Adventurous Thanksgiving Menu
Go bold with global flavors and unexpected sides and desserts for a holiday friends and family won't forget.
Please your thrill-seeking palate with vibrant, fun flavors. For the tradionalist in all of us, mix and match new dishes with familiar ones.
- Farro Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Red Onion, and Almonds
- Hazelnut Rye Rolls
- Roasted Fennel with Rosemary Breadcrumbs
- Port-Glazed Pear Tart with Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust
- Spiced Cranberry-Mango Chutney
- Moroccan-Spiced Turkey with Aromatic Orange Pan Jus
- Sautéed Green Beans with Miso Butter
- Leek and Pancetta Potato Rösti
Farro Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Red Onion, and Almonds
In our untraditional stuffing, earthy flavors and starchy comfort come from whole-grain farro, not bread. You can assemble up to 2 days ahead. Take out of the fridge, let stand at room temperature 45 minutes, then bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Hazelnut Rye Rolls
Rye flour and hazelnuts have a distinct rich flavor that makes these rolls anything but an afterthought. Make ahead, and freeze up to 1 month.
Roasted Fennel with Rosemary Breadcrumbs
Instead of roasted root vegetables or Brussels sprouts, try roasted fennel. Fennel has licorice notes that mellow in the oven, becoming slightly sweet. A splash of cider vinegar at the end brightens the dish.
Port-Glazed Pear Tart with Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust
The shortbread-like crust stands up well to a luscious ricotta filling that's topped with pretty port-stained pears. Larger pear wedges (as shown) are stunning; you can also cut the pears into thin slices and arrange spokelike on top. Prepare the crust and pears up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate. Assemble just before serving.
Spiced Cranberry-Mango Chutney
Instead of a traditional cranberry sauce, go bold with a chile-spiced chutney made with fresh fruit and golden raisins.
Moroccan-Spiced Turkey with Aromatic Orange Pan Jus
Our Moroccan-Spiced Turkey has a fragrant spice rub that infuses the turkey with subtle Middle Eastern flavor.
Sautéed Green Beans with Miso Butter
Super savory miso elevates crisp beans beyond their humble goodness.
Leek and Pancetta Potato Rösti
Maximum surface area means more crunchy bits in this rösti, essentially a large potato pancake, perfect for the hash brown lovers in your family. If making ahead, cool on a wire rack, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Reheat in an ovenproof skillet at 350° for 10 minutes or until recrisped.