New Traditions Thanksgiving Dinner

With dishes like cilantro-lime turkey and candied red hot pears, this fresh and new Thanksgiving menu plays on classic flavor pairings in fun, inventive ways.

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    Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberries

    Hot new couple alert! This Thanksgiving, classic cauliflower and ruby-red cranberries mingle in a sweet-savory side dish that's sure to win your heart. Fresh mint keeps the pair light and fresh.

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    Curried Carrot Butter

    Give your French baguette something to talk about. Every lush smear of this DIY carrot butter is brimming with curry, fresh ginger, and silky coconut milk.

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    Tart Cherry-Cranberry Relish

    Leave the canned stuff on the shelf and try your hand at homemade cranberry relish. Our new Thanksgiving menu cranberry recipe is bubbled in white wine, cinnamon, and brown sugar. We even toss in dried tart cherries—because cranberries can't have all the fun.

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    Sweet Potato-Cauliflower Fritters

    You've never tried sweet potatoes quite like this. Paired with cauliflower, infused with smashed garlic, and rolled in panko, this new side gives a whole new meaning to holiday finger food.

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    Apple-Bacon Mac and Cheese

    Thanksgiving without mac and cheese? Not on our watch. Here, we stud the essential holiday side with good old Granny Smiths and irresistible crispy bacon. Dijon and Gouda tang it up.

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    Smoky Cheese Ball

    With customizable coatings—dried fruit, nutty coconut, and bacon-jalapeno—who wouldn't love a smear of smoky cheese on their go-to cracker?

     

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    Mini Crab Cakes

    Thanksgiving isn't just for turkey! Cook up something different this year with meaty crab cakes decked in lemony seasonings and homemade orange aioli sauce. These minis take hors d'oeuvres hour to a whole new level.

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    Sour Cream and Corn Mashers

    Treat yourself to a slew of holiday favorites in one: classic mashed potatoes, fresh-off-the-cob corn, and green onions in a swirl of cool sour cream. A sprinkle of paprika gives it a global finale.

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    Chardonnay Glazed Carrots

    A chilly bottle of Chardonnay takes these once-bland carrots to fancy new heights. Sizzle them in honey and fresh cracked pepper for a sweet and savory kick.

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    Cilantro-Lime Rubbed Turkey

    Give your turkey a taste of the tropics with lip-puckering lime peel and kicky shreds of cilantro. Leftover pan drippings are the base of the citrus-spiked gravy.

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    Gluten-Free Greek Turkey Breast

    Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate this modified new Thanksgiving menu main. Olives, feta cheese, and tzatziki complete the Greek slow-cooker turkey recipe.

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    Paella-Style Stuffing

    Inspired by the popular Spanish dish, this golden paella stuffing recipe features far-off flavors like saffron and pimiento. It will make your new Thanksgiving dinner a feast to remember.

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    Mashed Potato Patties with Tapenade Cream

    This recipe is perfect if you're going to more than one Thanksgiving dinner, since you can make these potato patties with leftover mashed potatoes (like the Sour Cream and Corn Mashers). Top it with a tapenade and sour cream mixture, and you're all set to serve!

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    Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese

    Butternut squash is a fall favorite, but we bet you've never tried it with pistachios and goat cheese! The squash marinates in a mixture of orange juice, maple syrup, mustard, and ginger before baking, making it extra sweet and tangy.

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    Pumpkin Pie Nog

    Who says Christmas has the monopoly on eggnog? This creamy drink tastes like a pumpkin pie shake, but it's served warm to combat fall's chilly air.

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    Pumpkin Creme Brulee

    Classic creme brulee takes a pumpkin twist in this Thanksgiving dessert. Your family will ooh and aah when you serve it spooned into mini pumpkins!

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    Cheddar-Crusted Apple-Pomegranate Galette

    Yes, desserts can be cheesy! This easy fall galette (fancy for "pastry") starts with a flaky cheddar crust and finishes with warm sugared apples and juicy pomegranate seeds.

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    Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds

    Pumpkin pie is so last year. These gorgeous almond-topped bars put a share-worthy spin on the season's most favored flavor. Don't forget to top with a squeeze of whipped cream and pure maple syrup.

     

  • Next Slideshow Great Green Bean Recipes

    Great Green Bean Recipes

    Whether you're scooping up a side of green bean casserole or munching on a crisp green bean salad, green beans add classic flavor, color, and nutrients to your meal. Change up your usual green bean routine with some of our fresh green bean recipes -- you won't be disappointed!
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