Recipe Box, Spring Thanksgiving


Here’s a fun way to celebrate the arrival of Spring,

Have a Spring Thanksgiving!

Come on in, I’ll show you the menu…






HHjr smoked a turkey breast

and paired it with white BBQ sauce






We used a bottled local sauce,

but it’s super easy to make your own,

see my White Alabama BBQ Sauce here

add horseradish for extra zip!





I made super easy sides,

I used Stove Top cornbread stuffing mix

and added corn, celery and onion





Using a prepared baking dish

Cook the onion and celery in the microwave with the butter

As the butter melts, the vegetables will soften





Add the corn and stir in the dry stuffing





Pour in the chicken broth and stir well

{you can also stir in a beaten egg for a denser stuffing/dressing}





So easy, no fuss, no mess!





The green beans were made in a similar manner

I microwaved frozen beans in a sprayed baking dish until soft





I used Campbell’s Cream of Bacon Soup

instead of the traditional Cream of Mushroom

and added some crispy bacon pieces





It was ready for the oven in no time!





Reserved onions went on top during the last 5 minutes of baking






Instead of pumpkin pie how about

Lazy Lemon Pie in a jar for dessert



Corny Cornbread Dressing

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Print

1 box, 6 oz. Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

4 T unsalted butter

1 can, 15 oz. corn kernels, drained,  or 2 cups frozen corn thawed

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

Spray or grease a small {1 or 1 1/2 quart} baking dish add onion, celery and butter.  Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, covered with a paper towel, until butter melts and vegetables have softened.  Stir in corn.  Top with dry stuffing mix and pour chicken broth over all.  Stir well to combine. Add a little more broth if dressing seems dry.  Stir in egg for a denser dressing.  Refrigerate at this point for baking later if desired.

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover and return dish to oven until dressing is heated through.  If dressing is cold add a few more minutes to cooking time.


Green Bean & Bacon Casserole

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Print

16 oz frozen cut green beans

2-3 slices bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces

1 can Campbell’s Cream of Bacon Soup

6 oz french fried onions

salt & pepper to taste

Grease or spray a small 1 or 1 1/2 quart baking dish.  Add beans and microwave for 3-4 minutes.  Drain off any water from beans.  Stir in soup, bacon, and 1/2 of onions.

Bake casserole at 350, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.  Top with remaining onions and return to oven for 5 minutes to crisp.



for another printable version of Corny Cornbread Dressing click here

for another printable version of Green Bean & Bacon Casserole click here


Gobble Gobble!


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38 Responses to “Recipe Box, Spring Thanksgiving”
  1. Mary says:

    You have me craving a spring Thanksgiving now Jenna! ♥

  2. Nancy says:

    I may just have to do this real soon… nothing like a spring turkey! 😊

  3. I never have considered putting corn in my stuffing – sounds tasty!!

  4. Jodi says:

    Cream of Bacon Soup!!??!! Haven’t seen yet! Genius! I hate cream of mushroom LOL!

  5. Jenna, I always make dressing for Easter. I love the idea of thanksgiving for spring! I haven’t seen cream of bacon soup. Happy Thursday!

  6. Karen says:

    A spring thanksgiving, I like that idea. Your meal sounds great…especially the corny dressing.

  7. CoziNest says:

    The Cream of Bacon soup sounds divine for the green beans. That’s a must-try and I love the idea of dessert as a favor at a party.

  8. says:

    Look at you with your Spring Thanksgiving dishes! I’ve always baked the traditional ham for Easter but your turkey sounds good. Girl, I may have to make a pan of dressing now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. Sharon Mann says:

    What a delicious way to bring in Spring.

  10. Benita says:

    I miss Jim ‘N Nicks so much!! The hubster loves turkey, a true “turkey connoisseur”…LOL He will love this!! Hugs!

  11. Kari says:

    Yes please, I’ll have some of that and some of this….what a lovely menu for Spring Thanksgiving. I have never heard of cream of bacon or corn in a soup. Although I do love creamed corn. I can’t wait to try these recipes. Thanks dear friend. YUM!!!

  12. Michelle says:

    I love your wreath! And all your food looks so amazing!

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Yum! 😍 I will have to look for Cream of Bacon soup in the store! 👍

  14. Every year I tell myself I’m going to cook a turkey breast on the grill… Maybe this year I will! Happy Spring Jenna:@)

  15. Cyndi Raines says:

    We’ll, this sure is lip-smackin’ good! It all looks DELISH! 😋 I will have to look for that new cream of bacon soup for my next green bean casserole! Thanks Jenna, Happy Spring! 🌾🐑⚘🐇

  16. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This is such a great idea, Jenna. I love that you’re celebrating springtime with a feast of delicious food! I’m so happy spring is here!!!!

  17. I could use that right now!

  18. thefrenchhutch says:

    Beautiful wreath. Love this idea, so much to be thankful for in the Spring. This looks so delicious and easy too. I have to try these casseroles…….

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