First celebrated in 1621, Thanksgiving must be one of America’s oldest traditions. The first ever Thanksgiving feast was held in Massachusetts to celebrate the good harvest, and supposedly lasted three days – so what better way to celebrate than eating most of it in one sitting?
Whether you’re hosting an intimate affair or feeding a crowd, we’ve got loads of delicious seasonal recipes for the ultimate Thanksgiving spread. Plus, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you get ahead, freeing you up to enjoy the festivities with your loved ones.
Let’s talk turkey. It’s a pretty big deal on Thanksgiving, but don’t let the pressure take you off your a-game. Jamie’s perfect roast turkey recipe will show you how to get ahead, what to do on the day, plus how to rest and carve a turkey so you’re left with juicy, tender meat every time.
If turkey isn’t your thing, this beautiful stuffed butternut squash recipe will be. Bursting with cranberries, sun-dried tomatoes and chestnuts, it’s a festive veggie treat. Or how about this amazing nut roast recipe in a spicy sauce? Watch Jamie show you how it’s done.
Buttery, creamy and super-comforting, a dollop of smooth mashed potato is essential to soak up all that lovely turkey gravy. It’s simple to make and super-versatile – add a little heat with some horseradish or mustard, bring a little freshness with herbs and lemon zest, or enrich with a grating of cheese. Get ahead and make your potatoes a couple of days before and they’ll sit happily covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Find out more
Gravy can make or break a roast, so get prepared with Jamie’s Get ahead gravy to guarantee your Thanksgiving is on to a winner. Whether you’re cooking a turkey, vegetarian or vegan feast, we’ve got the recipe to give you the most extraordinary gravy Find out more
Nothing will get your guests into the festive spirit like this champagne cocktail. Finished with brandy and little orange zest, it’s the perfect Thanksgiving tipple.
Jamie’s twist on this classic Thanksgiving dessert recipe is the perfect way to round off your Thanksgiving feast. You can use any squash or pumpkin to create the creamy, sweet filling, but it’s the sticky-sweet topping of crunchy pecans and a biscuit crumb that takes this to a whole new level. Gluten-free? We’ve got the recipe for you.
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