Having trouble rounding out your Thanksgiving menu? Don’t stress! We’re here to help! Our simple (but, oh so yummy) recipes take the guesswork out of planning your sides and desserts.
Side Dishes You’ll Love
If there is one universal truth on Thanksgiving, it’s that there’s no such thing as too many sides!
Sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, biscuits, and gravy… is your mouth watering yet?
In our opinion, the side dishes are what truly make Thanksgiving the food holiday of the year! That said, side dishes can quickly become a last-minute stressful afterthought, especially if you’re hosting Thanksgiving. This is why we wanted to share some of our favorite side dishes that are as delicious as they are quick and easy.
Ranch Bacon Pasta Salad
Our Loretta Ranch Bacon Pasta Salad is the perfect unexpected complement to the Thanksgiving plate. Served cold, pasta salad is a great way to break up the mostly warm/hot sides served on turkey day. The bacon and ranch flavor keeps it nice and savory; in tradition for the holiday. What we love about this pasta dish is that you can quickly and easily add some more of your favorites to it (like cubed cucumbers and tomatoes).
Looking for delicious stuffing to top off your Thanksgiving sides? We’ve got you covered. Our Loretta Turkey Stuffing is just like mom’s but without all the work! Enjoy a tasty stuffing that saves you time in the kitchen, so you can enjoy the festivities of the day.
Deluxe Shells and Cheese
If you’re a mom, you know that it’s always good to have at least one or two side dishes you know the kids will love. We recommend Loretta’s Deluxe Shells and Cheese. This creamy, cheesy side dish is sure to keep the little ones happy while adults dig into some of the more traditional Thanksgiving foods.
There is always room for dessert… even after a full Thanksgiving dinner! From pies to cakes, to cookies and more, here are a few of our delectable desserts sure to leave your Thanksgiving guests asking for more.
Pie Crust with Loretta Baking Mix
Loretta Baking Mix makes the perfect pie crust every time. Fill it up with your Thanksgiving filling favorites: pecan, pumpkin, or chocolate.
- 1 cup of Loretta Baking Mix
- 1/4 cup of butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons of boiling water
Heat oven to 450°F. Mix Loretta Baking Mix, and butter in a bowl. Add boiling water; stir vigorously until very soft dough forms. Press dough firmly with floured fingers in an ungreased pie plate. 9-inch, bringing dough onto the rim of the plate. Bake until light brown, about 8-10 minutes; cool.
Zucchini Bread with Loretta Yellow Cake Mix
Looking for a fun surprise at the dessert table? Try Zucchini Bread. It’s more on the savory side, but a delicious idea to round out a table likely full of chocolate, pumpkin, and pecans!
- 1 box of Loretta Cake Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 small box of vanilla instant pudding (4 serving size)
- 4 medium eggs
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 3 cups of grated zucchini
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla (optional)
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven at 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix for four minutes with a hand mixer. Grease and flour two 9 by 5-inch bread pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes for a loaf or 20 to 25 minutes for muffins.
Lemon Crisp Cookies with Loretta Lemon Cake Mix
Crispy, lemony, and lovely, this is one lemon cookie that dough-sn’t ever disappoint!
- 2 10 oz. packages of Loretta Lemon Cake Mix
- 1 cup of Rice Krispies (or similar crispy rice cereal)
- 1/3 cup of butter, melted and cooled
- 1 egg
In a large bowl, mix by hand, cake mixes, and rice cereal. Add egg and butter. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
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