Turkey Roulade with Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole Pie, Dairy Free & 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ava Bell Taylor - Cooking with Flava with Ava Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Sure to Please!

It’s time for Thanksgiving! 🦃✨ On this episode of Cooking with Flava with Ava, prepare for a food coma! We have a 5 cheese AND a dairy-free mac & cheese, a twist on the classic Thanksgiving turkey with cornbread stuffing and fresh gravy, plus my new favorite – sweet potato casserole pie! 🥧  Click above to watch me cook up these recipes


5 Cheese Mac & Cheese

macaroni and cheese 5 cheeses


Not 1 not 2 but 5 kinds of cheese make up this mouth-watering Mac & Cheese!

Total Time 30 mins

Servings 6-8

    • 3 tablespoons unsalted or plant-based butter
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 2 tablespoons wheat butter
    • 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
    • 1/2 cup coconut cream
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1/2-1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1/2 cup mozzarella
    • 1/2 cup Wisconsin cheese
    • 1/2 cup yellow cheddar
    • 1/2 cup Monterey jack
    • 1/2 cup white cheddar
    • 1/2 asiago
    • 1 8oz box of macaroni pasta noodles
    • parmesan and parsley for garnish
    • Boil water in a large pot and add uncooked macaroni.
    • While pasta is cooking, start on the cheese sauce.
    • Add butter and garlic to a medium-sized pan. As soon as the butter melts, whisk in flour.
    • Next, add evaporated milk a little at a time, followed by coconut cream, whisking until there are no clumps.
    • Simmer on low for 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens.
    • Whisk in salt, pepper, paprika, onion, garlic powder, pasta water, and simmer.
    • Stir in all those yummy cheeses until nice and creamy.
    • Toss cooked macaroni pasta in cheese sauce, coating each noodle evenly.
    • Salt and pepper to taste.
    • Transfer pasta into a baking dish.
    • Top with remaining cheeses and cook in a 375-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese has formed a nice golden crust.
    • Remove from oven, top with fresh parsley and enjoy!

3 Cheese Dairy Free Mac & Cheese 


Dairy free Mac & Cheese

Can’t tolerate dairy? Have no fear! I have a dairy-free mac & cheese recipe that is so scrumptious even cheese lovers will want a bite!

Total Time 35 mins

Servings 6-8

    • 3 tablespoons plant-based butter
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup dairy-free sour cream
    • 1 cup coconut cream
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2- 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 roasted garlic
    • 1/2 cup dairy-free cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup dairy-free mozzarella
    • 1 1/2 cups dairy-free smoked gouda
    • salt + pepper
    • 8 oz fusilli or swirl-shaped noodles
    • 1/2 cup pasta water
    • fried onions for topping
    • Roast 1-2 heads of garlic in a 375-degree oven or in any grill gadget.
    • Boil water in a large pot and add uncooked noodles.
    • While pasta is cooking, start on the cheese sauce.
    • Blend or mash roasted garlic, then add butter to a large sauté pan.
    • Add flour and coconut cream whisking together until smooth, then simmer for 3-5 minutes.
    • Whisk in pasta water, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
    • Stir in all those yummy dairy-free cheeses to your pan until nice and melted.
    • Add rest of the pasta water and almond milk, then whisk until creamy.
    • Toss cooked pasta into a pan with the sauce, coating each noodle evenly.
    • Salt and pepper to taste.
    • Transfer into baking dish.
    • Top with crushed fried onions and remaining cheeses, then cook in 375-degree oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese has formed a nice golden crust.
    • Remove from oven, top with fresh parsley and enjoy!


Turkey Roulade filled with Cornbread Stuffing and Cranberries with Fresh Gravy

turkey roulade


Guarantee a juicy turkey for Thanksgiving! Why cook a whole turkey when you can save half the time and double the flavor!

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings 8-10


    • 1 boneless turkey breast (lbs)
    • butter
    • olive oil
    • seasoned salt
    • 3-5 slices of bacon
    • sage
    • thyme
    • Rosemary
    • 1 can cranberries
    • 1 bag of dried herb dressing
    • salt & pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 2 eggs
    • cornbread (make ahead of time)
    • 1/2 white onion chopped
    • 1 shallot
    • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
    • 1 1/2 stalks of celery
    • 1/2 green bell pepper
    • chicken or veggie stock
    • Preheat the oven to 400° degrees. 
    • Let’s start with our cornbread stuffing! Make cornbread ahead of time to save time.
    • In a medium sauté pan, cook onions, peppers, celery, and shallots for 5 minutes or until soft.
    • Add sausage and cook until brown, then set aside.
    • Crumble cornbread into a large bowl, then add sausage and veggie mixture to the bowl as well.
    • Add dried herb dressing, chicken stock, and melted butter to the cornbread mixture.
    • Lay plastic wrap on the surface, followed by turkey breast skin side down.
    • Cover turkey breast with plastic wrap, then beat with a mallet until 1 inch thick.
    • Remove the top layer of plastic and season both sides of the turkey with salt and pepper.
    • Lay 3-4 strings (long enough to wrap turkey breast) of cooking string underneath the turkey breast.
    • Spread a nice layer of cornbread and stuffing onto the inside of the turkey breast.
    • Begin to roll turkey breast slowly until completely rolled.
    • Secure with string tying knots to keep the turkey in place while cooking.
    • Season with garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, and pepper.
    • Wrap turkey with bacon strips.
    • Transfer turkey breast to dutch oven.
    • Surround turkey with fresh herbs like sage, thyme, and rosemary.🌿
    • Drizzle the remaining chicken stock around the turkey to keep it moist.
    • Finish by topping with sliced butter and drizzling a little olive oil.
    • Cook in the oven for 20 minutes on 400 degrees, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and cook until the meat has reached an internal temperature of 155 degrees.
    • Remember to baste the turkey breast 3 to 4 times for a moist turkey.
    • With 10 minutes remaining, top with cranberries and remove the cover to allow the turkey to golden.
    • Arrange herbs and fresh cranberries in a circular wreath formation, leaving space in the center for the turkey.
    • Once cooked, remove from oven, slightly cool, and transfer to plate with herbs, enjoy!
* Baste: to pour juices or melted fat over (meat) during
 cooking in order to keep it moist --

Homemade Turkey Gravy

Thanksgiving Feast CWFWA


Always wondered how to make gravy?  Well, today’s your lucky day!

Servings 6-8

    • 3 tablespoons unsalted or plant-based butter
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • drippings from turkey breast (around a cup or so)
    • In a sauté pan, melt butter, then whisk in flour.
    • Add drippings, salt, and pepper to taste and whisk together until gravy thickens.
    • As simple as that, you have delicious gravy!


Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole Pie


sweet potato casserole pie


This sweet combination of casserole and pie is my new holiday favorite!

       Total Time 30 mins

   Servings 8-10

    • 3 cups sweet potatoes (around 4 sweet potatoes)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup softened butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/3 cup coconut creme or almond milk
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • topping 1 cup brown sugar
    • mini marshmallows
      Brown sugar topping
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 more cup flour
    • 1/3 cup melted butter
    • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    • Rub sweet potatoes in a little olive oil, then bake for 1 hour or until soft.
    • Remove skin and mash potatoes in a large bowl.
    • Add sugar, butter, eggs, coconut cream, cinnamon nutmeg, vanilla, and flour, to sweet potatoes.
    • Combine well with a hand mixer until creamy.
    • Transfer filling into pie shells evenly.
    • In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and melted butter into a crumble.
    • Once your pie is covered with brown sugar topping, bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees.
    • Remove from the oven and brush melted butter along the crust for a golden finish.
    • Add mini marshmallows, then cook for 5-10 more minutes.
    • Remove from the oven, slightly cool, and enjoy!



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