POPSUGAR Celebrity

A Classic Thanksgiving Feast

Nov 17 2011 - 12:00pm

This year a lot of people are focusing on hosting trendy Thanksgiving dinners, influenced by South or East Asian flavors. We think that's awesome — it's great to branch out and try new things. But just in case you were looking for a more traditional spread, we've got you covered. Check out our picks for a classic Thanksgiving feast! On the menu:

Read ahead for more on the meal, including recipes.

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Apple Cidercar

Serve this Fall-inspired version [2] of a classic sidecar with your Thanksgiving spread.

Mushroom Leek Tart

You can't go wrong with a combination of mushrooms, leeks, thyme, onions, and gruyère cheese. This mushroom leek tart [3] will surely start off the festivities the right way.

Herb-Butter Turkey

The star of the Thanksgiving feast is most certainly the turkey. An herb-butter roast [4] is a simple and delicious way to go.

Sausage and Kale Stuffing

Though sausage is a classic component of Thanksgiving stuffing, kale most certainly is not. It's OK to break with tradition here, though, because this sausage and kale stuffing [5] is just that good.

Classic Mashed Potatoes

There is no need to get too fancy here because this recipe for basic mashed potatoes [6] is rich, creamy, and totally traditional.

Creamed Collard Greens

Every traditional Thanksgiving meal needs a green component. Bring a whole bunch of Southern flavor to the table with creamed collard greens. [7]

Caramelized Onion Cranberry Sauce

Another classic Thanksgiving must have is the cranberry sauce. Sweet onions and tart cranberries [8] complement one another perfectly in this version.

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Wow your guests with your own homemade pumpkin pie. [9] The added bonus of this recipe is the pecan-flaked crust!

Classic Apple Pie

Classically American and definitely delicious, apple pie [10] is a great Thanksgiving dessert.

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