Thanksgiving Menu Recipes from The Chew

By Aaron Welsh November 25th, 2015

Picture this, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and you have no idea what to make! Normally you’d just stick a plain-Jane turkey and store bought stuffing, but there’s no need for that. Wow your guests by putting together this elegant and easy-to-make Thanksgiving Day menu! 

Cocktail Course
Kir Cocktail by Clinton Kelly 
Transform this Kir into a Kir Royale by swapping the wine for champagne. 
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Warm Crab Dip Recipe by Clinton Kelly
Lump crab is elevated by the addition of smoked paprika and cayenne.
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Spinach Artichoke Dip by Clinton Kelly
Easily transport this dish by combining the ingredients before you go, and baking immediately before serving.
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Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese Crostini by Daphne Oz
Salty goat cheese and sweet maple syrup pair nicely with the season's hottest vegetable: butternut squash.
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Stovetop Sides

Caramelized Carrots with Quinoa by Daphne Oz
Flecked with creamy goat cheese and zippy pomegranate seeds, this protein-packed salad can be served warm or at room temperature. 
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Braised Cabbage by Michael Symon
Humble cabbage gets a welcome lift from crispy bacon and a bottle of beer. 
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Baked Sides

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecans by Carla Hall
Every kid dreams of  a dinner side laden with mini marshmallows. Feel free to leave out the bourbon if serving a young crowd.
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Sausage Ciabatta Stuffing by Mario Batali
This rustic stuffing combines hearty Italian bread, sausage, and chestnuts for a comforting side.
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Roasted Turkey with Thyme, Rosemary, Fennel, and Lemon by Curtis Stone
Brush the turkey with fennel butter to pick up on the fennel in the brine.
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Turkey Gravy by Michael Symon
Turn your roast turkey drippings into the base of a rich sauce.
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Pumpkin Pecan Pie by Carla Hall
A hybrid of your favorite holiday pies, this pumpkin meets pecan pie combines the best of both worlds.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Need a way to change up the traditional pumpkin pie? Add some chocolate!
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