanksgiving is your festive cranberry sauce! Many people buy it right from the can, but you can make even better sauce yourself. Here’s how:


– 12 ounces of fresh cranberries  

– 1 cup orange juice

– 1 cup of white sugar

To make this yummy sauce, first place a medium pan on the stove at medium heat. Then put the orange juice in the pan and pour in the sugar until it is dissolved. Next mix in the cranberries and cook until the skins break (approximately ten minutes). Finally, take the pan off the stove and pour the sauce into a bowl. As the pan’s temperature drops, the cranberry sauce will cool until it has a thick consistency.

Sweet Potatoes


This last recipe is a combination of sweet and savory. Here is how to make this mouth-watering dish.


– 5 sweet potatoes (sliced)

– 1/4 of a cup of orange juice

– 3/4 of a cup of all-purpose flour

– 1/2 of a cup of white sugar

– 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

– 1 pinch of salt

– 1/2 of a cup of butter

– 1 1/2 cups of miniature marshmallows

To make these delicious sweet potatoes, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then put the sliced potatoes in a pot of boiling water on the stove. After 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft, remove them from the water, drain the potatoes and mash them up. Then distribute them on a shallow baking pan (10×6 inch) and pour the orange juice over the potatoes. Separately, in a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt together and then add the butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the sweet potatoes and bake for 30 minutes in the oven. After the time is up, put marshmallows on the potatoes and broil the pan until the marshmallows are golden brown.

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Enjoy these recipes and happy Thanksgiving!!