Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup. Looking for some DadCooksDinner recipes for Thanksgiving? Need ideas for your turkey, gravy, or sides? Here are my Thanksgiving favorites, the ones I turn to every year at Thanksgiving.
My pressure cooker supports me when I have my (large, extended) family over for Thanksgiving. For the big bird, I use my grill. Grilled turkey tastes better and frees up the oven for other dishes, like the stuffing. I use my pressure cooker for prep work, making turkey broth, gravy, and cranberry sauce ahead of time; I use it for a side dish on the day itself, usually sweet potatoes or squash.
When we have a smaller Thanksgiving, with just the two of us, I switch to pressure cooking the turkey. I love dark meat turkey, so I'll pressure cook a few thighs or drumsticks and pick and choose our favorite side dishes.
So, here it is, my Thanksgiving recipe roundup. Good luck on T-Day!
Instant Pot Turkey Thighs with Thanksgiving Flavors
Instant Pot Turkey Thighs with Thanksgiving Flavors. Dark meat turkey with a traditional Thanksgiving flavor profile, done in about an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
Rotisserie Turkey, Dry Brined with Orange and Spices
This Thanksgiving, I'm using all the finesse techniques I've learned to cook my Turkey. Here's what I'm going to do. My first trick is to dry brine the turkey. For years, my gold standard for turkey brines was the apple cider brine from Weber's Art of the Grill by Jamie Purviance. I am a complete convert
Dry Brined Grilled Turkey (Grilling Basics)
Dry Brined Grilled Turkey (Grilling Basics). Grilling turkey is the best way to cook the big bird for Thanksgiving, and a simple dry brine seasons it all the way through.
Rotisserie Turkey Breast with Honey-Bourbon Glaze
Rotisserie turkey breast with honey-bourbon glaze. Turkey breast on your grill's rotisserie, with a sweet-tart glaze.
Instant Pot Turkey Legs with Poultry Seasoning
Instant Pot Turkey Legs with Poultry Seasoning. Turkey drumsticks with a taste of Thanksgiving from my pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Turkey Giblet Gravy
Pressure Cooker Giblet Gravy - make your turkey stock and gravy with the help from a pressure cooker.
Rotisserie Pan Bread Stuffing with Cranberries and Apples
I need four things on Thanksgiving. Turkey Gravy Mashed potatoes Stuffing. Oh, and a glass of wine or two. Everything else is nice; those four are mandatory, or it's just not Thanksgiving. Here is number four - the simple stuffing recipe that I use for Thanksgiving, loosely based on a recipe Pam Anderson published years
Cornbread and Sage Sausage Stuffing
"That stuffing looks good - but you HAVE to try cornbread stuffing." A friend challenged me after I posted my Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. Cornbread stuffing? After some research, I found out it’s a Southern thing - usually called cornbread dressing, and loaded with sausage. That will work - cornbread and sausage sounds like a splendid combination.
Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Puree
Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato puree recipe, with a little added kick from some chipotle en adobo sauce.
Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash with Honey and Sage
Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash with Honey and Sage recipe. Quick squash puree with the tastes of fall.
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce. Homemade cranberry sauce is a quick and easy make-ahead side dish for Thanksgiving, especially if you have a pressure cooker.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Honey
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Honey recipe - sweet, crispy brussels sprouts - with bacon!
Pressure Cooker Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup
Pressure Cooker Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup recipe. Save the bones! Use them to make homemade turkey noodle soup, ready in an afternoon thanks to the pressure cooker.
Happy Thanksgiving, and good luck with your T-Day cooking!