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Get creative: 7 Thanksgiving dishes, prepared 5 ways

35 Recipes
Get creative: 7 Thanksgiving dishes, prepared 5 ways
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Cleo's Brussels sprouts

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Avis Hatheway's wild rice dressing

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Thelma Moore's sweet potato souffle

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Wilted Brussels sprouts with walnuts

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Pumpkin pie with bacon and bourbon crust

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 1 (9-inch) pie

Brussels sprout salad with mustard vinaigrette

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Brown butter mashed potatoes with fried sage

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Pumpkin seed stuffing with chorizo

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Sweet potato puree with hazelnut souffle top

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Creamy mashed potatoes

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Giblet gravy

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 3 cups

Olive oil mash

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Sweet potato-Gruyere gratin

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Pumpkin bars

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 24

Basic bread stuffing

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Stuffs 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey, about 10 to 12 servings

Turkey gravy

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Yields Makes 2 cups gravy

Mom Parsons' cranberries

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes 2 1/2 cups

Mini pumpkin chiffon pies

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12

Basic deglazing sauce

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes 1 cup

Cognac sauce

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes 1 cup

Mashed Potatoes With Root Vegetables

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Texas Corn Bread Dressing

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 14 cups

Creamed Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnut Crumbs

Time 55 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Potato Biscuits

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 24 biscuits

Bruleed pumpkin pie

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Ruby Port cranberry sauce

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 cups

Cranberry, orange and pecan relish

Time 5 minutes
Yields Makes 3 cups

Quick pickled cranberries

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes a generous quart.

Jellied cranberry sauce

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Crispy mushroom dressing with apple and sage

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Roasted garlic smashed potatoes

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Turkey gravy with giblets

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes 3 cups

Pumpkin pie

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 1 (9-inch) pie


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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