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Thanksgiving

These Thanksgiving recipes will help you plan out your holiday menu with ease!

Try our traditional recipes with a twist like Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Grapes, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole, and Brown Butter Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes!

 

Image of butternut squash crostini topped with pomegranate and pepitas.

Butternut Squash Crostini with Ricotta

Image of a beautiful cranberry margarita in a salt rimmed glass, garnished with a lime wedge, an orange wedge, and fresh cranberries.

Cranberry Margarita Recipe

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Sausage Pinwheels with Apple, Sage, and Gruyère

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Whipped Cream Recipe – How to Make Whipped Cream

Add this beautiful jewel toned side to your holiday menu!  Cranberry sauce with roasted grapes, apples, and shallots provides a burst of flavor, both sweet and savory, that is unforgettable. 

Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Grapes, Apples, and Shallots

Image of cheesy brussels sprouts gratin with a spoon scooping out one big cheesy scoop.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

Looking forward to holiday cooking but dreading the scale afterwards? Enjoy these practically guilt-free healthy Thanksgiving recipes!

14+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Versatile, good for you, and delicious, these winter squash recipes will wow your family and friends! From basic how to recipes to surprising entrees, you'll be enjoying winter squash from September to May! 

17+ Winter Squash Recipes & Ultimate Squash Cooking Guide

Sweet and delicious, these roasted Hasselback Sweet Potatoes make an impressive presentation yet are easy enough to add to your everyday menu. No hassle required!

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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Crockpot Carrots with Cinnamon Glaze

This sweet kale salad is a copycat of the popular bagged salad you find in grocery stores -- but as always, homemade is way better!

Sweet Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

Whether you call them sugared cranberries or candied cranberries, they're the perfect sparkling garnish to nearly any holiday dish or cocktail. They're great on their own, too! 

Sugared Cranberries | Candied Cranberries Recipe

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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)

Image of Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Candied Pecans with Bourbon. Garnished with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Bourbon Pecans – with video

These brown sugar glazed carrots with bourbon could be mistaken as candy, they're so irresistible! Great for Thanksgiving or any other meal! 

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Bourbon – with video

This Stuffed Acorn Squash is fall embodied in one recipe. It will become a quick favorite with its healthy mix of sweet and savory in one filling and satisfying recipe.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples – with video

Simple yet flavorful, this spaghetti squash with Parmesan and herbs is a perfect side dish or a great base for a topping such as marinara sauce. 

Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Herbs

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This gingerbread butter recipe will transform any pancake, waffle, or slice of toast into a festive holiday treat! And it's SO easy to make! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Gingerbread Butter Recipe – Perfect for the Holidays!

Roasted whole carrots not only offer a stunningly gorgeous presentation, but also come with the bonus that you don't need to chop anything! Get the easy method on RachelCooks.com!

How to Make Roasted Whole Carrots – Easy Method

Boasting the flavors and colors of Christmas, this Christmas salad recipe will be a welcome healthy addition to any holiday menu! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Christmas Salad Recipe with Pomegranate and Pecans

With no boiling or draining of the potatoes required, these brown butter slow cooker mashed potatoes are going to become a quick favorite -- especially on those days when you want to free up oven space!  Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Brown Butter Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe isn't like every other - the addition of a bit of nutty Asiago cheese sets it apart from the rest! Get the easy roasted vegetable recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Asiago