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Are you a procrastinator? Has your Thanksgiving host has fallen ill? Is bad weather preventing you from attending your family's annual feast? If cooking a Thanksgiving dinner just happened to fall on your lap don't panic. You can still enjoy a delightful spread with food that soothes the soul.
Below are some ideas for a delicious last-minute Thanksgiving menu that will earn you praise. With these easy recipes you'll be able to whip up tasty appetizers, delicious sides, an elegant main course and decadent dessert. Yes, really!
Last-Minute Thanksgiving Menu
Colcannon Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Roasted Ham or
Honey-Glazed Turkey Breasts
Whisky Pecan Pie
This is an easy breezy appetizer that's perfect for a last-minute Thanksgiving menu. Everyone will love these tasty bites made with bacon, herbs and garlic.
Got 15 minutes? That's how long it'll take you to make this colorful corn salad with sautéed onions, garlic, zucchini and tomatoes.
COLCANNON MASHED POTATOES
Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to dress up ordinary mashed potatoes with scallions, cabbage and chives.
This is a comforting Irish recipe known as Colcannon mashed potatoes.
SMOKED HAM ROAST
If you are really in a pinch, substitute your Thanksgiving turkey for a succulent roast ham.
Most are sold pre-cooked and just need to be warmed up in the oven.
GRILLED TURKEY BREASTS
If nothing but a bird will do on Thanksgiving give these honey-marinated turkey breasts a try.
They cook faster than a whole bird, taste delicious and will be delightful with creamy mashed potatoes.
CHEESY BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a casserole. This comforting side dish is made with just a handful of ingredients and requires just a half hour of baking.
WHISKY PECAN PIE
If you are really in a pinch use a pre-made crust to make this scrumptious pecan pie laced with whisky.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream for extra oomph or a sprinkle of cinnamon.