Thanksgiving Recipes Straight from the Garden

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Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to use up your delicious harvest! From green bean casserole to honey-glazed carrots, there are countless recipes that can incorporate fresh produce and herbs you grew yourself. Complete your Thanksgiving table with healthy, flavorful crops picked from your very own garden and everyone at your table is sure to be thankful.

  • Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup : Make the most of pumpkin season by making a big pot of creamy pumpkin and sage soup with a sage and shiitake garnish. The recipe calls for several ingredients that you might find in your garden, such as onions, garlic, and sage leaves.
  • Butternut Squash Casserole With Leeks, Prosciutto, and Thyme : Complement your main dish with a side of casserole made with fresh butternut squash. The crispy, cheesy bread pudding recipe also contains thyme leaves and leeks that you may find in your garden as well.
  • Roasted Spiced Carrots : In just 45 minutes, you can deliver a piping hot platter of roasted spiced carrots to the dinner table. You just need a few basic spices, a couple of cloves of garlic, a splash of lemon juice, and some fresh carrots.
  • Bacon and Brussels Sprout Slaw : This super-quick recipe serves six and packs a tangy punch that will awaken your taste buds. This tasty side dish contains a variety of fresh ingredients, such as carrots, green onions, and Brussels sprouts.
  • Candied Yams : No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without candied yams. Enjoy these yams and the rest of your feast on your heated patio for a nice view of the garden that helped to provide your delicious meal.
  • Green Bean Casserole : This isn’t your average green bean casserole. Skip the can and go directly to fresh green beans picked right from the garden. Ingredients like cremini mushrooms, thyme, and garlic add extra flavor, color, and texture to the dish.
  • Mashed Red Potatoes With Feta and Kale : Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. This slow-cooker recipe puts on a spin on the traditional dish by using red potatoes instead of russets and adding chopped kale and crumbled feta.
  • Triple Beet Salad With Pistachios and Goat Cheese : This heart-healthy, low-calorie recipe is low-fat and gluten-free and contains no meat. Steaming results in a tender vegetable, and shallots, thyme, watercress, and other ingredients come together to finish this mouthwatering salad.
  • Roasted Pepper Potato Soup : This contest-winning recipe couldn’t be simpler to make. Just swap out the canned ingredients for fresh ones from your garden and you’ll no doubt be satisfied with the results.
  • Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps : For healthy vegan wraps that can be made in about 30 minutes, try this recipe. You’ll find crispy chickpeas, roasted sweet potatoes, garlic dill sauce, and plenty of flavor all packed inside homemade garlic herb flatbreads.
  • Garden Vegetable Turkey Skillet : Not interested in making an entire turkey? Try this turkey skillet meal that contains yellow onions, green bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocados, and parsley.
  • Lemon Parmesan Broccoli: This healthy side dish is a great addition to any Thanksgiving meal due to its light, lemony flavor with a hint of garlic. You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, including raw broccoli florets, lemon, garlic, Parmesan cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, and salt to taste.
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