Cherry Pie, Gumbo & Other Regional Thanksgiving Side Dishes (Slideshow)

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Regional Thanksgiving side dishes
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Swiss Chard Gratin

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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.

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3-Pepper Sausage Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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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. 

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Corn Pudding Recipe

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We’ve taken the creamed corn served in Dutch Country in Pennsylvania, and beefed up the recipe to make a corn pudding. 

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Candied Yam Bread Pudding

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Another Southern staple, the candied yam, is used in this inventive recipe for incorporating your holiday leftovers. 

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Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

Campbell's

Only in the South would a spicy, shrimp-and-crab-filled Louisiana classic gumbo from Southern chef Jeff Tunks of Passion Food Hospitality be the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing Recipe

Maryse Chevriere

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. 

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Cherry, Almond, and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe

Joy Wilson

The stuffing in this recipe pays homage to the Midwestern part of the country, as it incorporates wild rice and cherries, both locally grown. 

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Recipe

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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. 

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Fresh Cherry Pie

Second Home Kitchen and Bar

Tart cherries are locally grown in Midwestern states, which is why we tend to see them featured on Thanksgiving menus there. 

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Vegan Vine Red Wine Mushroom Gravy

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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.

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