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15 Recipes For Fresh Thanksgiving Inspiration

Nov 19 2013 - 12:26pm

It should come as no surprise that we love Thanksgiving around here. With the amazing all-American holiday just around the corner, it's time to start planning that menu. While every family has its favorite go-to recipes full of love and tradition, mixing things up with a few of these delicious dishes will only help make this Thanksgiving the best yet. Be prepared to take away some novel inspiration after clicking through these 15 Thanksgiving recipes.

— Additional reporting by Susannah Chen

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts and Lauren Hendrickson

Sage Sangria

Infuse classic Sangria with Fall's favorite herb to create sage sangria [1], a cocktail that will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Crostini With Mostarda

Ever heard of mostarda? The traditional Italian condiment that combines sweet, cooked fruit with a savory mustard sauce makes a perfect topping for these crostini topped with orange, pear, and cranberry mostarda [2].

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Sweet Potato and Bacon Endive "Boats"

Caramelized and smoky sweet potato and bacon endive "boats" [3] have the perfect blend of textures and flavors to kick off Turkey Day right.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Persimmon and Arugula Salad

Make your Thanksgiving stand out this year with this persimmon and beet salad [4] that plays up the autumnal flavors of fuyu persimmon.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Butternut Lasagna

Cover your vegetarian entrée and squash side-dish bases with a creamy butternut squash lasagna [5].

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Herb-Roasted Turkey

If you're making a turkey for the first time, then a straightforward herb-butter-roasted turkey [6] is a surefire route to a moist bird.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Roulade

If the idea of making and carving a whole bird [7] intimidates you, then try something faster and more sliceable, like this prosciutto-wrapped turkey roulade [8], stuffed with artichokes and shiitake mushrooms.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Potato Basil Puree

Take a tip from the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten, and whip up potato basil puree [9]. It's a supersimple and luxurious alternative to the traditional mash.

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Stuffin' Muffins

Who says stuffing is just for inside the bird? Try a new approach this Thanksgiving with crusty leek and sage stuffin' muffins [10].

Photo: Nicole Perry

Cranberry Sauce With Caramelized Onions

Skip the canned stuff and make it fresh and memorable. This recipe for fresh cranberry sauce with caramelized onions [11] will be an unexpected twist on traditional flavors.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Garlicky Gruyère Gratin

There is nothing more decadent than a perfect potato gratin. These potatoes au gratin [12] with garlic and gruyère cheese are sure to satisfy a hungry crowd — and no one will be asking about the mashed potatoes!

Photo: Nicole Perry

Butternut Squash Risotto

Restaurant-grade risotto may sound hard, but we promise: this recipe's actually easy. Guests will come back for more, thanks to the combination of sweet roasted butternut squash and fried sage [13].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Hazelnut-Topped Celery Root Puree

Deepen your appreciation for Fall root vegetables with this nutty "burnt milk" celery root puree [14], topped with rich hazelnut oil and toasted hazelnuts.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Cranberry-Ginger Sorbet

Who says cranberries are just for the sauce? This refreshing cranberry-ginger sorbet [15] is the perfect sweet treat for your guests that are just too full to take on a heaping slice of pumpkin pie.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

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