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Three Ridiculously Easy Thanksgiving Recipes For Those Who Can't Really Cook

November 22nd, 2016 at 2:00am

It’s the season for Thanksgiving dinners, and you’re obligated to meet up with friends, family or coworkers.

(Photo via @anagabrielateran)

You need to create an easy, inexpensive and delicious meal that makes you look like you slaved away for hours in the kitchen like the culinary genius that you are.

I’m not the best cook in town, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve that will make your family think that you don’t live off a pizza and pasta diet. I’ve got you covered with some recipes for sweet, savory and one thing everyone will love.

(Photo via @_lilko)

Sweet: Oreo Balls (from my Mother’s Kitchen)

1 package oreo cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 bag white chocolate morsels

Crush cookies in large baggie. Add to mixing bowl. Add cream cheese. Blend with mixer until smooth. Roll into 1 inch balls and refrigerate.
Melt chocolate. Use a toothpick to drop balls into melted chocolate. Let harden. Enjoy!

(Photo via Publix)

Savory: Sweet Potato Caramelized Banana Mash (from Publix Apron)

2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 large ripe banana
2 tablespoons buttery spread
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup low-fat granola with raisins

1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch pieces; peel and mash banana. Place potatoes in large microwave-safe bowl and cover; microwave on HIGH 8–10 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Keep covered until ready to blend.
2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Combine buttery spread, cinnamon sugar, and banana, then place in pan; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until bananas have softened and browned slightly.
3. Drain potatoes well. Blend potatoes and salt with electric mixer (or potato masher) until smooth. Swirl banana mixture into potatoes. Top with granola; serve.
screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-10-09-41-am(Photo via @testkitchen)

One thing everyone will love: Green Bean Casserole (from Campbell’s Kitchen)

1 can Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 dash black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans
1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions

1. Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
2. Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
3. Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.