Bistro Thanksgiving Menu
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.