5 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. Allow your cast iron to do the heavy lifting, and keep your food hot from kitchen to table. Here are five foolproof classics that will leave everyone convinced you’ve mastered the art of Thanksgiving fare.
Simple Roast Turkey
The turkey may be the most intimidating dish on the Thanksgiving table, but we’re here to assure you that it doesn’t have to be. We roast our turkey in a 7 Quart Dutch Oven without a lid and allow the high sidewalls to aid in the browning process. Your turkey will leave the oven crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Transform day-old cornbread into the dressing your turkey deserves. Our favorite cornbread is this Simple Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread that comes together with just three ingredients, but feel free to use your own recipe. We make ours with clam chowder — an homage to New Orleans-style oyster dressing — however, you can substitute with cream of celery or mushroom soup.
Sweet Potato Hash
Forget the casserole, and make this mouthwatering Sweet Potato Hash instead. Prepared with onion, rosemary, and garlic, these savory sweet potatoes taste great alongside Thanksgiving classics like turkey and dressing. It’s also a hearty, vegetarian-friendly side for the people at your table who prefer to forgo the turkey.
Easy Pumpkin Pie
Making homemade pie crust can be a hassle on Thanksgiving. Skip rolling out the pie dough, and reach for some store-bought gingersnap cookies or graham crackers for a flavorful, two-ingredient crust that’s equally as delicious. If you’ll be going to someone else’s home for the big feast, you can easily transport this pie in a cast iron pie pan and leave the pan as a gift for the host.