Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

THIRTEEN Staff | November 19, 2021

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching, and a lot of you are well on your way to planning and cooking a delicious meal for your family and friends. But we know there are always a few procrastinators out there, so don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here’s a collection of a few of our favorite seasonal recipes from PBS Food and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen that we guarantee will be crowd pleasers. On Thanksgiving itself at 6 p.m. and midnight, MetroFocus airs an encore with chef Lidia Bastianich, who shares stories and recipes, including chocolate hazelnut cake and grilled shrimp with arugula sauce. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cook’s Country: Thanksgiving Simplifed

Roasting pan with neatly layered cooked meat slices garnished with cranberries, herbs, on bed of potatoesFollow host Julia Collin Davison as she makes One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing, and watch Toni Tipton-Martin enter the dressing versus stuffing debate. Ingredient expert Jack Bishop shares tips for buying turkey, and Christie Morrison makes Pear-Cranberry Chutney from the Recipe Box. Lawman Johnson makes Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple. Stream Thanksgiving Simplified.


Citrus Dry Brined Turkey
This simple turkey recipe will make a great centerpiece for your meal. The blend of seasonal herbs and citrus brings modern brightness to a traditional recipe that will satisfy everyone at your table.

Pan Drippings Gravy
What’s a turkey dinner without gravy? Learn how to use every part of your bird to make this essential accompaniment.

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes
Do your mashed potatoes always play second fiddle to stuffing? It’s time to take these babies out of the corner and let them have a starring role on your table.

Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions
Onions are rarely the stars of a dish, but this simple recipe from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School really allows them to shine.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Thanksgiving is a time for indulgence, and even vegetables should get a sweet treatment. These carrots are sure to please even the most finicky feaster at your table.

Giant Cheese Popovers
Add a touch of class to your breadbasket with these savory cheese popovers. No one will guess how simple the recipe is!

Sweet Potato Leek Soup
Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving classic, and this soup gives them an unexpected twist. Try it as an appetizer, or put out smaller servings as an amuse-bouche.

Kale, Pomegranate and Caramelized Parsnip Salad
Traditional Thanksgiving fare can be a bit heavy, so it helps to lighten things up with this (relatively) healthier but still seasonal kale and parsnip salad.

Leftover Turkey Skillet Shepherds Pie
Leftovers can be the best part of a Thanksgiving meal. Whether you prefer a sandwich, turkey salad, or this simple and tasty shepherd’s pie, we agree that one day a year is not nearly enough for roast turkey.



Pumpkin Maple Creme Caramel
Are you sick of pumpkin pie? No? Okay, okay – hear us out. This Pumpkin Maple Creme Caramel is a unique twist on familiar flavors, and it’s a heck of a lot easier than making pie crust.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Do you prefer to eat your chocolate chip cookies by the slice? With just a few tweaks to traditional cookie recipe, you’ll have crispy edges and a chewy middle and bring smiles of surprise to the table.

Whoopie Pies
Whoopie pies are a classic dessert recipe consisting of rounds of moist chocolate cake sandwiching a thick layer of creamy frosting. The origins of the pie date to the early part of the 20th century, and have roots in either coastal Maine or in the rich baking tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. To whichever part of the country started this – thank you!

Recipes courtesy PBS Food and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen

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