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3 Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

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    Nothing will warm your heart like these quick, simple Thanksgiving recipes that everyone will love. After all, you can’t go wrong with ingredients like potatoes, French bread and pecans! What will you be serving on your dinner table this holiday? Trust us, if it’s one of these Thanksgiving recipes, then everyone will be stuffed by the end of the night!

    Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles


    • thanksgiving-sweet-potato-casserole-recipes1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 tbsp Bakers Sweetened Coconut
    • 1 cup Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows


    Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain well. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Stir together the sweet potatoes, butter, light brown sugar, salt and ground cinnamon. Then mash well. Stir the coconut into the sweet potato mixture. Divide the sweet potato mixture evenly among four custard cups. Press down so that the potatoes are in a firm layer. Divide the marshmallows among the custard cups, sprinkling them on top of each. Place the custard cups on a baking sheet.

    Bake for 10-15 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown. Serve hot.

    Traditional Stuffing from Rouxbe Kitchen


    • thanksgiving-stuffing-recipe2 loaves French bread (28 cups cubed)
    • 2 large onions
    • 1/3 lb unsalted butter
    • 8 ribs celery
    • 3 large carrots
    • 30 fresh sage leaves
    • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
    • 1 tbsp kosher salt
    • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 large eggs
    • 5 cups stock (turkey or chicken)
    • 1 tbsp unsalted butter


    To begin the stuffing, cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes. You can let the bread dry out, uncovered on the counter, for up to 24 hours. Preheat your oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit. Dice the onions. Melt the butter in a large fry pan over medium-low heat. Sweat the onions while you dice the celery and carrots. Then add them to the pan. Chop the fresh sage and thyme. Add all the herbs and spices and let cook until translucent. Once the vegetables are cooked, add them to the bread and toss to combine. Whisk the eggs and stock together in a separate bowl. Pour the mixture, a bit at a time, over the bread and toss. Butter a large casserole dish and add the stuffing. Cover and bake the stuffing for 30 minutes. Then remove the lid and bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes.

    Once the stuffing is golden brown, remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

    Pecan Pie


    • pecan-pie-thanksgiving-recipe1/2 recipe (1 disk) Pie Dough, rolled out and fitted into a 9-inch pie plate
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cups pecan halves
    • Lightly sweetened whipped cream, for serving (optional)


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. with rack set in lowest position. Using kitchen shears or a paring knife, trim dough to a 1-inch overhang. With floured fingers, fold overhang under itself to form a rim; pinch between thumb and forefinger to form a uniform edge around rim of pie plate. Crimp with fingertips. Transfer dough-lined pie plate to refrigerator. To make filling: In a large bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugars, butter, vanilla, and salt until smooth; mix in pecans. Pour mixture into chilled pie crust; place pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until filling jiggles slightly in the center when gently shaken,50 to 60 minutes.

    Cool pie completely in plate, 5 to 6 hours. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

    Kitchen Safety

    Before you get started on these delicious Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few Thanksgiving safety tips to ensure you have a holiday that’s not only fun, but safe too.

    • Ensure all fire alarms are working properly.
    • Keep a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen and make sure it isn’t expired.
    • Avoid leaving stoves and ovens unattended for any period of time.
    • Wear short or rolled sleeves to prevent clothing from catching fire.
    • Be cautious and follow manufacturer directions regarding the use of turkey fryers, which present burn and fire hazards.

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