Thanksgiving can be a lot to handle, but let’s do it right this year. From breakfast parfaits to tasty turkeys, we’ve wrangled the best in Thanksgiving recipes from across the Web.
Prepare for guests who may arrive hungry. You don’t want to overstuff them, so we suggest that you leave out some light snacks and nibbles, such as Baked Sweet Potato Chips from the Minimalist Baker. Chips often call for dip, so whip up a batch of Butternut Hummus from The Little Things. Family Style Food also has a yummy recipe for Ricotta Flatbread with Pomegranate Salsa. This dish is flavorful, yet light so guests can munch safely, feeling satisfied and never uncomfortably full.
Begin the meal with soup. You can even make the soups the day before and properly cool and reheat them for Thanksgiving consumption. Cauliflower-Kale Soup with Dill and Roasted Chestnuts from So Hungry I Could Blog is a light and aromatic soup thanks to the fresh dill and drizzled olive oil. Chopped and roasted chestnuts additionally garnish the soup and provide a buttery crunch. Pumpkin Cauldron Soup from Warm and Snug and Fat (pictured above) looks gorgeous in its toasted pumpkin shell. To make the soup, reserved pumpkin flesh is sauteed with spices including sage and nutmeg. The dish is then layered with cream and stock in a baked pumpkin cauldron.
For those with crowded or tiny ovens, Seattle Foodshed will teach you how to maximize your oven space with a Classic Roast Turkey on the Grill. A Spicy Perspective gives turkey an Asian-inspired makeover with an Asian Spiced Thanksgiving Turkey recipe. The site also features picture-loaded step-by-step instruction for turkey-roasting beginners. If a classic oven-roasted turkey is what you crave, Jason and Shawnda have two citrus-infused versions: Salted Turkey with Citrus and Herbs and Sweet Tea and Citrus Brined Turkey.
When it comes to sides and fixings, tempt guests’ taste buds with Savory Leek Bread Pudding from Feasting at Home. For smaller Thanksgiving soirees, you can bake the puddings individually in elegant white ramekins for presentation. Mikey’s in My Kitchen has a warm Sausage and Root Vegetable Roast. The combination of roasted sausage, vegetables, and herbs de provence will fill your kitchen with a tantalizing perfume. You should also check out A Sunshiny Day and serve their Apple, Sage, and Goat Cheese Stuffing. For mashed potatoes with a seasonal twist, try these Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes from A Steamy Kitchen.
Pie is a classic and if traditional is what you are craving, serve slices of Pecan Pie from Bakerita or Pumpkin Pie from Clawson Live. For the non-traditional Thanksgiving pie connoisseur, bake a Carrot and Honey Pie from Nothing But Delicious. Need a pie alternative? Try Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Every Craving or a Carrot Cake from A Tale of Two.