Bistro Thanksgiving Menu

Pumpkin Crème Caramel
If you crave tradition and thrive on new discoveries, try this holiday dinner. It's a bistro Thanksgiving menu with a little ooh la la that also includes green beans, turkey, and more!

Coconut Acorn Squash and Carrot Soup

Soups are a menu staple at bistros. Topped with fried onions, basil, and toasted acorn squash seeds, this hearty recipe packs tons of fall flavor. Double it to feed your Thanksgiving crowd.

Sweet Potato Vichyssoise

This fall soup is sure to be a fan favorite at your bistro Thanksgiving dinner. Vichyssoise is a creamy French soup traditionally served cold,  but it tastes wonderful warm, too.

Mixed Greens with Beets and Garlic Croutons

Mesclun, the melange of tender young greens was, until recently, the domain of gourmet markets and high-end restaurants. Today, you'll likely find it in the produce aisle of your supermarket.

Kale Caesar Salad

Kick off your meal with a Thanksgiving salad packing plenty of protein. Our Caesar dressing features hard-cooked egg yolks for extra creaminess. 

Green Beans and Fennel

Fresh fennel has the delightful crunch of celery, but with a subtle licorice flavor. To crush fennel seeds, place them on a cutting board, then press with the bottom of a skillet.

Walnut-Sage Potatoes au Gratin

Gruyère—is it Swiss or French? Both countries have argued over the rights to the name, but there's no need to dwell on the issue. Just savor the nutty, rich flavor the semihard cheese brings to the dish.

Mashed Potatoes with Savory Thyme Granola

Yes, we said granola. It's not just for yogurt when you make it with pumpkin seeds, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce. Best of all, you can make the granola ahead of time and sprinkle it on the mashed potatoes when you're ready to serve your bistro Thanksgiving menu.

Citrus-Marinated Turkey with Cilantro Sauce

Change your Thanksgiving game with these tasty turkey breasts soaked in a citrus marinade before roasting. Drizzle the cooked turkey with additional cilantro, citrus, and jalapeño sauce for extra flavor.

Herb-Roasted Capon with Carmelized Onions

Rub capon or chicken with a mixture of dried herbs before roasting and serve with onion wedges and pearl onions caramelized in butter and balsamic vinegar.

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

This airy cheesecake is pumpkin flavored! Top each slice with our sweet cranberry sauce, and this treat will be the star of your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Pumpkin Creme Caramel

Using a water bath when making these smooth, silky desserts ensures the custard cooks slowly and evenly.

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