Best Recipes for a Last Minute Thanksgiving Feast
With these quick-and-easy recipes, you'll always have time to make a 5-star Thanksgiving dinner.
Who needs to cook all day when you can whip up a feast in about two hours! Here's a dinner designed to be done in a flash.
Your Thanksgiving turkey is prepped, roasted, and ready in less than 2 hours. "Easy to make, great for dinner, leftovers and sandwiches," says takestu2tango.
You'll sprinkle each butterflied turkey breast with chopped pecans and dried cranberries and roll them up tightly, jellyroll style. "I made these once for a holiday dinner party, and they were such a hit that I started making them for Thanksgiving instead of a whole turkey," says Esther Nelson.
Potatoes are mashed with warmed butter and milk to create perfect mashed potatoes in about 30 minutes. "Simple and delicious," says Esmee Williams. "If you love good, old-fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe."
Simple and delicious, this simple version of classic marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole is ready in a little over an hour. "I covered half with chopped pecans and half with miniature marshmallows," says Ellen. "Everyone loved it."
Simple stuffing in about 25 minutes. "This hack on boxed stuffing is so easy but so good that your guests will think you made it from scratch!" says fabeveryday. "Ground sausage with sage adds an especially nice flavor, but you can make this with any mild ground breakfast sausage."
A great last minute choice, these simple green beans are ready in just 20 minutes. "This is a flavorful, simple way to dress up plain steamed green beans for an easy side dish that practically cooks itself while you are getting the rest of the meal together," says mrsmiz.
Cranberry sauce in 20 minutes! "Simple but so good," raves Franco. "This has been the go to recipe for my family for 50 years, but its so simple not sure I call it a recipe LOL. It's a condiment that we use over turkey and dressing at thanksgiving. I especially like it over bread sage dressing that is savory and a little extra salty, the two make an great combo."
"These tasty, pecan-filled mini pies are great for the holidays or an easy, elegant dessert anytime," says Squankdog. "Light corn syrup lets the pecan goodness shine through, rather than overwhelming with sugary sweetness. Serve warm or cool with vanilla ice cream, if you like."
This incredible dessert is ready in just 25 minutes! Instant vanilla pudding combines with condensed milk, vanilla extract, and whipped topping. You'll simply layer the creamy pudding with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas in a glass serving bowl. "The best no bake banana pudding you will ever find," says Kenneth Strother.
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