News & Opinion > Food News >

Best Thanksgiving Ever

Our menu for a memorable feast

Best Thanksgiving Ever. We know that sounds like a tall order, but we’re really going to do all we can to make this turkey day your best ever. For many of us here at The Food Channel, it’s our favorite of all holidays—well, we are a bunch of foodies, after all.

In addition to a stellar lineup of delectable recipes, we’ll be passing along some savvy entertaining tips, offering expert cooking techniques, plus how-to-do-it videos—even a day-by-day timeline to help you stay on top of all things turkey! There will be new additions almost every day, so check back often.

In our opinion, the best Thanksgiving ever does NOT have to mean the most expensive Thanksgiving ever. Let’s face it, just about all of us are feeling the pinch of a slow-to-rebound economy. So, we’ve put an extra focus on value this year.

Let’s talk turkey

Of course the bird gets its usual place of honor at the center of the table. We’ll help you make it more flavorful and juicy than ever with a recipe for fabulous Herb Butter that goes under the skin and into the meat. We demonstrate the technique with a how-to video, too. And we stuff the turkey with a classic recipe for Oyster Stuffing — we’ve got a 'how-to-make-it video’ on that as well. Just scroll down to the end of this page.

Sumptuous Sides

Side dishes add so much to the Thanksgiving feast, and we’ve got an all-star lineup, including:
Brussels Spouts with Raisins – unlikely combo, unbelievably good (photo above).
Spoon Bread – everyone will love it
Brandied Peaches – Another traditional favorite adds a touch of class

Room for Dessert? But of course!

You’re going to want to offer choices. We’ve got them.
Cranberry Pear and Ginger Chutney – served in little edible pumpkins…so cute! (See photo above.)
Pumpkin Black Walnut Pie – a nutty, tasty twist on the T-day staple
Lane Cake – takes a little time, but so worth it!

MORE THANKSGIVING RECIPES

Lemon Herb Salted Turkey

Apple-Herb Turkey Gravy

Classic Turkey Stuffing

Holiday Cranberry Salad

Cheesy Cream Corn with Smoky Bacon

Sweet Potato Soufflés

Pecan Pie

Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Classic Side Dishes

The Cranberry Collection: 8 Sensational Recipes

Libations for Your Holiday Celebration

How to Make Oyster Stuffing

Oyster Stuffing is a traditional favorite that has graced Thanksgiving tables for many generations. If you’ve never tried it, perhaps this is the year to make it part of your menu. In this 'how-to’ video, Cathy show you just how easy it is to make.