Cornucopia of Creativity: Turkey Veggie Tray

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It’s day two of the Cornucopia of Creativity and I couldn’t wait to share this turkey veggie tray that we had last year for Thanksgiving! A very fun twist on the traditional crudites!


– Lots of veggies (head of cabbage, small yellow squash, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, carrots, orange & red bell pepper, black olives, radishes, & cherry tomatoes)

– ranch dip

lots of toothpicks


Place a head of cabbage on a large platter and attach a small yellow squash (with the smallest end down) using toothpicks.

Coat the cabbage in ranch dip & cover top portion with cut cauliflower (use toothpicks when necessary). Then, using a toothpick for each piece, place carrots, celery, and cucumber sticks into the head of cabbage in a fan shape (for feathers). Cut two orange bell pepper segments into bird-shaped feet.For the turkey face, cut the end off two black olives and use a toothpick to stick in as eyes. Cut two triangle shapes out of the orange bell pepper for the beak, and cut a long, thin segment from a red bell pepper for the “snood/wattle”. Use radishes & cherry tomatoes to fill in around the platter.

It’s a great way to add in some fun to the Thanksgiving spread! Don’t you just want to gobble him up?! 😉 Turkey Veggie TrayDo you make any fun foods for Thanksgiving?

Linked to: *Sundae Scoop, *Made by You Monday, *Tip Me Tuesday, *Today’s Creative, *I’m Loving’ It, *Tatertots & Jello, *Show & Share, *Thanksgiving Traditions

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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23 Responses

  1. This is adorable! I’m sure my little guys would gobble up their veggies if I display them like that! Just pinned it, and I’m your newest follower. Saw you on TT&J’s Wrap Up Party.

    Have a great weekend!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West 🙂

  2. I am so doing this for my kindergartner’s Harvest party at school! A great way to interest 5 year olds into eating veggies it starts out looking cool then they get to be part of destroying it! LOL I am so excited I can’t wait!

  3. This was soooo fun to make!! I love it and have already gotten compliments left and right…Very time consuming but very worth it..Thank you!

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