Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes
Pat Berrigan, chef John Besh's father-in-law, spent years perfecting this popover recipe. The secret is the beef fat (left over from a roast), which gets mixed into the batter and is also used to grease the muffin tin; vegetable oil works well too. Be sure to cook the popovers until they're well-browned and crusty, or else they may collapse.
Simplest Roast Turkey
The trick to this minimalist roast turkey is allowing it to air-dry overnight in the refrigerator, resulting in supercrispy skin.
These sublime buttery, creamy potatoes are based on the version made famous by French culinary legend Joël Robuchon.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallows
In this clever version of candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows (one of Gary Vaynerchuk's favorite Thanksgiving dishes), Grace Parisi mashes sweet potatoes with deeply flavorful grade B maple syrup and butter before stuffing them back into their skins and baking them a second time.
Instead of serving traditionally shaped rolls, Food & Wine’s Laura Rege cuts the dough into wedges and arranges them in a baking dish for a fun and unexpected presentation. The tender rolls also get great golden-yellow color from the addition of butter and eggs.
Stovetop Mac and Cheese
This clever, quick and easy mac and cheese recipe eliminates the baking time, as well as the need for a white sauce.
Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Shallots
Taking a little extra time to slowly brown the shallots adds a lot of extra flavor to this green bean dish. This recipe also works well with caramelized onions if you have even more time to spare.
The key to making these biscuits light and flaky is working the dough as little as possible. Shawn McClain adds Parmigiano-Reggiano to give them a great savory flavor.
Chunky Cranberry Sauce
Gary Vaynerchuk prefers "real cranberry sauce" with chunks of whole fruit over the smooth canned-and-jellied kind.
Apple Cider-Braised Turkey Drumsticks
Apple Blintz Hand Pies
These sweet little pies have a lovely filling that combines tart and sweet apples with farmer cheese and cinnamon.
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan
A quick and simple recipe for broccoli lovers.
Whole Roasted Carrots with Garlic
Grace Parisi makes whole roasted carrots the star of this easy side dish.
Sourdough Rye Stuffing with Ham and Cheese
This delicious cheesy stuffing is a clever holiday riff on the classic combination of ham-and-cheese.
Chocolate-Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars
Feel free to swap walnuts or almonds for the pecans, or use half nuts and half dried cranberries for tart, chewy bars.