If you’ve decided to take the culinary reins on your Friendsgiving festivities this year, you’ve probably realized by now that there is A LOT of cooking to be done. And if you don’t have a slew of family recipes to fall back on, the endless options can become a bit overwhelming. So if you want to make the selection process much easier, we suggest you take a look at the Thanksgiving recipes reigning supreme on Pinterest this season.
Pinterest just released a board full of their 35 most popular recipes that are sure to wow at your celebration. You’ll find a bunch of classic Thanksgiving foods like glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and of course, roast turkey, but you’ll also come across some surprisingly creative options (pumpkin cheesecake dip, anyone?) Here are 10 of our favorite picks from the appetite-inducing board.
1. Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce: Ditch the canned option this year and go for a cranberry sauce that’s not only handmade, but given a whole new kick with a burst of blueberry and a vino punch. (via Averie Cooks)
2. Applewood Smoked Turkey: If you’re in search of a turkey recipe you can make all yours, we suggest you try this option that’s prepped with a maple bourbon brine and served with a cider bourbon gravy. Excuse us while we wipe away our drool. (via How Sweet Eats)
3. Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts: Need a party appetizer to keep guests happy while the turkey finishes roasting? These savory (and somewhat healthy) bite-size eats are sure to do the trick. (via Fit Foodie Finds)
4. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes: If you want one less thing to worry about while you’re cooking up a storm, try this mashed potato recipe that basically lets a slow cooker do all the work for you. (via Creme de la Crumb)
8. Rustic Cheese Platter: Perfecting the art of a gorgeous cheese platter is actually not as complicated as it may seem. Follow this tutorial and you’ll be an expert in no time. (via Seven Layer Charlotte)
9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip: For those who aren’t the biggest pumpkin pie fans or are looking for a slightly less filling option, try this dip that goes great with apples, pretzels or… pretty much anything. (via Oh Sweet Basil)
10. Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots: If you have some extra bourbon and maple syrup left over after you brine your turkey, we suggest you throw both those things on some chopped carrots and get sauteing. (via Cooking and Beer)
What’s on your Thanksgiving menu this year? Share with us in the comments below.