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25+ Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes from Oregon Bloggers

  |  Central Oregon, Homecare & Lifestyle, Neighborhood Insight, Portland, Your Place

Each November, we look forward to and prepare for the month’s most anticipated holiday: Thanksgiving. This day is all about family and friends, reflection and gratitude, and of course — food.

To help ease any pre-holiday panic, we turned to our most trusted Oregon-based bloggers for some delicious, tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes. From pumpkin-filled breakfast dishes to apple cinnamon desserts, and the most important of all — sides — we’ve got your Thanksgiving menu covered!

Whether you’re planning an intimate “Friendsgiving” meal with your closest friends or you’re in charge of your family’s annual feast this year, these seasonal recipes are sure to satisfy both you and your hungry guests.

Jump Ahead To:

Breakfast | Drinks | Entrees | Sides | Desserts

 

BREAKFAST

Grain-Free & Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Brewed Blonde | Bend, Oregon

If you’re on a Paleo diet or avoiding gluten, these pumpkin pancakes from Brewed Blonde are the perfect solution. Made with banana, eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, applesauce, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and other delicious fall-ish ingredients, these pumpkins are fluffy and packed with flavor!

 

Spiced Butternut Squash Biscuits

Dishing Up the Dirt | Parkdale, Oregon

These spiced butternut squash biscuits from Dishing Up the Dirt are the perfect versatile breakfast, as they can be covered with some butter and honey, made into turkey and cranberry sliders, or even drizzled with gravy for a Thanksgiving twist on biscuits and gravy. Plus, you can use any type of winter squash — sugar pumpkin, acorn, blue hubbard, delicata, or even sweet potato! Check out all of Dishing Up the Dirt’s Thanksgiving recipes here.

 

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast

Hummingbird on High | Portland, Oregon

We love the idea of this overnight pumpkin French toast from Hummingbird on High for several reasons — but mostly, because it requires little prep work done well in advance. All you have to do is whisk together the ingredients and pour the mixture over the slices of bread, let it sit overnight and bake it in the morning! This recipe usually serves about 6–8 people, making it an easy way to feed the masses on Thanksgiving morning.

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Minimalist Baker | Portland, Oregon

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Photo Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Minimalist Baker is our go-to source for all things vegan and simple, and these tender, sweet, moist, cinnamony pumpkin chocolate chip muffins certainly fit the bill. They require just one bowl and about 30 minutes to make, and the ingredient list includes: flour, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, almond milk, and chocolate chips. Whip up these delicious pumpkiny treats to pair with your morning coffee! Check out some more Thanksgiving recipes from Minimalist Baker here.

 

DRINKS

Hot Buttered Whiskey Cider

Dishing Up the Dirt | Parkdale, Oregon

Hot Buttered Whiskey Cider

Photo Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt

There’s nothing like a comforting warm spirit-forward drink on a cold fall day. This hot buttered whiskey cider from Dishing Up the Dirt is made with fresh apple cider, some spices and a touch of maple syrup, served with a little butter, lemon juice, and of course, whiskey. Sip this by the fire for maximum fall vibes!

 

Cranberry & Ginger Bourbon Smash

Dishing Up the Dirt | Parkdale, Oregon

While this one would also work well for Christmas, there’s no denying that the cranberry has a prominent place on the table on Thanksgiving. These cranberry and ginger bourbon cocktails are a refreshing, wintery drink you can serve any time between now and the end of the year!

 

5-Ingredient Spanish Sangria

Minimalist Baker | Portland, Oregon

This fruity, slight spicy red sangria is made with Spanish Tempranillo wine and handfuls of fruit. And like all Minimalist Baker recipes, it’s easy to make, and this time, only requires five ingredients: the wine, fresh orange juice, pineapple, orange and pear. But you can completely customize your ingredients with whatever fruit you want — that’s the beauty of sangria!

 

Blood Orange Gin + Tonic With Infused Rosemary Syrup

Local Haven | Portland, Oregon

Blood Orange Gin + Tonic With Infused Rosemary Syrup

Photo Courtesy of Local Haven

If you’re a fan of gin and tonics, you’ll love this holiday twist on a classic from Local Haven. This crowd-pleaser cocktail is made with a homemade rosemary simple syrup, blood oranges, and of course, your favorite gin! Add rosemary twigs for the ultimate Instagrammability.

 

ENTREES

Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps

Minimalist Baker | Portland, Oregon

Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps

Photo Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Minimalist Baker does it again! For a unique twist on an entree, consider these vegan Thanksgiving wraps, which take just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients to make. Just fill these homemade garlic herb flatbreads with cinnamon-roasted sweet potatoes, crispy baked chickpeas, peppery arugula, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and a zesty garlic-dill sauce! Check out some more vegan Thanksgiving recipes from Minimalist Baker here.

 

Slow Cooker Turkey

Plum Street Collective | Portland, Oregon

What is a Thanksgiving feast without turkey? If you’re intimidated by this relatively complex process, consider preparing your turkey in a slow cooker this year. That’s right — Plum Street Collective takes you through the steps of making this flavorful, moist turkey in your slow cooker.

 

Mushroom & Leek Pie

Vickie Woods | Salem, Oregon

Taste of Home put together a collection of the best recipes from Oregon, all submitted by local home cooks. Vickie Woods of Salem sent in this delicious savory mushroom and leek pie, made with chanterelle mushrooms, considered one of the most quintessential Pacific Northwest foods.

 

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta

Minimalist Baker | Portland, Oregon

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta

Photo Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Pumpkin is making its way into everything this time of year — including our pasta. And we’re not mad about it! This simple four-ingredient pumpkin pasta requires just flour, eggs, pumpkin puree, salt and water. Then, boil your noodles for 1–2 minutes and top it with your favorite toppings and sauce. Minimalist Baker topped hers with basil pesto and parmesan cheese!

 

Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

Minimalist Baker | Portland, Oregon

Inspired by the butternut squash sauce at Hot Lips Pizza in Portland, this butternut squash veggie pizza is packed with flavor and loaded with healthy vegetables, including broccolini and red onion. Plus, in true Minimalist Baker fashion, it only requires five ingredients for the sauce, and calls for store-bought dough to simplify the process.

 

Cauliflower Twice-Baked Potatoes

Minimalist Baker | Portland, Oregon

You can’t really tell at the onset, but these twice-baked potatoes are packed with cauliflower. But don’t worry — they also have butter, sour cream and cheddar cheese. You can serve these as a substantial entree (especially if you use larger potatoes!) or as a hearty side.

 

SIDES

Maple & Cayenne Roasted Acorn Squash

Dishing Up the Dirt | Parkdale, Oregon

Maple & Cayenne Roasted Acorn Squash

Photo Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt

This maple and cayenne roasted acorn squash is bursting with flavors you’ve been craving all season long. It is sweet yet spicy, and perfectly caramelized, featuring sweet maple syrup, spicy cayenne, fresh parsley and brown butter hazelnuts.

 

Wild Rice Dressing with Cranberries, Cherries and Pecans

Urban Bliss Life | Portland, Oregon

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing (there’s actually a difference, as Urban Bliss Life explains here!), this wild rice dressing is packed with fall ingredients, including cranberries, cherries and pecans. Plus, if you make extra, it makes an excellent leftover base for an egg scramble, quiche or even burgers!

 

Rutabaga Fritters With Apple Compote

Dishing Up the Dirt | Parkdale, Oregon

These rutabaga fritters with spiced apple compote and cashew cream make an excellent Thanksgiving appetizer — or a side! Plus, it’s a great way to incorporate an underrated root vegetable, the rutabaga.

 

Roasted Carrots With Chimichurri Sauce

Local Haven | Portland, Oregon

Roasted Carrots With Chimichurri Sauce

Photo Courtesy of Local Haven

Nothing says a fall meal like roasted carrots. Local Haven takes our favorite seasonal vegetable to the next level by drizzling a fresh chimichurri sauce over them, and saving some extra to be used for steak, fish tacos or as a base for a vinaigrette.

 

Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Plum Street Collective | Portland, Oregon

Every Thanksgiving table needs stuffing — and this one just might be the star of your meal. It starts with fresh sourdough bread and finishes with fresh herbs cooked in butter and shallots. Packed Italian sausage, dried cranberries and chopped pecans, this stuffing is unlike anything you’ve had before!

 

Autumn Arugula Salad with Sweet Potato & Burrata

Plum Street Collective | Portland, Oregon

With all these hearty comfort dishes, we need a light and refreshing salad to balance it out. This autumn arugula salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Plus, it’s packed with some pretty substantial ingredients, including pecans, chicken, quinoa, charred corn, sweet potato and creamy burrata.

 

DESSERTS

Pumpkin Pie With a Speculoos Cookie Crust and a Crème Fraîche Swirl

Hummingbird on High | Portland, Oregon

Pumpkin Pie With a Speculoos Cookie Crust and a Crème Fraîche Swirl

Photo Courtesy of Hummingbird on High

Pumpkin pie with a speculoos cookie crust and a crème fraîche swirl — what a title! Hummingbird on High puts a unique spin on the classic pumpkin pie with this creation, by creating the crust out of speculoos (the Dutch spiced biscuits from Trader Joe’s) and swirling Vermont Creamery vanilla bean crème fraîche in the custard. The end result is as delectable as it is beautiful!

 

Skillet Apple Cranberry Crisp

Urban Bliss Life | Portland, Oregon

If you’re a fan of apple desserts but want a break from the traditional apple pie this year, whip up this beautiful and delicious skillet apple cranberry crisp from Urban Bliss Life. It’s made with apples and cranberries baked beautifully in a blanket of brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with a crunchy and delicious streusel.

 

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Bars

Hummingbird on High | Portland, Oregon

Got a Friendsgiving meal or other fall gathering coming up? These brown butter sweet potato bars are the perfect thing to bring, as they are easy to transport, easy to share with a group, and extremely delicious. The bars are made with a brown butter shortbread cookie base, topped with a fluffy marshmallow meringue.

 

Pear and Thyme Galette

Local Haven | Portland, Oregon

Pear and Thyme Galette

Photo Courtesy of Local Haven

Sweet and simple to make, this pear and thyme galette is the perfect thing to set out as an appetizer or serve as dessert. Create the pastry from scratch with a handful of simple ingredients, fill it with thin pear slices, sugar and sprigs of thyme, and smear it with a buttery glaze.

 

Marionberry Pie

Frances Benthin | Scio, Oregon

Another entry from Taste of Home’s collection of the best Oregon recipes, this marionberry pie utilizes one of the region’s most famous berries — in fact, the marionberry was kind of invented here. Frances Benthin of Scio believes that Oregon marionberries make the best berry pie in the world. And this recipe using cream cheese and other flavorings makes it even better!

 

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Elaine Kremenak | Grants Pass, Oregon

Elaine Kremenak of Grants Pass submitted this cranberry orange walnut bread, which is a regular at their table all season long. She recommends freezing the berries so you have a ready supply all year long!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

No matter what you cook up, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

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