Taste: Have a tasty Thanksgiving

Let our Taste experts show you how to make the most of your Thanksgiving meal.

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This surefire turkey recipe for Thanksgiving is foolproof

Keep it simple — and then add bacon and whiskey — for a memorable Thanksgiving roast bird.
Squash-Pear Bisque.

How to use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make these great dishes

November 21, 2018
Feast for a week with inventive leftovers from your holiday meal.
How to carve your Thanksgiving turkey

How to carve your Thanksgiving turkey

November 14, 2017
Karl Benson of Cooks of Crocus Hill demonstrates two different ways to carve your Thanksgiving turkey.
Variety
November 21, 2018
Gravy takes the starring role in a Thanksgiving meal.

Perfect Thanksgiving is really all about the gravy

This is Thanksgiving's real star attraction.
Eat & Drink
November 21, 2018
Thanksgiving cooking tutorials on YouTube are at an all-time high.

Googling how to cook for Thanksgiving? Minnesotans down with mashed potatoes

Minnesotans know how to cook, North Dakotans don't, and other observations from the video platform's Thanksgiving data.
Variety
November 20, 2018
How not to burn house down while deep-frying your turkey

How not to burn house down while deep-frying your turkey

The St. Paul fire department demos how incorrectly frying your turkey can have dangerous results.
Variety
November 20, 2018
Tiny turkeys are gaining popularity.

Millennials are disrupting Thanksgiving with their tiny turkeys

Millennials kill again. The latest victim? Big Thanksgiving turkeys.
Eat & Drink
November 14, 2018
Finding the right wine to go with every dish can be difficult, so consider offering a variety of pairings.

Different wines for different dishes at the holiday table

If you prefer to stick with one, consider a sparkling wine.
Variety
November 14, 2018
Hotlines will help you get a tasty turkey on a platter.

Hotlines at the ready for Thanksgiving questions

There are no silly questions when it comes to cooking the biggest meal of the year. Just ask these experts.
Taste
November 14, 2018
Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s formula for roasting at a high temperature yields a Thanksgiving bird with juicy meat and crisp skin.

'Splendid Table' host offers ultimate Thanksgiving turkey

This recipe from Lynne Rossetto Kasper is definitely a contender for the "ultimate" title.
Taste
November 15, 2017

More ideas for Thanksgiving grilling

Grilled potato halves with salmon and dill: Serve these as an appetizer. Place 18 halved baby red potatoes and 2 tablespoons water in a…
Taste
November 15, 2017
Are you ready for some turkey?

Top question to Butterball experts: How to thaw a turkey? (Longer than you think)

Butterball experts suggest aiming for "imperfectly perfect" holiday feasts.
Taste
November 15, 2017
Hickory-Smoked Bourbon Turkey. Photos by JULI LEONARD • Raleigh News & Observer

Expand your kitchen by grilling for the holiday

Change up a few dishes for the Thanksgiving table by using a smoker or grill.
Eat & Drink
November 15, 2017
Buttermilk Squash Bharta from “Rasika: Flavors of India."

A new Indian cookbook, just in time for Thanksgiving

Use this just-released cookbook to incorporate lively Indian flavors and traditions into your holiday menu.
Variety
November 15, 2017
A roasted Japanese sweet potato from chef Ann Kim, owner of Young Joni.

Three Twin Cities chefs offer favorite recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes

Chefs from three leading Twin Cities restaurants take a fresh Thanksgiving table approach to carrots, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Variety
November 24, 2016
A good bread stuffing is a welcome sight at any Thanksgiving feast.

What to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers? Here are eight options

Here are a few recipes and ideas for turning those leftovers into dishes that lift spirits, stimulate weary appetites and clear tryptophanned-out brains.
Taste
November 24, 2016
Leftover Mashed Potato Aloo Tiki With Cranberry Chutney.

New life for meatless leftovers

Make a game plan for all the options for the remains of the big meal.
Taste
November 23, 2016
The Thanksgiving meal.

How many calories will you consume on Thanksgiving? Hint: Start running

You’ve received the family updates, and there’s not much more to say about the weather. It would be rude to retreat with a book, but…
Variety
November 22, 2016
A version of the "piecaken" at Friesen's Family Bakery and Bistro in Mankato, Minn.

Thanksgiving's most bizarre mashup bakes pie into cake — behold, the 'piecaken'

Now you can have your cake and pie, too. The so-called "piecaken" is the turducken of desserts.
Taste
November 22, 2016
Double Ginger Mini-Loaves, and Very Fresh Cranberry Relish, and Cranberry Ginger Sauce

Three ways to use cranberries

These mini ginger-cakes actually taste better when made in advance, allowing time for the spices to mellow.
Variety
November 22, 2016
Broccoli With Pimiento Cheese Sauce From “The Southern Vegetable Book,” by Rebecca Lang.

Side dishes offer twist on Thanksgiving tradition

There are those who focus their attention on the turkey, which is understandable given its size. But the Thanksgiving side dishes are what spark a twist on tradition.
Eat & Drink
November 22, 2016
Milkjam Creamery’s ice cream pies.

Don't feel like baking? Where to order a Thanksgiving pie in Minneapolis

These three spots have Turkey Day dessert covered.
Variety
November 9, 2016
Baking Central does pull-apart bread.

Baking Central: Pull-apart bread brings beauty, flavor to Thanksgiving

Some creative rolling results in a buttery pull-apart bread that doubles as an edible centerpiece.
Taste
November 26, 2015
Turkey sausage, spinach and penne frittata.

Post-Thanksgiving, consider the frittata for a quick meal

When the big meal is over, turn to an easy dish to feed the always-hungry folks at your table.
Taste
November 26, 2015
Use leftovers as a base for the hearty Leftover Turkey Time Sandwiches, top, or turkey pot pie.

Are they 'leftovers' if you plan for them? Recipes for the day after

Here are some of the favorites of our many Taste recipes for leftovers. (But don't call them leftover recipes. These are the cream of the crop!)
Taste
November 26, 2015
Step 2: The legs

No need to panic: How to carve a turkey, one slice at a time

For cooks, the pressure of Thanksgiving isn't only about preparing the big bird; it's also about turning the unwieldy chunk of meat into portions your guests can fit on a fork.
Taste
November 24, 2015
These Thanksgiving sides are feasts themselves.

Side dishes deliver with big meal or as feasts themselves

Beyond the turkey, these dishes deliver a delicious meal when paired with each other or served as accompaniments.
Eat & Drink
November 18, 2015
In the past, we’ve paired wines with gravy and side dishes. Now it’s time to pay attention to the bird and how it’s prepared.

Wines to pair with smoked, deep-fried or heritage turkeys for Thanksgiving

Deep-fried, smoked and heritage birds are amenable to pairings aplenty for Thanksgiving's main course.
Taste
November 18, 2015
Maple Syrup-Glazed Turkey Breast.

For turkey done right, roast parts separately instead of whole

There's an easy solution to having the entire turkey done at the same time.
Video
November 18, 2015
How to prepare a delicious Thanksgiving turkey

How to prepare a delicious Thanksgiving turkey

It is the showcase piece of the Thanksgiving meal, and Karl Benson of Cooks of Crocus Hill wants to make sure we roast it correctly.
Video
November 18, 2015
Inside Out: Tackling Thanksgiving

Inside Out: Tackling Thanksgiving

Home & Garden Editor Connie Nelson enlists a couple of Star Tribune experts to show you how to make great gravy and pair wine with your Thanksgiving meal.
Video
November 18, 2015
Make a great Thanksgiving tabletop

Make a great Thanksgiving tabletop

Home & Garden Editor Connie Nelson demonstrates how to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table using items found in nature and your local grocery store.
Video
November 18, 2015
Lizzie Schultz rolls out dough into a pie crust.

How to make your own pie crust

Minneapolis writer and cooking instructor Beth Dooley demonstrates the ease of making pie crust.
Video
November 18, 2015
Baking Central: An elegant but easy roulade

Baking Central: An elegant but easy roulade

A roulade, also known as a jellyroll or a yule log, isn't as hard to make as you might think. Star Tribune baking expert, Kim Ode shows you how.
Video
November 18, 2015
Baking Central: Biscuits are simple

Baking Central: Biscuits are simple

Kim Ode demonstrates the simplicity of baking biscuits from scratch.
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