You could make an entire Thanksgiving dinner out of standard sides: buttery mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin pie.
But wouldn’t it be fun to add some unusual flavors to your feast and surprise your guests with your creativity? We think so!
We’ve scoured the web for some tried and trustworthy recipes that might just become the new standard in your household. Time to hit the grocery store!
Pear & Ginger Sage Cocktail
Nothing says “welcome” (and “let’s do this!”) like a spirited and festive cocktail. This beautiful concoction can be found at A Cozy Kitchen.
Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin
Not for the faint of heart or lazy cook, this gorgeous creation from Green Kitchen Stories will wow your guests unlike any other on our list.
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Bring your standard carrot to life with this sweet and healthy recipe via The Cafe Sucre Farine.
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
All the classic flavors of fall in a healthy green salad. Yes, please! Recipe via Creme de la Crumb.
Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts
Cooking for some paleo friends? This rich and savory appetizer from Fit Foodie Finds should do the trick!
The Best Dinner Rolls
OK, so maybe they won’t surprise your guests, but these warm, buttery crescents will surely impress them. Via Dine & Dash.
Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
Yes. Read that again. Gingersnap. Pumpkin. Pie. Created by Fork Knife Swoon.