Thanksgiving may be all about traditions, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the same old roast turkey and green bean casserole every year. Personally, I get obsessive about planning Thanksgiving, scouring the web for new recipes. Being from an Asian-American household, Thanksgiving meant a marriage of East and West, allowing me to think of traditional Thanksgiving foods in untraditional ways. Use these recipes as inspiration for your own Thanksgiving dinner, whether you’re going home for the holidays or participating in Friendsgiving. It’s a sure way to impress your friends and family.
This is a healthier but equally as savory way to cook green beans.
Try this easy twist on your typical roasted root vegetables.
Roasted brussel sprouts? Bacon? Gnocchi? Sounds like a dream come true.
Pie isn’t just for dessert anymore.
If you think stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner, then these stuffing-flavored rolls will rock your world.
Brussels sprouts and bacon are match made in heaven.
A refreshing salad that still leaves room for all the other delicious foods to come.
Hanukkah may not be here yet, but latkes are always delicious.
Spice it up with this Filipino-style turkey.
No need for stuffing with this one- it’s like a mini dim sum during Thanksgiving dinner.
Because let’s be honest here- turkey was meant to be eaten with cranberry sauce.
Probably the fanciest way to cook turkey you’ve seen yet.
Thanksgiving dinner’s made easy with a simple turkey burger. Just add cranberry sauce, cheese, and maybe even some gravy and you’re ready to go.
These make for a great after-dinner snack.
No bake = easiest dessert to make ever.
Who needs pumpkin pie when you can have pumpkin blondies?
Ooey gooey goodness in every single bite.
Impress all your guests with this soufflé that is 100x better than any sweet potato casserole.
So much festiveness in one drink.
All you need is champagne and cranberry juice to make this sophisticated-looking drink.
Need a pick-me-up before Black Friday shopping? Try this.
Because sometimes you need to end the meal with pumpkin, but you don’t have room in your stomach for pumpkin pie.
Looking for recipes that are a little more traditional? Try this: 103 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Actually Make