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Making pumpkin puree from scratch is easy to do! Here are two methods, the quick method in the pressure cooker or the oven roasted method which is just as easy, but takes a little more time.

How To Make Pumpkin Puree (Instant Pot or Oven Method)

This lightened Butternut Squash Gratin is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, which I have to say is really darn good!

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

This spiralized turnip, carrot and potato au gratin casserole is baked with turkey in a light cream sauce finished with grated Gruyere cheese – a dish worthy for your Holiday table.

Spiralized Turnip and Potato Au Gratin Casserole with Turkey

Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!

Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

Madison, my youngest daughter loves raw carrots. She gets them in her lunch box every single day, so when she saw these rainbow carrots in Trader Joe's, she couldn't believe carrots came in so many colors so I had to buy them for her to taste. The colors are just gorgeous, but you can also use orange carrots for this recipe.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Ginger

These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter

A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie recipe is quick and easy, made with refrigerated pie crust rolled out thinner, to lighten it up.

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is an easy, light cheesecake made with pumpkin puree and spices. Under 10 minutes to make, if you use ready-made crust.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Roasted carrots drizzled with a little oil and finished with Feta, a drizzle of truffle oil, fresh lemon and lemon zest. My FAVORITE way to eat carrots!

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Feta, Truffle and Lemon Zest

Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!

Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

These pan roasted brussels sprouts and shallots are perfectly charred, and finished with a sweet balsamic glaze.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Glaze

Roasting cauliflower brings out its nuttiness flavor and caramelizes the edges. This is such an easy way to prepare it, I toss it with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some lemon zest when it comes out of the oven.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Creamy mashed cauliflower with cheese and bacon made with a touch of whipped butter, buttermilk, garlic and herbs and topped with cheese and bacon – low-carb, but you'll swear it's loaded with tons of calories!

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

Turkey tenderloins stuffed with a sweet and savory filling of butternut squash, cranberries, sage and pecans – this tastes like Thanksgiving, all wrapped up in one dish!

Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberries and Pecans

Massaged Raw Kale Salad – Kale is a hearty winter green that holds up well in soups and stews. But it's also wonderful as a salad if you give it a three-minute massage.

Massaged Raw Kale Salad

This Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast is so easy and literally falls apart once cooked. Here it's cooked with balsamic vinegar and honey which gives it a slight tang that I love!

Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast

These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)! Have you ever had the Spinach Santa Fe Egg Rolls with the Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce from Chili's? They're dangerously good – I don't even want to know how many calories they are. That's where the inspiration for these lighter lettuce wraps came from.

Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

This super simple and easy to make cauliflower gratin uses light Havarti cheese, a splash of half and half, breadcrumbs and some seasoning for a delicious quick side.

Light and Easy Cauliflower Gratin

Petite sweet potato pie bites lightly sweetened with a ripe banana, a touch of brown sugar and spices, then topped with a light meringue topping. A perfect sweet potato recipe for the Holidays!

Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pie

A savory slow cooker garlic mashed sweet potatoes recipe that's the perfect addition to your turkey dinner – let your slow cooker help you out in the kitchen this Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares with a gingersnap pecan crust – so good, less guilt and perfect for the Holidays!

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares

This simple savory stuffed acorn squash is easy to make and filled with the wonderful flavors of Fall. The stuffing is made with farro, chicken sausage, mushrooms, celery, onions and sage – you'll love this!

Farro and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach are made with a creamy butternut-parmesan sauce baked in the oven until melted and hot – trust me, you want these in your life!

Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach

Leftover turkey is delicious in turkey pot pie, so I thought why not use it to make turkey pot pie soup?

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Fresh sweet figs with soft goat cheese over baby arugula topped with a balsamic glaze. A beautiful salad without the fuss, using only 5 ingredients; this salad will make you look like a rock star in the kitchen!

Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

These bite sized pecan tarts are the perfect lighter alternative for pecan pie this holiday season! They are so easy to make, just 7 ingredients for a delicious treat.

Mini Pecan Phyllo Tarts

This savory quinoa stuffing is a delicious, protein-packed, gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing.

Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing

Potatoes and parsnips mashed together with a little garlic, sour cream and butter make a surprisingly tasty side dish. The parsnips add a slightly sweet and spicy taste to the potatoes that I really enjoyed.

Potato Parsnip Mash