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In a Pinch? 3-Ingredient Thanksgiving Recipes that Will Save the Day

As you may know by now, Thanksgiving is our absolute favorite holiday—it’s the time when we get to enjoy delicious food with friends and family, while catching up in between. Today we’re sharing five of our favorite three-ingredient Thanksgiving recipes that will please any crowd. Truth is, you don’t always need a shopping cart full of ingredients to achieve a delicious outcome. Whether you’re hosting or bringing a side dish along to a potluck, these recipes will save you time and money (and, perhaps another trip to the grocery store).

Cranberry-Orange Sauce

INCREDIENTS
1 orange
2 cups frozen cranberries
.33 cup sugar

YOU’LL NEED
Small pot
Zester

Method

01
Prepare ingredients:

Peel 1 big strip orange zest, then halve the orange.

02
Combine ingredients:

In a small pot, combine sugar and juice of orange. Stir over medium heat to dissolve sugar, then add cranberries and zest.

03
Simmer and season:

Simmer over medium heat until cranberries are warm and burst, 5–7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS
1 pound russet potatoes
¼ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

YOU’LL NEED
Medium to large pot
Strainer (optional)

Method

01
Prepare ingredients:

Peel potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces, and place in a pot. Cover with cold water, salt generously, then bring to a boil over high heat and cook until tender, 8-10 minutes.

02
Mash and season:

Drain and return to pot. Add milk and butter and mash until very smooth. Season with with salt and pepper.

Warm Fig and Goat Cheese Spread

INGREDIENTS
1 log goat cheese
½ cup fig jam
2 sprigs thyme

YOU’LL NEED
Baking sheet
Aluminum Foil

Method

01
Prepare ingredients:

Place goat cheese log on a foil-lined baking sheet.

02
Broil and serve!:

Spread fig jam all over, and sprinkle over thyme leaves. Broil until sticky and warm, about 5 minutes. Serve with crusty baguette.

Pumpkin Spice No-Churn Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS
½ cup heavy cream
3.5 ounces condensed milk
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

YOU’LL NEED
Whisk or electric mixer
Baking dish
Parchment paper

Method

01
Whisk cream:

Whisk together heavy cream until thickened and stiff peaks form.

02
Combine ingredients:

Add condensed milk and pumpkie pie spice and whisk gently to fully combine.

03
Prepare and Freeze:

Pour into a baking dish and spread in an even layer. Place a sheet of parchment on top, pressing to adhere. Freeze until thick, 45-60 minutes.

Boulevardier

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ ounces bourbon
¾ ounce dry vermouth
¾ ounce campari

OR

2 parts bourbon
1 part vermouth
1 part campari

YOU’LL NEED
Cocktail Glass
Another glass or cocktail shaker
Ice

Method

01
Prepare tools and ingredients:

Chill a cocktail glass in the freezer for 5 minutes. Fill another glass or a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour over all ingredients.

02
Chill and enjoy!:

Stir or shake vigorously to chill, then pour into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.

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