The Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dish You Should Cook, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Halloween is officially over, which means we're already looking forward to the next holiday on the horizon: Thanksgiving.
Of course Thanksgiving demands all the traditional dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, but on a holiday dedicated to eating, why not take advantage of the opportunity to stuff yourself till you almost burst and try out some new recipes?
If you're looking to add some interest to your Thanksgiving table this year, keep scrolling for the non-traditional side dish you should cook, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Creamy Cheese Grits
You're the most courageous sign in all the zodiac, Aries, which means you're always on the hunt for a new and exciting endeavors that will test your many abilities. Considering it requires just a little bit of bravery, this Creamy Cheese Grits recipe is perfect for you this Thanksgiving. Although grits aren't the most popular of foods, the addition of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and plenty of butter in this recipe creates a creamy dish that will definitely add some unique flavor to your holiday meal.
(via Food and Wine)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Cheesy Cauliflower Tots
Practical and well-grounded as you are, you're not afraid of trying new things, Taurus. Taste and touch are of utmost importance to you, so a delicious finger food like these Cheesy Cauliflower Tots are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Combining finely chopped cauliflower with lots of cheese, these yummy little bites are a slightly healthier version of the beloved tater tot. Have no fear, though, you won't even be able to tell you're eating vegetables, especially once you add some ketchup to your Thanksgiving plate.
(via Julie Harrington)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Chili Roasted Maple Squash
Though you have a reputation for being moody and restless, you're actually quite the adaptable sign, Gemini. You're not afraid of embracing something a little different for your Thanksgiving dinner, and this Chili Roasted Maple Squash is definitely a big departure from the norm. The combination of various types of squash adds some new ingredients to your traditional meal, while the chili and cayenne flavoring bring an exciting zing to this dish. Every bite is different, but each is savory and comforting, which is the perfect poetic representation of your personality.
(via Flavor the Moments)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Cinnamon Roasted Apples
You have quite the suspicious personality, Cancer, which can unfortunately make you a very picky eater. You're not about to try a dish if you can't identify all the ingredients and confirm that you'll actually enjoy eating it. Thankfully, this Cinnamon Roasted Apples recipe doesn't have any shocking surprises for your palette. Combining apples, vanilla extract, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon, this dish creates a sweet addition to your table that captures all the classic flavors of fall.
(via Amy Gorin)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Honey Chipotle Roasted Carrots
As a self-confident Sun sign, you're used to being the center of attention, Leo. Therefore, your Thanksgiving contribution can't be anything less than stunning, as you want your food to be just as popular and lovable as you are. These Honey Chipotle Roasted Carrots will definitely get people talking. With a spicy kick reminiscent of your fiery personality, these tasty bites are sweet, zesty and savory, all in one delicious package. They're almost as versatile as you, ensuring everyone at your Thanksgiving dinner will fall in love with this dish.
(via Inspiration Kitchen)
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Gruyere Parmesan Puffs
As one of the most detailed-oriented signs in all the zodiac, Virgo, you're not one to shy away from a more complicated recipe. Using your signature methodical and practical approach, these Gruyere Parmesan Puffs will come together in a jiffy on Thanksgiving day. Featuring a fluffy and decadent pastry filled with plenty of savory cheese, these yummy little puffs are perfect to eat alone or to dip into any one of your other Thanksgiving dishes. Plus, their rich flavor and more complex assembly are sure to make them the star of your holiday table.
(via Flavor the Moments)
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Sweet Potato Pie Bites
You're all about cooperation and partnership, Libra, so you'll want to create a Thanksgiving dish that combines some truly beloved ingredients. These Sweet Potato Pie Bites perfectly pair maple sweet potatoes with cinnamon cream cheese and maple pecans for a side dish that tastes a whole lot like dessert. Not only are they a sweet way to break up the savory elements of your meal, they're also the perfect way to infuse some of your pleasant personality into your Thanksgiving dinner.
(via The Nutritionist Reviews)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
In much the same way as these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, what you see is not what you get when it comes to you, Scorpio. While you act cold and aloof on the outside, you're actually quite sensitive and emotional when people get to know the real you. In the same vein, brussels sprouts are often avoided at nice meals due to their generally bland taste and unappealing appearance. However, the addition of pancetta and syrupy balsamic vinegar makes this dish a delicious and savory treat that everyone at your Thanksgiving table is sure to love. You can prove to everyone that you can't judge a book by its cover, and create a new yummy Thanksgiving delicious all in one fell swoop.
(via Food Network)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Mushroom Fried Rice
Given your open-minded and optimistic nature, you'll eat almost anything on Thanksgiving, Sagittarius. Nothing's too out-of-the-box for you, making this Mushroom Fried Rice a must-try addition to your table. Although it's about as far as you can get from a Thanksgiving classic, this yummy dish will add some flair to the meal, switching up the traditional flavors with bolder seasonings and unconventional ingredients. Not only that, it's also the perfect way to infuse some of your adventurous personality into this food-driven holiday.
(via Food and Wine)
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Sweet Potato Wedges
Given your traditional and sometimes-stiff nature, Capricorn, any dish that doesn't align with the customary Thanksgiving menu is hard for you to accept. However, it's good to step out of the box and try new things, and not even the most stubborn of people can resist some yummy french fries. These Sweet Potato Wedges are super simple to put together, so they won't take too much time away from prepping your more traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Not only that, they're also the perfect way to add some fun finger food to your holiday meal without detracting from the formal nature of the day.
(via Martha Stewart)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Salsa Verde Cauliflower Steaks
You're known for your progressive and original thinking, Aquarius, so you'll want to whip up a side dish that captures your out-of-the-box mindset. These Salsa Verde Cauliflower Steaks are definitely not what comes to anyone's mind when they think of Thanksgiving, but they're a delicious addition to the table nonetheless. Although this dish sounds complicated, it's actually pretty easy to put together. It should take more than 40 minutes and once they're done you'll be able to add some unique Mexican flavor to your meal that definitely aligns with your unconventional ways.
(via Petit World Citizen)
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Cheesy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
With your gentle and compassionate nature, Pisces, you'll want to provide a Thanksgiving dish that doesn't push people too far out of their comfort zone. Thankfully, these Cheesy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes provide a yummy twist on a classic favorite, ensuring everyone at your table will be clamoring for a bite. Although the components of this dish take a bit of preparation, the actual recipe is fairly simplistic. You just toss all the ingredients together and throw it in the oven and you'll have an amped-up mashed potato dish that all your family is sure to love.
(via Flavor the Moments)
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