Weekly Meal Plan: 15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Day and Using up the Leftovers

We have traveled out of town to visit my in-laws in San Antonio for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration. We plan to head back to Dallas on Wednesday.

This week instead of a meal plan I am sharing recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving appetizers, sides and dessserts.   I am also sharing recipes for utilizing those Thanksgiving leftovers. Sound like a plan?

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Thanksgiving Appetizers

  • Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip– my sister-in-law Lynn is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at her house this year. She has all of the main dishes covered and asked if I could bring some things for everyone to munch on pre-dinner. I am going to make this delicious and easy spinach artichoke dip in the crockpot. Yum!
  • Pizza Dip– this is another yummy and easy appetizer that will be perfect for everyone to munch on while we wait for the turkey and ham.
  • Grilled Salsa Steak Appetizer– this is so simple to prepare and makes 24 delicious appetizers.

Thanksgiving Sides

  • Easy Corn Casserole– if you’ve been asked to bring a side to Thanksgiving dinner, this corn casserole is a crowd pleaser!
  • Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes– this is another excellent side that requires little work. Thanksgiving guests will love this!

Thanksgiving Desserts

  • Jello Poke Cake- this is a very easy dessert the kids can help make for Thanksgiving guests.
  • Crockpot Lava Cake– easy cake that your Thanksgiving guests will devour.
  • Crockpot Blueberry Cobbler– super easy dessert for a crowd that prepares easily in the crockpot. No babysitting while you’re working on other Thanksgiving preparation. Score!
  • No Bake Blueberry Banana Pie– this is n recipe my mother has made for years at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love traditions.
  • Pina Colada Cake– another one of my mother’s recipes. Your guests will love you if you serve this after turkey.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

  • Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole– do you serve ham at Thanksgiving? If you have leftover ham you want to use up once the holiday has come and gone, this is a perfect easy breakfast.
  • Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas– use leftover turkey or ham in this easy dinner idea later in the week.
  • Nachos– use leftover turkey to make these simple baked nachos.
  • Crockpot Enchilada Casserole– use leftover turkey instead of chicken.
  • Tex Mex Wraps– instead of the beef roast, use leftover turkey and use the crockpot to heat it up. Dinner will be done in no time.

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