If you love Thanksgiving then you might want to try out some of these unique Thanksgiving food suggestions. Preheat your oven, get ready for a week's worth of dishes, and enjoy these mouth-watering dishes. Check them out and vote up your favorites so you can decide what to eat for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
- 110 VOTES
A Gourmet Version Of Traditional "Thanksgiving Fare"
From Redditor u/dj_myfutureself:
One year when my significant other and I couldn't get back home (we'd just had our first kid) and we realized none of our friends were coming for "Friendsgiving." I decided to figure out how to make up "gourmet" versions of traditional Thanksgiving fare. My definition of gourmet in this case was something that would take an extra technique to pull off. My SO and I both love green bean casserole. So I took fresh green beans and cooked them in boiling chicken stock. Then I took 3 green beans at a time, along with two strips of onion, and wrapped them in phyllo. While they were baking I made a mushroom gravy. When you dipped the baked part in the gravy it tasted just like the casserole except that it was handheld, like an h'orderve! We still talk about that Thanksgiving almost every year.
- 24 VOTES
An "Orangies" Appetizer
From Redditor u/shuddupmeg:
My mom's family makes "orangies" every year - simply mashed carrots and turnips with lots of butter, milk, salt and pepper.
- 38 VOTES
Fancy Oyster Stuffing
From Redditor u/thirdtimestheparm:
I make a stuffing loaded with oysters, I don't how unique it is but I love it. Pretty polarizing dish though so I usually make a more traditional one as well.
- 49 VOTES
Spicy Cranberry Dip
From Redditor u/MonkeyInATopHat:
Cranberry jalapeño dip.
12 oz cranberries, chopped
2 Jalapeño, chopped
4 Scallions, diced
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 lime for juice
pinch of salt
1 pack cream cheese, spread thinly on a serving plate
Mix all ingredients in a food processor lightly, then spread over the cream cheese.
Serve with crackers of your choice.
- 57 VOTES
Savory Turkey Pie
From Redditor u/Paprika_Six:
If you want to do a pie: I used pork but I think you could totally sub chicken or turkey.
1lb ground pork/poultry ~400g pumpkin or squash, diced small ~1 c mushroom (I used chanterelles) 1 shallot Paprika, cumin, nutmeg, turmeric, s&p 1/2 c chicken stock
Basically, I just cooked all this stuff up. I made hand pies but you could definitely do bigger ones with it.
For savory pies my other go-to recipes: 1/2 & 1/2 beef/pork though could do just beef! 1/4 lb bacon 1/2 onion, 2 sticks celery 1/2 c beef stock 1/4 c red wine Paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, s&p
And 3 chicken thighs Pile of potatoes, I usually do the mini rainbow ones but Yukon or red is good 1 shallot Lots of Herbes de Provence, s&p Heavy cream Gratuitous butter
Sorry, these aren’t more precise, I make it up as I go along.
My crust recipe: 1 heaping c flour 6 T butter Pinch salt Mix these till it resembles coarse crumbs, using your hands or a pastry cutter Add enough milk (1-3T ish) to form a ball. Roll & shape as desired. Takes 5 minutes! The recipe makes enough for one base pie crust so expand accordingly
Baking time is 400F for 20-35 minutes depending on the size of the pie.
- 67 VOTES
Pumpkin, Sausage And Apple Risotto
From Redditor u/teenytinyducks:
Pumpkin, sausage, and apple risotto is my favorite thing ever. Also, my brother’s mother-in-law used to make this dessert that was raspberry/pineapple jello layered with sour cream.