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Monday, November 9, 2020

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner is loaded with roasted turkey with gravy, hasselback sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar and roasted almond green beans! Perfect for a smaller scale Thanksgiving dinner and ready in 45 minutes.

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

What are your Thanksgiving plans this year? We are sadly keeping things much smaller than normal which is going to make the holiday a little different but I want to make it special. We want to be safe so we are not having our typical large family gathering though we are getting together with small groups of people. For anyone who wants to make a Thanksgiving meal that is quick, easy and on a smaller scale, try out my Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner loaded with roasted turkey with gravy, hasselback sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar and roasted almond green beans with garlic.


Easy Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving can still be special on a smaller, safe scale. This recipe cooks everything on 2 sheet pans but if you are celebrating with a very small group of 2-3 people, you can certainly cook everything on one pan. I would pair this meal with some homemade cranberry sauce and my Greek yogurt pumpkin cheesecake. Keep reading for lots more Thanksgiving recipe ideas!

I kept the turkey simple because I know that many people love a classic roasted turkey breast with gravy. If you want to switch it up, try my Cajun Turkey with Roasted Vegetables. I totally cheated and bought the gravy because I am scared to make my own. Some shortcuts are okay!


I could have simply roasted the sweet potatoes with olive oil and garlic but since it is Thanksgiving, I wanted to make it a little bit nicer and made these sweet potatoes hasselback style. It isn't much more work really. You just need a sharp knife to be able to make tiny slices all through the sweet potato without slicing it all the way through. Top with butter and brown sugar. So good but really simple!

I went with green beans for the veggie but also debated doing brussels sprouts. Make whatever your family loves. I just roasted these with olive oil and garlic and topped with roasted almonds. Simple but delicious. 


Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Meal

I made everything on 2 Chicago Metallic sheet pans and took the temperature of my turkey with my Taylor thermometer. Two trusted brands that I knew would make cooking this meal simple. 


This is the Taylor PRO Digital Turbo Read Thermocouple Thermometer. It is super fast at taking the temperature of your meat- faster than any other one I've seen. It takes the temperature in 5 seconds or less. It folds up really easily and is small to store.

Maybe three foods are perfect for you for Thanksgiving or maybe you're looking for more. Check out all of these recipes for more Thanksgiving ideas. For breakfast, try this Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast. For leftovers the next day, try my Cranberry Greek Yogurt Parfaits and these Cranberry, Turkey and Swiss Quesadillas.

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner
Yield: serves 4 

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner is loaded with roasted turkey with gravy, hasselback sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar and roasted almond green beans! Perfect for a smaller scale Thanksgiving dinner.
Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Total time: 45 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds boneless turkey breast 
  • Turkey gravy
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons roasted almonds, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Take sweet potatoes and slice very thinly leaving about 1/2 inch unsliced at the bottom. Microwave sweet potatoes for 5 minutes to soften slightly so that everything can be ready at the same time.
  3. Melt butter and mix in brown sugar. Place sweet potatoes on the other baking sheet and pour over the butter mixture or brush onto sweet potatoes. 
  4. Place turkey breast on a sheet pan in the oven. Place sweet potatoes and turkey in the oven.
  5. After 10 minutes of roasting the sweet potatoes, toss green beans with olive oil and place on the baking sheet with sweet potatoes (or another sheet pan if you ran out of room). Place back in oven.
  6. After 15 minutes of roasting, toss green beans with chopped garlic. 
  7. Turkey is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees when taken with a thermometer or after about 30 minutes. 
  8. Sweet potatoes are done when they are soft. Green beans are done when they are softened. Toss with almonds.
Enjoy!


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Other Thanksgiving food ideas

Sweet Potato Pie Bites

Cajun Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing

Cranberry, Lemon and Orange Cider

Kale Salad with Pomegranates, Apples and Cheddar

Hasselback Potato Gratin

Fall Cheese Board

Fall Cobb Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chicago Metallic and Taylor- two brands that I use in my kitchen all the time and love!

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