Thanksgiving is a time to indulge in delicious meals and spend time with friends and family. For some, this means attending or hosting a potluck dinner. In this case, it is customary to prepare a dish for other attendees. Below are a few easy food ideas to consider when attending a Thanksgiving potluck.
1. Scalloped Potato Gratin
This dish serves up to six people, however, make sure you double the recipe if you are making it for the office or a party. Cooking time will need to be extended in order to ensure that the potatoes are cooked thoroughly. Try adding more flavor to the dish by caramelizing onions and mixing it in before you place the dish in the stove.
2. Sweet Potato Casserole
For those who want to sweeten this casserole, sprinkle brown sugar before placing the marshmallows on top. Adding chopped walnuts or finely sliced apples is a great way to change the texture, creating a tastier dish.
3. Pumpkin Pie
The decadent custard of this pie is created with ingredients like condensed milk, heavy cream, maple syrup and ginger. Be sure to top the finished pie with a dollop of whipped cream.
4. Southern Cornbread Stuffing
Add a taste of the south to your dinner table with this cornbread stuffing. Add sausage to turn this simple stuffing into a hearty dish.
5. Parker House Rolls
Top off these delicious fluffy rolls with some melted butter and salt. This recipe is great for a group of people. It yields 36 rolls.
6. Autumn Kale Apple and Quinoa Salad
This tasty salad will brighten up any table and given diners a healthy option. Try soaking the apples in a lemon solution for one minute to help reduce the browning of the apples.
7. Barbecue Spice–Brined Grilled Turkey
A cooked turkey within an hour sounds like the perfect way to be the center of attention at a potluck dinner. Rather than spending the typical four hours in the kitchen to bake a turkey in the oven try out this easy recipe. Packed with flavor, this dish suggests grilling the bird for one hour. With spices like smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and ground cumin, there is no doubt this turkey will be the talk of the feast.