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Quick, Easy, & Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes - 42 recipes

Thanksgiving doesn't need to be difficult or take a long time. We've rounded up some quick and easy Thanksgiving recipes that everyone will enjoy! Relax and enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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By Foodiewife, A Feast for the Eyes

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (15 Votes)
Easy Pineapple Glazed Spiral Ham 1 Picture
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Preparation time 15
Cooking time 90

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 spiral cut ham, already cooked
  • 1 cup of pineapple jam
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • CORNSTARCH SLURRY:
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Water

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Make your own pineapple glaze for your spiral cut ham! I wanted to show how easy it is to turn a spiral cut bone-in...

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The quintessential casserole for the holidays

  • 1 (10-3/4 ounce) can CAMPBELL'S® Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (9-ounces each) packages frozen cut green beans, thawed*
  • 1 1/3 cups FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Apple cobbler is such a delicious treat, but usually a lot of work! Try this recipe for all the deliciousness with

  • 3 large granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
4.5/5 (26 Votes)

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This is such a colorful and simple method to serve vegetables

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 summer squash
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh minced garlic
  • Optional: fresh chopped herbs of your choice (I used leftover rosemary)
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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Super easy and healthy quinoa salad with onions, red bell peppers, garlic and basil

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme, optional
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste
4.1/5 (8 Votes)

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You really can't go wrong with mushrooms, garlic and butter and browning the butter only makes things better with t...

  • 1 pound mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
4.5/5 (42 Votes)

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A citrus-honey mixture enhances the flavor of sweet potatoes without adding extra fat

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Orange and lemon peel strips for garnish
4.4/5 (39 Votes)

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Love stuffing? This tasty, vegetarian version is packed with bell peppers, broccoli and corn

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-pound bag)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli cuts
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
  • 4 cups sage and onion-seasoned stuffing cubes (from 14-ounce bag)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
4.8/5 (6 Votes)

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Roasted turkey is definitely a comfort food, and the leftovers of this simple turkey breast tenderloin recipe are g...

  • 2 (1-pound each) turkey breast tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
4.1/5 (62 Votes)

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This is Yankee Style cornbread, sweet with slathered butter and honey

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/3 cup milk (I used skim milk)
4.5/5 (30 Votes)

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This low fat, low calorie recipe is the perfect way to start any day and is chocked-full of fiber and nutrition

  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of pumpkin
4.5/5 (30 Votes)

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This quick and easy recipe for mashed potatoes uses frozen mashers, such as Ore Ida Steam n' Mash, for a tasty side...

  • 2 cups frozen mashed potatoes (such as Ore Ida Steam n' Mash)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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This Dip can be served hot and bubbly right out of the oven on game day, or chilled for a summer picnic

  • 1 Square casserole dish (8x8 or 9x9)
  • 2 (13.75-ounce) cans Artichoke Hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (reserve about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top)
  • 3 (6-ounce) cans lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) diced pimientos, drained
  • 3-4 slices cooked, then crumbled Bacon
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
4.6/5 (13 Votes)

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This pumpkin pie cake combines traditional pumpkin pie with a buttery, crispy topping made from yellow cake mix

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • Whipped cream, if desired
4.4/5 (25 Votes)

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If you like mushrooms, you’ll enjoy this simple vegan gravy, which is great over seitan, tofu, rice, and especia...

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, any small variety, or a mixture, try combining shiitakes with baby bella or crimini, cleaned, stemmed, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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