Bowtie pasta tossed with lemon zest, basil pesto, and leftover turkey, carbonara style
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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.
Slow cooked fresh green beans with tomatoes, bacon, and onions
Turkey noodle casserole with egg noodles, leftover turkey, shallots, celery, and a white sauce with Gruyere, mustard, and tarragon.
Shredded carrot salad with apples, pomegranate seeds, raisins, craisins, mayo, lime juice, and honey.
How to cut open and de-seed a pomegranate. Step-by-step instructions with photographs.
Brussels sprouts blanched and baked in a cheesy white sauce with pancetta and gruyere.
Creamy broccoli soup with apples and NO cream!
Cranberry upside down cake with caramel cranberry topping and orange zest speckled sour cream cake.
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.
Honey and lemon tea, perfect for soothing a cold.
Turkey soup made with chopped leftover turkey, onions, garlic, barley, herbs, turmeric, cumin, and ginger.
Vegetarian lasagna with spinach, shiitake and cremini mushrooms, ricotta, Mozzarella, and pecorino cheeses.
Candied yams, garnet sweet potatoes, glazed with a brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, orange sauce.
Roasted turkey breast with a rich gravy made with roasted garlic and pan drippings.
Mashed rutabaga with sour cream, dill, salt and pepper.
New England clam chowder made from scratch with hard shell clams, salt pork or bacon, potatoes, and cream.
Hearty fall stew with pork shoulder, roasted poblano chiles, chipotle, onions, sweet potatoes, and corn.
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. The easiest way to prepare turkey leftovers, as an open-faced sandwich, topped with leftover turkey and gravy.
Serve your turkey leftovers with a Mexican flair. Turkey pozole hominy soup seasoned with smokey chipotle chiles.
Boneless turkey breast pounded thin and stuffed with breadcrumbs, mushrooms, dried cranberries and sage, rolled and tied and roasted.
Easy and delicious traditional pumpkin pie recipe with fresh or canned pumpkin puree, cream, brown and white sugar, eggs, and pumpkin spice.
Green beans, lightly boiled, then tossed with sautéed mushrooms and onions, held together with sour cream sauce.
Walnut pie, similar to pecan pie, with fresh chopped walnuts, in a custardy base, sweetened with maple syrup.
Classic gravy made with the giblets (neck, liver, heart, gizzard) from a turkey or chicken.
Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
Chopped kale sautéed with onions and garlic, mixed with a sauce of sesame tahini, sesame oil, lemon juice, and salt.
Whole roast chicken, stuffed with grapes and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, onions, and lemon.
A spicy, hearty stew with pork shoulder, sausage, chickpeas and onions, garlic and paprika.
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 with oxtails, slowly cooked to produce their own broth, with ginger, anise, orange peel, peanuts, chili, mustard greens, onions, and cilantro.
Traditional southern candied pecans, or pecan pralines, made with pecans, sugar, cream, butter, and vanilla.
Two slices of light rye bread, sauteed in butter, with slices of jack cheese, leftover turkey, arugula and pickled onions.
An Italian-inspired rice dish using leftover turkey, mushrooms, sage and a little fresh goat cheese.
Turkey enchiladas made with leftover cooked turkey, homemade chili sauce, onions, black beans, and Monterey jack cheese. Topped with red onions, avocado, and cilantro.
Mixed roasted nuts with a chipotle lime and brown sugar glaze.
Sweet and sour braised pearl or boiling onions flavored with vinegar and honey.
Traditional pecan pie recipe using fresh pecans, molasses, corn syrup, brown sugar, and eggs.
Sliced, baked sweet potato yam recipe, with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans.
A wild rice dressing with croutons, walnuts dried cranberries and mushrooms.
Make your own homemade croutons, on the stovetop, toasted in butter.
Tall and creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.
Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!
Moist oatmeal muffins studded with fruit and nuts, and flavored with buttermilk and cinnamon.
A classic German pot roast: Venison or beef marinated and then braised in a rich sauce that's finished with crushed ginger snaps.
Bartlett pears, canned in a light simple syrup with star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon.
Thinly sliced brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and onions, then tossed with roasted chestnuts, thyme and a little lemon juice.
Sweet and tangy chutney with apples, cranberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, orange zest, and ginger.
Creamy garlic mashed potatoes made with roasted garlic and Yukon Gold potatoes.
A hearty Polish stew made with several kinds of meat - typically pork - cabbage, sauerkraut and lots of mushrooms, both wild and cultivated
Spicy pumpkin soup with Southwestern flavors of chipotle, cumin, oregano, and served with pepitas, crema fresca, and cilantro.
Curried turkey salad with apple, raisins or dried cranberries, green onions, celery, cilantro, honey, ground ginger, curry, mayo and yogurt.
Turkey tetrazzini recipe, a turkey casserole with egg noodles, mushrooms, peas, Parmesan and Swiss cheeses, cream, bread crumbs and turkey.
Turkey skins, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked until crispy. Use like bacon!
White chili made with turkey meat, great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers, with white beans, green chiles, jalapeno, and garnishes.
A great way to use up turkey leftovers. Spicy Turkish soup with a yogurt and turkey stock base, chickpeas, rice, cayenne, paprika, mint, and lemon.
Recipe for green beans, boiled first, then sauteed in butter with thyme and toasted almonds.
My mother's tried and true roast turkey recipe. How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Step-by-step instructions with photos and reader comments.
Creamy mashed yukon gold potatoes with goat cheese, sage, and browned butter.
Take your recipes up a notch with the nutty aroma of browned butter. It's easy!
Turnip gratin with thinly sliced turnips, bread, onions, and Gruyere cheese baked until bubbly and browned.
Glazed carrots, sliced carrots, sautéed in butter and sugar, then cooked in stock until sauce is reduced to a glaze.
Pasta with a sauce made with puréed roasted butternut squash, shallots, cream, and Parmesan cheese.
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.
Brussels sprouts quartered and quickly sautéed with chili pepper flakes and black bean garlic sauce.
Pasta with lightly toasted cauliflower florets cooked in a sauce of tomato, anchovies, onions, garlic, parsley and Parmesan.
Huevos en salsa verde. Eggs scrambled in a green chile sauce made with jalapenos, tomatillos, and onions.
Holiday spiced molasses gingerbread cupcakes with tangy lemon icing.
Give your turkey leftovers a gentle smokey kick with a turkey salad seasoned with chipotle powder and jalapeños.
Garnet yam sweet potato recipe, pureed garnet yams with butter, brown sugar, and holiday spices. Perfect for Thanksgiving.
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.
Fresh cranberries baked with sugar, brandy, and orange zest.
Baked polenta with fontina cheese, basil and tomato sauce.
Cubed butternut squash, cooked on the stovetop with browned butter and thyme.
Butternut squashes can be intimidating to cut, can't they? Here's a safe and sure method.
Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Recipe for a simple quince jam made with grated fresh quince, sugar, and lemon juice.
Traditional Southern hot boiled peanuts. Raw peanuts boiled in salt water for a salty, shell-shucking-worthy snack.
The best sautéed kale you will ever taste. Seasoned with smoked paprika and crushed chile pepper flakes.
Appetizer-sized empanadas, or turnovers, stuffed with a curried ground pork picadillo, and baked until golden brown.
Chinese broccoli beef, thinly sliced beef slices, marinated then stir-fried with garlic and blanched broccoli.
Almond crescent cookies recipe. Almond crescents, little almond cookies shaped into crescents and dusted with powdered sugar.
Delicious, seasonal cranberry salsa, with fresh or frozen cranberries, apple, orange zest, chili, cilantro, and lime.
Fabulous holiday fruitcake recipe with dates, raisins, walnuts, glazed cherries, and orange zest. Christmas fruitcake recipe.
Turkey tacos recipe with cranberry salsa. Another great way to use up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.
Turkey Stroganoff recipe made with turkey leftovers, mushrooms, thyme and sour cream.
Persimmon salad with fuyu persimmons, pomegranate seeds, chopped apple, lemon, honey, and mint.
Collection of links to fabulous Thanksgiving pie recipes - apple pies, sweet potato pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies.
Simple and easy butternut squash, apple, and cranberry bake recipe. Perfect for a holiday feast.
Traditional American Indian Pudding recipe from the Concord Museum cookbook, Concord, Massachusetts.
Cranberry white chocolate cookies recipe. Dried cranberries are first soaked in brandy before being added to the cookie batter.
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 recipe with kiwifruit, pomegranate seeds, avocado, and jalapeno. A bright fall seasonal fresh salsa, perfect to accompany Mexican dishes.
Quick and easy salmon patties recipe with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, and paprika.
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.
Rich and hearty lamb shank and butternut squash stew, served with parsley, garlic, and lemon gremolata.
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.
Holiday and Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish recipe. Fresh cranberries ground up with apples and orange. Great with turkey sandwiches.
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.
Homemade pomegranate molasses, an essential ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern cooking.
Hashed brussels sprouts made with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in lemon juice, sauteed in butter, and sprinkled with vermouth.
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 with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
Apple crumble pie with sliced apples, dried cranberries and currants, in a buttery crust with a brown sugar streusel topping.
Plan your Thankgsiving meal with Thanksgiving recipe ideas from Simply Recipes and other food blogs.
Toasted turkey sandwich with arugula and cranberry. Many more turkey sandwich ideas from readers in the comments.
Sweet and rich mango lassi, with fresh mango, milk, yogurt, sugar and a dash of cardamom.
Italian sausage casserole with polenta, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and Mozzarella cheese.
Homemade corn tortillas recipe, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
Classic reuben sandwich with corned beef, dark rye bread, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, with Russian dressing - grilled.
Rich and wonderful persimmon pudding cake, made with hachiya persimmon pulp, eggs, butter, milk, vanilla, flour, sugar, spices, and chopped nuts.
Roasted garlic chicken recipe, whole chicken, brined in a garlic salt brine, then roasted.
Oxtail pate includes no liver, it is just made with the rich, flavorful meat of oxtails.
Highly flavorful beef bouillon soup made from beef oxtails.
Tostada recipe with toasted or fried tortillas topped with a layer of chipotle flavored refried beans, cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and salsa.
Spicy persimmon cookies recipe made with ripe Hachiya persimmons and with a persimmon orange sugar glaze.
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.
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.
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.
Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Simple and delicious Brussels sprouts recipe with lightly steamed or boiled sprouts, mixed with sauteed onions, butter, and toasted almonds.
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.
Cornbread packed with cheese, onions, whole corn, and flavored with bacon drippings. Cooked in a cast iron skillet.
Chicken salad with arugula, goat cheese, and apple slices.
Extra large ginger cookies, with ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and molasses.
Beautiful golden beet salad peppered with ruby red pomegranate seeds, served on a bed of arugula and lettuce greens.
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.
Quick, basic Bolognese meat sauce recipe for pasta dishes.
One of our favorite desserts growing up. This tapioca pudding recipe uses small pearl tapioca, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
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 recipe made with oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, and eggplant. Seasoned with curry powder and cilantro.
Colombian chicken soup made with chicken thighs and legs, onion, corn, potatoes, cilantro, capers and a special Columbian Ajiaco sauce.