5 Easy Potluck Recipes for Thanksgiving

Last Update: September 27, 2022

If you’ve opted for a potluck-style Thanksgiving this year, you’re probably basking in the glow of not having to prep and plan right now. But even if you’re only responsible for one piece of the meal-planning puzzle, it’s still not a good idea to just wing it day-of. Whether you’re playing host or joining friends for a shared meal, a delicious dish that celebrates seasonal flavors will ensure that you’re a dinner-table MVP. Read on for our favorite one-dish wonders to whip up this week.
Cranberry Sauce

Superberry-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Is it even Thanksgiving if dinner doesn’t come with a side of cranberry sauce? In this beginner-friendly recipe, the holiday standard gets a tantalizing upgrade with spicy ginger and tart goji berries.

Pumpkin Hummus

Snacks are key for keeping everyone’s hunger at bay until it’s time for the big meal. Give creamy hummus a seasonal makeover in this savory, make-ahead spread.

Paleo stuffing

Paleo Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Mushroom Stuffing

Bread, be gone! You won’t miss the grains in this Paleo stuffing with caramelized, seasonal veggies, and crunchy hazelnut topping. Bonus: This side can be dairy-free, too—just leave out the ghee and use extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.

Vegan Pumpkin-swirled Mashed Potatoes

The melt-in-your mouth texture of this stellar side makes it hard to believe it’s vegan! Pair it with a creamy-without-the-cream gravy scented with fragrant rosemary.

Gluten-free Vegan Cranberry Pecan Apple Crumble

For a sweet ending that’s vegan and gluten-free, try a fall-inspired fruit crumble. The toppings get a head start on flavor from gluten-free granola studded with pecans.

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Holly Thomas

Holly is the senior director of content & community at Thrive Market. She started her career as a Washington Post reporter before becoming a fashion editor at Refinery29. These days, she applies her lifestyle journalism chops to the world of healthy food and wellness trends.

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