17 Not-Your-Average Thanksgiving Recipes

There's a time and a place for classic Thanksgiving dishes, but if you want to mix things up this year, these recipes are for you!
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Smoky Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

smoky turkey with apple-cider gravy

Who doesn't love apple cider? This turkey-gravy combo is sure to become a new classic for your family.

Try our Smoky Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing

chorizo and cornbread stuffing

Stuffing that tastes like a tamale? Sign us up!

Try Aarón Sánchez's Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing

Pork Tenderloin with Corn Muffin Stuffin', Gravy & Green Beans

Pork Tenderloin with Corn Muffin Stuffin', Gravy & Green Beans

Not into turkey? Hey, that's okay! You can still get all the classic Thanksgiving flavors with this scaled-down menu.

Try our Pork Tenderloin with Corn Muffin Stuffin', Gravy & Green Beans

Caramel Apple Pie with Hot Tamale Whipped Cream

Caramel Apple Pie
with Hot Tamale
Whipped Cream

If you like sweet and spicy, then this dessert is right up your alley. Pro tip: Pick up Hot Tamales while they're on sale after Halloween!

Try our Caramel Apple Pie with Hot Tamale Whipped Cream

Rachael Ray's Whiskey-Brined Turkey

rachael ray whiskey brined turkey

Are you a whiskey kind of gal? Join the club! If you're not, bourbon would also work for this tasty glaze.

Try Rachael Ray's Whiskey-Brined Turkey

Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale

Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale

This tangy stuffing has a rustic look and plenty of surface area for crunchy bits, which everyone knows is the best part.

Try our Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale

Cranberry-Sauce Rose

Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce

This show-stopping cranberry rose is so pretty—almost too pretty to eat!

Try our Cranberry-Sauce Rose

Spicy Fried Turkey with Hot Honey Gravy

Spicy Fried Turkey with Hot Honey Gravy

Nashville Hot Chicken is all the rage right now, and this turkey version with hot honey gravy will have your guests begging for seconds.

Try our Spicy Fried Turkey with Hot Honey Gravy

Negroni Cranberry Relish

Negroni Cranberry Relish

You make this cranberry sauce in a food processor, so you can save that precious stovetop space for other sides.

Try our Negroni Cranberry Relish

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

bacon crumble apple pie

Apple pie + bacon? It doesn’t get any more American than this! 

Try our Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Persian-Style Roast Turkey with Pomegranate-Walnut Gravy

persian-style roast turkey with pomegranate-walnut gravy

Spiced pomegranate glazed roast turkey will give your spread gorgeous color and your guests a full belly.   

Try our Persian-Style Roast Turkey with Pomegranate-Walnut Gravy 

Everything Bagel & Bacon Stuffing

Everything Bagel & Bacon Stuffing

If you like to keep the Thanksgiving fun going all night long, you can easy nosh on these leftovers for breakfast!

Try our Everything Bagel & Bacon Stuffing

Chipotle-Ginger Crunch Pumpkin Pie

chipotle-ginger crunch pumpkin pie

Kick things up a notch! This pumpkin pie remix is sure to have your Insta followers—and your guests—drooling. 

Try our Chipotle-Ginger Crunch Pumpkin Pie 

Sticky Toffee Bundt with Cran Caramel

Sticky Toffee Bundt with Cran Caramel

If you’re so over pie this year, try a bundt cake for something new.  

Try our Sticky Toffee Bundt with Cran Caramel 

Jerk Sweet Potatoes

jerk sweet potatoes

All you need are five spices and 30 minutes to give your sweet potatoes a total makeover.

Try our Jerk Sweet Potatoes 

Holiday Nachos

holiday nachos

Nachos with chicken, chipotle, and pomegranate seeds—it doesn’t get much better than this!

Try our Holiday Nachos 

Cranberry Negroni

cranberry negroni

This cocktail is filled to the brim with Thanksgiving flavor! Serve with cran-orange ice cubes so your drink doesn’t water down.

Try our Cranberry Negroni