Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner: Quick and Easy Recipes with Gala Fresh

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner: Quick and Easy Recipes with Gala Fresh

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us find ourselves in a familiar situation: a last-minute scramble to prepare a delicious feast for family and friends. Whether you’ve been too busy to plan or just had a sudden change of plans, don’t fret! Gala Fresh Farms is here to help you whip up a memorable Thanksgiving dinner in no time. With our wide range of fresh and affordable ingredients, you can create a fantastic Thanksgiving spread that will leave your guests in awe.

At Gala Fresh Farms, we understand the importance of convenience, quality, and affordability, which is why we’ve put together a list of five quick and easy Thanksgiving recipes that will save the day. With our amazing weekly deals, you’ll find everything you need at our supermarkets to make this Thanksgiving special. Let’s dive into these recipes, each featuring a delightful ingredients list, and step-by-step instructions.

1. Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

For a smaller gathering or when time is of the essence, a juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast is the perfect solution. This dish brings all the flavors of a traditional roast turkey but in a fraction of the time.


– 1 boneless turkey breast (about 4-5 pounds)

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. In a small bowl, mix the chopped herbs, olive oil, salt, and pepper to create a herb paste.

3. Rub the herb paste all over the turkey breast.

4. Place the turkey breast in a roasting pan and roast for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

5. Let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

2. Classic Mashed Potatoes

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without a heaping bowl of creamy mashed potatoes. Our classic recipe will have you enjoying this comfort food favorite in no time.


– 4 pounds of russet potatoes, peeled and quartered

– 1 cup milk

– ½ cup butter

– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until they’re tender, about 15-20 minutes.

2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.

3. Add the butter and milk, then mash until smooth.

4. Season with salt and pepper, adjusting to taste.

3. Quick and Easy Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving essential, and making it from scratch is easier than you think. Our recipe will impress your guests without causing you any stress.


– 1 cup sugar

– 1 cup water

– 12 ounces fresh cranberries


1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water.

2. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Add the cranberries and return to a boil.

4. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens.

5. Let the sauce cool before serving.

4. Garlic Butter Green Beans

Add some vibrant color and freshness to your Thanksgiving table with Garlic Butter Green Beans. This quick and flavorful side dish complements the rich flavors of the holiday meal.


– 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

– 2 tablespoons butter

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

2. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

3. Add green beans and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they reach your desired level of tenderness.

4. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

5. Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a slice of Pumpkin Pie. Our quick and easy recipe will have you savoring this classic dessert in no time.


For the Pie:

– 1 ready-made pie crust

– 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree

– 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

– 2 large eggs

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

– 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Whipped Cream:

– 1 cup heavy whipping cream

– 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Pie:

1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

2. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices, and salt.

3. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.

4. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and bake for an additional 40-45 minutes, or until the pie is set.

5. Let the pie cool before serving.

For the Whipped Cream:

1. In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.

2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.

3. Serve a dollop of whipped cream with each slice of pie.

Don’t let last-minute Thanksgiving planning get you down. Visit Gala Fresh Farms to find all the fresh and affordable ingredients you need to create a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. With our amazing weekly deals, you can prepare a delicious meal without breaking the bank. Gather your loved ones and give thanks for the convenience, quality, and affordability you’ll find at Gala Fresh Farms. Let’s make this Thanksgiving a special one together!

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