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What are your most unique Thanksgiving recipes?

Unique Thanksgiving Recipes. Stuffing Ring with Cranberry Sauce. Harvest Table Bread Cornucopia. 4 Four-Ingredient Thanksgiving Side Dishes. Turkey Wellington. Cheesy Sausage Gratin. Rolled Roast Beef with Herb Butter. Spatchcock Chicken. Foolproof Gravy. Tiny Thanksgiving Stuffing.

What are the top 10 Thanksgiving dishes?

Top 10 Thanksgiving Food

  1. Stuffing. Stuffing is without a doubt the best Thanksgiving food item ever! ...
  2. Mac and cheese. Mac and cheese is not just a tasty all year food, it also happens to be one of the best Thanksgiving food items you can put ...
  3. Mashed potatoes. ...
  4. Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits. ...
  5. Ham. ...
  6. Corn bread. ...
  7. Sweet potatoes with marshmallows. ...
  8. Green bean casserole. ...
  9. Gravy. ...
  10. Turkey. ...

What are the best Thanksgiving meals?

These Thanksgiving Meal Kits Take the Hassle Out of the Holiday

  1. Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is one of the most popular and well-established meal kit delivery services around. ...
  2. Blue Apron. No matter whether it’s just you, you and a partner or an extended family get-together this Thanksgiving, Blue Apron has a selection of meals to cater to ...
  3. Harry & David. ...
  4. One Potato. ...
  5. Purple Carrot. ...
  6. Williams Sonoma. ...

What are the most popular Thanksgiving foods?

Thanksgiving dinner is an important tradition for Americans and this day is among the most popular holidays in the country. According to a survey conducted in 2020, the most popular Thanksgiving dishes in the United States were turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing or dressing.


What are the top 10 Thanksgiving dishes?

10 classic Thanksgiving dishes RANKEDMashed Potatoes. Mashed potatoes are the best and the only dish on this list you would eat with a regular meal during the year. ... Stuffing. ... Gravy. ... Candied Sweet Potatoes. ... Rolls. ... Mac 'n' Cheese. ... Pumpkin Pie. ... Cranberries.More items...•

What are the Top 5 Thanksgiving dishes?

Top 5 Thanksgiving foods, rankedStuffing. Stuffing/Shutterstock.Mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes/Shutterstock. ... Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie/Shutterstock. ... Homemade cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce/Shutterstock. ... Turkey. Roast turkey/Shutterstock. ...

What is a good thing to make on Thanksgiving?

40 Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes of All Time of 40. Thyme-Roasted Turkey. ... of 40. Roasted Cranberry Sauce. ... of 40. Northwest Fruit Stuffing. ... of 40. Glazed Green Beans. ... of 40. Herbed Mashed Potatoes. ... of 40. Hasselback Butternut Squash With Maple Brown Butter. ... of 40. Fresh Green Bean Casserole. ... of 40.More items...•

What is the most popular main dish for Thanksgiving?

turkeyThanksgiving dinner is an important tradition for Americans and this day is among the most popular holidays in the country. According to a survey conducted in 2020, the most popular Thanksgiving dishes in the United States were turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing or dressing.

What are the 12 most popular Thanksgiving dishes?

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, most would agree the roast turkey is the star of the table....The best (and worst) sides just might surprise you — or maybe not.Mashed Potatoes.Stuffing. ... Macaroni and Cheese. ... Rolls. ... Cranberry Sauce. ... Green Bean Casserole. ... Sweet Potato Casserole. ... Brussel Sprouts. ... More items...•

What is the most eaten side dish on Thanksgiving?

mashed potatoesWe've arrived at the most popular Thanksgiving side dish: mashed potatoes. Americans have been eating mashed potatoes since the 1700s, and they were originally a Thanksgiving staple because potatoes are easy to grow and it's an affordable dish. Three hundred years later, they're more popular than ever.

What do black families cook for Thanksgiving?

You will likely be eating roast turkey, barbecued turkey, deep fried turkey, glazed country ham, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes mashed and covered with marshmallows, corn, cornbread, yeast/potato rolls, black eyed peas, rice, gravy, potato salad, cranberry sauce from ...

What is a traditional Southern Thanksgiving menu?

A typical Southern Thanksgiving dinner usually includes ham or turkey—sometimes both—along with cornbread dressing, sides, and spectacular desserts. You're likely to find a big layered salad, the quintessential green bean casserole, mashed or scalloped potatoes, and soft dinner rolls or hot buttered biscuits.

What is in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner consists of roast turkey, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

What are the 2 most popular main dishes for Thanksgiving?

The top item to emerge from the trials was America's Thanksgiving classic — turkey — which won 83% of its matchups. Turkey was followed by mashed potatoes, which won 78% of its contests and narrowly beat out stuffing or dressing (77%) for the title of best Thanksgiving side dish.

What is the second favorite food for Thanksgiving?

The biggest majority was mashed potatoes at nearly 34 percent with stuffing taking the second-place spot at 27 percent.

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

It's the centerpiece of your feast! Serve a moist, flavorful roast turkey—or a grilled or deep-fried turkey.

Thanksgiving Made Easy

You'll love these simple Thanksgiving recipes that make a big impression.

Buttermilk Spoon Bread

This Buttermilk Spoon Bread is a delicious cross between a skillet cornbread dressing, cornmeal soufflé, and hot cornbread.

Herby Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dressing recipe has all the flavors you expect around Thanksgiving with the welcome addition of nutty pecans.

Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels

The buttery dough in this spiraled pinwheel recipe is complimented by salty bacon, creamy Gruyère cheese, and sweet caramelized onions.

Chocolate-Pecan Phyllo Turnovers

Serve Chocolate-Pecan Phyllo Turnovers instead of a classic pecan pie this year to surprise your Thanksgiving guests.

Granny Smith Apple Pie

Roasted Granny Smith apples are the game-changing ingredient in this indulgent fruit pie.

Turkey Salad

Use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make this absolutely scrumptious Turkey Salad recipe.

Leftover Turkey Hash

Leftover Turkey Hash is the perfect recipe to serve for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving.

Spatchcocked Turkey with Anise and Orange

Most butchers will remove the backbone for you. Lots of guests? Roast two 12–14-pounders; spatchcocking anything larger will be harder and takes longer.

Loaded Baked Potato Tot Waffle

Because the fat is flavoring the waffles, look for high-quality, smoked deli bacon.

Miso-y Grilled Potatoes

Brad Leone’s go-to charred, smashed, and miso-garlic-butter–tossed grilled potatoes.

Gravy Mayo

Using chilled gravy is important. If the gravy isn’t solidified, the mayo will be runny. This recipe comes from Turkey & the Wolf in New Orleans, our Best New Restaurant in America 2017.

Extra-Buttery Mashed Potatoes

For this mashed potato recipe, drying the cooked potatoes in the pan means that they'll absorb that much more flavor from your herb-infused dairy. Don't skip this step!

Celery, Green Bean, and Tofu Salad with Chile Crisp

If you have a batch of our Chile Crisp at the ready, you can make this summery, no-fuss pantry salad in just 5 minutes.

Grilled Vinegar Turkey With Chiles and Rosemary

Our Thanksgiving 2020 cover star turkey is grilled and topped with a zippy chile-spiked vinegar sauce.

Home cooks from across the country share their best Thanksgiving recipes. Celebrate the holiday with mouthwatering favorites like slow-roasted turkey, mouth-puckering cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and more

Home cooks from across the country share their best Thanksgiving recipes. Celebrate the holiday with mouthwatering favorites like slow-roasted turkey, mouth-puckering cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and more.

Roasted Citrus & Herb Turkey

Thanksgiving has never been the same since I tried this recipe. I have made it for the past three years, and it never fails to impress both in presentation and taste. This is a true showstopper! —Nancy M. Niemerg, Dieterich, Illinois

Old-Fashioned Dressing

Remember Grandma's delicious turkey dressing? Taste it again combined with flavorful herbs and crisp veggies in this family-favorite dressing. You'll love the fact you can make it in your slow cooker. —Sherry Vink, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

Grandma's Cranberry Stuff

What could taste better than turkey and cranberry on Thanksgiving Day? My grandmother's classic recipe makes the best cranberry stuff to share with your family and friends this holiday. —Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sweet Potato Casserole

I got this recipe from a friend years ago, and I've used it a lot since! So many of my friends enjoyed it that I've sent the recipe all over the country. I make it primarily for Thanksgiving, or with dinner when I'm serving ham. —Eleanor Sherry, Highland Park, Illinois

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie

We make our own maple syrup, and that's what gives this pie its special taste. You might want to bake this for your Thanksgiving meal. —Martha Boudah, Essex Center, Vermont

Party Potatoes

These creamy tasty potatoes can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to pop them in the oven (I often do that). The garlic powder and chives add zip, and the shredded cheese adds color. —Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa

Best Green Bean Casserole

A crunchy, cheesy variation on traditional green bean casserole, it's topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese. "Great recipe," raves Autumn Marie "I brought it to our Thanksgiving feast and everyone was raving how delicious it was! The Cheddar cheese really adds a nice twist.

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Cooked pumpkin is mashed with evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and spices in this delectably rustic Thanksgiving classic. "Great recipe," says Myra Oppy. "Super easy to make and tasty! I did double the spices, used fresh pumpkin, and added pumpkin spice."

Candied Yams

Here's a quick and easy way to make a Thanksgiving favorite that calls for just a handful of ingredients. "Absolutely delicious," says Rachel Boller. "I took the advice of other reviewers and added cinnamon along with the brown sugar and also used fresh yams.

Chef John's Turkey

Nothing fancy here, just a solid Turkey-roasting procedure that results in a moist, tender bird with a beautiful magazine-cover look. "The biggest myth in all of American cookery is that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve," says Chef John.

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Here's a delicious mashed sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan topping. A&R's Mommy gives it five stars and offers a tip: "I think the trick is to gradually add the sugar a bit at a time and taste-taste-taste! I'd imagine that how sweet the dish is will vary depending on how you prepare the sweet potatoes.

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

Sage creates a wonderful aroma and flavor in this corn bread dressing. "A super hit," raves Tartla. "It was superb! So easy and so simple to just follow this excellent recipe as written. The texture was just perfect and heavenly. Salt, pepper, and sage. Those are the only seasonings necessary. Can't rave about this enough.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Nothing comforts like creamy mashed potatoes! These old-fashioned mashers are gently simmered so they're never gluey. "Simple and delicious," says Esmee Williams. "If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe."

Perfect Turkey

Allrecipes user Shelly White credits her friend from France for this "perfectly seasoned and juicy" version of the Thanksgiving centerpiece, fragrant with fresh thyme and white wine. "She never measures anything so use your own judgment for vegetable amounts," Shelly writes.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you never imagined you'd eat a Brussels sprout willingly, Allrecipes user BAYSIDE used to agree — until she tried this simple recipe. "These yummy, salty, nutty, crunchy, caramelized Brussels sprouts were SO good.

Cranberry Sauce

Sometimes, keeping it simple is simply the best. With just four ingredients, this recipe comes together easily on the stove and can be made ahead for ease and to let the flavors meld. "This was the best cranberry sauce I have ever had!" writes Allrecipes user LEXI, JACK and COOKIE.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

"Very creamy and yummy" writes Allrecipes user Julie Olsen. "If you think your sauce is too runny before pouring it over the macaroni, it's not. I was very nervous that my sauce was not thick enough, but once I poured it over the macaroni and baked it, the dish turned out wonderful!"

Sweet Potato Pie I

"People who have eaten sweet potato pie all their lives say this recipe is the best they've ever tasted," writes Allrecipes user SL, who has baked this dessert three Thanksgivings in a row. What puts SL's version of this classic recipe over the top? She swaps evaporated milk for the standard and replaces half the white sugar with brown.

Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

If you're a jelly roll novice, it's your lucky day. The comments below Granny Kat's masterpiece are a treasure trove of tips to ensure your efforts won't wind up a #PinterestFail. Key wisdom: use a bigger pan than you think you need and don't attempt to cram in every last bit of filling. You'll find the work is worth it.

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

We know what you're thinking: would anyone really fix the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner in a slow cooker? The answer is definitely yes. "I was skeptical about cooking turkey in the Crock-Pot but was pleasantly surprised that it came out so moist," writes Lori, who also notes clean-up is easy.

Perfect Turkey

"This is outrageous. My husband was a serious skeptic of the brining process... until carving time came. I'm amazed the bird made it to the table! Absolutely amazing. *Definitely* use more vegetables. Especially carrots. I added a smidge of wine to the gravy I made from the drippings and it set it off perfectly.

Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey

The secret ingredient to this sweet and savory turkey is honey. "Let me start by saying I do not like turkey on Thanksgiving. I may eat two small pieces but I have never been a big fan. All that changed when I made this recipe. I have never tasted a better turkey and will make this every year," says reviewer amkshumate.

Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

The "Michigander way" means simply coating the turkey in butter, water, chicken bouillon, parsley, minced onion, and seasoning salt. "This was the best turkey I have ever made or eaten. I could not believe how moist and tender the breast was! My Thanksgiving was made perfect with this delicious bird," says home cook BMDSINGLE.

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

"The family really enjoyed this recipe — even the picky eaters claimed this was the best turkey they had ever tried. Count me in on the side of the briners — the previous reviewers suggest brining the turkey the night before; this really helped keep the turkey moist," says home cook WHIRLLYBIRD.

Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy

"I was in charge of making the turkey this last Thanksgiving and I came across this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and I have to say it was the best turkey we've ever had. Everyone was amazed at how moist and flavorful the turkey was. This will be my turkey recipe from now on.

Lauren's Apple Cider Roast Turkey

Lauren's roast turkey is brined overnight in apple cider, salt, and sugar. "Wow! This turkey was the best yet. The brine was so easy. I had it in the brine for about 24 hours. Didn't change a thing. Very moist and delicious. Will definitely make again," says reviewer Rex Houserman.

A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

With just five ingredients, this turkey recipe can't get any easier. "Simple, perfect roast turkey just like grandma used to make. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and basted with turkey stock, the flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing," says recipe creator Syd.

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