With Thanksgiving only three weeks away, it’s already time to start thinking about what to cook for this food-filled holiday. And because Thanksgiving is one of the more “tasteful” holidays (pun intended) we know that it can be hard choosing an item that is both appealing, tasty, and easy to transport to the host’s home. That’s why we decided to hunt for edibles that had all three of these qualities. On top of that, these dishes are easy to share – all you need is a serving spoon or your own two hands to grab a helping of these delicious dishes. Take the easy route this holiday and still impress your guests! Keep reading to see some of our top choices for shareable, impressive, and easy-to-transport Thanksgiving foods and be sure to click on the images for the full recipe.
Herb and Cheese Monkey Bread
This monkey bread is made of several biscuits baked together. Each biscuit features a different herb or spice, and it’s easy to pull apart.
Tart Cherry-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
These Brussels sprouts are cooked in a thick, sugary cherry tart glaze. A splash of sriracha adds a hint of spice a turns these normally bitter Brussels sprouts into a sweet, tart, and spicy delight! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, you’re sure to impress with this dish.
Asiago Potato Stacks
These thinly sliced, stackable potatoes are both delicious looking and delicious tasting. Just slice your potatoes and stack on top of each other in a muffin tin. Cover with lemon thyme, asiago cheese, and olive oil, bake, and you’ve got a delectable dish with crispy edges, a tender middle, and a kick of flavor.
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
These caramelized carrots are covered cooked in olive oil, maple syrup, honey, coriander, sea salt and fresh pepper. They’re then garnished in sesame seeds, pomegranate arils, and fresh herbs. It’s easy to prepare, and all the ingredients turn the carrots into a sweet and savory Thanksgiving side dish.
This side dish has a buttery creamy center and a cheesy, crusted top. It’s delicious and can be made in less than 30 minutes!
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
You can’t forget about festive beverages on Thanksgiving. For this yummy cider, throw some oranges, lemons, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and spices in a slow cooker with apple juice. The slow cooker does all the work for you, and will keep your cider warm when it’s time to serve.
Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Feta
This yummy veggie dish transforms asparagus into roasted cheesy goodness. In a saucepan, heat olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, pepper, and oregano until the garlic is golden. Pour this tasty oil over your asparagus, top with feta cheese and bake in the over for a tender, savory veggie dish.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Lentil Salad
This yummy dish has a little bit of everything – filling lentils, sharp tasting scallions, fresh and crunchy celery, and sweet honey and sweet potatoes. The pairings of flavors are delicious and this recipe is extremely easy to make and can be served at room temperature.
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
This fresh salad is both crisp and tangy – packed with walnuts, sweet apple slices, feta cheese, cranberries and a delicious dressing made of apple juice, tart apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
These creamy mashed potatoes drenched in brown butter are irresistible! Add a little seasoning and you’ve got a dish that everyone will love. It’s such a delicious take on traditional mashed potatoes.
Three Cheese Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Mac and cheese may not be the most traditional Thanksgiving dish, but it’s definitely worth adding to the menu. This dish is made in the crockpot with elbow macaroni, assorted cheeses, milk, mustard, cayenne paprika, parsley, and nutmeg. Trust us, you’ll want this for Thanksgiving every year!
Cranberry Orange Bread
This tasty bread is baked with orange juice and cranberries. It’s a sweet side dish or even a dessert that’s absolutely delicious!
Mini Crescent Pumpkin Pies
These mini crescent pumpkin pies are easy to make, transfer, and eat. Much easier and less messy than your standard pumpkin pie! Use crescent rolls as pie crusts in a muffin pan and fill with pie filling. Bake until golden brown and top with whipped cream.
Sweet Potato Casserole Bites
These yummy appetizers can be eaten in one bite! All you have to do is bake peeled and sliced sweet potatoes, add a marshmallow on top in the oven for one minute, and then garnish with a pecan. So easy!
Sweet Corn Spoonbread
Spoon a helping of this yummy bread onto your plate for a sweet and savory side dish. It’s similar to cornbread but creamier! You’ll love how this melts in your mouth.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cobbler
Last but certainly not least is this amazing slow cooker pumpkin cobbler. It’s all the creaminess of a pumpkin pie minus the crust. Just add the lost of ingredients including pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and cinnamon into a slow cooker, and let it cook itself for 3 to 4 hours. When its done you’ll have an irresistible warm dessert.