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 Menu: 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. Pinterest Farm-to-feast menu Menu: Farm-to-feast Thanksgiving This locavore menu celebrates heritage turkey, wild mushrooms, Ozette potatoes, and cranberries all grown in the West. Mexican feast on the beach Menu: Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving twist. Thanksgiving menus: Five-star modern feast Menu: Five-star modern Thanksgiving 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. Traditional 2.0 Menu: Traditional Thanksgiving 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. Splendid vegetarian Menu: 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. Big family, big meal Menu: Spinach and Persimmon Salad Best Ever Roasted or Barbecued Turkey Triple Mushroom Dressing Gorgonzola Broccoli Casserole Baked Cranberry-ginger Chutney Chocolate-Pumpkin Marble Cake Divvy up the work with this mostly portable Thanksgiving meal. The Gorgonzola Broccoli Casserole is always a hit. A Southwest Thanksgiving Menu: Guajillo-Tamarind Turkey Spicy Pecans Cornbread-Chorizo Dressing Roasted Poblano Gravy Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes Cauliflower Gratin with Queso Cotija Garlic Green Beans with Manchego Chile-spiced Sweet Potato Tamales Ancho Chile Pumpkin Pie All the traditional favorites with a spicy, Southwest flair. You'll love the Cornbread-Chorizo Dressing and Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes. Vegetarian Feast Menu: Autumn Vegetable Ragout with Soft Polenta Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette Celery Root Salad Warm Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Apples Cranberry-Pear Crisp This colorful and festive vegetarian meal showcases the season's harvest. Potluck Thanksgiving Menu: Ode-to-Chevre Brushcetta Wild and Mild Stuffed Mushrooms Squash Soup with Chili Puree Ojai Roast Turkey with Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Onions and Garlic Apricot, Wild Rice, and Bread Dressing Anise Pear-Cranberry Sauce Cumin-braised Brussels Sprouts Mashed Potato Cloud Tarte Tatin This menu was inspired by a group of friends who loved to cook together. Each contributed a favorite dish to the fresh, abundant feast. Elegant harvest dinner Menu: Brined Turkey with Cranberry Jus Sweet Potato-Banana Puree Cranberry-Orange Jewel Rice Pear-Cherry Pie with Almond Streusel Fall fruits and nuts abound in this fresh, inventive twist on the classic Thanksgiving meal. Aloha Thanksgiving Menu: Guava-Lime Coolers Steamed Mahimahi Laulau Hawaiian-Portuguese Smoked Turkey Hawaiian-Portuguese Turkey Gravy Portuguese Sausage Dressing Okinawa Sweet Potatoes Green Salad with Papaya-seed Dressing Coconut Pudding Triangles Macadamia Nut Tart Coconut, papaya, and other island staples give the recipes in this Hawaiian Thanksgiving menu an exotic touch. Northwest Thanksgiving Menu: Mussels with Sausage and Thyme Mushroom Ragout Sweet Potatoes with Meringue Apple Bacon Cornbread Stuffing Juniper-and-herb Roast Turkey Pine Nut Gravy Hazelnut Herb Salad Black Mission fig tart This version of the classic feast is brimming with the Northwest's bounty of hazelnuts, mushrooms, and fresh herbs. Ranch-style Thanksgiving Menu: Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts Romaine Salad with Mandarins and Asian Dressing Classic Roast Turkey Chardonnay Gravy Cornbread, Sausage, and Dried Fruit Dressing Trio of Peas with Pearl Onions Grandmother’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes Julie’s Brandied Cranberry Sauce Jean’s Refrigerator Yeast Rolls Rich colors and deep autumnal flavors shine in this rustic Thanksgiving meal. Intimate Thanksgiving for two Menu: Watercress and Orange Salad Roast Hens with Vegetable Hash Persimmon-Cranberry Tarts Traditional turkey gets replaced with cornish game hens for a pared-down Thanksgiving dinner that's perfectly suited for two.