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Thanksgiving ideas

Looking for menu ideas for the big feast? Here are some of my favorite appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. And if you have leftover turkey, I’ve got you covered there, too.
Bacon-jalapeño cheeseball
Baked jalapeño pimento cheese dip
Cheese straws
Cheese log
Chili parlor queso
Chipotle cranberry sausage balls
El Paso-style chile con queso
Felix queso
Ham salad
Jalapeño bacon pull-apart cheese bread
Jalapeño bean dip
Jalapeño dill pickle dip
Love dip
Pimento cheese
Pimento cheese deviled eggs
Pimento cheese stuffed pickled jalapenos
Seasoned oyster crackers
Spicy sweet potato sausage balls
Texas chili powder cheese ball
Texas red ranch party mix

Apple Jack biscuits
Cheddar pecan biscuits
Cranberry white chocolate scones
Hatch green chile cornbread
Honey wheat casserolls
Jalapeño cheddar biscuits
Jalapeño cheese bread
Oatmeal bread
Pumpkin chipotle cornbread
Rice muffins
Sweet potato biscuits
Sweet potato bread
Tomato, cheddar, and bacon biscuits

Side dishes
Ancho chile applesauce
Butter beans
Carrot soufflé, Texas style
Carrot and raisin salad
Cauliflower and Gruyere macaroni and cheese
Chipotle macaroni and cheese with bacon
Collard greens
Cranberry salsa
Fancy green bean casserole
German potato salad, Dallas style
Giblet gravy
Green chile chowder
Green chile corn pudding
Green chile hominy casserole
Green chile potato casserole
Jalapeño bacon Brussels sprouts
Jalapeño cheese grits
Jalapeño creamed corn
Jalapeño pecan cornbread dressing
Lima beans with bacon
Macaroni and cheese, cafeteria style
Mashed sweet potatoes with chipotle chiles
Pea salad
Poblano mashed potatoes
Roasted cauliflower with sage
Smoky macaroni and cheese
Smoky, savory collard greens
Squash and green chile casserole
Squash casserole
Squash casserole, Dallas cafeteria style
Sweet potato pudding
Sweet potato soup
Tamale cornbread dressing

Apple cake
Apple dutch baby with green chiles
Cherry Dr. Pepper cheesecake barsChess pie
Chocolate corn chip candy
Chocolate pie
Danish apple cake
Dr Pepper sheet cake
Grandma’s pumpkin dessert
Hello Dolly bars
Lavender brownies
Mexican chocolate fudge
Mexican chocolate pralines
Peanut butter pie
Pecan pie
Pecan praline ice cream topping
Ruby red grapefruit chess bars
Ruby red grapefruit cookies
Sour cream pound cake with ruby red grapefruit
Spicy applesauce cake
Sweet potato pie
Texas banana pudding

Main dishes and leftovers
Brown sugar and coffee-glazed ham
Chicken tortilla casserole
Chilaquiles with ancho tomatillo sauce
Chipotle chicken tacos
Green chile chicken salad
Green chile turkey spaghetti
King Ranch chicken casserole
Sour cream chicken enchiladas
Sour cream chicken nachos
Texas turkey chili
Turkey enchilada verde soup
Turkey gumbo
Turkey and sausage jambalayaTurkey tamales with guajillo cranberry mole
White chicken poblano chili