Thanksgiving gives us the excuse to spend an entire day overeating and indulging in delightfully unhealthy meals. Seeing as this opportunity only comes a few times a year, the blog team here at Troolr have done our best to make sure that you take full advantage of it. Check out these recipes we’ve found to take your Thanksgiving spread to the next level. Don’t forget to show your appreciation to the recipe creators by following the links and taking a look at their pages!

 

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

 

Butternut squash was a favorite of Native Americans, the seeds were thought to increase fertility. According to ehow.com, Native Americans would bury butternut squash with their dead in order to provide them nourishment on their journey to the next life. Modern butternut squash has been genetically engineered to be sweeter and to make the contents more edible.

The recipe we found requires butter, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, chicken stock and of course lots of butternut squash!

 

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Cranberry Sauce

 

Cranberries have been around for a long time but only in their berry form. Cranberry sauce was not developed until the early 1900’s by a man named Marcus L. Urann. Cranberries are notoriously difficult to sell as they are only picked during a six week period. In order to increase the profitability of cranberries, Urann created cranberry sauce, a means of keeping and selling cranberries year round. Fun fact: most cranberries are not harvested by hand, they are harvested by flooding the bog patches where they typically grow. For this cranberry sauce recipe, all you need are cranberries, white sugar and orange juice.

 

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Mash Potatoes

 

Mash potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple and they are really easy to make. Mash potatoes have been around since the 1700’s. No thanksgiving spread would be complete without a big bowl of creamy mash potatoes. While traditional mash potatoes are simple, there is so much to do on the day of Thanksgiving, it is easy to make a mistake. The recipe below shows a method for cooking mash potatoes a day in advance to give you a bit more breathing room.

 

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Turkey

 

No Thanksgiving is compete without a big, juicy turkey. The actual origin of turkeys as the centerpiece of a traditional thanksgiving dinner is unclear. A logical assumption would be the size of the turkeys made them great for sharing among large families. A single bird has enough meat on it to feed an entire extended family. Regardless of the reason, Turkey is delicious and below we have a great recipe for preparing your centerpiece.

 

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Pumpkin pie

 

No dinner would be complete without a dessert and Thanksgiving is no different. No Thanksgiving dessert is more iconic than the Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie traditionally consists of pumpkin pulp, eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, and pumpkin spice. Pumpkin pie is the perfect way to top off a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

 

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