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Get Your Unforgettable Thanksgiving Menu Here

Nov 22 2010 - 8:00am

Every year on Thanksgiving, there are certain beloved dishes that simply have to be on the table. They're tradition, and it wouldn't be the same without Bronwyn's sweet potatoes or Elena's orange cranberry sauce. But while I'm all for keeping some items, I love experimenting with new menu additions. It ensures that your family members and guests won't be bored. If you're looking for inspiring recipes to jazz up your usual Thanksgiving dinner, I've rounded up our best suggestions. From appetizers to vegetarian mains, there's something for everyone.


Baked Goat Cheese [1]

Rosemary Roasted Nuts [2]

Baked Brie With Nut Crust [3]

Clams Oreganata [4]

Lentil Spread [5]

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs [6]

Foie Gras With Date Purée and Pomegranate [7]


Mushroom Soup With Blue Cheese Toasts [8]

Golden Beet Soup [9]

Butternut Squash Soup With Cider Cream [10]

Carrot Thyme Soup [11]

Chestnut & Celeriac Soup [12]

Sherried Kabocha Soup With Spiced Pepitas [13]


Bourbon-Glazed Spiced Rubbed Turkey [14]

Easy Roast Turkey Breast [15]

Turkey Scaloppine With Pancetta-Sage Sauce [16]

Tom Colicchio's Herb-Butter Turkey [17]

Roast Turkey With Oranges, Red Onions, and Pan Gravy [18]

Basic Roast Turkey [19]

Potato Sides

Basic Mashed Potatoes [20]

Herbed Potato Gratin With Manchego [21]

Sweet Potato Fries [22]

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes [23]

Sweet Potato Casserole [24]

Caramelized-Shallot and Sage Mashed Potatoes [25]

Chive Mashed Potatoes [26]

Vegetable Sides

Arugula Salad With Blood Oranges [27]

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Hash [28]

Creamed Spinach [29]

Sauteed Green Beans [30]

Mushroom Panzanella [31]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Cranberry Brown Butter [32]

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin With Cheddar Cheese [33]

Braised Kale [34]

Stuffing and Dressing

Wild Rice and Goat Cheese Stuffing [35]

Sausage and Kale Stuffing [36]

Crunchy Bread Dressing With Bacon and Leeks [37]

Oyster Stuffing [38]

Shiitake Mushroom and Fresh Herb Stuffing [39]

Cornbread Dressing [40]


Cranberry Sauce With Caramelized Onions [41]

Cranberry Sauce With Dried Cherries [42]

Cranberry Sauce [43]

Roasted Cranberry Sauce [44]

Vegetarian Mains

Roasted Squash Lasagna [45]

Mushroom Crostata [46]

Butternut Squash and Cheddar Bread Pudding [47]

Quinoa With Dried Fruit and Nuts [48]

Pumpkin Lasagna [49]


Classic Pumpkin Pie [50]

Apple Pie [51]

Pecan Pie [52]

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie [53]

Chocolate Pecan Pie [54]

Sweet Potato Pie With Pecan Streusel [55]

Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie [56]


Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer [57]

Apple Cidercar [58]

The Normandy [59]

Euphoria [60]

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails [61]

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