Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry
Whether you’re surprised with extra Thanksgiving guests, or simply want to shorten your time in the kitchen to enjoy it with family, here are three quick and easy recipes that are so flavorful no-one would ever guess they came with shortcuts!
Spicy Cranberry Relish
Spicy Cranberry Relish is a great alternative to traditional cranberry sauce. Tart and citrusy, this cranberry dish packs heat from a combination of Fresno and jalapeño peppers as well as ginger and cayenne.
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh orange juice
- 1 large Fresno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 large Jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Ground Cayenne
- 1/2 cup Water
- 12 ounces Fresh cranberries
- In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, peppers, ginger, cayenne and water. Stir with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes. The relish should be void of water and look thick and chunky.
- Let the relish cool and then serve. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
French Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Make instant mashed potatoes special by adding flavors of French onion and chives. Then, top it with charred red onions for taste and visual appeal that will have your holiday guests going back for seconds.
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 1/3 cups Water
- 2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
- 1 box (3.5 ounces) Sprouts Organic Mashed Potatoes, unseasoned
- 2 Tbsp. Simply Organic French Onion Dip Mix
- 2 Tbsp. Chives, chopped
- 1/2 Red onion, chopped
- Chopped parsley, to garnish
- In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, water and butter to a boil. Alternatively, add the ingredients to a microwave-safe dish to heat until the butter is melted.
- Meanwhile, on high heat, char the red onions in a pan. Set aside.
- Add the mashed potato flakes and French onion dip mix to the milk mixture and stir. Once combined, fold in the chives.
- Serve the potatoes topped with the charred red onions and chopped parsley.
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato
Stay lively after your Thanksgiving feast with this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato. The espresso becomes a decadent treat with steamed milk infused with salted caramel and pumpkin spice.
- 6 ounces Whole or reduced-fat milk
- 1 Tbsp. Sprouts Organic Salted Caramel Syrup, plus extra for garnish
- 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Pumpkin Spice, plus extra for garnish
- 1/2 ounce Vanilla syrup
- 2 shots Espresso (equivalent to 2 ounces)
- 1 pinch of Turbinado sugar
- Create flavored milk by adding the milk, salted caramel syrup and pumpkin spice to a milk frother. Turn on to steam and infuse the milk.
- To a mug, add the vanilla syrup and top with the steamed milk. Include the froth.
- Slowly pour the espresso into the center of the mug. A thinner and more consistent stream creates a more defined layer between the espresso, steamed milk and froth.
- Garnish with a drizzle of salted caramel syrup, sprinkle of pumpkin spice and turbinado sugar.
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