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StoryNovember 11, 2022

5 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made with Post Cereals

A bowl of wild rice and Grape-Nuts stuffing.

‘Tis the season to be thankful, and with it comes the added task of cooking for your loved ones and friends. Whether you are in charge of the whole meal or just bringing a dish to pass, turn to some of your favorite Post® cereals to inspire you and put a spin on some classic Thanksgiving staples.

As you head to the grocery store to prepare for the holiday, consider adding a few delicious Post cereals to your list that can be used in any of these five unique Thanksgiving side dishes and dessert recipes. Not only do Post products make a delicious breakfast, but you can also enjoy them as secret ingredients in other side dishes, dinner and dessert recipes!

Fan-favorite Post products, like Grape-Nuts®, Malt-O-Meal®, Honey Bunches of Oats® and Shredded Wheat cereals are all staples in these unique Thanksgiving side dishes recipes.

From high-quality ingredients, including whole grains and fiber, and gluten-free options, these recipes will give you ideas for Thanksgiving dishes the whole family can enjoy.

1. Malt-O-Meal Gluten-Free Crispy Rice Turkey Treats

Turkey shaped rice crispy treats sit on an orange background.

Looking for Thanksgiving-themed, gluten-free dessert ideas to bring to your big feast this year? Gobble gobble your way through these fun and easy Malt-O-Meal Crispy Rice cereal turkey treats for the kids, and big kids at heart that will be at your Thanksgiving table this year.  Get the recipe here.

2. Grape-Nuts and Wild Rice Stuffing

A bowl of wild rice and Grape-Nuts stuffing.

Calling for our Grape-Nuts cereal, this recipe is a flavorful twist on a Thanksgiving table staple. The combination of rice, vegetables, seasonings and of course, Grape-Nuts cereal will quickly become a new family favorite to include at holiday meals year-round. Try the recipe.

3. Shredded Wheat Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese.

Our Post Shredded Wheat cereal is made from whole-grain wheat, making it a great topper for this popular Thanksgiving side dish. After preparing the pasta, the recipe calls for a variety of seasonings, cheeses and other fixings to create a rich and creamy sauce. Once it is combined, the mixture is topped with ground Shredded Wheat cereal, giving this dish a crispy top that will have your guests asking for seconds! Get the recipe here.

4. Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa Aioli

A thanksgiving side dish of sweet potato fries with a small bowl of Aioli on the side.

Take your sweet potatoes to the next level, whether you’re looking for a quick appetizer to hold your guests over or a new take on sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving meal. This recipe calls for our Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal and four sweet potatoes. Once they are prepared, pair them with a perfectly sweet, smoky, tangy Harissa dipping sauce. Ready in 35 minutes, this recipe will earn its place in your Thanksgiving cookbooks. Check out the recipe.

5. Streusel Baked Winter Squash

Baked Winter Squash Recipe

This streusel baked winter squash recipe puts a spin on classic baked squash with a secret ingredient: Post® Original Shredded Wheat cereal. Grab a few baking staples and make this comforting winter side dish! Get the recipe.

At Post Consumer Brands, we make a variety of delicious cereals to inspire you through every season. Learn more about the nutritional information and production processes for our most popular product, cereal!