Step up Your Feast With 7 Unique Dishes for Thanksgiving

Step up Your Feast With 7 Unique Dishes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about traditions, but it is never too late to make new ones! This year, mix up your menu with some delicious, yet unique dishes for Thanksgiving. Your family and friends will love seeing their beloved staples alongside some innovative new favorites. Explore seven unconventional Thanksgiving dinner recipes that you should consider adding to your menu this year.

Appetizer: Charcuterie Board

If you are entertaining guests, there is no better way to start your feast than with a charcuterie board filled with your favorite meats, cheeses, nuts, olives, fruits and more. Getting your board to look beautiful is an art, but anyone can do it with a little practice. No matter how it turns out, charcuterie is the perfect snack before the big feast.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of Perry Homes’ “The Sizzle.”

Appetizer: Garlic Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms

Enjoy fall’s most popular flavors in this savory, bite-sized appetizer. To create this unique dish for Thanksgiving, simply chop your walnuts and mushroom stems, sauté them in butter and spices, add in heavy cream and let it all bubble together. Then, top off your mushroom caps with the mixture, add parmesan cheese, bake and enjoy.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of Perry Homes’ “The Sizzle.”

Main Dish: Chicken-Fried Turkey Legs

Turkey can make or break your Thanksgiving meal, and it is often difficult to achieve the perfect consistency, flavor and moisture level. Why not make it easier for yourself this year with these chicken-fried turkey legs? Most families fight over the drumsticks, anyway, so this ensures everyone gets a taste. All you have to do is create a simple breading with egg wash and flour, then deep fry the legs in a skillet. It may not be the healthiest version of turkey, but we can promise it will be one of the most delicious.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of the Food Network.

Side: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes are no stranger to even the most traditional Thanksgiving menus, but we bet you have never had them like this before. Here, we roast whole heads of garlic in the oven beforehand. By the time you add them to the dish, they blend right into the puree and offer a rich, robust flavor. Set your minced garlic jar aside for this one and be sure to top this bold dish with bacon, cheese and chives.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of Perry Homes’ “The Sizzle.”

Side: Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

Move over green bean casserole — here come crispy, roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta. This super simple Thanksgiving dinner recipe requires just six simple ingredients — brussels sprouts, pancetta, shallots, olive oil, parmesan and balsamic glaze — and a baking sheet. We know this one will become a staple autumn side dish in your family.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of Perry Homes’ “The Sizzle.”

Side: Herbed Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Stuffing is a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner recipe, but this is a fun way to shake things up if you are sick of eating the same old thing each year. The sage, thyme, cranberries and apple bring out the flavor of the sausage to create an unforgettable, sweet-and-savory combination. There is nothing better than serving this comforting, cold-weather classic alongside your turkey.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

For when you are craving something sweet but too stuffed to eat a whole slice of pie after dinner, these pumpkin cheesecake bites will hit the spot. This revolutionary dessert combines traditional pumpkin flavors with the richness of cheesecake — all in the form of a convenient cake pop. Plus, it calls for only seven easy ingredients and can be prepped in less than 15 minutes.

Get the full recipe here, courtesy of Delish.

These unique dishes for Thanksgiving are best served inside a beautiful, spacious Perry home that is designed for entertaining family and friends. Find your dream Texas property today and picture yourself cooking your favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipes in one of our gorgeous kitchens.

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