These Thanksgiving recipes will make your meal and remind you to thank a farmer.
Farmers provide the ingredients and materials that feed, clothe, and house the country, but it’s definitely the wide array of food crops that go into making our favorite dishes that will prompt you to thank a farmer. This is especially true during Thanksgiving, where the day of feasting makes food-based commodities the star of the show. Find three Thanksgiving side dish recipes below that will have you and your guests wanting to thank a farmer for providing the quality ingredients that went into making such culinary masterpieces.
Thanksgiving Recipes So Good You’ll Thank a Farmer
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans
Even if you dislike Brussels sprouts, this recipe is so tasty it could make you thank a farmer and just may change your mind about Brussels sprouts. It combines the nutrient-rich Brussels sprouts with savory bacon and a Thanksgiving favorite: pecans. Shallots, fresh rosemary, and Parmesan cheese round out the unique flavoring of this dish. Find the recipe here.
Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cornbread
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the flavor in the Jalapeño cornbread recipe from the Texas Department of Agriculture is proof positive. This made-from-scratch cornbread recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser if some at your Thanksgiving table like the heat of hot peppers. The recipe calls for two Jalapeño peppers, but you can add more if you’re brave. Find the recipe here.
Stuffed Red Potatoes With Caramelized Onions
Potatoes are another must-have commodity at the Thanksgiving Day table, and this recipe from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture will not disappoint. It calls for red potatoes, caramelized onions, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste to create a twice-baked potato that looks like a million bucks and tastes like Heaven. Find the recipe here.
For even more Thanksgiving dinner ideas head over to our AgAmericaEats Pinterest board.
This holiday season and every day, we’d like to extend our thanks and gratitude to those in the ag industry. We know our nation’s farmers and ranchers are some of the hardest-working individuals around and we appreciate all that they do for us.