Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a daunting task. Period. Anticipation for the multi-dish feast builds up all year. It's a day when everyone gets to indulge in incredible culinary gluttony.
But what recipes should you use? Certainly, you've pinned dozens by now on your Thanksgiving Pinterest board. But have you sorted through that mess of broken links and hard-to-find ingredients? Then there are the family classics, but perhaps Granny's old-timey cursive didn't stand the test of time.
Whether you're in charge of the entire feast, or just bringing a dish to share, we organized some of our best Thanksgiving-friendly recipes to your browsing pleasure.
CL Food critic Jon Palmer Claridge's Complete Turducken recipe is a lofty undertaking, but a respectable and rewarding one. Luckily, Claridge's five-page recipe walks you through every precious step.
- Katie Machol Simon
- BIG MAC: Mac & cheese with pumpkin and sage.
SIDE DISH MECCA
CL recipe writer extraordinaire Katie Machol Simon doesn't do boring side dishes. She does pumpkin mac & cheese with sage, she does creamed kale, she does cauliflower and sausage gratin. Or perhaps a kale and butternut squash gratin? It's all delicious, believe me, I've tried them all.
Here, she teaches us how to make classic mashed potatoes.
For dessert, there are apple-pecan hand pies and pumpkin-gingersnap trifles.
And what feast would be complete without some delightful bevvies to calm the squirmy and hungry masses as dinner cooks? We've got wine, beer, champagne, and holiday spirits covered.
Should you whip up one of these fine creations, post a picture on our Instagram feed by tagging it #clfoodie.