November 17, 2012

15 Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving is only 5 days away and I am not even sure where I will be eating yet?  Which means, I am not even sure what I will be making.  If you are still looking for some last minute ideas, here are some of my favorites.
If you like to have a little appetizer waiting for your guests while you finish up a few last minute details, this Spinach Dip is a favorite of mine.

Why stress over the potatoes when you have so many other dishes to worry about.  This version is made in the Slow Cooker and allows you to fix it and forget about it!

It is a must to have at least one green veggie at the Thanksgiving table.  Around here, that usually means Green Bean Casserole.  I have never been a fan of that casserole and would much rather have Breaded Veggies.

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes and no matter where I go for Thanksgiving, I make sure we have this at the table.

If you love Sweet Potatoes, but you only need a small serving, try this awesome Loaded Baked Sweet Potato.

I'm not going to lie.  Homemade Rolls are my favorite part about Thanksgiving.  These Dinner Rolls are one of my favorites and they are super easy to make. 

These rolls are amazing.  You don't even need a mixer to whip these bad boys up. 

If you are a beginner roll maker and are worried about making the rolls this year, then these Bread Machine Dinner Rolls are a great choice.  They are not quite as good as my first two options, but I still think they taste great, especially when served with Cinnamon Honey Butter.

Rather than serving your rolls with regular old butter, give this Cinnamon Honey Butter a try this year and watch your guests faces light up as they take a bite.

If your family prefers Pumpkin Cake rather than Pumpkin Pie.  This is a great cake to try.

This is my all-time Favorite Pumpkin Dessert.  I just can't get enough of it.  I would pick this over Pumpkin Pie any day of the week.
My Grandma's Banana Cream Pie is my favorite Thanksgiving Pie, but sometimes I feel like changing things up and I like to serve this Caramel Banana Pudding Pie instead. It is incredible.

These bars are a much easier alternative to Pecan Pie.  I have made these a few times and they have become a family favorite.

If Cheesecake is more of your families dessert of choice, then I highly recommend trying this version.  Rather than the traditional graham cracker crust, this one has a thin lemon flavored sponge cake crust and it is irresistible.  

For the chocolate lovers in your family, this is the dessert to make.  It is truly divine and since it is light and fluffy, it would be the perfect ending to such a large meal.


  1. Well! I know where I'm eating this Thanksgiving!!!! I will bring my mom's famous black cherry jello.

  2. Thanks for this! Was looking for a chocolate mousse recipe

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  4. GREAT ideas!!! I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party because there are some useful recipes here! I'm going to pin it now!

  5. Great round up of ideas!!! That pumpkin pie cake looks delicious!!

  6. I was almost drooling as I went through your list. GREAT round up!

  7. These all look delicious.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above


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