Unique Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas: Modern Twists on Classic Dishes

    October 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Have you considered your Thanksgiving recipe ideas yet? Check out these unique Thanksgiving recipe ideas that feature modern twists on classic dishes.

    Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders

    Get the full list of ingredients and step by step directions for this delicious dish on MyRecipes.com. It’s a great entrée to serve on Thanksgiving Day if you’re tired of the same old classic turkey. First, pan fry a yummy garlic mushroom topping to go on the sliders and set aside. Then cook your turkey sliders and toast your buns. Make or buy some cranberry mustard to go on the sliders. Assemble together with rolls, mushrooms topping, patty, arugula, and cranberry mustard and serve hot. TIP: A great side dish to serve with this is fried green beans.

    Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes

    Warm your belly this holiday season with this boozy bourbon pumpkin shake. To make, blend vanilla ice cream, canned pumpkin, milk, bourbon, brown sugar, nutmeg, ground ginger, and cinnamon. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve. Get the step by step directions here. TIP: These can be made ahead of time, which is great if you’re hosting a larger party in a big event venue.

    Apple Cranberry Sauce

    Your family and friends will absolutely love this tart and tangy side dish. All you need is five or six sweet tart cooking apples, lemon juice, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon. Core and chop the apples and preheat your oven to about 375. Mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl and transfer to a baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for about an hour or hour and a half. Remove from oven and break up the sauce with a wooden spoon. Serve chilled. Get the full recipe here. This is also a great dish to make ahead of time and serve in your event space when it comes time to feast.


    Yams with Ginger and Scallions

    This recipe courtesy of  Saveur is a unique twist on a classic yam dish. Cut your yams into thick rounds and boil them for about 10 minutes. Then, cook up some garlic shallots, scallions, jalapeños, ginger, and salt and pepper. Cook on medium-low for about 15 minutes or until ginger is soft. Stir in some basil for the last 30 seconds, then spoon the mixture over the yams. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with lime juice before serving.

    Which one of these is your favorite? Have any more unique Thanksgiving recipe ideas to add to the list? Share with us by leaving a comment below, on Facebook or Twitter!