Aside from the crisp weather and family time, I think a big part of what makes Thanksgiving (and all holidays, for that matter) so special is the tradition that that gets passed down each year… especially when it comes to the food. Of course it’s hard to argue with time-tested seasonal ingredients, but I love the idea of giving them a makeover by turning old traditions into exciting new favorites. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best reinterpreted Thanksgiving dishes from around the web, and just the thought of having even a few of these at one meal is enough to make my mouth water. Click through to see our favorites, and I’d love to know if you’d be daring enough to give one of these a try!


1. Gluten-free Roasted Game Hens from A Spicy Perspective 

2. Poblano Cornbread Stuffing by Love and Lemons for Us

3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash from Shutterbean 

4. Quinoa Sweet Potato and Dried Cranberry Stuffing from With Style and Grace 

5. Maple Sweet Potato Cups from Southern Living 

6. Pumpkin Pie Bars from Joy The Baker 

7. Mini Maple Apple Pies by Forgiving Martha 

8. Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle from My Baking Addiction

9. Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake from Camille

10. Apple Pie Bars from Kwestia Smaku

7 comments
  1. 1
    Michele Westrick (Lovely Notes) | November 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

    How cute are those sweet potato cups?!

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  2. 2
    Sarah Stacey | November 16, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Oh my gosh, the Pumpkin Cheesecake…I die.

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  3. 3
    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} | November 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    All of these recipes are making me super hungry for a Thanksgiving feast!! I especially love the cornbread stuffing!

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  4. 4
    Crista | November 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    wow. YUM! these are all great dishes. thank you for sharing!

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  5. 5
    Kerry | November 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The apple pie bars look delicious but unfortunately I can’t read Polish. Anyway we can get the recipe?

    Reply
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