Unique Thanksgiving Recipes To Test Out This Year

by Chelsey Grasso

Bored of the usual Thanksgiving Day dishes? If such is the case, you may want to consider trying out one or more of these 14 unique Thanksgiving Day recipes. From roasted acorn squash bowls to a turkey and biscuit casserole, these recipes aren't for those who balk at trying something new. Utterly delicious with their flavors and relatively easy to make, really, only good can come of trying out one of these unique Thanksgiving recipes on Nov. 24.

If you've been celebrating Thanksgiving your entire life, which most of us have in the United States of America, then the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy may be getting old to you. Why not throw a new dish into the mix? I'm not saying you have to nix all of the traditional Turkey Day dishes, but you can have them accompanied with something a little less traditional.

Take a minute or two to check out the roundup of unique Thanksgiving recipes below. If one of them catches your eye, don't be shy in the kitchen this Nov. 24. Who knows? One of these recipes may even become a new Thanksgiving Day tradition for you and your family in the years to come!

1. Roasted Acorn Squash Bowls With Barley Spinach Salad

This Roasted Acorn Squash Bowls with Barley Spinach Salad recipe from A Better Happier St. Sebastian makes for a unique Thanksgiving entree or side dish. Acorn squash is great for this time of year, and the "stuffed" factor will impress all of your friends and family.

2. Apple Sauce Mac & Cheese With Apple Sausage

A little apple sausage can go a long way, especially when you combine it with applesauce and a homemade mac and cheese recipe like Adventures in Cooking does here with this Apple Sauce Mac & Cheese with Apple Sausage recipe.

3. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With Comte + Caramelized Onions + Rosemary Butter

Up your sweet potato game this Thanksgiving with A Cozy Kitchen's Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Comte + Caramelized Onions + Rosemary Butter. This yummy recipe looks perfect with a little Italian parsley as a garnish.

4. Turkey And Biscuits Casserole With Lemon And Dill

Skip the turkey this year — or, at least, the entire turkey. A Farmgirl's Dabble's Turkey and Biscuits Casserole with Lemon and Dill provides a wonderful alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving main course. It also reheats well!

5. Accordion Potatoes

Want to try something other than mashed potatoes this year? This Accordion Potatoes recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is a party favorite. It also only requires potatoes, melted butter, salt, pepper, and herbs.

6. Fig, Grape, And Spinach Salad

Need a salad recipe for Turkey Day? Apron and Sneaker's Fig, Grape and Spinach Salad is about as fancy as they come. Colorful, easy to make, and great for pairing with a turkey dinner, you can't go wrong with this appetizer.

7. Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

This Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread by A Spicy Perspective is guaranteed to be a group favorite at the dinner table. What better thing is there for guests to scoop up their leftover gravy and cranberry with than this?

8. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Mix things up a bit this year when it comes to dessert. Instead of the usual pumpkin pie, Ari's Menu's Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are a fun alternative. Easy to serve and addictive to eat, you'll definitely have guests asking for leftovers of these sweet treats.

9. Creamy Turkey Gnocchi Soup

Everybody loves soup. Why not have it as the main course at your Thanksgiving dinner this year? This Creamy Turkey Gnocchi Soup by Wholefully is made with turkey, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, carrots, celery, onion, and a few more thickening ingredients and spices.

10. Pizza With Acorn Squash, Caramelized Onions, And Beet Greens

Branny Boil's Over's Pizza with Acorn Squash, Caramelized Onions, and Beet Greens recipe can work as either a side dish or appetizer before the big turkey dinner. Squash, ricotta cheese, and pure maple syrup... does it get any more appetizing than this?

11. No-Guilt Pizza Poppers

Need another great appetizer idea? These No-Guilt Pizza Poppers by Cleo Coyle Recipes are the way to go. The recipe is simple. Stuff sweet mini-peppers with shredded cheese and Italian sweet sausage. Now that's what I call yummy.

12. Four Cheese Pumpkin Spaghetti Pie

Pasta is cheap, and pumpkin is seasonal, meaning that Climbing Grier Mountain's Four Cheese Pumpkin Spaghetti Pie is exactly what you should be making during the month of November, including on Thanksgiving Day!

13. Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

Sometimes vegetables can steal the show, like with these Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms by Closet Cooking. Let these mushrooms cook up in the slow cooker while you focus your time and energy on the turkey. They won't let you down!

14. Sriracha Honey Lime-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Spice things up a bit with your Brussels sprouts this year. The Brewer & The Baker's Sriracha Honey Lime-Glazed Brussels Sprouts combine honey, Sriracha, lime, soy sauce, olive oil, and black pepper to give you a flavor you won't be able to get enough of.

Images: A Better Happier St. Sebastian; Adventures In Cooking; A Cozy Kitchen; A Farmgirl's Dabble; A Pretty Life in the Suburbs; Apron and Sneaker; A Spicy Perspective; Ari's Menu; Wholefully; Branny Boil's Over; Cleo Coyle Recipes; Climbing Grier's Mountain; Closet Cooking; The Brewer & The Baker