Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning that holiday feast! This year, why not create a colorful spread using fresh, seasonal produce from Sprouts Farmers Market? Their selection of organic fruits, vegetables, and more are the perfect ingredients for crafting a delicious and vibrant sprouts Thanksgiving dinner.
In this guide, we’ll walk through how to plan, shop for, and prepare different Thanksgiving dishes and sides using ingredients from Sprouts. From appetizers and salads, to the main turkey event and even dessert, these recipes will add beautiful flavors and colors to your holiday table. And we’ll do it in a fun, conversational way, just like we’re prepping together in the kitchen!
So grab your apron and let’s get cooking – here’s to a flavorful sprouts Thanksgiving dinner!
The first step to creating any amazing sprouts Thanksgiving dinner is having a game plan. Thanksgiving involves cooking multiple items simultaneously, soorganization and prep are key. Here are some tips to make your Sprouts shopping trip and kitchen time as smooth as possible:
Okay, let’s head over to Sprouts to start grabbing all the goodies for our Thanksgiving menu. Here’s what we might find in those fall-focused aisles:
The possibilities are endless. Now let’s get to the fun part – making this Thanksgiving feast!
We all know the best part of Thanksgiving is the food. So let’s kick things off right with some vibrant appetizers and salads made with Sprouts’ fresh ingredients. These dishes will delight your tastebuds, delight your eyes, and get everyone excited for the fabulous meal ahead!
Start your feast off with this beautifully autumnal salad. It combines fresh greens and veggies with a zesty maple-orange vinaigrette for a pop of citrus. The candied pecans add crunch and subtle sweetness. It’s the perfect appetizer size, or makes a nice light side.
Toss salad with desired amount of dressing just before serving. Top with candied pecans and crumbled blue cheese. Enjoy this sweet, crunchy, and refreshing start to your meal!
Cozy up with a warm bowl of this brightly colored roasted squash soup. It’s creamy yet dairy-free, letting the sweet squash flavor shine. Topped with crunchy pepitas and fresh sage, this vibrant soup delights. Make it a day ahead too – the flavors meld even more over time.
Bursting with autumnal flavors, this easy apple cranberry chutney makes the perfect appetizer alongside cheeses, meats and crackers. The sweetness of the apples balances nicely with the tart cranberries and punch of ginger. It looks so festive too with its beautiful ruby color flecked with bright green parsley.
Now it’s time for the main event: the Thanksgiving turkey and classic side dishes! Sprouts Thanksgiving dinner has all the fresh, high-quality ingredients to create a showstopping main course your guests will rave about. Let’s get this turkey in the oven and the sides simmering on the stovetop.
There’s nothing better than a golden brown turkey roasted to perfection, filled with savory aromatics. This recipe yields moist, tender meat infused with herbs and citrus. We’ll roast it laid atop a bed of vegetables, then use the veggies for a tasty gravy.
No Thanksgiving meal is complete without a big ol’ platter of smooth, creamy mashed potatoes! This version ramps up the flavor with plenty of garlic and butter. Letting the potatoes steam a bit before mashing results in the creamiest, fluffiest texture.
Roasted rainbow carrots caramelized in a honey glaze are simple yet so tasty. The honey brings out the carrots’ natural sweetness while the dill provides a subtle herbaceous flavor. They look so vibrant on the plate!
This festive cranberry pecan pilaf adds texture and color to your holiday spread. Toasted pecans add crunch while fresh cranberries offer bursts of tart sweetness. It looks so cheery with flecks of red!
Alongside the traditional dishes, liven up your holiday spread with even more colorful veggie sides. From rainbow roasted veggies to a fresh, crunchy slaw, these sides pack both visual and flavor punches. They make fun additions with sprouts Thanksgiving dinner to the table!
For a rainbow of roasted fall vegetables, simply toss cubed squash, Brussels sprouts, carrots and more with olive oil, herbs, and spices, and roast them to sweet, crispy perfection. Then drizzle with a sticky sweet-tart pomegranate molasses as a glaze.
Shredded Brussels sprouts and lacinato kale give this fresh slaw a fun twist. Toss the veggies with a tangy, creamy dressing and let sit to soften slightly. The result is a crunchy, colorful slaw that’s a vibrant addition to any feast.
Last but not least, finish off your festive feast with some beautiful, delicious desserts! These eye-catching treats are a perfect ending to a vibrant Thanksgiving dinner.
How gorgeous is this ruby red cranberry tart glistening with orange zest? A crunchy almond crust makes the base for a smooth, tangy cranberry curd filling studded with fresh cranberries. It’s as delicious as it is dazzling!
Cranberry Curd Filling:
Pumpkin and cheesecake are a match made in Thanksgiving dessert heaven! Spicy gingersnaps make a crunchy crust for the smooth spiced pumpkin cheesecake. A dollop of whipped cream is the perfect crowning touch.
As you revel in the success of your Thanksgiving feast, let the vibrant memories of all those colorful sprouts on your table inspire and guide you in planning your Big Christmas Get Together at Home, ensuring a festive celebration that captivates both the eyes and tastebuds of your loved ones.
Q: What are the best produce items to buy at Sprouts for Thanksgiving?
A: Some top choices are squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, greens, fresh herbs, cranberries, apples, and citrus. Their quality is excellent.
Q: When should I shop at Sprouts to get the freshest ingredients?
A: Shop early for non-perishables, then hit Sprouts 1-2 days before Thanksgiving for fresh turkey/meat, dairy, bread, etc.
Q: How early can I prepare recipes like desserts and casseroles?
A: You can bake pies, prep casseroles, cook squash, make sauces, etc up to 2 days in advance to make Thanksgiving cooking easier.
Q: What tips do you have for prepping veggies ahead of time?
A: Chop hardy veggies like onions, carrots, sweet potatoes a day or two before. Store delicate greens and herbs wrapped in damp towels in the fridge.
Q: Can I order a fresh pre-made Thanksgiving turkey meal from Sprouts?
A: Yes! Sprouts offers complete holiday meals to-go with turkey, sides, and more. Order online for easy pickup.