Whether you’re looking for the classics (hello, pumpkin pie!) or itching to try something new (lamb chops? Yes, please!), Valerie Bertinelli’s got you covered this Thanksgiving. Her hearty and delicious recipes guarantee all guests will leave feeling satisfied and hope you’ll cook Thanksgiving dinner again next year.
Cream Cheese Log with Sweet-and-Spicy Cranberry Relish
Start the party off with a kick in the taste buds. Set this appetizer out with your favourite crackers or toasted bread, and it’ll be gone before you know it.
Grilled Polenta Crackers with Roasted Pepper Salsa
Looking for a simple yet standout starter? Make your own polenta crackers! They’re even more addictive when topped with olives, fresh parsley and red peppers.
Citrus Marinated Olives
Take olives from ‘good’ to ‘delicious’ by warming them up with citrus zest, garlic, thyme, and a touch of crushed red pepper flakes. These will quickly become a family favourite!
Cheesy Sausage Snacks
Thanks to biscuit mix, these golden bites of perfection come together in no time. Aged white Cheddar, sharp yellow Cheddar and a dash of hot sauce provides just the right amount of bite.
Melted cheese, crispy prosciutto, and fresh basil—what’s not to love about this starter?
Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms
This quick and nutritious veggie side is perfect for nestling in between the turkey and all the fixings.
Valerie’s Root Vegetable Gratin
Show off the best of fall with this hearty dish that’s packed with potatoes, beets, parsnips, and fennel baked together in one creamy fall dish.
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Bacon and Brussels Sprouts are a classic combo, and this quick and simple side, with an Italian twist, will soon become a Thanksgiving staple.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread Stuffing with Sausage
Transform a breakfast favourite into a sweet and savoury stuffing that guests will devour.
Acorn Squash with Baby Bitter Greens
This is the dish to make when you’re on salad duty this Thanksgiving. Take a simple base of mixed greens and make it extra special by adding roasted acorn squash, goat cheese, and sweet and spicy pepitas.