4 Tasty Recipes For The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

Hello everyone. You will spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones and are you thinking about what to cook? If you are undecided about the Thanksgiving menu, I have 4 great recipes for you.

Mashed sweet potatoes with ginger and lemongrass


Servings: 6

 1000g sweet potatoes

 2 1/2 inches ginger

 1 garlic cloves

 3 stalk(s) of lemongrass

 330 ml coconut milk


 Pepper from the grinder)


For the sweet potato puree with ginger and lemongrass, first, peel and roughly chop the garlic and ginger. Remove the end of the lemongrass sticks, roughly chop the rest and press down. Bring everything to a boil together with the coconut milk, remove from the stove and let it stand for about 1/2 hour. Then strain.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil and salt. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into large cubes. Boil in salted water until soft and drain.

Mash the sweet potatoes and mix them with the coconut milk. Season the mashed sweet potatoes with ginger and lemongrass with salt and pepper.


Serve the sweet potato puree with ginger and lemongrass as an accompaniment to meat or fish.

Turkey with dried fruit filling


Servings: 6

 1 turkey (small, approx. 2 1/2 kg, ready to cook)

 200 g dried fruit (plums, apricots, apples, pears)

 100 g white bread (stale)

 500ml milk

 1 egg

 1 tsp cinnamon

 2 carrots

 3 onion

 500 ml chicken soup

 1 tbsp cornstarch (cornstarch, alternatively potato starch)




For the turkey with dried fruit filling, cover the dried fruit with water and bring to a boil in a small saucepan and set aside.

Season the turkey inside and out with salt and pepper.

Cut the white bread into cubes and pour over the boiling milk.

Strain the dried fruit and also cut into small cubes and mix it with the breadcrumbs.

Beat in the egg, add the cinnamon, and season again.

Stuff the turkey with this mixture and place in a roasting pan.

Peel and dice the carrots and onion and add to the casserole dish with the chicken soup.

Roast the turkey at about 200 °C for about 2 1/2 hours. Pour the juice over it again and again.

Remove the turkey from the roaster and keep it warm.

Pass the juice with the overcooked vegetable cubes through a sieve into a saucepan and thicken with the cornstarch. Taste again.

Arrange the turkey with the dried fruit filling on a platter and serve with the sauce.

Cranberry sauce


Servings: 8

  200 grams of cranberries

  100 g sugar (brown)

  125 ml water

500 g apples (tart)

  1 teaspoon orange zest (from an unwaxed orange)

  clove powder


For the cranberry sauce, first, wash and discard the cranberries. In a wide saucepan, stir together the brown sugar and water.

Peel, quarter, core, and slice the apples diagonally and add to the saucepan with the cranberries.

Simmer the fruit on low heat with the lid closed for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if the sauce gets too thick.

Season the cranberry sauce with grated orange zest and cloves and chill until ready to serve.

Pumpkin Pie - pumpkin pie


Servings: 1

For the shortcrust pastry:

 125g butter

 1/2 tsp salt

 250 g flour

 4 tablespoons water (cold)

For covering:

 150ml milk

 150 ml whipped cream

 1/2 tsp nutmeg (grated)

 powdered sugar

 1/2 tsp ginger (ground)

 750 g pumpkin flesh (yellow-red)

 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)

 1/2 tsp salt

 200 grams of sugar

 almond sticks

 3 eggs


First, prepare the batter for the pumpkin pie. Add the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the butter cut into small cubes onto the surface, and chop with a large kitchen knife. Gradually drip the cold tap water over it and continue kneading until you have a smooth dough. Roll it in foil and let it cool for 1 hour.

Spread out a springform pan (26 cm ø) with the chilled dough and pull up the edge.

Cover and refrigerate the dish again until the topping is done.

Peel the pumpkin and cut it into small cubes. Cook the pumpkin flesh in a quarter liter of tap water on the stove until soft. While still hot, puree the pumpkin in a blender and cook while stirring to form a thick puree. To let it cool down.

Season the pumpkin puree with salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Beat the eggs lightly and fold them into the pumpkin puree. Pour together the skimmed milk and whipped cream and fold them into the pumpkin puree.

Take the tart pan with the chilled dough out of the fridge. Pour this mixture onto the dough and bake in the oven at 200°C for 25 minutes to half an hour.

Take out the finished pumpkin pie, let it cool down, and sprinkle it with roasted almond sticks and icing sugar.

I hope you will like my Thanksgiving menu recipes. Enjoy your day with your beloved ones.

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  1. These are classic and delicious Thanksgiving recipes! This Thanksgiving I was thinking about making a pie, and a pumpkin pie would definitely be good! Also adding giner, lemongrass, and cocont milk to sweet potatoes sounds nice!

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