Thanksgiving Menu Recipes from The Chew

By Aaron Welsh | Nov 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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