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5 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes to Make Your Life Easier


Who says that preparing Thanksgiving meals is about toiling and endlessly waiting for hours and hours in (or near) the kitchen? The following recipes are either under one hour or just a little over an hour. Anyway, these easy Thanksgiving recipes are far cry from the 4 to 6 hours needed for those whole turkey recipes.

Mini shepherd’s pies, meaty roll-ups, mac and cheese, and mini apple pies – you’ll find a complete meal in the recipes below and you’ll get yourself more time away from the kitchen. And no worries. You will be using the same old ingredients everyone uses when making and attending the meal that was made into tradition by the Founding Fathers.

Stay Away From Kitchen for Longer with These 5 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

1. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie in Ramekins

If you want this meaty and cheesy winter pie on your table, pan-cook some turkey mince and vegetable goodies together, then distribute this mixture into ramekins. Use these to serve the pie as single serving portions. Wait! Be sure you top each ramekin with mashed potatoes because they will make for a delicious crust. And don’t forget the Cheddar.


2. Rolled Turkey Breast With Fennel and Apple Stuffing

Who said that roasting a whole turkey for Thanksgiving is mandatory? Maybe you don’t want any leftovers and are satisfied with a few bites. In that case, this rolled turkey breast with fennel and apple stuffing is just the special recipe for you. It gives turkey meat a great celebratory context.


3. Rolled Turkey Breast With Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

If you don’t have the time or energy to cook an entire turkey this Thanksgiving, try this rolled turkey breast with mushroom and bacon stuffing. The combined crispiness of the bacon, breadcrumbs, and mushrooms will make you forget about the traditional roasted turkey.


4. Beer and Spinach Mac and Cheese

What can you bring new to a classic American dish? Add some beer to it! If you’re not sure about this combo, trust us when we say it’s totally worth it. You can also add some spinach and lots of different types of cheese. We recommend mozzarella, Parmesan, and Cheddar.


5. Mini Apple Crumble Pies

Look no further friends, because you might have just stumbled upon the best dessert this fall has to offer! It’s an apple and cranberry jam set on top of a warm and crispy pastry. Plus, it is topped with a delicious crumble made of oats, walnuts, sugar, and a light touch of butter. Quite complex, we might say!


More ideas for your mac and cheese.
And here’s how to improve it even more (spoiler: turkey works well, too)
For a more traditional approach, browse this collection.

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods, and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it. However, in time I kind of built on this habit and, slowly but surely, I began to turn toward the Mediterranean cuisine and, occasionally, even the Mediterranean diet. I am a curious and inquisitive person. So, pretty soon, I started trying to recreate what I’ve tasted or seen. At first, this proved to be hard work for my better half, as she supervised my new experiments. But lately, the results really started to show, so wish me luck!

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