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Thanksgiving Recipe

Hope Smith
Completely Ready Thanksgiving Meal

As Thanksgiving is approaching people are getting ready to gather with their loved ones and indulge in a feast. If you’re looking for mouthwatering recipes that will leave your guests going for seconds, look no further. From savory stuffing to sweet pumpkin pie, there are so many options to choose from. With these recipes, your Thanksgiving table will be a hit. 

Green bean casserole:

This timeless dish combines tender green beans, creamy mushroom sauce and crispy fried onions.


-2 cans of green beans

-1 can of cream of mushroom soup

-½ cup of milk

-¼ teaspoon of of black pepper 

-1 ⅓ cup of French-fried onions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F 
  2. In a 9×9 inch baking dish combine the drained green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, and black pepper. 
  3. Bake the mixture in the preheated oven for 20 minutes
  4. Remove your dish and add your onions to the top and put the dish back into your oven for an additional 5 minutes. 

And there is your delicious green bean casserole that is sure to be a hit. Enjoy this flavorful dish with your loved ones.  


This simple and savory stuffing recipe is a classic for your thanksgiving dinner.


-8 cups of bread cubes 

-½ cup of unsalted butter

– 1 cup of diced onions

-1 cup of diced celery

-2 cloves of minced garlic

-1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary

-2 teaspoon of dried sage

-1 teaspoon of dried thyme

-½ teaspoon of salt

-¼ teaspoon of black pepper 

-2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth

  1. Preheat oven to 350°f
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced onions, celery, and minced garlic. Sauté until softened for about 5 minutes
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread cubes, sautéed vegetables, dried sage, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and black pepper.
  4. Pour the broth over your bread mixture and stir gently to combine. The bread should be moist but not soggy.
  5. Transfer the Mixture to a greased baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool before serving and enjoy.

There’s your stuffing recipe that will be the star of your Thanksgiving feast. The combination of savory flavors and the perfect balance of herbs and spices will have everyone coming back for seconds. Get ready to enjoy a plateful of deliciousness! 

Pumpkin pie: 

This dessert is perfect for any fall occasion. With its buttery crust and smooth filling this pie will sure be a crowd pleaser.


-1 ½ cups of canned pumpkin purée

-¾ cup of granulated sugar

-½ teaspoon of salt

-¼ teaspoon of ground cloves 

-½ teaspoons of ground ginger

-1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

-2 large eggs

-12 oz of evaporated milk

-1 unbaked pie crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. In a large bowl mix your pumpkin purée, sugar, salt, ginger, cloves and cinnamon
  3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and then add the pumpkin mixture.
  4. Gradually stir in the evaporated milk until combined and pour into pie crust
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 425, reduce the temperature to 350 and continue baking for 40-50 minutes. 


There you have it, an easy pumpkin pie that’s easy for any gathering especially Thanksgiving. Go ahead and give it a try. 

A bunch of fantastic recipes to make your holiday feast memorable. From sides to desserts, your table will be filled with mouth-watering flavors. Enjoy the company of your loved ones and savor the bites of these delectable dishes. 

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Hope Smith, Staff Writer
Hope is a sophomore at San Marcos High school. She has been writing for the kings page since freshman year and is looking forward to journalism the rest of high school. Hope loves writing, swimming, and listening to music. Her favorite subject in school is english.
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