The thought of preparing a full holiday meal can be overwhelming, even if you do it every year. Thankfully, with these easy-to-make recipes, you can create a spread of hearty, delicious sides with Panera at Home products. From simple casseroles to easy soups and salads, you’ll remember this Thanksgiving for its flavor, not for the time spent in the kitchen.
Soup & Stuffing
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Heat Panera Autumn Squash Soup, ladle into bowls and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds, pecans or chives and crème fraiche, and you’ve got an impressive first course in seconds. And how about this for a twist on a classic: make your stuffing poppable with this recipe for Apple-Cranberry Stuffing Cups. Made with your choice of Panera at Home Sliced Bread, they’re easy to make, fun to eat and just the right size for a full plate.
A Thanksgiving staple, a great casserole calls for seconds, or even thirds. With the flavors of pumpkin and butternut squash thanks to Panera Autumn Squash Soup, this Autumn Squash Casserole is full of fall flavor and takes only 25 minutes to make. Or, for an alternative to the traditional mashed potatoes and gravy, try this Cheddar Potato Carrot Casserole made with Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Salads & Slaw
A Thanksgiving salad needs to be hearty enough to stand up to the rich flavors that surround it, and these three most definitely do: With dried fruit and hearty grains—and Panera Balsamic Vinaigrette—this Harvest Grain Salad pairs perfectly with turkey. And with our Fuji Apple Vinaigrette, there’s no need to wait for pie for your apples – try this Apple Cranberry Slaw, which comes together in just minutes and adds color and crunch to your table. Brussels Sprouts take the place of classic greens in this Warm Brussels Sprout & Bulgur Salad, also made with our Fuji Apple Vinaigrette in only 20 minutes.
Don’t forget dessert!