No-Bake Thanksgiving Foods, Pumpkin Pie Applications

Hcooking a hearty meal with tons of side dishes where the central food controls the oven for hours on end sounds like a cooking challenge from a food competition show, but no, it’s just Thanksgiving. It can really feel like a race to get everything on the table before everyone starts to get hungry.

Do you know what can help? Have a few recipes up your sleeve that don’t require putting something in the oven. No-Bake Thanksgiving Foods are a lifesaver because they allow you to continue cooking while your bird is in the oven; no time wasted. It includes foods you might not expect, like the sweet potato casserole or Brussels sprouts. You can even make a pumpkin pie without an oven. Check out the recipes below for Thanksgiving No-Bake Foods while you plan your holiday meal. Talk about something you can be grateful for.

10 No-Bake Foods for Thanksgiving:

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1. Cranberry dip

Dip is a food that generally does not require cooking. This one with cranberries and nuts is dairy free and ideal to enjoy either as an application with crackers or with the turkey at mealtime. The mixed cashews make it super-rich and creamy.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Dip

black eyed pea hummus
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2. Black-eyed pea hummus

Black-eyed pea hummus is another dip that will be right at home alongside sweet potatoes, buns, and green beans. It also takes five minutes to do. If it takes longer than expected to prepare the holiday meal, you can always serve this dip with veggies so everyone can snack on while they wait.

Get the Recipe: Black-eyed Pea Hummus

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3. Green beans with tahini

Brushing your green beans with cream of mushroom and crispy French onions isn’t the only way to serve them. Instead of baking, this green bean dish is prepared on the stovetop. Tahini, shallot, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and a touch of maple syrup are all added to the mix for maximum flavor. You can always add the crisp to the French onions, if you wish.

See the recipe: Green beans with tahini

stuffed eggs
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4.stuffed eggs

Devil’s eggs are another Thanksgiving classic that cooks on the stovetop instead of the oven. In this recipe, mayonnaise replaces Greek yogurt. You will still need your Dijon mustard, no devilish without it!

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Eggs

sweet potato casserole
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5. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving is a situation on the bridge. This means that you will be using all of your cooking utensils, including your Instant Pot. One dish that is often baked but where you can use your IP instead is the Sweet Potato Casserole. This recipe shows you how to make it in under an hour.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

cranberry sauce
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6. Cranberry sauce

Okay, so putting a box-shaped mold of cranberry sauce on a plate technically doesn’t require any cooking either, but you can boost your cranberry sauce set a bit just using your blender or food processor. Besides the very important cranberries, this recipe calls for apples, Medjool dates, vanilla bean powder, cinnamon and cloves. Doesn’t that sound more appealing than what’s in the box? It only takes five minutes to make this “fancier” version too.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Sauce

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7. Mashed potatoes with cauliflower

If you’re looking for a cauliflower mashed potato recipe that will appeal to even the most traditional members of your extended family, this is it. Besides the cruciferous vegetables, all you need to prepare it is alternative milk, garlic, salt, pepper, and Parmesan (or nutritional yeast if you want to keep it vegan). With a 10 minute cooking time, it’s faster to prepare than traditional mashed potatoes, a huge T-Day win.

Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Mash

Brussels sprouts
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8. Sautéed Brussels sprouts

Most people roast Brussels sprouts in the oven, but guess what, they taste absolutely delicious stir-fried. This recipe takes 20 minutes to follow and the only other ingredients besides vegetables are common staples.

See the recipe: sautéed Brussels sprouts

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9. Instant Pot Vegan Mac-and-Cheese

Hope you haven’t put your Instant Pot away yet as this is another great time to use it. The recipe calls for all the vegan ingredients so that a wider range of eaters can navigate. The paprika, onion powder, mustard powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and vegetable broth give it a taste that is anything but bland.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Vegan Mac-and-Cheese

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10. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

You can even bake a pumpkin pie, the go-to Thanksgiving Day dessert, without disturbing your baked turkey. Every part of the pie in this recipe is homemade, including the crust and coconut whipped cream. (Coconut milk needs to cool overnight, so plan ahead.) Add this recipe to your favorites so you can end your holiday meal on a sweet note.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

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