Thanksgiving Recipes: The centerpiece of modern Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada is a large meal, often starring a large roasted turkey. All of the dishes in traditional Thanksgiving dinner are made from foods native to North America, the Pilgrims having received these foods from the Indians. Our website has a large collection of some of the very best traditional and alternative recipes for Thanksgiving, which you may access by clicking the links below:
Best Thanksgiving Recipes
1. Maple Carrots
- 1 ½ lb of carrots, peeled and cut into half-inch thick rounds.
- ½ cup of water.
- 3 tablespoons of butter.
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
- Salt and freshly ground blck pepper, to taste.
In a large skillet, bring all ingredients to boil. Reduce heat to medium, then cover and simmer for 8 minutes. Uncover and cook until the juices are reduced to glaze (4-5 minutes). Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Back to the Thanksgiving Recipes home page.
2. Roast Beef
- 3 pounds rump roast.
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup.
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed beef broth.
Place rump roast in a slow cooker. Pour in condensed cream of mushroom soup and condensed beef broth. Cook on a low heat for about 8 hours.
3. Cranberry Salsa recipe
This irresistible salsa recipe substitutes fresh cranberries for tomatoes – it’s a winner! Fruity, zesty, and just a bit tart, you will love this salsa on your chips, tacos, and grilled meats.
- 2 ½ cups fresh cranberries
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup minced onion
- 2 medium oranges, grated, fruit seeded
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
- ½ teaspoon salt
1) Combine all ingredients in a large food processor; pulse until well combined.
2) Chill and serve.
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4. Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing recipe
- 12 lb whole turkey, with neck and giblets removed.
- 2 lb chestnuts.
- 10 cups of dried bread crumbs.
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme.
- 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram.
- 1 teaspoon of dried savory.
- 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary.
- 2 cups of butter.
- 2 cups of minced onion.
- 2 cups of minced celery.
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
With a sharp knife cut a cross on the flat side of each chestnut. Simmer, covered with water, in a saucepan for about five minutes. Drain. While hot, remove the shells and inner brown skins. Cover with fresh water. Boil for about thiry minutes until tender. Drain, then chop coarsely.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions and celery, and cook until tender. Thoroughly mix in bread crumbs and chestnuts. Season with thyme, marjoram, savory, and rosemary.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Wash turkey with cold water, and pat dry. Rub salt and pepper into body cavities. Loosely spoon stuffing into body cavities. Close skin with skewers or kitchen twine, and tie drumsticks together. Place turkey on a rack in a medium roasting pan.
Roast turkey for about four hours. A foil tent may be placed over the turkey during the last half of roasting time to avoid over browning. Remove from the oven, place on platter, and allow the turkey to stand for about twenty minutes before carving.
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5. Turkey Stuffing recipe
- 1 large loaf of freshly baked white bread.
- 1 large onion, diced.
- 1 apple, peeled and diced.
- 2 stalks of celery, sliced.
- 1 stick (quarter pound) of butter.
- Half a cup of raisins.
- Sage, to taste.
- Salt, to taste.
- Pepper, to taste.
Saute the onion, the apple and the in butter. Combine and moisten all of the ingredients with hot water. Stuff the turkey, or bake in a buttered pan.
6. Cranberry Stuffing Balls recipe
8. Hazelnut Stuffing recipe
9. Thanksgiving Bread recipe
- 4 medium eggs.
- 4 cups of all purpose flour.
- 3 cups of sugar.
- 2 cups of cranberries (fresh or frozen).
- 2 cups of pumpkin (cooked or canned).
- 1 cup of vegetable oil.
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice.
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
- 1 teaspoon of salt.
- In a suitably sized mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar.
- Add the pumpkin and vegetable oil and mix throughly.
- Add all of the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
- Fold in the fresh or frozen cranberries.
- Spoon into suitably sized loaf pans.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 60 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks.
|1 ½ lb||about 680g (680.385 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)|
|½ cup||about 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)|
- Thanksgiving is sometimes colloquially called Turkey Day.
- On the West Coast, Dungeness crab is often used as main dish, with crab season starting in early November
- In the United Kingdom, Thanksgiving is another name for the Harvest festival, held in churches across the land on a relevant Sunday to mark the end of the local harvest.