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Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Cook up a Thanksgiving feast with these delicious recipes.

By Today's Parent

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Your Thanksgiving menu

Thanksgiving spread

A turkey dinner doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to be delicious. Gather your family and friends and flex your cooking skills on one, or all, of these delicious holiday recipes. 

Read more: 5 non-traditional Thanksgiving sides>

A version of this article appeared in our October 2014 issue with the headline “Cottage Thanksgiving,” pp. 102-12.

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Roasted Squash and Coconut Soup

Begin your hearty meal with this creamy soup. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

Get the recipe: Roasted Squash and Coconut Soup>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad

Give your meal a rustic gourmet flair with this hearty salad.

Get the recipe: Roasted Beet and Apple Salad>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Parsnips

You can get the same deep flavour of roasted veggies without vying for oven space by pan-roasting on the stovetop. 

Get the recipe: Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Parsnips>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the classic go-to comfort dish. Save yourself some stress on the day of your feast with this simple make-ahead batch.

Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Triple-Cranberry Maple Compote

Give classic cranberries a gourmet kick with this easy compote recipe.

Get the recipe: Triple-Cranberry Maple Compote>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Rustic Kale and Bacon Stuffing

What’s Thanksgiving without stuffing? Our rustic recipe appeases meat lovers and the health conscious.

Get the recipe: Rustic Kale and Bacon Stuffing>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy

Pick up some fresh biscuits to accompany your feast at a local market. “Homemade” doesn’t have to mean at your home! They’ll be perfect for dipping in our irresistible gravy. 

Get the recipe: Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Individual tarts mean an easy dessert buffet, its tiny size also might mean guilt-free seconds for your thankful guests.

Get the recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts>

Cottage Thanksgiving: 8 rustic recipes

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