3 EASY & QUICK Recipes for Thanksgiving

As a Gardener Growing, Caring, & Harvesting Vegetables can be so much fun.

But the BEST part about vegetables is all its Thanksgiving uses!

Below, are 3 EASY & QUICK Recipes for Thanksgiving.


Recipe #1: Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

squash recipe

Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 Delicata squash
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter – melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

Step 2: Prep the squash, cut both ends off and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and then cut each half into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Step 3: Place the squash slices in a large bowl. Drizzle with vegetable oil, maple syrup, melted butter and cinnamon. Toss gently making sure all squash is covered.

Step 4: Spread squash slices evenly on prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Flip and another 25 minutes or until golden brown and tender.

Nutrition

  • 84 calories
  • 6.2g fat
    • 1g saturated fat
  • 3mg cholesterol
  • 7g sodium
  • 3mg potassium
  • 3.8g of carbohydrates
    • 4.8g sugar
    • 0.8g fiber
  • 0.5g protein


Recipe #2: Thyme Roasted Carrots

thyme carrots

Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs fresh whole carrots
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • several stems of fresh thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Prep your carrots by peeling them and cutting them into sticks approximately 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

Step 3: Place your carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet. 

Step 4: Drizzle canola oil and lemon juice on top of carrots. Sprinkle salt and pepper and garlic powder. Top with leaves from your sprigs of thyme.

Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes. Take out and flip, place back in over for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy. 

Nutrition

  • 77 calories
  • 7.1g fat
    • 0.6g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 20g sodium
  • 105mg potassium
  • 3.4g of carbohydrates
    • 1.7g sugar
    • 0.8g fiber
  • 0.4g protein


Recipe #3: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans

brussel sprouts recipe

Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh brussels sprouts
  • • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • • 1/2 cup pecans
  • • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)

Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Step 2: Slice all brussels sprouts in half.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, combine halved brussels sprouts and canola oil.

Step 4: Place brussels sprouts on the baking sheet, cut side down. 

Step 5: Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven sprinkle with bacon, pecans and dried cranberries. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to briefly cool. Optional: Top with crumbled blue cheese prior to serving.

Nutrition

  • 307 calories
  • 22.9g fat
    • 6.7g saturated fat
  • 34mg cholesterol
  • 850g sodium
  • 630mg potassium
  • 12.7g of carbohydrates
    • 3.2g sugar
    • 5.1g fiber
  • 14.9g protein
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