Thanksgiving Hack: Cook Your Whole Meal in Stasher Bags

Don’t stress over your Thanksgiving meal… Prep, cook, and store it all in a Stasher bag — or several! From sides and cocktails to the main dish and all the leftovers, we’ve got options for you. Let’s talk turkey…

Sides

THREE HEALTHY HOLIDAY SIDES

Cranberry sauce. Green beans. Mashed potatoes. You know what they can all be cooked in? Yep, you guessed it — a Stasher bag! Place each one in a Half Gallon Stasher bag, lower into a pot, lift out when done. Easy peasy. When the feasting is done, the Stand-Up Mega bag is perfect for stacking leftovers. 

GLUTEN-FREE AND VEGAN STUFFING, 3 WAYS

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without stuffing! With Stasher bags and a sous vide machine, you can actually cook all three of these stuffings at the same time, then finish with a quick broil in the oven for that perfectly crusted top. Don’t have a sous vide? The recipe covers that, too.

Sous Vide with Stasher bag

Main Course 

BAKED TURKEY TENDERLOINS

Make the juiciest Thanksgiving meat ever with herbed turkey tenderloins in a Half Gallon Stasher Bag. Just add all ingredients right to your Stasher, seal and put on a baking sheet for 45 minutes. Voila — an easier, tastier take on turkey!

Psst: Yes, you can put it right in the oven — Stasher bags work at temps up to 425° Fahrenheit!

SOUS VIDE SALMON DINNER

The sturdy, airtight seal on Stasher bags makes them fully submersible. With three Stasher bags, you can make this entire meal in only 30 minutes!

ROSEMARY RUBBED STEAK

Want an alternative to turkey? This rosemary steak, cooked sous vide style in a Stasher bag, is uber-delicious topped with roasted mushrooms and shallot sauce.

Baking ingredients in Stasher bags

Desserts 

3 CLASSIC HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES

From peppermint bark chocolate fudge to peanut butter cup thumbprints, the holiday season just isn’t complete without a cookie or two. Prepare the dough ahead of time and freeze it in your Stasher bag. Once baked, keep them fresh in a Stasher bag for up to one week. (We bet they won’t last that long.)

MAPLE GLAZED PUMPKIN DONUTS

Honestly, you had us at donuts. For something different than classic pumpkin pie, bake these maple and pumpkin donut delights a day or two before the meal and then store them in a Stasher Half Gallon bag.

ICE CREAM

Two ingredients and two Stasher bags are all you need to create this sweet treat that goes perfectly with pumpkin pie — and it’s ready in under 15 minutes!

FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE FUDGE

This deliciously addictive vegan dessert can be stored right in a Stasher bag. Just prepare it (no baking required!) and freeze on a cookie sheet, then break into smaller pieces, place in your Stasher bag, and store in the freezer until you’re ready to indulge!

Cranberry Cocktails using Stasher bags

Cocktails 

CRANBERRY SORBET COCKTAIL

Calling all cranberry lovers! After cooking the cranberries, put all the ingredients for this chilled, bubbly cocktail in a Stasher bag, squish and freeze. Simple as that!

CRANBERRY COSMOPOLITAN 

Infuse the booze (with a hack that gets quick results) and mix the cocktail, all with a Stasher bag. We think Carrie Bradshaw would approve of this cosmo — and the chic Stasher bag. 

VANILLA BUTTERNUT FLIP COCKTAIL

Add cooked butternut squash, rum, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice berries to a Stasher bag and infuse it for at least 3 hours, then seal in a Stasher with the cocktail ingredients and shake. Next step: enjoy the yum!

What are you cookin' up this year? Show us how you're using your Stasher bags to prep, cook, or store leftovers with #Stasherbag on Instagram!

 

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