We know Thanksgiving dinners are deeply rooted in tradition. But it’s even more fun and loving to introduce family and friends to new recipes that have a special place in your heart! We went ahead and added flare to create healthier twists on some classic Thanksgiving recipes. And of course, we’ve done the work compiling some of our favorites you’ll find on our Thanksgiving tables because nothing tastes as good as a low-stress holiday feast. So, if you’re hunting for a lineup of foolproof Thanksgiving recipes, your search has ended. Keep reading for the must-have recipes for this Thanksgiving holiday.
Have you ever bought a sauce or dressing that you could just add to every meal? This perfectly light and creamy tahini goddess dressing can be coupled with just about anything your heart desires. Whipping up your own salad dressing is a great way to make your homemade salads and grain bowls a little healthier while also giving you the option to customize it to your liking. We like to think of this vegan and dairy-free dressing as minimum effort, maximum reward. It also makes for a great dressing to your favorite Thanksgiving-inspired salads and side dishes.
Gone are the days of bright summer salads with fresh fruit. It’s time to cover the grill and break out the sheet pan for some roasted veggies. This Autumn Harvest salad is perfect for combining your favorite in-season produce while keeping your comfort food hearty and healthy. Adding roasted vegetables to a salad brings all those fall flavors into play. Drizzled generously with a delicious maple tahini dressing, this vegan and paleo salad will have your Thanksgiving guests going back for seconds.
Get the party started with our Pumpkin Tahini Hummus! This dip, which is made with white cannellini beans instead of chickpeas for a purer vegetable flavor, is the real deal. It infuses smoky flavors (thank you, smoked paprika!) with pumpkin’s savoriness in a dip that comes together in 15 minutes. It might be one of the easiest recipes you make this Thanksgiving.
Think fall: hot drinks, spiced foods, cozy sweaters, and changing leaves. This (vegan) soup captures the essence of Thanksgiving with every spoonful. Packed with Vitamins A & C, potassium, and fiber, this squash soup will keep your satisfaction level up and your healthy habits on track. We recommend topping this soup with sesame or even pumpkin seeds to keep with the seasons.
Thanksgiving is incomplete without some sort of stuffing. That’s why this Tahini Cornbread Stuffing is the perfect, classic yet unique addition to your holiday table. It’s filled with all of the usual Thanksgiving stuffing ingredients – onion, celery, garlic, sage, thyme, and butter. However, tahini gets added to this one to bring a subtle nutty element to the dish! It’s the perfect match to the slightly sweet cornbread. It’s incredibly easy to make, serves a crowd, and could not be more delicious. The tahini allows us to substitute some of the butter that you’d use in a typical stuffing, so it’s also a touch healthier!
We could all use an excuse to dive into this tasty twist on a gooey comfort food essential. Soom Tahini lends its creamy textures into a velvety smooth dairy-free “cheese” sauce once blended with tender vegetables. After making the sauce, smother warm elbow macaroni and coat to make sure each noodle is covered. We’re sure it’ll wow your friends and family at your Thanksgiving dinner. Just make sure you save some of this luscious not-so-cheesy but oh-so-creamy meal for yourself!
This Sweet Potato Casserole is everything you love about the classic, retro dish (minus the marshmallows). But, of course, this one has an added twist to elevate the traditional recipe even further! It’s perfectly sweet, complete with a base layer of whipped tahini sweet potatoes, and topped with a warm, spiced crunchy oat pecan crumble. The savory nuttiness of the tahini is the perfect counterbalance to the sweet potatoes and silan date syrup. The flaky salt adds the finishing touch to this warm, fall casserole perfect for your Thanksgiving spread. Psst, this dish can be made vegan!
Spice up your Thanksgiving side dishes with this roasted cauliflower recipe. It’s simple enough for a weeknight, but fancy enough for guests, or your holiday table. The cauliflower gets roasted in a super hot oven until it’s deeply golden brown. And while that’s cooking, easily whip up the spicy tahini sauce in the food processor or blender! This vibrant, herb-filled sauce gets its kick from harissa – a warm, spicy, North African condiment filled with a blend of chiles, garlic, oil, and acid. It makes a great drizzle or dip, and pairs beautifully with the roasted cauliflower and a handful of fresh herbs and lemon wedges.
Look no further for an easy way to add more veggies to your holiday table! The Roasted Butternut Squash with Orange Tahini, Walnuts, and Za’atar from The Tahini Table combines rusticity with sophistication and leaves you with a show-stopping dish. Top the roasted veg with a bright tahini sauce made with tahini, fresh orange juice, and fresh lemon juice. Then finish it off with a sprinkle of freshly toasted nuts and chopped herbs for a fall dish your family will be talking about until the next family get-together.
Seeking a fresh take for your Thanksgiving potato dishes? Look no further. With so many different ways to prepare, potatoes allow you to create your own adventure. Elevate your potato dish with a honey and tahini glaze for a flavorful and innovative side dish that pairs perfectly with any savory protein. We love this recipe because it’s quick and simple, allowing you to keep your focus on the more complex recipes.
Luckily, you’ll never have to choose between a pumpkin pie or cheesecake again! These Pumpkin Tahini Cheesecake Bites are a healthier version of the classic dessert, but you’d never know it. Full of nutty richness and layered sweetness, these pumpkin tahini cheesecake bites are a perfect treat to complete your Thanksgiving meal. Pair these cheesecake bites with a twist on pecan pie (recipe below) for a dessert spread no one can pass up on!
Having a tough time saying goodbye to summer and all the seasonal options it has to offer? You’re not alone. Our tahini apple crumble is a delicious and nutritious way to transition into the fall and winter seasons. Pair this apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the only dessert you’ll need this winter, especially this Thanksgiving. (There won’t be any leftovers, so make sure to whip up a double batch if you want to enjoy the morning after Thanksgiving.)
No holiday dessert spread is complete without a pecan pie. The melt-in-your-mouth chewy texture makes for a delectable finale to your Thanksgiving feast. Subbing our silan date syrup to the filling mixture creates a beautifully rich pecan pie that your guests will go nuts for. (pun intended!) This recipe is great for a quick and easy filling to a pre-made pie crust. However, if you’re feeling ambitious, make your own.