Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

We all know what it is like to be invited to a holiday gathering and have no idea what to bring! No worries though, these quick and easy recipe are sure to be hits this holiday season.

1. Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


1 box yellow cake mix

1 can of pumpkin

3 eggs

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 ounces softened cream cheese

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 can vanilla frosting


  • In a bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin pie spice. Beat well.

  • Pour batter into a greased 15x10x1 inch pan and bake at 350˚F for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

  • Beat frosting and cream cheese and spread onto cake after it has completely cooled.

  • Keep the cake in the refrigerator and enjoy!

2. Mac & Cheese


1 box macaroni      

¼ cup butter

¼ cup flour

¼ teaspoon salt

Pepper (to taste)

2 cups whole milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook macaroni in large pot of boiling water.

  • Melt butter in saucepan and stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth.

  • Pour milk into the butter-flour mixture, stir continuously for 5 minutes or until smooth.

  • Add cheddar cheese to mixture and stir until melted.

  • Fold the macaroni into the cheese sauce until everything is completely coated and enjoy!

3. Sweet Potato Bites


3-4 medium sweet potatoes cut into ¼ in. rounds

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon maple syrup


1 bag jumbo marshmallows

½ cup pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.

  • On a large baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes with butter, maple syrup, and salt and spread out evenly.

  • Bake for 10 min. then flip the sweet potatoes and bake for 10 more min.

  • Top each sweet potato round with a marshmallow and broil until marshmallow is golden brown.

  • Immediately top with a pecan half and serve!

4. Easy Sweet Cornbread


1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup yellow cornmeal

2/3 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 ½ teaspoons baking powder         

1 egg

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F and lightly grease a 9 in. round cake pan.

  • In large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

  • Stir in egg, milk, and vegetable oil until well combined.

  • Bake in oven for 20-25 min. or until toothpick comes out clean.

5. Cranberry Cobbler


6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

¾ cup sugar (+ 2 additional teaspoons)

1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

½ cup whole milk

1 ¼ cups cranberries (partially thawed if frozen)       

1 cup all-purpose flour   

½ teaspoon salt

1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F and butter a 10 in. cast iron skillet.

  • Mix cranberries with 2 teaspoons of sugar.

  • In large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

  • In small bowl, combine milk, egg, and butter then combine with the dry ingredient mixture.

  • Pour batter into skillet, scatter cranberries on top, and bake for 25-30 min.

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