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Help! 5 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

Did anyone else just realize that Thanksgiving is happening way too soon?!

You might be feeling some pre-Turkey Day anxiety. Let’s channel the stress into something productive and get cookin’!

Here are five fast Thanksgiving recipes that you can whip up in a jiffy. They’ll also impress your relatives!

Oven-Roasted Broccoli - This is a perfect side because it’s fast to make, doesn’t use a lot of ingredients, and you’ll probably have an easier time finding broccoli at your local grocery store over other, more traditional Thanksgiving veggies. When your friends are suddenly converted to broccoli lovers after tasting this dish, say something like “Sometimes, the best recipes have the fewest ingredients; the flavors really get to shine when you let them stand alone.” Nice one!

Easy Homemade Gravy – People say that gravy is tricky, but this one is a cinch. Make sure to get your ingredients ready beforehand (this is called “mise en place” if you want to keep the fanciness going) so that you can get your timing just right. Voila!

Basic Cranberry Sauce – This cranberry sauce cooks in 15 minutes and just needs time to cool afterward. Fail-safe!

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole – A little work on the stove, then you get to toss everything in a pot and let it simmer. Slow-cooker recipes are great because they fill your house with the smell of a home-cooked meal while requiring very little work.

Easy Pecan Pie – This is a perfect pie because you don’t have to pre-cook the filling. Just mix it in a bowl, pour into your crust, and bake! Note: You’ll need some advanced prep on this one, so don’t attempt it 30 minutes before you have to head out of the house.

Want more? Don’t miss our collection of 40+ no-fail Thanksgiving recipes!

[Photo via Flickr/vxla]


2 Responses to “Help! 5 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes”

  1. Alicia Godlove says:

    Help!
    I’m suppose to bring the yam dish to a family
    Thanksgiving dinner. I need a recipe and someone
    said add pineapple .
    Do I use yams or sweetpotato?

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