Wednesday, November 10, 2010

59 Cheap Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Also, Coincidentally, 59 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweet readers! It's time for our annual Thanksgiving recipe roundup. (Annual meaning this is Year #2.)

Following these short paragraphs are almost five dozen inexpensive, nutritious recipes suitable for Turkey Day. They come from CHG or my Healthy & Delicious column at Serious Eats, meaning Leigh, Jaime, or I have tried, photographed, and approved every single dish. As you may surmise, we are huge potato fans.

Is there anything we missed? Feel free to add your own favorites in the comment section. Together, we will build the greatest Thanksgiving the world has ever known. Seriously.

SPREADS
All Night Apple Butter
Pumpkin Butter

APPLE and CRANBERRY SAUCES
Chunky Applesauce
Chunky Spiced Unsweetened Applesauce
Cranberry Sauce with Grapefruit and Mint
Maple-Ginger Applesauce
Pioneer Woman’s Cranberry Sauce
Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

VEGGIES
Garlicky Broccoli Rabe
Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts
Golden Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots
Janice’s Glazed Carrots
Red Cabbage With Apples
Red Cabbage with Apples and Honey
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

POTATOES, SQUASH, and ROOT VEGGIES
Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Bake
Classic Baked Acorn Squash
Curried Apples and Acorn Squash
Dijon Roasted Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with Leeks and Sour Cream
Miso Mashed Potatoes
Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Delicata Squash With Thyme
Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices
Roasted Root Vegetables
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Teriyaki and Cilantro
Roasted Winter Squash and Kale
Savory Squash Pie
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Puree
Sweet Potato Fritters With Apples
Sweet Potato Kugel
Sweet Potatoes with Mini-Marshmallows
Thyme-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

STUFFING AND BREAD
Pumpkin Bread
Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
Sourdough Sausage Stuffing
Southern-Style Corn Bread

DESSERTS
Apple Tart
Baked Apples
Maple Walnut Apple Crisp
Mexican Chocolate Cake
Peach-Blueberry Cobbler
Pumpkin Pie
Stewed Pears
Top-Crust Peach and Cardamom Pie
Vanilla-Buttermilk Pound Cake
Vegan Carrot Cake
Vegan Rice Pudding
Wacky Cake (Chocolate Cake)
Wild Berry Betty

LEFTOVERS 
Chicken Stock
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Tomato and Bread Soup
Turkey Chili with Beans
Veggie Stock

Readers, what are your favorite cheap-n-healthy Thanksgiving recipes? Add ‘em in the comment section!

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Broken link on pumpkin butter!

Anonymous said...

the link to pumpkin butter doesn't work! and i'm dying to see it.

CJ said...

You have the best recipe roundups! I will be eating these recipes not just on Thanksgiving but all winter long!

Viva la cranberry!

Elizabeth said...

I'm curious as to how you like your turkey. I've had some pretty good results with Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey, but I imagine the nutritional values vary wildly depending on how long you brine the bird and what parts of the turkey you're eating. Also, what do you like to drink on Thanksgiving? Wine? Pumpkin beer? Apple cider? (Apologies if I'm covering material for a future post.)

Mara Betsch said...

Great mix of recipes! I'm going to make the Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp for my friend's annual fake thanksgiving party. This recipe is one of my favorites--lots of healthy veggies, plus it's cheap, too. http://www.prevention.com/health/cook/holidays-entertaining/thanksgiving-dinner-menu-delicious-easy-recipes/article/bddd308b92acb210VgnVCM10000030281eac____/4

Kris said...

@Anons: Fixed!

@CJ: Thank you!

@Elizabeth: I've done Alton's for about five years now, and am a dark meat girl. Man, so tasty. I tend to drink wine, too, since beer fills me up too fast for the bird :)

@Mara: Thanks!

Julia said...

With those recipes you have listed, it will be the greatest Thanksgiving the world has ever known. I personally can’t wait to try the pumpkin butter. It sounds like such a fun, festive little spread to offer on Thanksgiving and not to mention that it is a healthy option too! I am always in search of healthy recipes that are easy to make and of course delicious. I work with Better Recipes.com; if you are in search of the same, I recommend you check out their Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Chef Basket said...

I enjoyed your post of 59 inexpensive and healthy Thanksgiving recipes. The Dijon roasted potatoes look quite promising! Thanks!