Farm to Feast: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

Showcase autumn's fruits, veggies, and flavors with these tempting in-season recipes

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Scrumptious Side Dishes

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Scrumptious Side Dishes

Parsnip and Potato Pancakes: We've revamped the classic potato pancake by adding shredded parsnips to the mix. The result is a dish that's a bit sweeter, but with the same homey, hash-brown flavor you'd expect from a potato-only version.

Butternut Squash and Apple Bake: Our healthier version of a veggie casserole allows two of the season's most popular offerings to shine. A flavor boost comes from onion and herbs (no heavy cream sauce here) plus a just slightly decadent crumb topping.

Parsley Pesto Veggies: Beans and carrots get dressed up with fresh herb flavor in this simple side dish. Using parsley yields a pesto that's milder than the basil version but equally nutty and rich.

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Turkey-and-Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Turkey-and-Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

The best flavors of Turkey Day are rolled together in these super-moist meatballs. Because of their soft consistency, they should be served with forks rather than toothpicks.

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Pumpkin Streusel Tart

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Pumpkin Streusel Tart

Capture the sweetness of the season with a dessert inspired by pumpkin pie. The buttery, nutty topping and thick crust make it heartier and crunchier—and dare we say, more delicious?—than the traditional finale to a Thanksgiving meal.

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of FamilyFun

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