Here at Food52, we lean on our Residents—a group of cooks, chefs, and experts who contribute to our site—for cooking tips on a daily basis, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Over the years, our Residents have churned out countless recipes perfect for the occasion, whether they were explicitly created for the holiday or not. So, if you’re still planning your Thanksgiving menu, follow our lead and look to our brilliant Residents, current and past, for inspiration: Here are 30 recipes to make this turkey day.
These are the dishes that greet your guests when they arrive—and, they’re arguably some of the most delicious bites of the entire night. You can’t go wrong with a cheesy centerpiece, like Marissa Mullen’s maple-glazed baked Brie, or a classic hors d’oeuvres, like Melina Hammer’s take on deviled eggs.
Yes, we have turkey—from a simple, slow-roasted version from Erin Jeanne McDowell to Rick Martínez’s al-pastor-flavored bird. But that’s not the only main that’s worth serving at Thanksgiving: Try Carolina Gelen’s Herbed Oyster Mushroom Roast if you have vegetarian guests, or a three-tiered, savory Thanksgiving pie if you want to really switch things up.
The most important part of any Thanksgiving: side dishes. These aren’t your average stuffings and cranberry sauces, though. From kimchi gratin to wasabi mashed potatoes, here are a few side dishes your guests will remember all year.
Pies are a must-have at any Thanksgiving table, and our Residents—especially baking expert Erin Jeanne McDowell—have plenty of recipes to get you through the big day, from classic iterations to galettes and pie-inspired cookies.
We obviously can’t forget about drinks. This year, try rounding out your holiday menu with Harper Fendler’s Penicillin or John deBary’s Sesame Boulevardier.
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