The Top Thanksgiving Food Trends, According to Pinterest

updated May 1, 2019
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Though everybody knows the Thanksgiving staples — cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey — the quest to find the best recipe for each dish is ongoing. You want to make preparing dinner as simple as possible for yourself, without boring your guests or repeating the same recipes every year.

Thankfully, we have Pinterest, where similarly food-minded folks post 750 million recipes every year. On Pinterest, you’ll be able to find any Thanksgiving day recipe your heart desires. And if you’re still planning your menu, you might want to know which are the most popular. Below, find the top Thanksgiving recipe trends on Pinterest.

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Instant Pot Thanksgiving

The era of the Instant Pot is clearly not over. But there’s a good reason this nifty appliance is so popular: There’s hardly anything it can’t cook. Did you know you can make cranberry sauce, tender turkey breasts, even creamy mashed potatoes in your Instant Pot? If you’re just starting out on your cooking journey, or you’re working on a tight schedule, being able to throw a couple ingredients in a pot and get a completed dish out at the end is a blessing.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

According to Pinterest there are plenty of ways to bring a healthy mindset to the dinner table: Why not try keto-friendly garlic mashed cauliflower, or gluten-free stuffing? These Whole30 stuffed mushrooms sound especially delicious.

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As far as I’m concerned, desserts are not exactly a trend but a category of food I could eat literally any time of day or any time of year. But this year, Thanksgiving-appropriate desserts have been especially popular on Pinterest. Cookies are always a great option: These buttery jam thumbprint cookies are one of Pinterest’s most popular cookie recipes of all time. Want to try something a little out of the box this year? You might be interested in this Fireball whiskey-infused pumpkin pie or apple cider cupcakes.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s a tale as old as time: What exactly are we going to do with all this leftover food? You could always make sandwiches, just like you do every other year. Pinterest has some more creative solutions this year, though. You could, for instance, make a turkey and cheese casserole for dinner. Even better, this turkey pot pie soup is the perfect cold weather meal. There’s no reason to let all that food you worked so hard to prepare go to waste.