Thanksgiving Dishes That Discard Tradition

Img courtesy Stacy Spensely

This year for Thanksgiving I’m keeping it simple, but still putting a twist on new things. Of course, there will be turkey, spatchcocked to cook faster. That’s where the normal Thanksgiving meal ends. Instead of sweet potato casserole I’m baking sweet potatoes whole and then adding a lovely dollop of marshmallow fluff before torching it a bit to mimic the char of roasted marshmallows. Instead of making both stuffing and rolls, I’m making little rolls stuffed with stuffing ingredients, very meta! Cranberry orange walnut cranberry sauce instead of basic cranberry sauce. And instead of green bean casserole? Green beans smothered in caramelized onions and mushrooms.

But, if I felt like being more ambitious, here’s what I’d love to try (probably not all together):

Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing

Turkey Roulade with Garlic and Herbs

Smoky Cranberry-Apple Sauce

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pears, Sage & Browned Butter

They all sound amazing, right?!

What are your different Thanksgiving recipes? Let me know in the comments!