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The ultimate Thanksgiving feast starts with these 5 trendy dishes

By Jake Beardslee · November 21, 2023

A bountiful Thanksgiving table set with the latest food trends like charcuterie boards, turducken and pumpkin pie shooters reflects the modern twists hosts are putting on holiday classics this season.  Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels

Thanksgiving is all about comfort food, nostalgia and indulgence. But in 2023, we expect to see hosts take the traditional dishes we know and love to the next level with unique twists tailored for foodie Instagram posts. Read on for 5 festive and trending recipes you need to have on your table this November.

  1. Charcuterie Boards - Go beyond the standard cheese and meat board with Thanksgiving-themed additions like turkey, stuffing crackers, pumpkin butter, and cranberry chutney. Build it beautifully for an Instagram-worthy start to your feast.

  2. Turducken - This legendary roast combines turkey, duck and chicken all in one. It takes time to prepare but makes for an unforgettable, succulent centerpiece to your table.

  3. Hasselback Squash - Elegantly sliced hasselback squash baked with brown butter, sage and thyme is lighter than potatoes but just as comforting.

  4. Cranberry Matcha Margaritas - Add festive flair with trendy matcha powder mixed into cranberry margaritas or other cocktails. The earthy, vibrant green hue is perfect for seasonal Instagramming.

  5. Pumpkin Pie Shooters - Individual pumpkin pie shooters with whipped cream in shot glasses allow guests to easily indulge in the best pie course ever - no slicing required! Plus, you can get creative with layers.

This Thanksgiving, wow your guests with these creative, trending dishes! Don’t be afraid to put new twists on old favorites this season.