Recipes by month:

Lemon Pesto Turkey Pasta

Bowtie pasta tossed with lemon zest, basil pesto, and leftover turkey, carbonara style

Mom’s Turkey Soup

Classic turkey soup recipe. Every Thanksgiving my mother takes what's left of the turkey carcass and makes a delicious turkey soup that we enjoy for days.


Turkey Noodle Casserole

Turkey noodle casserole with egg noodles, leftover turkey, shallots, celery, and a white sauce with Gruyere, mustard, and tarragon.



Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels sprouts blanched and baked in a cheesy white sauce with pancetta and gruyere.


Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Cranberry upside down cake with caramel cranberry topping and orange zest speckled sour cream cake.

Easiest Ever Garlic Bread

Pressed for time? Don't have an oven? Want just a slice or two of garlic bread? Here's a quick and easy way to make garlic bread.




Candied Yams

Candied yams, garnet sweet potatoes, glazed with a brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, orange sauce.



Clam Chowder

New England clam chowder made from scratch with hard shell clams, salt pork or bacon, potatoes, and cream.

Pork and Poblano Stew

Hearty fall stew with pork shoulder, roasted poblano chiles, chipotle, onions, sweet potatoes, and corn.

Italian Meatballs

Classic Italian-American style meatballs, huge, pillowy soft and loaded with herbs and cheese, mixed with ground beef and pork, served with a traditional tomato sauce.

Hot Turkey Sandwich

Hot turkey sandwich. The easiest way to prepare turkey leftovers, as an open-faced sandwich, topped with leftover turkey and gravy.

Chipotle Turkey Pozole

Serve your turkey leftovers with a Mexican flair. Turkey pozole hominy soup seasoned with smokey chipotle chiles.

Stuffed Roast Turkey Breast

Boneless turkey breast pounded thin and stuffed with breadcrumbs, mushrooms, dried cranberries and sage, rolled and tied and roasted.

Suzanne’s Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Easy and delicious traditional pumpkin pie recipe with fresh or canned pumpkin puree, cream, brown and white sugar, eggs, and pumpkin spice.

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms

Green beans, lightly boiled, then tossed with sautéed mushrooms and onions, held together with sour cream sauce.

Walnut Maple Pie

Walnut pie, similar to pecan pie, with fresh chopped walnuts, in a custardy base, sweetened with maple syrup.

Giblet Gravy

Classic gravy made with the giblets (neck, liver, heart, gizzard) from a turkey or chicken.

Duchess Potatoes

Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.

Sautéed Kale with Tahini Sauce

Chopped kale sautéed with onions and garlic, mixed with a sauce of sesame tahini, sesame oil, lemon juice, and salt.

Roast Chicken with Grapes

Whole roast chicken, stuffed with grapes and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, onions, and lemon.


Pumpkin Gingerbread

Perfect for the holidays, richly flavored pumpkin gingerbread made with pumpkin purée, flour, butter, ginger, molasses, brown sugar, and lots of spices.

Hawaiian Oxtail Soup

Hawaiian oxtail soup with oxtails, slowly cooked to produce their own broth, with ginger, anise, orange peel, peanuts, chili, mustard greens, onions, and cilantro.

Pralines

Traditional southern candied pecans, or pecan pralines, made with pecans, sugar, cream, butter, and vanilla.


Turkey Mushroom Risotto

An Italian-inspired rice dish using leftover turkey, mushrooms, sage and a little fresh goat cheese.

Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey enchiladas made with leftover cooked turkey, homemade chili sauce, onions, black beans, and Monterey jack cheese. Topped with red onions, avocado, and cilantro.


Sweet and Sour Onions

Sweet and sour braised pearl or boiling onions flavored with vinegar and honey.

Pecan Pie

Traditional pecan pie recipe using fresh pecans, molasses, corn syrup, brown sugar, and eggs.


Wild Rice Dressing

A wild rice dressing with croutons, walnuts dried cranberries and mushrooms.

How to Make Croutons

Make your own homemade croutons, on the stovetop, toasted in butter.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Tall and creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.

Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!


Venison Sauerbraten

A classic German pot roast: Venison or beef marinated and then braised in a rich sauce that's finished with crushed ginger snaps.

Preserved Pears

Bartlett pears, canned in a light simple syrup with star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon.


Apple Cranberry Chutney

Sweet and tangy chutney with apples, cranberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, orange zest, and ginger.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy garlic mashed potatoes made with roasted garlic and Yukon Gold potatoes.

Polish Hunter’s Stew

A hearty Polish stew made with several kinds of meat - typically pork - cabbage, sauerkraut and lots of mushrooms, both wild and cultivated

Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

Spicy pumpkin soup with Southwestern flavors of chipotle, cumin, oregano, and served with pepitas, crema fresca, and cilantro.

Curry Turkey Salad

Curried turkey salad with apple, raisins or dried cranberries, green onions, celery, cilantro, honey, ground ginger, curry, mayo and yogurt.

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey tetrazzini recipe, a turkey casserole with egg noodles, mushrooms, peas, Parmesan and Swiss cheeses, cream, bread crumbs and turkey.

Crispy Turkey Bacon

Turkey skins, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked until crispy. Use like bacon!

Turkey White Chili

White chili made with turkey meat, great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers, with white beans, green chiles, jalapeno, and garnishes.



Mom’s Roast Turkey

My mother's tried and true roast turkey recipe. How to roast the most succulent Thanksgiving turkey. Step-by-step instructions with photos and reader comments.


How to Brown Butter

Take your recipes up a notch with the nutty aroma of browned butter. It's easy!

Turnip Gratin

Turnip gratin with thinly sliced turnips, bread, onions, and Gruyere cheese baked until bubbly and browned.

Classic Glazed Carrots

Glazed carrots, sliced carrots, sautéed in butter and sugar, then cooked in stock until sauce is reduced to a glaze.


Sloppy Joes

An American, kid-friendly classic. Sloppy Joe recipe with browned ground beef, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, cooked in sweet sour tomato sauce, served over hamburger buns.


Pasta with Cauliflower

Pasta with lightly toasted cauliflower florets cooked in a sauce of tomato, anchovies, onions, garlic, parsley and Parmesan.

Scrambled Eggs with Tomatillos

Huevos en salsa verde. Eggs scrambled in a green chile sauce made with jalapenos, tomatillos, and onions.

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Holiday spiced molasses gingerbread cupcakes with tangy lemon icing.

Chipotle Turkey Salad

Give your turkey leftovers a gentle smokey kick with a turkey salad seasoned with chipotle powder and jalapeños.


Mom’s Turkey Stuffing

I've never tasted any turkey stuffing that has come close to as good as mom's. Classic Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe made with French bread cubes toasted in butter, walnuts, onion, celery, apple, green olives, and stock made from turkey giblets.





Chilaquiles

Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.


Quince Jam

Recipe for a simple quince jam made with grated fresh quince, sugar, and lemon juice.

Boiled Peanuts

Traditional Southern hot boiled peanuts. Raw peanuts boiled in salt water for a salty, shell-shucking-worthy snack.


Curried Pork Empanadas

Appetizer-sized empanadas, or turnovers, stuffed with a curried ground pork picadillo, and baked until golden brown.

Broccoli Beef

Chinese broccoli beef, thinly sliced beef slices, marinated then stir-fried with garlic and blanched broccoli.

Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond crescent cookies recipe. Almond crescents, little almond cookies shaped into crescents and dusted with powdered sugar.

Cranberry Salsa

Delicious, seasonal cranberry salsa, with fresh or frozen cranberries, apple, orange zest, chili, cilantro, and lime.

Patricia’s Holiday Fruitcake

Fabulous holiday fruitcake recipe with dates, raisins, walnuts, glazed cherries, and orange zest. Christmas fruitcake recipe.


Turkey Stroganoff

Turkey Stroganoff recipe made with turkey leftovers, mushrooms, thyme and sour cream.


Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Collection of links to fabulous Thanksgiving pie recipes - apple pies, sweet potato pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies.


Indian Pudding

Traditional American Indian Pudding recipe from the Concord Museum cookbook, Concord, Massachusetts.


Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy sweet potato soup with red-skinned sweet potatoes, cooked in stock with onions, celery, and leek, pureed and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.

Kiwi Salsa

Kiwi salsa recipe with kiwifruit, pomegranate seeds, avocado, and jalapeno. A bright fall seasonal fresh salsa, perfect to accompany Mexican dishes.

Salmon Patties

Quick and easy salmon patties recipe with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, and paprika.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork sandwich made with pork butt shoulder roast, slow cooked in a spicy sauce of onion, cloves, jalapeno, chipotle, tomato paste, Dijon, paprika, vinegar, ketchup, and sugar, until the pork meat pulls apart easily with a fork. Served on a bun.


Spicy Crab Cakes with Horseradish Mayo

Spicy crab cakes recipe with fresh Dungeness crabmeat, parsley, bread crumbs, egg, lemon jice, Tabasco, Wocestershire sauce, Dijon, paprika, thyme, onion, and bell pepper. Serve with a horseradish mayo.

Cranberry Relish

Holiday and Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish recipe. Fresh cranberries ground up with apples and orange. Great with turkey sandwiches.

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping

Holiday sweet potato pie with a pecan topping. Sweet potatoes baked with eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup and spices into a pre-baked butter pie crust, topped with pecans.

Pomegranate Molasses

Homemade pomegranate molasses, an essential ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern cooking.

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Hashed brussels sprouts made with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in lemon juice, sauteed in butter, and sprinkled with vermouth.

Caramelized Nut Tart

Do you love nuts? This nut tart recipe combines walnuts, pecans, and almonds, in a caramel filling, served in a buttery crust.

Onion Potato Gratin

Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.

Apple Cranberry Currant Crumble Pie

Apple crumble pie with sliced apples, dried cranberries and currants, in a buttery crust with a brown sugar streusel topping.

Thanksgiving Planning

Plan your Thankgsiving meal with Thanksgiving recipe ideas from Simply Recipes and other food blogs.


Mango Lassi

Sweet and rich mango lassi, with fresh mango, milk, yogurt, sugar and a dash of cardamom.



Reuben Sandwich

Classic reuben sandwich with corned beef, dark rye bread, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, with Russian dressing - grilled.

Persimmon Pudding Cake

Rich and wonderful persimmon pudding cake, made with hachiya persimmon pulp, eggs, butter, milk, vanilla, flour, sugar, spices, and chopped nuts.

Roasted Garlic Chicken

Roasted garlic chicken recipe, whole chicken, brined in a garlic salt brine, then roasted.

Oxtail Pâté (Pate)

Oxtail pate includes no liver, it is just made with the rich, flavorful meat of oxtails.


Chipotle Bean Tostadas

Tostada recipe with toasted or fried tortillas topped with a layer of chipotle flavored refried beans, cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and salsa.

Persimmon Cookies

Spicy persimmon cookies recipe made with ripe Hachiya persimmons and with a persimmon orange sugar glaze.

Tuna Casserole

Retro comfort food tuna noodle casserole topped with crushed potato chips, and made with canned tuna, egg noodles, mushrooms, broccoli, cream of mushroom soup, and cheddar cheese.

Butter Pecan Cookies

I love butter pecan cookies; I love the way they melt in your mouth; I love the taste of pecans, and of course the taste of butter. This butter pecan cookie recipe makes absolutely delicious cookies.

Turkey Chili

Great for Thanksgiving leftovers, this turkey chili recipe uses shredded turkey meat, kidney beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes and chili. Garnish with grated cheddar and chopped red onion.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.

Brussels Sprouts

Simple and delicious Brussels sprouts recipe with lightly steamed or boiled sprouts, mixed with sauteed onions, butter, and toasted almonds.

Apple Cranberry Pie

This apple cranberry pie recipe is the perfect apple pie for Thanksgiving, and what we make every year. Flakey buttery crust, spiced apples mixed with dried cranberries and brandy.

Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread packed with cheese, onions, whole corn, and flavored with bacon drippings. Cooked in a cast iron skillet.


Giant Ginger Cookies

Extra large ginger cookies, with ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and molasses.

Golden Beet and Pomegranate Salad

Beautiful golden beet salad peppered with ruby red pomegranate seeds, served on a bed of arugula and lettuce greens.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Cupcakes

Spicy, moist, sweet pumpkin cupcakes with a cream cheese maple syrup butter frosting. Uses Red Mill gluten-free flour mix made from potato starch, garbanzo flour, tapioca flour, sorghum, and fava.


Tapioca Pudding

One of our favorite desserts growing up. This tapioca pudding recipe uses small pearl tapioca, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Pomegranate Jelly

Pomegranate jelly recipe, made with the juice from sweet red seeds of fresh pomegranates, lemon juice, sugar, and added pectin.

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup

Roasted eggplant and tomato soup recipe made with oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, and eggplant. Seasoned with curry powder and cilantro.

Colombian Chicken Soup

Colombian chicken soup made with chicken thighs and legs, onion, corn, potatoes, cilantro, capers and a special Columbian Ajiaco sauce.