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31 Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Turkey Day

Are you still planning your Turkey Day feast? Have you shopped? Yeah, me neither. But I’m here to help you with those last minute meal ideas. Want easy? I got it. Need cheesy? You betcha! And of course – there is dessert all around! Because there is no such thing as too much pie on Thanksgiving. AMIRIGHT?!

And if you want to catch up on your Turkey Day cooking skills – brush up with some handy how-to’s to make your a carving master!

Handy How-To’s ::

How to Carve a Chicken or Turkey


How to Make Chicken Stock

How to Roast Garlic

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

How to Debone A Turkey – Perfect for Turkduckens!

How to Make Pie Crust

Appetizers ::

Adobo Bacon Ranch Dip


5-Minute Apple Pie Dip 

Roasted Tomato with Brie DipRoasted Tomato Brie Dip

Acorn Squash and Feta Baked Wontons

Cantaloupe Bruschetta with Fried Prosciutto

Turkey / Poultry ::

 Stuffed Turkey Breast Roulade 

Stuffed Turkey Roulade

Deboned Chicken with Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Herbed Butter – Makes Perfect Turkey!


Side Dish ::

Roasted Tomato and Broccoli Skillet 

Apple Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Balsamic Roasted Root Veggies

Asparagus with Shallot Vinaigrette 

Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

Rays’ Famous Sweet Potato Casserole 

Ray's Famous Sweet Potato Casserole


Desserts ::

No Bake Maple Biscoff Pie with Whiskey Mallow Fluff

Maple Biscoff No Bake Pie with Marshmallow Fluff

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Almond Bars

Pumpkin Praline Monkey Bread

Nutella Pecan Pie

Cranberry Dutch Apple Pie 

Cherry Apple Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

Leftovers ::

Individual Southwest Chipotle Turkey Pot Pies


Roast Turkey and Vegetable Panini

Skinny Turkey Florentine Pasta Bake

Day After Thanksgiving Toasted Subs

Baked Chicken – or Turkey Leftovers – and Waffles

There is so much to be thankful for this year, so gather ’round the table, eat and be merry. All my love for you and your family this holiday season!

31 Best Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes


10 Responses to “31 Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Turkey Day”

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    Erika — November 25, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    Gurl!! It’s safe to say that you’ve got Thanksgiving covered. Love this round up.

    • Megan replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 7:49 am

      Thanks Dollface!! I’m so totally adding your biscuits to the menu, too!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 25, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Ok that pie? I can’t handle it. I want 10 slices.

    • Megan replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 7:49 am

      I know, it’s indulgent with a capital OMG-I-JUST-Want-One-More-Slice!!

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — November 25, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Fabulous ideas for Turkey Day!

    • Megan replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 7:50 am

      Thanks Haley!! Hope you, Dusty and Duke have a GREAT First Married Thanksgiving!!!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — November 25, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    Nice round-up, friend! I’m HUNGRY!!!

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    Cookbook Queen — November 25, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, loving these!! I think I need that pie!!

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    Kathryn — November 26, 2013 @ 1:28 am

    Such a great round-up – definitely going to keep this in mind when we start thinking about our Christmas turkey + sides!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 26, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    ALL THE RECIPES!! I love this round up 🙂

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