Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States, and quite frankly, one of the tastiest! Since the first Thanksgiving in 1621, Americans have been giving thanks and chowing down on the fourth Thursday of every November. If you live outside of the U.S., you don’t necessarily have to catch a flight to the United States to celebrate all you are thankful for, instead you can re-create a traditional Turkey dinner of your own, wherever you may be.
These are our picks for 11 essential dishes for a very happy (and full) Thanksgiving.
What you need: the plumpest, juiciest turkey you can find.
What you need: celery, onion, butter, dry bread, chicken broth.
3. Mashed Potatoes
What you need: potatoes, milk, and butter. Add garlic for more flavor.
What you need: turkey drippings, chicken broth, flour, butter.
5. Sweet Potatoes
What you need: sweet potatoes, butter, and brown sugar if you want to add more sweet to these taters.
6. Green Bean Casserole
What you need: cream of mushroom soup, milk, green beans, fried onions.
What you need: any form of bread will do, but rolls are the most popular on Turkey day.
8. Cranberry Sauce
What you need: sugar, water, and cranberries.
9. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
What you need: Brussels sprouts, bacon, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
And for dessert…
10. Pumpkin Pie
What you need: pumpkin purée, evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and a pie crust of course!
11. Pecan Pie
What you need: sugar, dark corn syrup, butter, water, corn starch, eggs, vanilla extract, pecans, and a pie shell.
Where will you be celebrating Thanksgiving this year?