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Thursday, November 22 2018
Happy Thanksgiving! Many of you probably procrastinated and are searching for a quick and easy recipe to make for your Thanksgiving potluck this afternoon. We’ve created a list of quick dishes you can whip up that are tasty and will impress guests—all recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less! So pick a recipe, grab the ingredients, open the Bi-Fold Doors in the kitchen for air ventilation, and get to cooking!
1 | Cheese Ball
A cheese ball is a classic dish that take less than 15 minutes to make. This recipe is an easy way to bring something homemade while saving time and money! All you need is cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chopped pecans to make a cheese ball. If you want to include additional ingredients, we suggest chopped green onions and bacon bits. Pair the cheese ball with crackers or slices of fresh baguette. To spice up the recipe a bit, swap out plain cream cheese for flavored cream cheese like Philadelphia’s “Chive & Onion” or “Garden Vegetable.” Click here for a step-by-step recipe.
2 | Fresh Fruit Platter
Fruit platters are always a favorite dish at potlucks, and Thanksgiving is no different. People will appreciate having fresh fruit to snack on and use as a healthy alternative to other desserts. When gathering fruit for your tray, choose ones that are easy to wash and serve with little peeling or slicing required (think berries and grapes). You can dress up your platter with a fruit dip—mix one pack of vanilla pudding with one container of Kool Whip to create a light and sweet dip everyone will love!
3 | Creamy Mac & Cheese
Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food and everyone at Thanksgiving will be happy to indulge. This is another easy and affordable dish to make at the last minute. There are so many different mac and cheese recipes, but we like this one: Rachel Ray's Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese. You can also include bacon bits to add more texture and flavor.
4 | Homemade Cornbread
You can easily make homemade cornbread for your potluck in just 30 minutes! Cornbread goes perfectly with all the other Thanksgiving dishes and this recipe from Delish.com will have everyone begging you for the recipe! Don’t forget to bring the butter for spreading on the cornbread.
5 | Sweet Potato Bites
Another recipe from Delish.com, these sweet potato bites look absolutely delicious! All you need are sweet potatoes, butter, marshmallows, and pecans— in 20-30 minutes you’ll have tons of sweet potato bites baked and ready to eat. It’s a new twist on a classic Thanksgiving recipe that guests will enjoy. For the full recipe and instructions, click here.
6 | Pumpkin Mousse
This pumpkin mousse recipe is an easy, festive dessert to bring to your Thanksgiving potluck! With just a few ingredients required, you can create a tasty, rich dessert in only 10 minutes. How you present the mousse is up to you—you can fill individual jars or bowls or use one large serving bowl and let people serve themselves. Don’t forget the whip cream to top it off! Click here for step-by-step instructions for this recipe.
7 | Fresh Salad
Salad is the perfect pairing to any meal, and throwing one together is super easy and requires little prep time. Purchase some prewashed spring mix and all your favorite salad ingredients—like tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, slivered almonds, and croutons! Toss all your ingredients in a salad bowl, grab the dressings, and head to your potluck!