30 Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast

turkey-recipe-thanksgivingSet a bountiful fall table with new twists on traditional Thanksgiving favorites. From savory sides to the star of the show – roast turkey, duck or ham – Patrick Parker Realty’s got you covered with 30 of the highest rated HGTV Thanksgiving menu ideas…

1. Roast Turkey with Lemon and Sage
Seasoned with fresh sage, white wine and lemon, this turkey recipe gives a succulent, citrus twist to the star of your Thanksgiving dinner.
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2. Curried Butternut Squash Soup With Fried Sage Leaves
Warm up your fall guests with this creamy and oh so satisfying soup. Great as a first course or as a healthy, light meal when served with rustic bread and artisanal cheeses.
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3. Tips for Roasting a Turkey, Chicken or Goose
A delicious Thanksgiving dinner is all about choosing the best ingredients and cooking them well.
Follow these tips for a succulent, perfectly cooked bird

4. Golden Raisin and Cranberry Chutney Recipe
Forget canned cranberry sauce; instead whip up this not-too-sweet relish to complement your Thanksgiving turkey, ham, duck or even roast pork.
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5. Parmesan Cheddar Chive Biscuits Recipe
Fresh chives and both Cheddar and Parmesan cheese give these soft, flaky biscuits a savory bite your guests will love.
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6. Sage-Roasted Turkey with Crunchy Maple Crust Recipe
Fresh sage and pure maple syrup give this Thanksgiving turkey a savory-meets-sweet flavor that’s a cut above the rest. Friends and family will happily gobble up this moist and flavorful bird.
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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe7. Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash 
This vegetarian side dish is a tasty addition to your Thanksgiving table. Fiber-rich and packed with vitamins, health-conscious guests will dig right in.
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8. Individual Maple Sweet Potato Souffles
Maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to these light and airy fall side dishes. Top with toasted pecans for an earthy crunch.
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9. Honey-Roasted Ham 
This savory, honey-roast ham is perfect as an alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving day or served hot or cold to family and friends anytime throughout the holiday season.
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10. Cornbread Stuffing with Dried Fruit and Pecans
Dried apricots, apples, cranberries and golden raisins combine with toasted pecans and fresh herbs to create a sweet, savory and crunchy cornbread stuffing.
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11. Lobster Mac and Cheese
Elevate a comfort food favorite (mac and cheese, in this case) by adding a special ingredient.
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12. Citrus and Herb-Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Thanksgiving’s main course should be special. Follow our recipe for a moist and savory bird with a delicious herbal-meets-sweet flavor.
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13. Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Cranberries and Pine Nuts
Treat your Thanksgiving guests to a side dish that’s both tasty and healthy. The addition of cranberries and pine nuts lends the earthy Brussels sprouts a bit of sweetness and crunch.
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pumpkin-soup-shooter14. Pumpkin Soup Shooter 
Add a seasonal and delectable bite to your fall parties with this spiced and savory pumpkin soup shooter garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds.
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15. Southwestern-Style Poblano Cornbread Stuffing
Forget store-bought mix: With toasted pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes and just the right amount of kick from roasted poblano peppers, this homemade stuffing is destined to become your family’s new favorite.
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16. Old School Cranberry Jelly
This tart, fruity preserve is not only the perfect accompaniment to turkey on Thanksgiving day, but it also complements pork or chicken and any meats you may serve during the holiday season.
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17. Mashed Potatoes 3 Ways
Talk about a crowd-pleaser… You will WOW with everybody’s favorite, mashed potatoes, done 3 ways.
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18. Pistachio Soup 
This spiced winter soup can be served warm or at room temperature. For an open house or cocktail party, serve petite portions in shot glasses or small mugs.
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19. Traditional Candied Yams
Sweet and gooey, this recipe is a fall favorite for kids and adults alike. Whip up a big batch for your Thanksgiving get-together.
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20. Sourdough Stuffing with Parmesan and Leeks
This sourdough stuffing is given a delicious twist with Parmesan and leeks. Serve it as a side or a vegetarian dish at your next occasion.
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21. Thyme-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Roasted root vegetables are a hearty seasonal staple of many tables in the fall. Seasoned with olive oil, thyme and citrus, this fresh take is sure to become one of your family’s favorite dishes.
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22. Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing
Whether you prefer your stuffing in or out of the bird, this easy recipe is the perfect complement to Thanksgiving’s main event.
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23. Herb Roasted Turkey and Gravy
Fresh parsley, rosemary and thyme give this turkey a savory flavor your family and Thanksgiving guests are sure to love. Turn the pan drippings into a thick gravy that’s the perfect complement to your bird.
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Mushroom Stuffing Recipe24. Wild Mushroom, Herb and Pecan Stuffing
Fresh chanterelle, oyster and shiitake mushrooms give this homemade cornbread stuffing an earthy, rich flavor while toasted pecans add just the right amount of crunch.
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25. Roasted Butternut Squash with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Savory and flavorful, butternut squash tops the list of favorite fall side dishes. As a tasty twist, top this healthy comfort food with toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch.
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26. Walnut-Rosemary Olive Bread
Guests will love this simple yeast bread that’s studded with olives, walnuts and fresh rosemary. Serve as an appetizer, or bake a large batch and send a loaf home with each guest.
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27. Tarragon Green Beans with Almonds
Take everyone’s favorite green veggie — green beans — up a notch with this flavorful recipe that features fresh herbs and a crunchy nut topping.
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28. Old-Fashioned Homemade Gravy
Skip the packaged mix this year and make gravy from scratch that will really complement the rest of your Thanksgiving meal. Garlic, chicken stock and red wine combine to create a rich, full flavor your friends and family will love.
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29. Thyme and Parsley Stuffing
Mild and savory, this herbal stuffing pairs well with turkey, ham or even roast beef or pork; or serve this meat-free recipe alongside roasted portobello mushrooms, baked squash or lentils to vegetarian friends and family.
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30. Tasty Chicken Stock Makes for a High-Quality Start
As a base for homemade soup or as an ingredient in comfort food favorites like Thanksgiving stuffing, starting with a quality stock will make all the difference.
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Something for Everyone
When cooking for a crowd, from the smallest dinners to guests who follow special diets, it’s important to please everyone’s palate. Be sure to ask friends and family in advance if they have any menu requests, or allow guests to bring their favorite dishes potluck-style, so everyone leaves the meal satisfied.

From our family to yours… Happy Thanksgiving!