When it comes to a traditional Thanksgiving feast, most families sink their teeth into turkey. But in a country as culturally diverse as ours, it’s not surprising that every family has a different spin on the holiday, serving up a number of delicious dishes. From lasagna to a piping hot bowl of black bean soup, many of us turn to tried and true family recipes when whipping up a Thanksgiving feast.
Mashable reports about some of their staff's favorite family dishes and how our vibrant mix of cultures eat different foods for Thanksgiving that go way beyond your everyday turkey and stuffing. Read on and find out how to enter to win a $250 Philips Airfryer this Thanksgiving!
One Eastern European favorite replaces the standard bowl of Thanksgiving mashed potatoes with a tasty recipe for crispy fried latkes. These can be served with some apple sauce to add a little sweet to the savory.
If you want to bring an Asian flare to your macaroni and cheese casserole, adding some Korean kimchi to the dish will give it some bite. And when the leftover turkey is taking up too much space in the fridge, chop it up and throw it into turkey fried rice for a delicious post-Thanksgiving day dish.
Stuffing is always a great dish to alter since you can throw so many different spices and ingredients in that go awesome with a turkey. A Middle Eastern style stuffing recipe called Persian basmati rice stuffing is made with pomegranate paste, goat cheese and turkey stock. The savory sweet mix can also be made vegetarian if you substitute vegetable broth for turkey stock.
And can there really be an Italian Thanksgiving without something saucy and cheesy? A vegetarian manicotti can substitute a lot of side dishes that go great with your turkey. A well-stocked antipasto platter is sure to satisfy any guest’s pre-dinner snack needs.
Pies are delicious, pies are great! But so are cookies. A traditional Argentian cookie known as alfajores. Soft and buttery goodness, the cookies are filled with dulce-de-leche that is sure to melt in your mouth.
A mix of this, a mix of that is really what Thanksgiving is all about. Add in a good time with friends and family and every feast is complete!
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stuffing and a red sweet potato (baked with nothing but black pepper sprinkled on it)
I love sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, baked beans and pumpkin pie.
I love ff and a lot of fried foods without all the grease. This would be perfect.
I love holidays the food is a huge reason I won't deny that at all!!! My mom is a cook and she is amazing, she loves what she does and takes pride in the meals she makes. She gets so excited when people come over to eat, that's why I would give her this as a Christmas present I know my mom would have a lot of fun preparing meals!!!!!!!! P.S. my favorite food during the holidays is mashed potatoe n gravy!
My thanksgiving favs are turkey, homemade stuffing, and of course desert
My favorite Thanksgiving Dish is Green Bean Casserole! Let's try that in the air fryer. ; )
I made a 20 lb turkey homemade mash potatoes,apple pie home made pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and biscuits. And with the leftover turkey I made homemade picaros which is a tortilla with turkey in then fried it would have been a lot easier to deep fry with this instead of a saucepan
We love apple bread at Thanksgiving!
I would love to win this, my mother in law is a check and she would love to have this for christmas!
Had to have some turkey and ham for Thanksgiving and deviled eggs. Some banana pudding and a few other sweets for dessert.
I've never even heard of an air fryer. How cool!
My favorite dish was always the dressing. However, I couldn't wait for dessert either. My grandmother made each one of us our favorite pie! Needless to say we had as many pies as a bakery! God love her!
My mama's ham and dressing is what I look forward to each year:)
I did not know that I could fry with air, have been in and out of the hospital for the last three years so I didn't know that this existed. ThankYou for giving me something for my Chritmas list.