Appetizer

Sage and Cranberry Crab Cakes
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Sage and Cranberry Crab Cakes

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Umami

Soup

Butternut Squash Soup
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Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Nutty

Main-Dish

Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika
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Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika

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  • Garlic Onionish
  • Citrusy

Side

Bay Leaf Mashed Potatoes
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Bay Leaf Mashed Potatoes

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  • Salty
  • Peppery

Side

Herb Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing
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Herb Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing

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  • Garlic Onionish
  • Sweet Cream

Side

Vanilla Green Beans Amandine
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Vanilla Green Beans Amandine

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  • Starchy
  • Vegetable

Dessert

Cinnamon Ginger Apple Pie
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Cinnamon Ginger Apple Pie

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  • Nutty
  • Sweet Cream

Dessert

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake
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Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

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  • Sweet
  • Sweet Cream

All the ingredients you need for: Thanksgiving with a Twist Menu

  • Meat & Seafood
  • 1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • Produce
  • 6 pounds russet or Idaho potatoes
  • 2 butternut squashes (2 pounds each)
  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 5 medium onions
  • 5 ribs celery
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 4 Braeburn apples
  • 1 orange
  • Dairy & Refrigerated
  • 1 1/2 pounds butter
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from 14.1-ounce package)
  • Sour cream (optional garnish for Butternut Squash Soup recipe)
  • Grocery
  • 5 1/2 cups Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups dry unseasoned bread cubes
  • 1 cup crumbled corn bread
  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioners‘ sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 40 gingersnap cookies
  • Salt
  • Wines & Spirits
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine

Perfect Timing

Use this master plan to help you cook the Thanksgiving with a Twist Menu perfectly. Instructions for all recipes have been expertly divided out so you know what to do when. A number of the recipes may be made a day ahead to lighten the prep work on Thanksgiving Day.

Prep time

3 Hrs

Total time

5Hrs

Dinner serves 12

desserts

[Cinnamon Ginger Apple Pie]

DESSERTS

[Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake]

appetizers

[Sage and Cranberry Crab Cakes]

main dishes

[Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika]

soups

[Butternut Squash Soup]

sides

[Bay Leaf Mashed Potatoes]

sides

[Herb Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing]

desserts

[Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake]

sides

[Vanilla Green Beans Amandine]

sides

[Herb Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing]

main dishes

[Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika]

sides

[Bay Leaf Mashed Potatoes]

appetizers

[Sage and Cranberry Crab Cakes]

soups

[Butternut Squash Soup]

sides

[Vanilla Green Beans Amandine]

main dishes

[Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika]

Well Done!