19 Thanksgiving Recipes from Local Nebraska Food Bloggers

November 7, 2018Add a CommentPosted By

Thanksgiving is coming — the holiday we spend with our family and friends, talking about what we’re thankful for and of course… eating great food. Whether it’s your first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner or you’ve done it a thousand times before, the thought of cooking a big meal for a lot of people can be intimidating! Luckily for us, local Nebraska food bloggers have created easy to follow recipes so that you can prepare a meal that will impress without all of the stress.

Read through these recipes from Nebraska bloggers to get inspiration and step-by-step guides on how to create a variety of dishes, including holiday staples like a whole oven roasted turkey and homemade cranberry sauce. We’re sure you’ll find something here that your whole family will enjoy!

The Main Dish

Oven Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska food bloggers

Photo courtesy of The Kitchenarium

The classic oven roasted turkey is a Thanksgiving must. Making your first turkey for a crowd can seem a little overwhelming, but Jamie from The Kitchenarium breaks the process down into super simple steps you can follow. The result is a moist and delicious main dish that your guests will love!


Roasted Turkey Roulade

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska food bloggers

Photos courtesy of Hostess at Heart

Sometimes you don’t want to make a big turkey or you just want to try something a little unexpected. When that happens, you should make this delicious roasted turkey roulade from Hostess at Heart. The sweet and savory combination of figs, cranberries, onions and more is sure to impress!


Grilled Turkey

Thanksgiving Recipes from Nebraska Food Bloggers

Photo courtesy of The Kitchenarium

You’ve heard of roasting a turkey, smoking a turkey and maybe even deep-frying a turkey, but grilling a turkey? Yes! Grilling slowly adds even more flavor and results in juicy, succulent meat. Check out this recipe from The Kitchenarium to learn how you can do it for your upcoming family gathering.


Pork Loin Roast with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska food bloggers

Photos courtesy of An Affair From the Heart

You should definitely stray from tradition for this drool-worthy pork loin roast with balsamic cranberry sauce from An Affair From the Heart. This show stopper is moist, tender and dripping with delicious cranberry sauce.


Side Dishes

Butterhorn Rolls

Thanksgiving recipes from nebraska food bloggers

Photo courtesy of Stirlist

Does anything beat homemade bread? These soft, buttery rolls from Amber at Stirlist are the perfect sidekick to your Thanksgiving meal.


Orange Glazed Carrots

Looking for a super easy dish to complete your dinner? These orange glazed carrots from An Affair From the Heart are perfect! Using just fresh orange juice, brown sugar and some butter, you can create a mouthwatering and original side.


Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Leeks

Thanksgiving recipes from nebraska bloggers

Photos courtesy of Lille Punkin

These creamy and cheesy potatoes are easy and delicious. We love the addition of the leek for extra flavor and texture!


Swiss Vegetable Medley

This twist on a traditional green bean casserole will definitely impress. Complete with carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and cheese — it’s an original dish that will have your guests reaching for seconds!


Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving recipes from local bloggers nebraska

Photo courtesy of Stirlist

These aren’t your mother’s brussels sprouts! Carefully roasted and partnered with dried cherries and sliced almonds, we guarantee that even the pickiest of eaters will love these.


Cauliflower Mash


Photo courtesy of An Affair From the Heart

Trying to go carb free this season? We haven’t forgotten about you! Cauliflower is very versatile and can be used for many things, including pizza crust, rice and now even a mashed potato substitute! This cauliflower mash is super easy (it’s cooked in the microwave!) and oh-so-delicious.


Oat Soda Bread

Soda bread is a hearty side dish that is as easy to make as it is to eat! We love the use of oats as the base of this bread recipe crafted by Rural Housewife, served warm with a slathering of salted butter!


Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska food bloggers cranberry sauce

Photo courtesy of An Affair From the Heart

No food should be shaped like it’s container — that’s why you should skip the canned cranberry sauce this year and try An Affair of the Heart’s homemade version! It won’t add a lot of time to your meal prep and offers a small hint of orange flavor.


Classic Herb Stuffing

Thanksgiving recipes from local bloggers

Photo courtesy of The Kitchenarium

The holidays are a time for tradition and nothing screams tradition more than a classic herb stuffing recipe. Beautiful ingredients like onion, celery, sage and rosemary combine to make this tasty stuffing dish. It’s so good you’ll never buy the boxed stuff again.


Roasted Butternut Squash

This sweet and versatile winter vegetable is a beautiful addition to any fall meal. We love it as a side during Thanksgiving because it adds a little sweetness to your plate. Plus, you can roast the seeds!


Danish Browned Butter Potatoes and Chives

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska bloggers

Photo courtesy of Lille Punkin

Instead of mashing your potatoes this season, try pan frying them! This recipe from Lille Punkin calls for them to be cooked in browned butter which adds a delectable nutty and salty flavor.




Yoder’s Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska bloggers pumpkin pie

Photos courtesy of Her Heart Land Soul

Erin from Her Heart Land Soul was inspired by a pie she had in Yoder’s Amish Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida. When she returned home to Omaha, she was touched when Yoder’s offered to send her a pie and give her the recipe for her to share on her blog. This pie is a little piece of heaven and is as easy as it is delicious.


Easy Apple Crisp

Apples are definitely in season and perfect as a dessert for Thanksgiving! This recipe from Sweet Country Chaos uses fresh apples baked with a brown sugar crumble on top that adds an amazing crunch.


Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Thanksgiving recipes from Nebraska food bloggers pumpkin cheesecake

Photo courtesy of Hostess at Heart

We love unique desserts and this one is definitely different! Amber from Hostess at Heart’s pumpkin pecan cheesecake is a mashup of all of our favorite holiday desserts. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or really any occasion. Coated in a praline topping that melts in your mouth, we are so excited for you to try this!


Delightful Holiday Baked Apples


Photo courtesy of Lille Punkin

Baked apples are one of our favorite desserts you can make without compromising flavor. These baked apples from Lille Punkin are impressive and you only need five ingredients!


What’s Cooking?

Make sure to explore the blogs of these Nebraska bloggers for even more recipes to help with meal planning throughout the year. What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Share them in the comments below!

NP Dodge

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