If you’re a beginner’s cook who wants to get in the kitchen for Thanksgiving, here are 6 super easy recipes to try this fall season!
Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
(recipe from diyjoy.com)
4 Servings, Total Time: 20 Mins
- pound chicken breast tenderloins
- 2 teaspoons steak grilling seasoning blend, such as Montreal
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup sliced green onion (about 4)
- Prepare sweet potatoes in microwave oven according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, lightly coat chicken with steak seasoning. Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken. Cook 5 to 6 minutes until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once halfway through cooking. Remove from skillet; cover and keep warm. Stir maple syrup into hot skillet; cook 2 minutes. Stir in green onions.
Divide chicken and potatoes among 4 plates. Drizzle with maple syrup mixture.
(Recipe from princesspinkygirl.com)
- 6 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 2 bunches)
- 1 can cream mushroom soup or homemade
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp dried minced onions
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup crushed cheese crackers
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil broccoli for 2 minutes. Drain well. In a large mixing bowl combine mushroom soup, mayonnaise, eggs, onions and shredded cheese and mix well. Pour over broccoli and toss to combine. Pour into greased casserole dish. Sprinkle crushed cheese crackers on top. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.
(Recipe from annsentiledlife.com)
Makes 4 Servings, Total Time: 20 Minutes
• 2 TBSP Onion, minced
• 1 TBSP Butter
• 2 cups Cooked Turkey, diced
• 1 slice Bacon, raw, diced
• ¼ Red Pepper, diced fine (or any other color of sweet pepper)
• 2 Pie Crusts, pre-made
• ½ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
• ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
• 1 Egg
• 1/8 tsp Thyme
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine onion and butter in fry pan and sauté until translucent
Add diced turkey, bacon and peppers. Sauté until soft and well incorporated. Remove from heat.
- Roll and shape two pie crusts into squares and cut in half along the longest side.
On each half piece, sprinkle approximately 1/8 cup of cheddar cheese on the bottom portion of the dough. Lay ¼ of the filling on top of the cheese, top with 1/8 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
- Pull the dough over to fold in half and seal first with your fingers, and then with a fork.
- Cut slits in the top of you turkey turnover pastry so steam can escape.
- Crack the egg into a bowl, mix with a splash of water; mix well. Brush egg wash onto the top of the dough.
- Sprinkle with Thyme.
- Bake in the oven (on a parchment lined baking pan) for approximately 12 minutes or until the turkey turnovers are golden brown.
- Let sit for approximately 2 minutes when taking them from the oven before eating.
Sauteed Mushrooms With Garlic & Lemon
(Recipe from bellyfull.net)
Makes 5 Servings, Total Time: 25 Mins
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces button mushrooms , stems trimmed, brushed clean
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms , stems trimmed, brushed clean
- salt and pepper
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Warm olive oil and butter over high heat in a large sauté pan. Add in the mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes, without stirring, so they develop a golden crust.
Toss, reduce heat to medium high and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Season with salt and pepper and add in the garlic; sauté for 1 minute.
Stir in the wine and lemon juice and allow liquid to deglaze the pan and evaporate slightly, about 2 minutes. Season with a touch more salt and pepper and sprinkle in the parsley.
Serve immediately with some of the pan sauce!
(Recipe from countryliving.com)
Makes 8 servings, Total Time: 1 Hour
- 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 leeks, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c. dry vermouth
- 1/2 c. heavy cream
- 2 (16-ounce) containers fresh oysters, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons brine
- 20 premium Saltines, crushed (about 1 cup)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add vermouth and cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cream, return to a simmer, then remove from heat. Fold in oysters and brine.
- Transfer mixture to an 11-by-7- inch baking dish and top with Saltines. Bake until golden brown and bubbling around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Easy Peasy Biscuits
Makes 2 dozen, Total Time: 25 Mins
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup solid coconut oil
- 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
- Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, flaxseed and salt. Add coconut oil and cut in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll dough to a rectangle 1/2 in. thick; fold dough into thirds (as you would a letter). Pat or roll dough again into a rectangle 1/2 in. thick; cut with a pizza cutter or knife into 24 biscuits, each about 2-1/2 in, square. Place 1 1/2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes. Serve warm.
- Freeze option: Freeze cut biscuit dough on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to airtight containers; return to freezer. To use, bake biscuits as directed.
- Freeze option: Freeze cooled baked biscuits in airtight containers. To use, heat in a preheated 350° oven 15-20 minutes.