Since stuffing rarely appears separate from Thanksgiving, it’s an inherently nostalgic and meaningful dish. I bake my stuffing on a sheet pan so the crispy-to-soft ratio is basically one to one.
Roast Turkey Breast + Onions with Mustard + Sage
This is my go-to recipe for turkey breast that is the opposite of dry and boring and also cooks so quickly, which is the antithesis of most Thanksgiving turkey.
Carole Peck’s Cauliflower and Raisin Flan with Orange Miso Vinaigrette
Faith’s been ordering the Cauliflower and Raisin Flan at Carole Peck’s newly refurbished Good News Restaurant & Bar for years. Carole tells us it’s one of those dishes she simply can’t take off the menu, regardless of season.
Bistro Bundt-Pan Chicken with Shallots and Potatoes
There’s actually a fair amount of “classical” French cookery here: the chicken roasted with a mustard glaze, the potatoes done in a little chicken fat (as it runs off the bird). Serve this rich meal alongside a shredded lettuce and carrot salad with a vinegary dressing.
Eric Greenspan’s “Gobbler” Grilled Cheese
The Gobbler is a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. You can substitute cranberry sauce for the tapenade and day-old green bean casserole for the fried shallots and green beans. But what makes this recipe great is that it gives you the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving year-round.
Grilled New Potato Salad
This salad is so potato- ey, onion- ey, and herb- ey that you’ll make it all the time during new potato season, then you’ll make it after new potato season, too; I promise.