Thanksgiving Recipes - Sandy,UT

Updated on November 25, 2008
G.K. asks from Sandy, UT
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I am having a Thanksgiving dinner at my house for co-workers and friends that don't have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving. I want it to be lots of fun with wonderful food. Does anyone have any good recipes that I can try? Thanks.

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answers from Denver on

when I did this, I made it a potluck. I cooked the bird, and everyone else brought their favorite side dish. It was fantastic!

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answers from Salt Lake City on

Last year, I had one of the yummiest derserts ever. You get a big can of pumpkin (just the pumpkin, not the pumpkin pie filling), you make the recipe on the back for pumpkin pie, but when it says to use 2 cans of evaporated milk, you only use 1. You pour that into a 13 x 9 pan, and then you pour a white cake mix on top (just the mix, don't mix it up), then slice a stick of butter into many slices, and lay that on the top. Bake it at 350 until it's nice and brown, about 30 minutes. If you have ever has a dutch oven cobbler, it is very similar to this. It's just a really yummy spin on pumpkin pie, and it is so buttery and sweet.

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answers from Denver on

Hello G K,

What a wonderful gesture! This is what the holidays are all about :)

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving... and especially because of the dessert!!!

This is a recipe I like from

If your looking for dinner items some funy things are yams with marshmellows on top, stuffed mushrooms, broccili and cheese casserole. If you need a recipe I'd be happy to share!

Good Luck making your holiday special...



answers from Denver on

Hi GK, Sounds like such a nice thing to do. I alway's have dinner with my family which is nice, I would like to include some people outside the family too. Like you are doing those that have no where to go.
I heard about on mamasource. I wish I followed it better than I do as it can really help organize and clean your house. The other night I was looking at flylady and she has planning a Thanksgiving dinner. It also has the recipes. I think it would be fun and a good place to go to get some ideas. Have A wonderful Thanksgiving



answers from Provo on

Libby's Pumpkin Pie - the traditional, and best, pumpkin pie recipe:

1 single pie can of solid pack pumpkin, 1 pt bottled pumpkin, or 2 c mashed, strained pumpkin
2 eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t ground cloves
1 can evaporated milk

Pour into uncooked pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 min, and at 350 degrees for 45 min or until a knife placed in the center comes out clean.

This is the best, most traditional pumpkin pie recipe that I know of. It is best with fresh or home-bottled pumpkin, but Libby's solid pack will due if the others are unavailable.



answers from Salt Lake City on

Oooh, can we come? JK. :) My SIL always makes this for T-Day - or at least this recipe is pretty darn close:
She uses the canned yams though - sooooo easy, and so yummy. You don't need to make a lot, as it's almost like a dessert or perhaps comparable to traditional T-day cranberry sausce - a dollup to compliments one's plate. :)

Have Fun!



answers from Provo on

Here's a super easy pie recipe you can make for dessert. They're so fast and easy, you could make 2 in different flavors:

Yummy Kool-Aid Pie:
1 packet of kool-aid any flavor (strawberry is yummy!)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (I think there's only 1 size can.)
1 8 oz. container cool whip (thawed)
Pre-made pie shell (Graham cracker)

Mix together the condensed milk and the whole container of cool-whip. Mix in the packet of kool-aid thoroughly. Simply pour into the pie shell, shape your pie, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Light, fluffy and delicious!! Try different flavors of kool-aid!



answers from Provo on

This is the dish that I crave every year! It's called "Savory Spinach and Artichoke Stuffing" from Food Network. It's not your traditional stuffing and it has brie cheese, spinach, and artichokes. It's so good!

(I use frozen spinach which saves a lot of time.)



answers from Salt Lake City on

I just found a fun turkey Cheeseball recipe that I am going to try and make this year:

And my Mother in law always makes an easy Squash Casserole that is always a hit:

1 1/2 lbs yellow squash
1 medium onion chopped
1 stick of butter
1 8 oz sour cream
1 can cream chick soup
1 small pkg herb stuffing mix
I also layer grated cheddar before the dry stuffing mix on top

Saute the onion and squash
Mix all ingredients (1/2 melted butter)

Spread half of the dry stuffing in bottom of 9 x 13 dish coated with pam. Pour in the squash mis. Layer the cheese. Mix remaining stuffing with rest of melted butter. Bake 350 until bubbly and brown
Enjoy!! And Have a Happy Thanksgiving



answers from Boise on

I have a great recipe for a double layer pumpkin pie! the ingredients are..1)ready crust graham cracker pie crust 6oz 1)12oz cream cheese softened 1)Tsp.milk 1)Tbsp. sugar 1)cup cold milk 1)pkg.(4-serving size)vanilla instant pudding & pie filling 1)can 16oz pumpkin 2)tsp.pumpkin pie spice 1 1/2 cups frozen non dairy whipped cream thawed......Directions 1.)mix cream cheese,1tbsp milk and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk untill smooth. gently stir in whipped topping spread on bottom of crust. 2.)pour one cup milk into bowl. add pudding mixes . beat with wire whisk 1min (mixture will be thick.) stir in pumpkin and spice with wire wisk untill well mixed. spread over cream cheese layer. 3)refrigerate 4hrs or untill set. garnish with additional whipped cream if desired! refrigerate leftovers! hope you have a geat Thanksgiving!



answers from Denver on

Lots of ideas! I can't eat grains or dairy so we are shooting for a wide range of great veggie dishes (beyond the green bean casserole) -
acorn squash is a favorite (cut in 1/2 - clean out seeds - then slice off end so it sits in a baking dish)put in each 1 tsp butter, 1 tsp raisins and drizzle with honey bake covered 35 minutes at 375 - yummy! each person gets a 1/2 or can even cut in quarters once done baking- squash is so tender it can pull with a fork!
asparagus - pan fried with butter (olive oil can be used) and capers, and a splash of lemon at the end - if you are not sure about capers - try slivered almonds
I did this one year when I lived away from home, had all my college buddies come to my house (everyone was in small apts or dorms) and each person brought something - really a wonderful holiday memory!!



answers from Denver on

One of my favorite side dishes is fresh green beans with bacon and onion. All you do is slice the bacon up into bits then cook it. Add some fresh onion and throw in fresh green beans. It was my grandma's recipe and I've always loved it!

Also my trick to a moist turkey is injecting the meat with orange juice and stuffing the carcass with oranges, limes and lemons. Whatever you do dont stuff the carcass with stuffing - it makes for a very ****DRY**** turkey.

Whipped mashed potatoes with cream cheese are also delicious. I've even had them with a packet of hidden valley ranch mixed in.

Have fun!



answers from Denver on

Here is a turtle pumpkin pie recipe that I love. There is no baking, and it is really very good, although it is on the sweet side, but it is a great twist on the traditional pumpkin pie.


* 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
* 1 Graham Pie Crust
* 1/2 cup Pecan Pieces
* 1 cup cold milk
* 2 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
* 1 cup canned pumpkin
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
* 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
* 2 tablespoons Pecan Pieces


1. Pour 1/4 cup caramel topping into crust; sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans.
2. Beat milk, dry pudding mixes, pumpkin and spices with whisk until blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Spread into crust.
3. Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with remaining whipped topping, caramel topping and pecans just before serving.

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