If you're tired of the same old fare, mix it up with this collection of menus chock full of new flavors for the holidays.
A Turkeyless ThanksgiivngBe thankful on Thursday for some new serving ideas. Contemporary ingredients turn up in Greens with Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad, Blue Corn Bread Dressing, and sautéed duck, yet this whole menu is grounded in tradition, moving smoothly from Mushroom Turnovers to Mincemeat Charlottes. It's familiar enough to feel friendly, but adventurous enough to impress even the most jaded palate.
Hawaiian ThanksgivingAdd some Hawaiian flair to your Thanksgiving table with these island-inspired Turkey Day recipes.
Delta Roasted Turkey ThanksgivingDitch your usual cooking method this year and try a two-temperature method that guarantees a crispy outside and super moist inside for your main dish. Pair with delicious sweet potato cups and Grand Mimosas for a festive midday holiday meal.
Just-Us Thanksgiving MenuThis easy—yet impressive—menu features traditional ingredients in innovative ways. The star is turkey tenderloins stuffed with a savory mushroom filling and sides include a Roasted-Corn Bread Stuffing and frozen Apple and Ice Cream Pie.
Thanksgiving on the BeachFood photographer Shelly Strazis shares recipes and planning tips for an incredible Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving meal.
Thanksgiving with a Korean TwistThanksgiving in Korea, called Chusok, celebrates the new rice harvest, and dessert is always made from the new crop. Fuse American and Korean traditions by serving Maple Roasted Turkey as the main course and Pumpkin Rice Pudding for dessert.
Hold the TurkeyKeep tradition—no turkey required. Pork loin stars in this classic Thanksgiving meal complete with cornbread dressing and roasted vegetables.
New Flavors for the HolidayFor a change of pace, give this Italian-inspired menu a try. It features beef tenderloin rather than traditional turkey and polenta instead of mashed potatoes.
Cajun-style Turkey FeastServe an economical, efficient and sure-to-please menu flavored with great Cajun spice. This casual menu of Cajun Turkey with Dirty Rice Stuffing, Roasted Turnips, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Dried Cranberries, and Pumpkin-Streusel Cheesecake will make guests serve up seconds.
A Southwest ThanksgivingDenver chef Sean Yontz's Thanksgiving feast balances traditional Thanksgiving flavors with fresh Latin twists. Chiles heat up sweet potatoes in Chile-Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales and give mashed potatoes an extra kick in Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes. Mexican cheese gives new life to cauliflower and green beans while a Guajillo-Tamarind glaze transforms the classic turkey.
Spice Up ThanksgivingHere's a quicker, spicy alternative to Thanksgiving–Jerk Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry-Habanero Salsa. This main dish is particularly great for small gatherings; the cutlets cook quickly and serve four people. We guarantee no one will say, "Turkey again?" after this meal.
Fresh Flavors for ThanksgivingChange the pace of Thanksgiving dinner with updated Southern family classics like Grilled Bourbon-Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin. Old-school dressing is converted into fluffy Pecan-Buttermilk Dressing Cakes and traditional green bean casserole replaced with Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans.
Small Kitchen, Big Thanksgiving FeastThis traditional feast is big on style and flavor, but features time- and space-saving tricks.
Dine Outside On Turkey DayDon't pass up the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving supper outdoors if the weather is nice. Fill a big table with platters of Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey, bowls with Cranberry Compote, Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes, and your family's must-have sides, breads, and salads. Part of the fun to this get-together is standing in line, plate in hand, waiting your turn to serve yourself. Settle around the outdoor tables, enjoy dinner, and remember to save some room for Sweet Potato-Pecan Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting. Serves 8.
Southern California Thanksgiving MenuTurkey Day gest a SoCal twist: It's on the grill with lots of sunshine!
Casual Texas Thanksgiving MenuChef Maiya Keck of Marfa, Texas, shares her relaxed feast with family and friends.
New Traditional Thanksgiving MenuPut the spark back in Thanksgiving with seven fresh recipes we promise will mingle beautifully with your family's time-honored dishes.
A Smokin' Good ThanksgivingJoin this family in their deliciously untraditional tradition.
Host A Unique Potluck ThanksgivingIf you're the ring leader of a turkey day gathering, choose a fun flavor theme to help guests select a recipe to bring. Italian Thanksgiving, anyone?
An Asian-inspired ThanksgivingBring bright Asian flavors to your dinner table with a fun-filled holiday menu.
An Inspired Vegetarian ThanksgivingThis vegetarian menu can take center stage at any Thanksgiving table. You'll never miss the meat.
Thanksgiving by the Sea MenuThe perfect feast starts with seasonal favorites and just a dash of creative coastal flavor. The secret is in the clever additions–and making enough for seconds.
A Seaside Feast MenuGather around the table for a Thanksgiving dinner that is big on coastal flavor but simple to prepare.
A Diner Thanksgiving MenuTired of the same old holiday thing? Shake off tradition with this fun, casual menu.
Deep South Meat 'n' Three MenuConsider this our upscale version of the classic, Southern-style blue-plate special (complete with blue china!)
Texas Meat 'n' Three MenuThis Texas-inspired meal includes the perfect blends of spices and pungent flavors to bring you an unforgettable, crowd-pleasing feast.
Lowcountry Meat 'n' Three MenuLove an authentic lowcountry meal? Then this meat 'n' three is a must-make this holiday.
Warm and Rustic Texas Thanksgiving MenuClassic flavors with a rustic Texan twist make for an elevated Thanksgiving menu. We can't wait to get our hands on that Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart!
A Side-Centric ThanksgivingAward-winning cookbook author Deborah Madison's Thanksgiving tradition is to buck tradition! Instead, each year she creates a new menu featuring the beautiful produce native to her home in New Mexico.
Thanksgiving Sideshow MenuWe don't want to dismiss the turkey on Thanksgiving Day, but after a helping of these flavorful sides you may not have any room for it!