15 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes For Anyone Who Can't Cook
For anyone who doesn't have a lot of experience in the kitchen, a holiday that is centered around a meal of comfort foods likely seems intimidating, especially if an invite to a potluck arrives in your inbox. Still, there are a variety of easy Thanksgiving recipes that yield delicious results and are simple enough for even the most novice cook.
It's true that some Thanksgiving dishes should only be taken on by someone with a bit of cooking know-how, but even if you're not quite ready to cook the family turkey there are plenty of opportunities for you to contribute. A dish that's made in a slow-cooker, pressure cooker, oven, or uses no appliance at all is perfect for someone still dipping their toes into cooking. Unless you're backing, most savory dish recipes are more forgiving and YouTube is ripe with how-to videos that will teach you everything from how to cut something to identifying the different kinds of boiling water.
If you're tired of signing up to bring paper plates and napkins to every family gathering, consider taking a shot at an easy Thanksgiving recipe. We've gathered 15 wonderful, tasty options that will have dinner guests wanting seconds, and leave you feeling confident.
Air Fryer Crispy Sweet Potatoes
Buttery Yeast Rolls
Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish
Crock Pot Mac & Cheese
Parmesan & Ranch Pull Apart Bread
Nellie Bellie is all about comfort foods and this Three-Ingredient Parmesan and Ranch Pull Apart Bread is certainly worth of that title. All you need are some pre-made biscuits, some ranch, some parmesan, and 15-20 minutes of baking time to create this appetizer.
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray
Eating Richly knows that no gathering — even Thanksgiving —is complete without some crudités. So, in order to make it a little more appealing to kids she created a Turkey Veggie Tray to entice them to eat it up. This dish is proof that you don't have to be the one who always just brings ice to events.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Cheesy Bomb Bread
Averie of Averie Cooks understands that it doesn't need to be made from scratch in order to be a delicious dish. This Easy Cheese Bomb Bread calls for pre-made refrigerated dough, some mozzarella cheese, and a blend of seasonings. There's no chance this dish will make it past the appetizer stage of the holiday.
Cheesy Potato Corn Flake Casserole
Michelle, from Brown Eyed Baker came up with this recipe for Cheesy Potato Casserole With Corn Flake Topping that only takes 15 minutes to prep and is ready to eat in a little over 90 minutes. It's delicious either way, but particularly good if someone in the family can't have traditional bread crumbs.