Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away? We certainly can’t! This year has flown by. To help you get ready for the holiday, we’ve curated a list of our favorite unique Thanksgiving recipes.

These recipes aren’t just your standard cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, they’re unique holiday-themed recipes that will help you and your family try something new this year. We’re talking delicious dishes like Fried Mash Potato Balls, Thanksgiving Cauliflower, and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Sounds pretty great right? Our mouth is watering just thinking about these recipes.

Check them out below and add some new dishes to your Thanksgiving tradition!

Fried Mash Potato Balls

This Fried Mash Potato Balls recipe from Taste of Home combines everything we love about traditional Thanksgiving dishes - potatoes, cheese, and bread - and gives it a unique twist. It’s also easy to make with just an average prep time of 25 minutes and a short 5 min cook time. Check out the ingredients below and head on over to Taste of Home to get all the directions!


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil

Fried Mash Potato Ball Recipe

Fried Mashed Potato Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Thanksgiving Cauliflower

For all the vegetarians and vegans out there traditional Thanksgiving turkey isn’t going to cut it. So this year, try adding more vegetable dishes to the menu. We think even your meat-loving family members will enjoy this tasty vegetable dish. The Thanksgiving Cauliflower recipe comes from Delish and is a great side dish for the big feast. Check out the ingredients below, then head over to the Delish website for full directions.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 whole cloves garlic (skin-on)
  • 4 leaves fresh sage
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Thanksgiving Cauliflower Recipe

Image via Delish

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Last but not least, try this tasty Honey Roasted Sweet Potato recipe from the Food Network. This recipe uses a tasty honey glaze sauce over sweet potatoes. These taste great and pair well with other traditional Thanksgiving dishes like turkey, cranberries, corn and rolls! The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s incredibly simple to make, which means adding this as a side dish won’t add hours in the kitchen. A win win! Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think. Ingredients are below, for directions head over to the Food Network site for full information and a tutorial video!


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Image via Food Network

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