Cherry Pie, Gumbo & Other Regional Thanksgiving Side Dishes (Slideshow)
November 1, 2013
Regional Thanksgiving side dishes
Swiss Chard Gratin
Here’s an elegant and easy to make side dish that’s a twist on the collard greens commonly served at Southern Thanksgiving tables, courtesy of Michelin-starred Daniel restaurant in New York City.
3-Pepper Sausage Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Here is a recipe adapted from the cooking of Kurt Gardner, a New York theater man with great culinary passions. His cornbread dressing recipe is a heartier version of the fare usually served on Thanksgiving in the South.
Corn Pudding Recipe
We’ve taken the creamed corn served in Dutch Country in Pennsylvania, and beefed up the recipe to make a corn pudding.
Candied Yam Bread Pudding
Another Southern staple, the candied yam, is used in this inventive recipe for incorporating your holiday leftovers.
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo
Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing Recipe
Good old Johnny Appleseed is from the Midwest, which is why many people in the Midwestern region of the country like to include apples in their Thanksgiving meals and sides.
Cherry, Almond, and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe
The stuffing in this recipe pays homage to the Midwestern part of the country, as it incorporates wild rice and cherries, both locally grown.
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Recipe
Chef John Stage of New York's famous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que lends us his favorite Southern-inspired Thanksgiving recipe that incorporates the side staple, sweet potatoes, into another Thanksgiving favorite, pecan pie.
Fresh Cherry Pie
Tart cherries are locally grown in Midwestern states, which is why we tend to see them featured on Thanksgiving menus there.
Vegan Vine Red Wine Mushroom Gravy
This delicious seasonal vegan recipe is from Brenda LaChance Murphy, a gourmet cook who has been entertaining for decades, and now is a co-owner of Clos LaChance winery, founded in 1992. This recipe using red wine is a great way to pay tribute on Thanksgiving, to the West Coast's Wine Country.