Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

Sometimes life can get busy, especially around the holidays. If you have found yourself stressed out about this year’s Thanksgiving plans, don’t worry, we have you covered with our last minute recipes. Clear off your kitchen counter grab a glass of wine and get ready to cook!

Pumpkin Soup

You already know you are the best host, and it’s time to make sure everyone else does too! What is a full course Thanksgiving dinner without an appetizer? Get your meal started with this pumpkin soup recipe that is so delicious you’ll need to limit your guest’s portions to avoid them getting full on just the first course!


  • 1.2 kg / 2.4 lb pumpkin (any), unpeeled
  • 1 onion, sliced (white, brown, yellow)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled whole
  • 3 cups / 750ml vegetable or chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 cup / 250ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ - ¾ cup / 125 - 185ml cream or half and half


  • ¾ cup / 185ml milk

For the full recipe visit Recipe Tin Eats
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Cranberry Sauce

Keep your dinner classy this year with a classic and straightforward cranberry sauce recipe. Avoid using the generic canned cranberry jelly or sauce, trust us your palette will be able to tell the difference, trust us! With only three ingredients this recipe could not be any easier.


  • 1 cup / 200 g sugar
  • 1 cup / 250ml water
  • 4 cups / 1 12-oz package fresh or frozen cranberries

Get the full recipe at Simply Recipes
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Roasted Parmesan Herb Sweet Potatoes

One of our favourite seasonal vegetables is the sweet potato, so we just had to include a side dish starring it. Luckily it’s Fall, and it’s sweet potato season, which means all of your local produce stores will have these in abundance and at a great price too! Although it's classified as “side dish” we are confident that this dish will be a star of the dinner.


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Parsley for garnish

Get the full recipe from Pumpkin N Spice

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Cajun-Spiced Turkey

Kick up the heat this year with this spicy take on your classic roasted turkey. The added flavour from the Cajun spices breathes new life into the traditional recipe, as well as a little kick to the taste buds. The added spice is a perfect excuse to indulge in more wine to help “beat the heat”.


  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup / 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 medium turkey 12-14lb (giblets and neck removed)
  • 1 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • Apple Cider Gravy and/or No-Cook Remoulade

For the full recipe visit Good Housekeeping


No Fail, Homemade Pumpkin Pie

What better way to cap off a delicious dinner than a nice slice of pie. Nothing is more classic for Thanksgiving dessert than the pumpkin pie. If it’s not broken, then don’t fix it, and that is how we feel about this dessert. Follow this simple recipe, and we guarantee that this dish will not fail to impress your guests.


  • Chilled pie dough for one single-crust 9-inch pie
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup / 100 g granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup / 65 g light brown sugar
  • 1 15-oz can pure pumpkin puree


  • 2 cups / 440 g fresh pumpkin
  • ¾ cup / 175ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

For the full recipe visit Good Housekeeping


We are sure that with these recipes you will be the talk of the town after your next Thanksgiving dinner. Let us know what your favourite Thanksgiving recipes are in the comments below!