9 Amazing Thanksgiving Recipes from the Sway Group Bloggers

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, so what better time to drool over a roundup of holiday recipes from our amazing Sway food bloggers? From sweet to savory, you’re certain to find some dinner table inspiration here. We want to extend a HUGE thank you to the talented publishers who contributed their delicious creations for this post, and we definitely recommend clicking through to check out their full recipes and instructions.

(By the way, if you can make it through without a single stomach growl, you’re made of stronger stuff than we are.)

Mimi’s Traditional Stuffing:


This stuffing recipe comes from my grandmother and is made with corn flakes. I have no idea where she got it, but she grew up in Chicago and it’s possible that it was a mid-western recipe or that her mother thought it up (especially since corn flakes were invented when she was 6). It’s much lighter than a traditional bread stuffing and has a great flavor. Girl’s Gone Child

Layered White Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Pie:

white chocolate pumpkin pie

The vision of this pie came to me one day as I was remembering a pie I made years and year ago. My mom used to make this popular layered dessert in a 9 by 13-inch pan. Your mom might have too. A buttery layer of crust, then a layer of sweetened cream cheese, then chocolate pudding (from a mix), topped with Cool Whip. I turned that dessert into a 100% homemade pie using homemade pudding and everything. Everyone agreed it was a brilliant move, much better than the original dessert, and gave me several pats on the back. Heck, I was even patting myself on the back. So then I thought, why not make a pumpkin pudding instead of a chocolate one? Ding! Perfect.Petit Elefant


Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta:

Wild Rice salad

This salad blows me away.The flavors and colors make me want to cry happy tears. Kind of like the ones that almost came out of my eyes at lunch when I saw this salad awaiting me at the bottom of my lunch bag. It was a beacon of hope and I am 99.3487% sure that angels sang. If those ruby pomegranate seeds don’t get to you, then you might not be real. The juicy little bursts of bright red are my bestest favoritist produce of winter. Why I haven’t used them more often in recent memory probably has something to do with The Sacrifice of the White Shirt, but all that aside, these little pups are just adorable and juicy-perfect.Pinch of Yum


Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes:

Mashed potatoes

This mashed potato recipe is the perfect example of something that I used to stress about for the holidays and now I already have this dish sitting in my freezer for the big day. No need to take up space on your stove to reheat these, they heat beautifully in the slow cooker and can even be doubled for a big crowd.Mom Advice


Golden Raisin-Apple Stuffing Cups:

Stuffing cups

My mom used to make this Golden Raisin-Apple Stuffing. And I could never get enough of it!  Still can’t…I’m making it again this yet, but in a new way.5 Dollar Dinners


Pumpkin Flan:

Pumpkin flan
I like to call them “cooking carnivals” a day when all I do is cook and bake.  I almost wish I could take it a step further and hang a sign on my door that lets everyone know to stay out of the kitchen.  Last week I was having one of those days.  I made chorizo stuffing, sweet potato casserole, gingerbread pumpkin empanadas and then I realized I had all the ingredients to make a flan with some of the left over items from the dishes I had created.  Here it is, my first pumpkin flan.  I never got to taste it myself, it was gone before I knew it.  Happy Holidays!Presley’s Pantry

Turkey Cheese Snacks for Kids:

Turkey cheese snacks
Each year I do a cute vegetable tray idea, like this Turkey Veggie Tray or a Scarecrow Veggie Tray. This year, I wanted to make something bite-sized for kids to enjoy that is also healthy, so cheesy turkeys it is!Living Locurto

Turkey Cut Out Cookies:

Turkey cutout cookies
I was cleaning out a cabinet the other day when I found a turkey cookie cutter I had never used, probably because I thought they would be WAY too complicated to decorate. I have a sweet friend I wanted to send a little something to, so I thought some Turkey cookies would be a fun surprise! TidyMom

Double Decker Pecan Brie Pie:

Pecan brie
One pie crust, a layer of brie cheese, another pie crust, and a layer of pecan pie filling. That’s what’s in this whopper of a pie! Two full layers of pie means double the delicious!! Trust me, you want to add this to your holiday line up! Plus, it’s SO simple. The brie layer makes it a little extra fancy, but there is seriously no extra work (especially if you’re a Pillsbury pie crust fan, like I am)! Be prepared to look ultra-impressive this holiday season :) Something Swanky

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