Thanksgiving 2021 Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, do you know what you’ll be serving up this year? Don’t worry, you have plenty of time to figure that out. The Nourish dietitians are here to share their favorite recipes – from appetizers to side dishes to desserts – to inspire your Thanksgiving day menu.

We will be posting a few of our dietitian’s favorite recipes each week so stay tuned for new recipe inspo every week leading up to Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!

Samantha’s pick: Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

Photo and recipe via https://thehealthyfoodie.com/maple-walnut-crusted-salmon/

“For the people at Thanksgiving that don’t care for turkey, or the pescatarians in the house – this dish is SO delicious and very easy to make. It takes 10 minutes to prep, and 10 minutes total to cook. It is full of heart healthy fats and protein, yet sweet, savory, and crispy all at the same time!” -Samantha

Teryn’s pick: Oven Roasted Root Veggies with Spicy Pecan Topping

Photo and recipe via: https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/oven-roasted-root-vegetables

“My favorite part about this dish are the colors! Its a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving spread and a great way to add fiber and nutrients to your meal. Golden beets, red beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, and red onion, all tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce give all the fall color vibes. It was a hit with my family last year, and I plan to make it again this year”. -Teryn

Rebecca’s pick: Sausage Stuffing


3 c chopped celery

2 c chopped onions

1 c chopped green pepper

1/2 c butter

10 tsp chicken flavored chicken boullion

4 c hot water

40 oz bulk sausage, browned and drained (this will be 2 1/2 of the Jones plain sausage)

2 pkg herb seasoned stuffing mix

2 T Bell poultry seasoning


Cook celery, onions, and green pepper in butter until tender. Dissolve bouillon in hot water. In large bowl combine sausage, stuffing mix, vegetables, bouillon liquid and seasoning, mix well. This will stuff a 20 lb turkey and you may have some leftover that will not fit – cook remaining mixture in a greased dish at 350 degrees F until hot.

“Going old school here with an actual picture of a recipe from my book. This is a recipe from my college roommate for the BEST stuffing. Not only does it taste delicious, but evokes great memories of Friendsgiving meals in college”. -Rebecca

Katelyn’s pick: Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Photo and recipe via: https://www.food.com/recipe/pumpkin-gingerbread-trifle-105081?photo=cGhvdG8tMzg5Nzkw

“This is my favorite fall dessert for adding a twist to the classic pumpkin pie! You can customize it with layers of nuts or granola for some added crunch. The leftovers also pair well with greek yogurt as a sweet snack!” -Katelyn

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