thanksgiving recipes with a twist
16 updates every table deserves.
Published Oct 26, 2015 5:00 AM
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For a holiday that prides itself on tradition, a few recipe tweaks and flavor updates are always welcome. We rounded up a few mouthwatering combos to inspire your table this year.
thai pumpkin soup With an exotic blend of Thai-inspired ingredients, including coconut milk and cinnamon, this hearty bowl of pumpkin soup is sure to be a hit.
fennel and apricot stuffing
Switch it up this year with a bold mix of these flavorful ingredients.
roasted brussels sprouts with honey vinegar
Rethink these veggies with a sweet honey and vinegar mix, and an unexpected kick of spice. Feeling brave? Throw in a handful of diced bacon.
slice of heaven cornbread
True to its name, this mouthwatering combo features crispy bacon, caramelized onions, and a hint of spice.
chipotle quinoa, sweet potato tacos with pomegranate salsa
Tacos and Thanksgiving may not seem like a traditional pair, but this seasonally-sourced combo definitely deserves a spot on our table.
dijon, maple, green bean salad
Skip the green bean casserole and opt for this decadent combo featuring bacon and feta.
Rethink this classic with a savory twist and a hint of sweet pear.
Swap these winter berries into your go-to muffin or scone recipe.
banana leaf turkey
When it comes to cooking this Thanksgiving staple, the methods are about as traditional as they get. Whether you prefer a dry rub or brine – roasting versus smoking, stuffed or not – the classic approach could use an update.
This Mexican-inspired technique involves wrapping the turkey in banana leaves, an as ode to an ancient technique. It also comes with a delicious chorizo, pecan, apple, and corn bread stuffing!
Serve it with a delicious
This clever blend of an indulgent side and an infamous condiment certainly deserves a spot at the table.
moroccan-spiced carrot and chickpea salad
For the table that could always use a bit more color, we’re all for this vibrant bunch of roasted heirloom carrots, plus a generous mix of exotic spices.
harissa carrot salad
Prefer your carrots with a little crunch? Opt for this raw combo instead!
baked potato casserole
Consider it the best of both worlds, and rethink this turkey day staple that comes with a crispy, cheesy top.
sweet potato casserole
Skip the marshmallows and opt for a decadent pecan, brown sugar crumble instead.
apple pie with a cheddar crust
Apple pie is about as traditional as it gets. Change it up with a savory cheese crust that just may become your new favorite.
gingersnap pumpkin pie
Candied pumpkin seeds or a gingersnap cookie-based crust? We can’t decide which we love the most.