You think Thanksgiving is about tradition, and we respect your dedication to the classics. But last year, your mashed potatoes may have been a bit gummy, or your green bean casserole a bit tired, and your guests didn't ooh and ahh over your turkey, your piece de resistance, quite like they used to—like they should. You have a library of classics, but maybe you need to do some re-reading! After all, the best deserve to be revisited. Perfect your mashed potatoes with these Perfect Mashed Potatoes. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon add flavor to the vegetable most remember as a childhood terror. A taste of the south adds character to that side of stuffing in Corn Bread Dressing with Pecans and Bacon. Spiced Pumpkin Pudding Pie spices up dessert. And as the center piece, James Beard's own Favorite Roast Turkey. There's a reason some classics never go out of print, and with a little reinvention, you may just get a bestseller.

Classic Thanksgiving Menu

James Beard's Favorite Roast Turkey
Corn Bread Dressing with Pecans and Bacon
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Spiced Pumpkin Pudding Pie


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