Holidays this year will literally be nutty with these top-notch Thanksgiving Recipes for Nut Lovers! I’ve compiled this list of delectable starters, sides, and desserts that will please all your guests this holiday season. Say goodbye to the tired and worn out Thanksgiving dishes that are overdone every year, and welcome in these fresh takes on classic recipes!
Families can make us all a little nutty, am I right? Sneak away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy your plate of these nut-filled dishes and you’re guaranteed to have a good time 😉
Nut Lovers Rejoice
Pecans, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts. Did I miss any??
If you can think of a nut, odds are it’s good for you and will help fuel your body. Nutella technically doesn’t count but there are some health benefits you can reap when enjoyed in moderation.
Luckily for us, they can be so delicious to snack on or baked into a nice dish. The holidays are the perfect time to test out these Thanksgiving recipes for nut lovers.
I love nut butters and enjoy them in overnight oats that I eat practically everyday for breakfast. So many varieties of nuts, in my opinion, are the perfect addition to sweets. Macadamia nuts in cookies, pecans in pies, walnuts in brownies or muffins, or in the chocolate tart listed below. The opportunities are endless.
I’ve been making an effort recently to incorporate more nuts into our savory dishes as well. I mean if they’re that good for our health, I wanna make sure we get our servings in!
Here you’ll find some amazing dishes to serve up at Thanksgiving that all incorporate at least one type of nut. My mouth was watering while compiling this post and I cannot wait to give these a tray! Here’s to hoping you get inspired. Nut lovers rejoice!
Apple Wild Rice 24 Hour Salad is a beautiful overnight layered salad with lettuce, wild rice, apples, grapes, cranberries, walnuts, green onions, feta, and bacon with a creamy homemade avocado yogurt dressing. Make it the night before, and it’s ready to go wherever you’re going on Thanksgiving.
This easy sweet potato casserole with spiced mashed sweet potatoes is topped with brown sugar crunchy pecan and cornflake topping. Sweet potato casserole is a classic Thanksgiving side dish and this crunchy topping makes it one of my most popular.
These cranberry and cashew cheese crostini are the perfect appetizer to keep everyone happy while waiting for the main course. They're topped with walnuts and cranberry sauce (bonus: you can double up the cranberry sauce recipe and serve it with dinner!)
Green beans are a must every year at Thanksgiving! Spruce them up with fresh almonds and you'll have a side dish to please the crowd
Classic Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is the ultimate food holiday and I love finding creative takes on traditional dishes. YES pumpkin and green bean casserole are incredible, but green bean amandine and a chocolate nut tart sound like just the right amount of novelty to bring some excitement to this year’s festivities.
I’d love to hear more about your Thanksgiving favorites and how you plan to spend your holiday this year! Every year I look forward to sweet potato casserole, homemade macaroni, and the entire spread of desserts. Share your family traditions below!