It’s a scientific fact that recipes must continuously keep moving or die. My mistake, that’s sharks. But my point is, these Thanksgiving recipes are making a move, transforming the familiar into something new and deliciously different. Have at ’em, America.
5 Stars | Ready in 45 Minutes
So my editor, Blanche Mirepoix, tells me I should write a description here—even though I just wrote the words “deep,” “fried,” and “stuffing.” Dip these perfect, crispy globes in gravy. Or cranberry sauce. Or peanut butter. It does not matter what.
2.) Quinoa Stuffing
4.1 Stars | Ready in 45 Minutes
This recipe takes regular stuffing and just blows it up. It features quinoa, yes; plus an all-star supporting cast that includes butternut squash, zucchini, cranberries, and dried apricots. And did I mention it’s vegetarian and gluten-free? Boom!
4.6 Stars | Ready in 90 Minutes
This casserole looks to the future by reaching back into the past. It’s a from-scratch green bean casserole that borrows from French onion soup’s ancient traditions. The caramelized onions, the Gruyere cheese. Yes, please.
4.7 Stars | Ready in 55 Minutes
Offer mascarpone mashed potatoes to uncle Ned, and you know what’s coming: “I don’t know about Nascar and a pony, but I could sure use some mashed potatoes.” Good times. Creamy mascarpone cheese gives this make-ahead casserole a terrific buttery texture and helps develop the golden-brown crust.
4.8 Stars |Ready in 1 Hour, 25 Minutes
Do not try this at home! I’m sorry, DO try it at home. This homemade ‘shine is completely legal and safe…when consumed within reason. But it tastes like apple pie, so watch out.
5 Stars | Ready in 2 Hours, 55 Minutes
You’ve enjoyed apples in your pie and in your moonshine. Now let fall’s favorite fruit sidle up to your turkey and say hello. This spiced apple chutney is the perfect partner for roasted meats. After Turkey Day, try it with grilled or broiled pork chops. It’s a winner all year long.
4.7 Stars | Ready in 3 hours, 40 Minutes
Have your cake, and eat your veggies too. Along with a sensational caramel pecan sauce. Nom Nom Nom.
5 Stars | Ready in 40 Minutes
It’s only a matter of time before someone makes pizza out of Thanksgiving leftovers. And that time…is now. Though this be madness, yet there is deliciousness in’t. And, really, it should be seen to be believed. Good thing we have the video.
4.7 Stars | Ready in 1 Hour, 25 Minutes
This is the sweet, spiced bread the pilgrims wanted to make with their leftover sweet potatoes. Sadly, they were short on coconuts.
4.8 Stars | Ready in 50 Minutes
Here’s another thing the pilgrims probably won-ted to do with their leftovers. The genius here is that you can make and freeze these for later. Hosting a Christmas party? Why not, the apps are already done.
Here’s the recipe to make when you’re finally fed up with leftover turkey. Why? Because it’s a master of disguise. It hides the turkey in tomato sauce and cheese and then rolls it up in homemade crepes. You won’t know it’s turkey. And that can be a good thing.