Thanksgiving Classics, But With a Twist

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This Thanksgiving, we’re reminding ourselves not to stress. Things don’t have to look perfect or be incredibly complicated to taste delicious. So we’re going back to basics, with a few simple, no-stress appetizers, sides, and most importantly, pie. These Thanksgiving classics come with unexpected flavor combinations and food waste fighting tips that will empower you in the kitchen and hopefully leave you thinking “well that wasn’t so hard!” after the big meal.


whipped ricotta with pomegranate and rosemary

Whipped Ricotta with Pomegranate and Toasted Rosemary

Right now, Imperfect customers can order slightly undersized pomegranates that almost went to waste. Give them the love they deserve in this simple ricotta that feels extra special with the addition of toasted rosemary.

Cheesy Leftover Pie Crust Crackers

Don’t throw out those extra scraps of pie crust! Instead, top them with a savory mix of cheese and herbs for an almost instant snack.

All About the Sides

Curried Sweet Potato Stuffing

Curried Sweet Potato Stuffing

Curried sweet potatoes and leftover bread come together for a not-so-classic Thanksgiving side dish that can easily compete with the main.

Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms

Simple Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms 

This season we’re carrying organic green beans that have been picked to taste fresher and not spoil so soon. Let them shine in this super simple and delicious recipe. 

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Goat Cheese and Quick Candied Pecans

Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans 

With a smattering of creamy goat cheese and quick candied pecans, these roasted carrots tick every box for what a side should be.

Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins with Crispy Onions

Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins with Crispy Onions

A delicious way to use your leftover parmesan rinds and prevent the dreaded “spludge” of macaroni on your plate.

Leftovers tip: Save some of the Imperfect Foods Crispy Onions to add on top of leftovers.

The finale

Mexican Spiced Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Mexican Spiced Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Richly chocolatey and generously spiced, this pie is perfect for when you want to impress people but also not work that hard. On second thought, it might just be the perfect pie. 

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