Searching for holiday dinner recipes? Me too! We’re unexpectedly hosting festivities since the originally scheduled host can’t. If you’re in the same boat – vs my usual boat of waiting till the last minute — here’s a helpful list of some ideas from past A Pinch of Joy posts. You can find more ideas in the index above. Don’t forget to pin and share!!!
Cornish hens serves four
Moist and Tender Turkey for a crowd
Classic cheesy potatoes — Everybody loves creamy, cheesy potatoes. Easy to make and transport.
Sweet Potatoes A lower carb alternative recipe
Sweet potato Struesel topped classic Crunchy struesel topping ( no marshmallows 🙂 )
Baked Corn Chowder — Bread, casserole, vegetable, delicious, classic in one dish
Maple Glazed Baby Carrots – -A delightful change from the ordinary
Bacon Pecan Green Beans – Breathtaking good — always a hit
Cranberry Relish classic – sweet and tangy, Thanksgiving memories in a bowl
Layered salad – always good, a healthier contribution to the feast
Classic sweet coleslaw — crunchy, healthy good
Fruit Salad with Lemonade Dressing — For a crowd since it serves 25-30 –- and healthy
Bacon Broccoli Salad – serves four for the smaller celebration
Frozen Cranberry Salad – creamy pineapple and cranberry delight — make ahead and freeze – serves 12
Carrot Pineapple Bread — Almost dessert
Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread — A lighter bread
Spiced Carrot Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – yum!
Cheesecake topped Fudgy Brownies – the perfect marriage
Cheesecake Bars with Struesel topping – Delightful!
Blushing Peach Pie – Wheel’s favorite and one of my very first posts
Pumpkin Bars – classic pumpkin spicy flavor but not a pie, cream cheese frosting a bonus. Crowd sized
Hummingbird Cake – something different
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – just substitute turkey
Purple Ribbon No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls
Peaches and Cream Baked French Toast
Overnight Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Sugar and Spice Muffins – Best Breakfast Muffins Ever
Perfect Punch – lemon, pineapple and snappy
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Mother of 3 says
These all sound yummy! I threw together a chocolate chip pecan pie at the very last minute. Good thing I always keep pie crust in the freezer and have pecans on hand for topping my yogurt cups in the morning.
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