Thanksgiving is primarily celebrated in America and Canada. It's a holiday borne out thanksgiving for the blessings of the previous year and for the harvest. But recent years saw many Australians jumping into the Thanksgiving bandwagon and celebrating the event themselves. It's a good way to enjoy time with the whole family while relishing good cooking.
However, if you're having doubts about starting your own family Thanksgiving tradition because of your barely passable cooking skills, worry not. We're going to feature easy-to-make Thanksgiving dishes you can easily whip at home with just 5 ingredients or less. And we'll be starting with potatoes!
3-Ingredient Cheesy Potato Casserole
This creamy and cheesy fare from The Seasoned Mom is the perfect side dish for any meat, sausages, and even grilled or roasted veggies. And to whip it out, you only need potatoes, sour cream and cheese. It's as easy as boiling, peeling (once they've cooled down), and grating potatoes, combining them with the other two ingredients and finally, popping the mixture in the oven. You can also prepare this dish ahead of time as it can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Once you get a taste, this cheesy fare will make its way to your table, Thanksgiving or not.
5-Ingredient Buttermilk-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
This potato dish contains the dairy and creamy goodness of both milk and buttermilk paired with the tangy cheesy taste of Parmesan. What could get better than that? This recipe from My Recipes call for cooking the potatoes first, heating the butter-plain milk combination, mixing in these two before adding buttermilk and cheese in, You can add in a bit of salt and pepper to suit your taste.
Maple-Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This recipe from Joy Food Sunshine can be your healthy counterpart to all of Thanksgiving's meat and gravy offerings. Pure maple syrup blended with sea salt lend a sweet-salty coating to the otherwise crisp-roasted outside of the sweet potatoes. And don't worry, all the ingredients for this dish are healthy!
Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly and cut them into small pieces (this decreases roast time!). Coat the pieces with coconut oil and sea salt before roasting. Once they're crisped, add in the maple syrup-cinnamon combo and roast again until the sweet potatoes turn golden brown. If you're without maple syrup, substitute with brown sugar and honey.
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