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19 Thanksgiving Foods To Make If You Haven't Started Planning Yet

A procrastinator's guide to Thanksgiving from appetizers to 'zerts. (LOL, sorry.)

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1. Cranberry and Brie Puff Pastry Swirls

Roll up some dried cranberries and brie in puff pastry and call it a day. Get the recipe here.
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Roll up some dried cranberries and brie in puff pastry and call it a day. Get the recipe here.

2. Baked Fontinella Cheese Dip

All you have to do is drizzle some cheese with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs. Get the recipe here.
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All you have to do is drizzle some cheese with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs. Get the recipe here.

3. Roasted Garlic Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Dress up a can of chickpeas and pumpkin puree with roasted garlic. Get the recipe here.
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Dress up a can of chickpeas and pumpkin puree with roasted garlic. Get the recipe here.

4. Baked Brie With Balsamic Cherries

It seems wrong that a hot wheel of cheese can beat out homemade pie for favorite dish, and yet that is precisely what happens anytime baked Brie is around. Get the recipe here.
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It seems wrong that a hot wheel of cheese can beat out homemade pie for favorite dish, and yet that is precisely what happens anytime baked Brie is around. Get the recipe here.

5. Mini Garlic Monkey Bread

Gussy up biscuit dough with a garlicky Parmesan mixture and call it homemade. Get the recipe here.
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Gussy up biscuit dough with a garlicky Parmesan mixture and call it homemade. Get the recipe here.

6. Cranberry, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad

This is as simple as piling pecans, blue cheese, cranberries, and apple onto some Bibb lettuce. Skip the homemade dressing if you're panicked for time. Get the recipe here.
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This is as simple as piling pecans, blue cheese, cranberries, and apple onto some Bibb lettuce. Skip the homemade dressing if you're panicked for time. Get the recipe here.

7. Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

Faster AND healthier than green bean casserole. Get the recipe here.
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Faster AND healthier than green bean casserole. Get the recipe here.

8. Hash Brown Potato Casserole

These come together with only 5 minutes of prep, so you can multitask during the 90-minute bake time. Get the recipe here.
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These come together with only 5 minutes of prep, so you can multitask during the 90-minute bake time. Get the recipe here.

9. Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots

Baby carrots do the work for you — they're already chopped and peeled — so all you have to do is toss them with some honey, brown sugar, and herbs. Get the recipe here.
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Baby carrots do the work for you — they're already chopped and peeled — so all you have to do is toss them with some honey, brown sugar, and herbs. Get the recipe here.

10. Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Honey Butter

If you like your sweet potatoes with a little texture, all you have to do is slice them into coins (no peeling required) and roast. Get the recipe here.
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If you like your sweet potatoes with a little texture, all you have to do is slice them into coins (no peeling required) and roast. Get the recipe here.

11. Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

The microwave is a lazy cook's best friend. Instead of steaming or boiling, you nuke whole sweet potatoes and then mash them with milk and butter and other delicious things. Get the recipe here.P.S. Skip the shell serving dish unless you are, in fact, a mermaid.
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The microwave is a lazy cook's best friend. Instead of steaming or boiling, you nuke whole sweet potatoes and then mash them with milk and butter and other delicious things. Get the recipe here.

P.S. Skip the shell serving dish unless you are, in fact, a mermaid.

12. Cranberry Relish With Fresh Orange

You only need an orange, a bag of cranberries, and sugar to make this fresh-as-hell cranberry relish. Get the recipe here.
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You only need an orange, a bag of cranberries, and sugar to make this fresh-as-hell cranberry relish. Get the recipe here.

13. Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

No one needs to know that all you did was douse a bar of cream cheese with store-bought caramel sauce and chopped toffee bits. Get the recipe here.
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No one needs to know that all you did was douse a bar of cream cheese with store-bought caramel sauce and chopped toffee bits. Get the recipe here.

14. Three-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

You can ~literally~ whip this up in 20 minutes and it still looks FANCY AF. Get the recipe here.
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You can ~literally~ whip this up in 20 minutes and it still looks FANCY AF. Get the recipe here.

15. Apple Pie Crescent Bites

These mini apple pie bites only take 15 minutes of oven time, compared to the normal 60 to 70. Get the recipe here.
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These mini apple pie bites only take 15 minutes of oven time, compared to the normal 60 to 70. Get the recipe here.

16. Three-Ingredient Marshmallow Pumpkin Cake

Oh shiiiiit...you were assigned something pumpkin and haven't started yet? No worries. Just melt down a pint of pumpkin ice cream and mix with self-rising flour to make this deliciously moist cake. (Yes, I said moist. Deal with it.) Get the recipe here.
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Oh shiiiiit...you were assigned something pumpkin and haven't started yet? No worries. Just melt down a pint of pumpkin ice cream and mix with self-rising flour to make this deliciously moist cake. (Yes, I said moist. Deal with it.) Get the recipe here.

17. Easy Pumpkin Pie

If your level of stress is medium and you have to bring a homemade pie, go for premade crust and a simple filling. Get the recipe here.
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If your level of stress is medium and you have to bring a homemade pie, go for premade crust and a simple filling. Get the recipe here.

18. Decorated Store-Bought Pie

You could also just buy a pie and then bake a quick, fun cutout with premade dough. You're pretty much guaranteed to WIN Thanksgiving. Get 21 different ideas here.
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You could also just buy a pie and then bake a quick, fun cutout with premade dough. You're pretty much guaranteed to WIN Thanksgiving. Get 21 different ideas here.

19. Fireball à la Mode

It's also totally acceptable to show up with a cocktail, since drinking is a completely necessary side dish to family squabbling. Skip the lattice crusts if you are short on time and just enjoy apple pie in cocktail form. Get the recipe here.
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It's also totally acceptable to show up with a cocktail, since drinking is a completely necessary side dish to family squabbling. Skip the lattice crusts if you are short on time and just enjoy apple pie in cocktail form. Get the recipe here.

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