Essential Thanksgiving Recipes for 2015: Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Pie & More (2024)

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Whether you're hosting the feast or simply attending, there's a recipe or two here for you! P.S. Do not miss next Tuesday's email for our new-and-improved sweet potato pie...

Holiday Stuffed Portabellas

1/6th of recipe (1 stuffed mushroom): 188 calories, 2.5g fat, 449mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 14g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Stuffing is delicious... arguably, too delicious. Who can stop at one scoop? Well, there's no need for portion control with these incredible stuffed mushrooms! Starting with a boxed mix is a huge timesaver, and thecranberries bring the perfect touch of sweetness.

Rockin' Lean Bean Casserole

1/8th of casserole: 95 calories, 2.5g fat, 539mg sodium, 16g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 3.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 2*

Decadent veggies with a crunchy topping... This classic casserole is a must.Our calorie-slashed recipehas just four ingredients, and it's a snap to whip up. Green beans never had it so good!

Cheesed-Up Mashies

1/5th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 154 calories, 4.5g fat, 372mg sodium, 21.5g carbs,
 4.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 7.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 4*

You're not thinking of skimping on the mashed potatoes, are you?This recipegets a slimmed-down assist from mashed cauliflower, but you'd never guess... The cruciferous veggie blends in seamlessly!

Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake

1/8th of recipe (1 slice): 143 calories, 5.5g fat, 299mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 10.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 4*

Don't get us wrong, we love pumpkin pie. But pumpkincheesecake? Ahhhh!Our creamy pumpkin cheesecake recipeis amazing -- try it, and prepare to have your mind blown.

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Holiday Harvest Kale Salad

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 102 calories, 2g fat, 126mg sodium, 20g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 3g protein --PointsPlus® value 3*

This is one of those fruity and fun saladsthat feels really special and provides that much-needed burst of color (and fiber) on your plate. We're also pretty sure that it'll turn any kale skeptics around. It's SO tasty.

Bacon Cornbread Muffins

1/12th of recipe (1 muffin): 174 calories, 3g fat, 422mg sodium, 28.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 11g sugars, 8.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 5*

Oooh, cornbread, you saucy minx. Just the right blend of savory and sweet... but adding a big slab of buttery carbs to an already heavy meal is a bad idea. Luckily,we've got a portion-controlled optionthat's low in fat yet packed withbacon.

Toasty Marshmallow Sweet Potato Skins

1/10th of recipe (1 skin): 74 calories, <0.5g fat, 94mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Of course, people go wild over sweet potato casserole. Top anything withsugar and marshmallows, and it's probably gonna be great. But here's a fun new spin for ya: It involves less of the starchy spuds (but plenty of fiber from the skins) and a presentation that'll make everyone smile... including YOU.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

1/12th of recipe (about 2 1/2 oz. cooked meat with 2/3 cup broth and veggies): 206 calories, 7g fat, 447mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 25.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 5*

Turkey is typically the main event, but if you want another option, considerthis easy pot roast. Lean cuts of meat submerged in broth and cooked low and slow = tender, flavorful, unforgettable goodness!

Apple Streusel Slab Pie

1/12th of pie (1 piece about 3" X 4"): 173 calories, 4.5g fat, 239mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 19g sugars, 1.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 5*

Standard-sized pies can disappear quickly, and let's not even mention the fights over who got shortchanged with a dinky half-slice. Keep things civil, and makethis outrageously tasty slab pie. It's large and in charge, and it's convenient to divvy up, so you won't hear any cries of "She got the tip from my slice of pie -- make her give it back!"

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