15 Thanksgiving Day menus

Feasts big and small celebrate the flavors of the West, from a traditional ranch feast to island fare and vegetarian delights

Diner-style Thanksgiving

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Diner-style Thanksgiving

This menu evokes classic American style with a modern Western twist: turkey sliders, fried green beans and shallot rings, pumpkin bourbon shakes, and mini pecan pies.

Menu: Diner-style Thanksgiving

Farm-to-feast menu

Photo by Yunhee Kim

Farm-to-feast menu

This locavore menu celebrates heritage turkey, wild mushrooms, Ozette potatoes, and cranberries all grown in the West.

Menu: Farm-to-feast Thanksgiving

Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving food

Photo by Shelly Strazis; styling by Valerie Aikman-Smith

Mexican feast on the beach

If the weather's warm, take your holiday outdoors. The turkey cooks on the grill, and traditional side dishes get a Mexican-inspired twist.

Menu: Thanksgiving on the beach

Thanksgiving spread for a big family.

James Carrier

Big family, big meal

Divvy up the work with this mostly portable Thanksgiving meal. The Gorgonzola Broccoli Casserole is always a hit.


A Southwest-style Thanksgiving feast.

Lisa Romerein

A Southwest Thanksgiving

All the traditional favorites with a spicy, Southwest flair. You'll love the Cornbread-Chorizo Dressing and Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes.


A vegetarian meal of roasted vegetables and polenta.

James Carrier

A thankgsgiving meal with brined turkey

James Carrier

Elegant harvest dinner

Fall fruits and nuts abound in this fresh, inventive twist on the classic Thanksgiving meal.


Golden brown Hawaiian-Portuguese smoked turkey

Lisa Romerein

A plate of juniper and herb turkey, mushroom ragout, and hazelnut herb salad.

Jim Henkens; Karen Shinto

Northwest Thanksgiving

This version of the classic feast is brimming with the Northwest's bounty of hazelnuts, mushrooms, and fresh herbs.


An intimate Thanksgiving meal for two.

James Carrier

Intimate Thanksgiving for two

Traditional turkey gets replaced with cornish game hens for a pared-down Thanksgiving dinner that's perfectly suited for two.


A Thanksgiving dinner featuring Grilled Butterflied Turkey with Rosemary Garlic Gravy.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; food styling by Dan Becker

Thanksgiving menus: Five-star modern feast

Time-saving techniques turn this sophisticated Thanksgiving menu into an easy to prepare feast for the modern family.

Butterfly and grill the turkey this year and it will be ready for the table in no time.

Menu:  Five-star modern Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving menu featuring Roast Turkey with Sage and Garlic Butter.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Traditional 2.0

The traditional Thanksgiving menu gets an upgrade via flavorful ingredients that boost the holiday classics. Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Cointreau Sauce are sure to be perennial favorites.

Menu:  Traditional Thanksgiving 2.0

A vegetarian Thanksgiving menu with Sweet-Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Splendid vegetarian

Thanksgiving is about much more than just turkey. This year, give thanks for the season's rich bounty with this menu, featuring a recipe for Sweet-Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach.

Menu:  Splendid vegetarian

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