Farm to Feast: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Streusel Tart
Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski
Showcase autumn's fruits, veggies, and flavors with these tempting in-season recipes
Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski
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.

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski
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.

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski
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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