Nancy Silverton‘s Butternut Squash Crostini
Nancy Silverton, taking after her mom’s unconventional cooking, is an advocate for a less traditional Thanksgiving dinner. She enjoys experimenting with the elements of the autumnal feast to create interesting Thanksgiving dishes, like her Crostini with Butternut Squash, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, and Bitter Greens.
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Trisha Yearwood’s No-Baste, No-Bother Turkey
Let’s face it, cooking a 12-pound turkey can be intimidating. Trisha Yearwood swears by this no muss, no fuss turkey recipe and it’s been a family favorite for years! In addition to turkey, her family Thanksgiving also includes a decadent sweet potato soufflé for dessert. Even if you’re not a fan of sweet potatoes, this could be the dish that changes your mind.
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Tandy Wilson’s Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole
This recipe, passed down from Wilson’s grandmother, substitutes the traditional marshmallow topping for a mixture of peanuts and sorghum syrup, the quintessential “maple syrup of the South”. Wilson shared, “[I] spent many days and nights at the countertop in my grandmother’s home, watching her cook.” He hopes to continue this family ritual for many years to come, someday even making this dish for his own children.
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Tim Love’s “Wild Card”
In addition to his spice-rubbed turkey wrapped in prosciutto, Tim thinks roasted mushrooms are a perfect addition to the traditional Thanksgiving lineup. His recipe for Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Garlic and Shallots includes a blend of three types of mushrooms: shiitake, matsutake, and hen-of-the-woods. The healthy, vegetarian side dish will diversify any family table this holiday.