What to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner If You Don't Cook

You won't have you show up empty-handed with these creative ideas and super easy recipes anyone can do

Chive Garlic and Herb Rolls

Chive Garlic and Herb Rolls

will cook for smiles

If the idea of bringing rolls to a party sounds boring, try making your own (sort of). This savory idea uses store-bought pizza dough, garlic, butter and fresh herbs.

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Stuffed Turkish Apricots

Stuffed Turkish Apricots

oleander and palm

These little sweet-and-salty bites require less than a handful of ingredients and take almost no time to make. Bring them already assembled on a tray or arrange them on a cheese platter.

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Brandied Cranberries

Brandied Cranberries

simplyrecipes.com

This boozy version of a Thanksgiving classic is sure to be a hit at your next holiday get-together. Just mix the ingredients in a pan and bake. How easy is that?

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfait

Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfait

the gourmand mom

For an easy-to-assemble, no-bake dessert, try this parfait that’s reminiscent of pumpkin cheesecake. Make in individual cups or assemble in a trifle bowl and let guests serve themselves.

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Cheese Plate with Dried Fruit and Crackers

Cheese Plate with Dried Fruit and Crackers

a beautiful mess

Everybody loves cheese, but that same old appetizer plate can get tiring after a season stuffed with holiday parties. To build a more interesting spread, try adding a few distinctive cheeses and serving them with a variety of accompaniments like flavored crisps, dried and fresh fruit, and nuts.

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Roasted Feta with Thyme Honey

Roasted Feta with Thyme Honey

food52.com

This unique and delicious cheese appetizer takes less than 15 minutes to assemble and bake. The only challenge will be grabbing a bite before it’s all gone!

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Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

brown eyed baker

In less than 10 minutes, you can whip up this spiked cider punch that'll warm up your guests. For a non-alcoholic version, just omit the rum.

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Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

sally's baking addiction

If you want to impress your host, bring these deceptively simple little nibbles. Save some extras in a mason jar as an easy, edible gift, so she can savor them after the party.

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Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

glue sticks blog

Your kids can offer a little helping hand creating this pre-dinner treat: Let them draw the turkey head on card stock, or instruct them to make the feathers out of crackers and pretzels.

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Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margaritas

tide and thyme

Pomegranate is a great autumnal fruit, but extracting the juice can be tricky even for kitchen pros. Luckily, you can find the juice bottled in most supermarkets to concoct this fruity cocktail.

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