Recipe | Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

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Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a great week this past week. I am having such a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is less than a week away already! It’s definitely getting very excited now around our house. I have a lot of Christmas decorations up already.


I know, I know. Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet and I have all our home decorated for Christmas! Thanksgiving is also a favorite holiday of mine. I love the time spent with family and all the good food we get to enjoy. My husband and I also have a tradition that I love to do, which is to go shopping after we have enjoyed our Thanksgiving.

Today, I wanted to share with you a Thanksgiving meal you could use for your own dinner. When it comes to holiday cooking especially when I am the host, I tend to go for meals that are easy to do and will allow me more time to spend with guests.

This is a super easy Thanksgiving meal we made and we used a slow cooker for our turkey! If you are curious if it worked, the answer is yes! I will say, after trying the slow cooker turkey method, while ours did taste good, we do prefer cooking our turkey in the oven. It might be that we are just used to that tradition, but this is a great idea to help free you up.

Slow Cooker Turkey

  • ~ 5 lb turkey breast
  • 1 cup of turkey broth
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 4 tbsp butter
  1. Grease your slow cooker and then add the turkey and all the ingredients
  2. Cook on low setting for approximately 5-6 hours

What is a Thanksgiving feast without green bean casserole? This is perhaps my absolute favorite side served on Thanksgiving. It’s such a classic side dish that is sure to be a hit if you serve it on Thanksgiving. I prefer a traditional version of the dish.

Green Bean Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and then pour mixture into a casserole dish
  3. Top with crispy fried onions and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes

My other favorite side dish that was serve on Thanksgiving is sweet potato casserole. My grandmother would make the best sweet potato casserole and I always looked forward to it. This year, I have decided to add a twist to this classic and make what I am referring to as Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Casserole Bites. I am really happy with how they turned out!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Bites

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Taking your boiled sweet potatoes, cut them into slices and line them up in a greased pan ( I lined my with aluminum foil and greased it)
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar and pour over the sweet potato slices
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 15 minutes
  5. Then top with desired amount of marshmallows and bake an additional 10 minutes

To help keep things running smoothly and simple, I did my favorite box stuffing, Stove Top. It tastes great and is so quick and easy to do so that I can focus on other things and spending time with friends and family.

For dessert, I recommend you try any one of my desserts I have shared with on my blog. One of my favorites can be found clicking here. It is a Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Puff Pastry.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog and I look forward to sharing my next post with you. Have a great weekend!

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