Blogsgiving Progressive Dinner Party Part 2

mushroom spinach farro

Welcome back to our week full of fun and tasty Blogsgiving Dinner ideas.

Today, we’re on to entrees, side dishes and salads. Our meal is well on its way.

I’ve got a Thanksgiving-inspired recipe that is simply easy to make and simply delicious. I really enjoy Thanksgiving, but one thing that I don’t like is spending all day in the kitchen. Even though I love cooking, I love being able to hang out with family even more.

mushroom spinach farro

This Mushroom Spinach Farro is a nice quick and healthy play on your Thanksgiving stuffing. You can even make it gluten-free by subbing brown rice or quinoa for the farro.

If you’ve haven’t hopped on the farro train yet, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do so. Farro is a wheat-based grain that’s the perfect consistency (soft with a little chew), and it’s basically impossible to mess up.

mushroom spinach farro

Here’s your foolproof and flavor-packed holiday side dish that won’t weigh you down and will wow your guests!

mushroom spinach farro

blogsgiving dinner

About Blogsgiving

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes

The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal.

Be sure to check out today’s recipes for entrees, salads and side dishes.

We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. Hope you can join us!


Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad from Feast + West

Persimmon & Pear Salad from Wit Wisdom and Food

Roasted Butternut Squash & Gorgonzola Salad from Hello Little Home



The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey from My Cooking Spot

Roasted Turducken from The Speckled Palate

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Cranberry Reduction from Home at Six

Beer Brined Turkey with Bacon Gravy from Cake ‘n’ Knife

Smoked Mushroom Steaks with Herbed Bread Crumbs (Vegan) from Betty Becca


Side Dish

Turkey, Apple & Sweet Potato Pot Pies from Love & Flour

Creamy Pumpkin Apple Pasta from My Cooking Spot

Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing from Chez CateyLou

Sweet Potato Crunch from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.

Blue Cheese & Bacon Mashed Potatoes from A Savory Feast

Sausage Stuffing from the Wetherills Say I Do

Butternut Squash Grits from Homespun Seasonal Living



Thanksgiving Wine Pairings from Twin Stripe


mushroom-spinach-farro recipe

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12 thoughts on “Blogsgiving Progressive Dinner Party Part 2

  1. This looks delicious as a side, dressing sub, or even a vegan entree (without the Parm!). You’re so right that having easy dishes peppered into the menu is a welcome break on this busy holiday!

  2. If there is ever a time to introduce a family member to something new and awesome, it’s Thanksgiving, right? It adds the air of specialness and I really love that. Like the others here, I haven’t gotten into farro yet either, but I think I’ll have to now.

  3. YUM. I haven’t had farro in a while, and seeing these photos and reading about this dish really makes me want to try it out again. And while I’m not the biggest mushroom fan, I can see myself enjoying this dish because of everything and how it comes together! Nice work!

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