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The countdown is on for your Thanksgiving dinner — are you ready? You may be looking for some last minute ideas, so today on Family Food Live, I shared 5 Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for your family meal.

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Green Bean Casserole

Shopping List:

  • Fresh green beans, rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion (small), chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Half-and Half
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 6 oz French Fried Onions

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375° degrees
  • Grease a 9×13 casserole dish with butter
  • In a large pot bring salted water to a boil, add the green beans and boil for 5 minutes
  • Drain the beans and immediately put the beans in ice water to stop the cooking process
  • In a large skillet, cook onions until it starts to soften and add garlic and cook for up to a minute more. Add salt & pepper to season
  • Add the flour and cook for an additional 2 minutes
  • Add the chicken broth and stir to combine. Then add half and half and simmer until mixture thickens. This could take up to 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in all green beans
  • Transfer green beans mixture to greased casserole dish
  • Top with bread crumbs and layer the french fried onions on top
  • Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until it gets bubbly
  • Serve

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Corn Bread Dressing

Shopping List:

  • 2 packages Corn Bread Mix
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Celery, chopped
  • 1 Onion (small), chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Sage
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Prepare the dry corn bread mix according to package directions. Cool and crumble.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish
  • In a large skillet, melt butter and saute celery and onion until soft
  • In a large bowl, combine the celery, onions, 3 cups crumbled corn bread, eggs, chicken stock, sage and salt & pepper, mix
  • Put in greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Shopping List:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1, 12 oz package Fresh Cranberries

Instructions:

  • In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in the orange juice
  • Stir in cranberries and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries start to pop
  • Remove from heat and transfer to bowl
  • Serve once it thickens up

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Shopping List:

  • 1 package Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 can Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • Vanilla Icing

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake muffin tins
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, oil and water using a hand mixer
  • Pour batter into muffin cups
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and top with icing
  • Serve

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Pumpkin Butter

Shopping List:

  • 1 can Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves

Instructions:

  • Combine pumpkin, sugar, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes or until it thickens
  • Serve with biscuits

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