We love Thanksgiving — the food, the great company, and the official kickoff to the holiday season! But let’s be honest, it’s almost too easy to let the cooking get the best of you. If you’re worried about your guests pouring in while you’re still stirring away at the stovetop, we’ve rounded up five of the best time-saving recipes from our favorite social media for tips and tricks – TikTok! There’s a little bit of everything, from appetizers to sides, and dessert (because you can’t exactly make a turkey in 10 minutes – believe us, we’ve tried!). Even if you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving on November 25th, these dishes are so versatile you’ll want to try them out at your next gathering.
1. Fresh Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Say goodbye to store-bought dips with this incredible dip that’ll have you walking right past the canned stuff and straight to the produce section. Chopped fresh spinach and artichokes with sour cream, cream cheese, and more shredded cheese on top? This dip is one that you won’t want to pass up.
2. Cranberry Brie Bites
These super festive cranberry-brie bites are so easy they practically make themselves! This recipe uses pre-made dough and cranberry sauce to make this process super simple. We guarantee this recipe is one that you’ll be making again and again all holiday season long.
3. Maple Roasted Veggies
Roasted seasonal vegetables in maple oil are so simple you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make this sooner! The look and taste of this beautiful vegetable array will surely impress any guest and will have them all lining up for seconds. Add pecans, crumbled goat cheese, and dried cranberries once done for an extra elegant presentation.
4. Penne Mac & Cheese
The secret to this ooey-gooey dish is layering the pasta and the cheese to ensure that every piece of pasta gets coated with cheesy goodness. This mac & cheese is made special with penne pasta that makes for a delicious dinner that’s easy on the eyes. Feel free to add chopped veggies or crunchy bacon bits to make it your own.
5. Quick Pie Bites
This quick and easy dessert recipe comes together in minutes thanks to the help of store-bought pie crust and filling, but you can easily make your own filling or crust if you’ve got a couple more minutes on your hands. We recommend sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top of this one before popping it in the oven. Once baked, your guests will be so impressed that they won’t realize you didn’t make it from scratch!
Ready to give these a try? Don’t forget to check your Flipp app to find all the ingredients you’ll need on sale so you can save a bit of money too!