Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese
This is a decadent yet savory way to serve sweet potatoes. If you’re expecting vegetarians, make a couple of potatoes without the bacon. One potato can be enough for at least four people, depending on its size.
Whorled broccoli romanesco is an exotic treat, yet it’s very easy to prepare—just steam until tender. If you can’t find small heads, just break a full-grown head into florets (cauliflower works too). This recipe is adapted from one in Vegetable Literacy (Ten Speed Press, 2013), by Deborah Madison.
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Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Margo True
Spiced Red Lentils with Caramelized Onions and Spinach
Though the Indian seasonings are a departure from traditional Thanksgiving flavors, the bright vegetables in this vegan main dish are right in keeping with the holiday’s harvest theme. You can easily double it to serve a bigger group.
“If cornbread were transformed into a sweet, moist, fluffy golden cake, this would be it,” says master baker Alice Medrich. She tops it here with whipped cream and crème fraîche, and curls of candied orange zest, but she likes it plain too.
This meringue is as delicious as it is pretty. Make the components days ahead and assemble when you’re ready to serve. You’ll have plenty of Kumquat Conserva to send some home with your guests if you’re feeling generous. Your friends will love you for it.