10 Fun & Festive Thanksgiving Recipes

Halloween may have just ended, but it’s time to start focusing on the most important foodie holiday of the year – Thanksgiving!

In the US, the big day is happening on November 28th and youíre no doubt in the midst of preparing your menu, making grocery lists and trying to establish a way to please even the most fickle eaters in your family. (I’ll take this moment to give thanks to my meat loving mother who had to put up with a vegan daughter from age 12 on.) I’m here to help, but didnít want to bore you with typical turkey, mashed potato or cranberry recipes. So instead, Iíve gathered ten of my favorite unique Thanksgiving recipes from around the web this fall. No matter what might be currently missing from your delicious lineup, we hope this list inspires!

Want even more recipe ideas? Check out my fifteen picks from last year!


Cheery pecan cornbread, Martha Stewart


Butternut squash bread pudding, Real Simple


Cauliflower gratin, Real Simple


Cranberry-maple jelly, Martha Stewart

Green beans with bacon vinaigrette, Real Simple


Parsnip apple mash, Martha Stewart


Greens with apricots and fennel, Real Simple


Honeyed carrots and oranges, Real Simple


Stuffed pumpkin, Martha Stewart


Hatch chile corn pudding, Martha Stewart


Elinor Dorrian
Elinor Dorrianabout a year ago


Jane Cassi
Jane C4 years ago

The butternut squash bread pudding looks great but maybe too much for Thanksgiving...I'd like to try making it another day.

Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago

Parsnip apple mash looks very good. Actually everything looks good - guess it's time for lunch...

Judy T.
Judy T4 years ago

Hm! Interesting recipes. I think I'll make a couple of these for Thanksgiving. Thanks, Lo! :)

Dawn D.
Past Member 4 years ago

Yummy looking recipes, Like the look of stuffed pumpkin with chestnuts and other things. I've stuffed big zucchinis and they are yummy. Okay next big celebration for us is Christmas so have to wait for celebratory food but the pumpkin could be eaten anytime one so, desired really. And could be stuffed in many various ways.
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Lis T.
Elisabeth T4 years ago

Ours is always a vegetarian Thanksgiving and we'll definitely be using some of these wonderful recipes. Thanks so much.

Autumn S.
Autumn S4 years ago

thank you

Dmitry Nikiforov
Dmitry Nikiforov4 years ago

thank you

Marie W.
Marie W4 years ago


Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey4 years ago

The Cauliflower Gratin and the Hatch Chile Corn Pudding look good.