Last Minute Recipes to Save Thanksgiving

Cold weather has a tendency to make things look bleak, but don’t let it fool you. Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Seriously. 

And while at the moment it may seem like there’s still a good amount of time to get everything ready, there’s always that one dish that you forget about and have to scramble to finish while the guests are arriving.

So this year, we want to help you change that. After all, the holidays should be a break for everyone— even the cook.

To help you whip up those last minute dishes, we’ve made a whole entire Pinterest board full of last minute Thanksgiving recipes that you can use to save dinner!

But to save you even more time, here are our top favorite ones from each category so when the preparation crunch time hits, you won’t even have to search through the board.

Appetizer- Stuffed Mushrooms

mushy room

You really can’t go wrong with stuffed anything on Thanksgiving.

So how about extending your stuffing skills to something new, mushrooms.

This recipe helps you create a fresh and flavorful starter with a nice earthly and rich finish. And best of all, your guests will love them. Try it out here.

Side- Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables

roasted veggies

Kids don’t typically like to eat their vegetables. But we bet you they’ll eat these.

This roasted vegetable recipe helps you make vegetables that embody all the flavor of the earth with a slight touch of  spice. And they only take 30 minutes to cook— which is more than enough time to still catch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special. If you want to try this recipe out, click here.

Side- Baby Potatoes with Herb Butter


Potatoes anyone? If you need a starch to go with your meal, but you don’t have the time to fix one, give this recipe a try.

It only takes 25 minutes to make, but it packs twice the amount of flavor! If you want to give these babies a try, here’s the recipe.

Entree- Grilled Turkey Breast With Caramelized Onion & Black Pepper


If you’re really struggling in your journey to make Thanksgiving dinner, than the possibility that you will be able to cook  a whole raw Turkey before the guests arrive is very slim.

However, when in doubt use the next best thing, which is exactly what this recipe does. It will take you all but an hour to season and sear the Turkey breasts and you’ll have your Turkey fill ready to go! Try the recipe here.

Dessert- Oreo Ice Cream Pie

oreo pie

Now when it comes to desserts, anything with sugar is normally a hit. But there’s just something so nostalgic about an Oreo cookie dessert.

So why not use them to stick to the most classic combination: Cookies and Ice cream.

If you want something that’s classically delicious and don’t mind a dessert that’s a little cooler to accompany the chilly weather, than this recipe will be a dessert hit for you. Try it out here.

So, those are our picks! And we’re sure that every single one you choose will be a hit at the dinner table. And of course, if you need more, you’re more than welcome to take a look at the actual board we’ve made for more “foodie” ideas.

Hey, what can say? We’ve always got you covered.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Gobble Gobble!


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