POPSUGAR Celebrity

10 Dishes That Will Make the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Nov 1 2010 - 7:50am

Finally it's Nov. 1 and that means we can start thinking about my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! This year we're making it our goal to help you host the best Thanksgiving ever. To kick things off, I've rounded up 10 of our most scrumptious turkey day recipes. From sides to desserts to cocktails, there is something for everyone.

Sausage and Kale Stuffing

Although kale is a somewhat unusual ingredient to stir into stuffing, this recipe [1] proves that it's downright delicious — especially when paired with porky Italian sausage.

Roast Turkey Breast

If you're hosting a small group, consider roasting a turkey breast instead of a whole bird. This simple recipe [2] is stuffed with the classic fixings and roasts in half the time.

Cranberry Sorbet

Don't limit your use of cranberries to simply sauce; use the burst-in-your-mouth berry to make a vibrantly colored dessert like this palate cleansing cranberry sorbet [3].

Maryland-Style Crab Dip

For a special starter, serve this creamy baked crab dip [4]. It's topped with an irresistible mix of crunchy panko, tangy lemon zest, and salty parmesan.

Cranberry Margarita

Follow this recipe [5] and learn how to add cranberry juice to the traditional margarita. You'll end up with a seasonal sipper that's sure to get the party started.

Brown Sugar-Pecan Cupcakes With Caramel Frosting

Fans of pecan pie will go nuts when they taste these amazingly divine brown-sugar cupcakes [6] with chunks of pecan and smooth caramel icing.

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream isn't the only ingredient that can give mashed potatoes a luxurious texture. Check out this recipe [7] where goat cheese works just as well.

Baked Brie With Pecans and Strawberry Jam

Thanksgiving is a time for decadence and there's no appetizer more decadent than baked brie. This version [8] is topped with strawberry jam and chopped pecans.

Sparkling Pomegranate Elderflower Cocktail

Hosting an elegant formal dinner? Be sure to pour this blush-pink sparkling pomegranate elderflower cocktail [9]. It's sophisticated, fruity, and fun.

Kentucky Hot Brown

Leftovers are a huge part of Thanksgiving, and if you've never made a Kentucky Hot Brown [10] using day-old turkey, you must enjoy one this November.

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