Thanksgiving Recipes to Share

November 20th, 2023 by


Hello, Miami Lakes! Is everyone ready for the holidays? The year sure has flown by, but we still have plenty of time to enjoy it with family and loved ones. What better way to show a little love than with a homemade dish to bring to Thanksgiving and take the pressure off mom (or dad) this year? We have one great small dish to share with you this year, and a little sweet leftovers addition to enjoy once everyone goes home the next day. Check these recipes out.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Who doesn’t like a good sweet potato recipe? This one is sure to win everyone over. So much so, that they might even forget about the turkey.


  •       5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  •       ½ cup packed brown sugar
  •       ¼ cup margarine or butter
  •       3 tablespoons orange juice
  •       1 pinch ground cinnamon
  •       1 (10.5 ounce) package of miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes. Easy enough, just cover them in a large saucepan with water, boil for 15 minutes, then drain.
  3. Mash up the potatoes until smooth.
  4. Add the now-mashed sweet potatoes into a large bowl. Mix in the brown sugar, margarine, orange juice, and cinnamon. An electric mixer will make this an easy task.
  5. Get a nice-size baking dish, about 9” x 13”, and spread out the mixture to cover the entire.
  6. Sprinkle around enough mini marshmallows to cover the entire dish as well.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the marshmallows start to darken. The good ol’ golden brown is what we want.
  8. Let the casserole cool, but try to keep it warm. This is a dish best served at room temperature or just a little hotter.

Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

What a surprising dish. Chinese good? On Thanksgiving? Well, more so, the day after. This one is for the leftovers, and doesn’t take much to make. I

Egg Rolls Ingredients

  •       25 egg roll wrappers
  •       1 pound of leftover turkey, if there is that much. Cut it into tiny, thin strips or bite-size bits
  •       2 cups mashed potatoes
  •       2 cups of stuffing
  •       1 tablespoon cornstarch
  •       ¼ cup cool water

Egg Roll Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water.
  2. Get the egg roll wrappers and lay them on a clean, flat surface. We’re going to dip into the cornstarch/water mix and spread a small handful onto a corner of egg roll wrappers.
  3. Take about ½ tablespoon of mashed potatoes and spread it into one corner of the egg roll wrapper.
  4. Sprinkle some turkey onto the mashed potatoes and ½ tablespoon of stuff.
  5. Lift the corner of the egg roll wrapper of the corner we put the ingredients on and wrap it up away from you. When halfway, fold in the sides, and then continue rolling until the top corner is left.
  6. Dip your fingers into the cornstarch/water mix again and spread it over the corner. This mix works like a seam as we complete the roll. Make sure it’s tight.
  7. Fill a pot with 4-5 inches of cooking oil. Heat it to 350 degrees.
  8. Take each egg roll and carefully place them into the pot, seam-side down. Only do a couple at a time to avoid splash over of hot oil.
  9. Fry each egg roll until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  10.   Spoon each fried egg roll out with one of those spoons with holes in it and place them on a bowl or plate with paper towels to drain some more and cool.

Cranberry Dipping Sauce Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups canned cranberry sauce
  2. 1 1/2 tsp water
  3. 1 1/2 tsp orange juice
  4. 1 tsp orange zest

Cranberry Dipping Sauce Instructions

No egg roll is complete without some dipping sauce. Usually, it’s duck, sweet chili, or sweet and sour. For Thanksgiving, it’s cranberry sauce, obviously. This is easy to make.

  1. Combine all ingredients into a microwavable bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Microwave for about 40=seconds, maybe 1 minute.
  3. Strain through a strainer to catch the clumps or cranberries still left in the mix.
  4. Let it cool until ready to serve with the egg rolls.

Pretty nifty recipes, right? If you have some recipes you’d like to share with us, be sure to post them on Miami Lakes Automall social media. Otherwise, be sure to have a Happy Thanksgiving this year!

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