7 Thanksgiving Inspired Dishes You Need to Have in Your Restaurant this Month

 In 4. Jenny Brooks, Marketing, Menu, Public Relations

Having a seasonal menu item or a few is an excellent way to bring in both new and returning customers to your establishment. With Thanksgiving coming up, try introducing one (or all) of these dishes that will have your guests coming back over and over again all month.

1. Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

A classic stuffing recipe stuffed inside the squash – opt for no meat to add a vegetarian option to your menu. Get the recipe here.


2. Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Put a twist on your traditional Alfredo dish by adding some pumpkin with this seasonal menu item! Get the recipe here.


3. Mini Caramel Apples

A great cake-pop style dessert that both kids and adults will love! Get the recipe here


4. Pumpkin Spice Whip Dip

This great dish can be pushed as both an appetizer or a dessert, and may even draw in some customers just for a cup of coffee to go alongside it! Get the recipe here.


5. Baked Apple and Pear Chips

Another great option you can sell as both an appetizer or a dessert, or even a side dish for kids. Get the recipe here.


6. Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

If you lack vegetarian items on your menu, this may be a perfect recipe to try out for a permanent position. Get the recipe here.


7. Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

These are a great addition to your dessert menu. Serve this fall classic as is, or add a scoop of ice cream with it. Get the recipe here.


Remember, changing up your menu and adding limited-time items as seasonal menu items is an excellent way to keep people interested, and coming back. Try bringing in one seasonal item for each course. And don’t forget to cost out all of the recipes!

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