Bobby's Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Spending Thanksgiving at Bobby Flay's house means smoky turkey, killer sides and handcrafted cocktails.

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Cajun Brined Turkey — Two Ways

Bobby treats two turkeys to a fragrant brine and spice rub. When it's time for roasting, one turkey cooks in a Cuban-style box for smoky results and the other in a green ceramic grill using smoked wood chips for bold hickory flavor.

Get the Recipe: Cajun Brined Turkey-Two Ways

Creamed Kale

Switch up this classic side dish by using kale in place of spinach. This leafy green may have a reputation for being tough, but this recipe cooks it down until it's soft.

Get the Recipe: Creamed Kale

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Pureed chipotle peppers add a kick to these sweet potatoes, while maple syrup adds extra sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Caramelized Vidalia Onion and Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage

To build this decadent side dish, Bobby layers sauteed onions and sage on top of thinly sliced Idaho potatoes and then coats it all in heavy cream, repeating the process until there are 12 heaping layers. 

Get the Recipe: Caramelized Vidalia Onion and Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Crispy pan-fried pancetta balances Brussels sprouts' earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness in Bobby's quick-to-assemble side dish.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Creamed Kale with Caramelized Shallots

The caramelized shallots add a subtle sweetness to kale's mild peppery flavor. Bobby's quick, creamy sauce holds it all together.

Get the Recipe: Creamed Kale with Caramelized Shallots

Cranberry Sauce with Pinot and Figs

Dried figs and balsamic vinegar upgrade traditional cranberry sauce to Bobby's elegant version.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Sauce with Pinot and Figs

Smoked-Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

In this simple side dish, the smoky chipotle pepper puree and rich cream perfectly balance the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Brined Turkey Breast with Spanish Spice Rub and Sour Orange Sauce

Bobby puts a new spin on a classic by brining and grilling a turkey breast.

Get the Recipe: Brined Turkey Breast with Spanish Spice Rub and Sour Orange Sauce

Parker House Rolls

These are the perfect all-American dinner rolls —— light, buttery and yeasty. They'll be the star of any buffet breadbasket.

Get the Recipe: Parker House Rolls

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Molasses-Nutmeg Butter

Bobby coats these eye-pleasing grilled sweet potatoes in a zesty homemade butter flavored with molasses, cilantro, orange zest and nutmeg.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Hassleback Sweet Potatoes with Molasses-Nutmeg Butter

Country Bread and Sage Dressing

Bobby's savory stuffing gets a small dose of heat from chunks of hot Italian sausage.

Get the Recipe: Country Bread and Sage Dressing

Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey

Spice up your Thanksgiving with Bobby's flavorful, Throwdown-worthy turkey.

Get the Recipe: Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese

For his Throwdown take on this comfort-food classic, Bobby adds sweet roasted garlic and spoonfuls of rich, creamy mascarpone cheese.

Get the Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese

Cranberry-Serrano Relish

Leave it to Bobby to bring heat to the holiday table with this relish that gets kick from grated ginger and a diced serrano chile.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Serrano Relish

Wild Rice and Goat Cheese Dressing

Bobby's Throwdown twist on stuffing uses wild rice, along with spicy chorizo and tangy goat cheese.

Get the Recipe: Wild Rice and Goat Cheese Dressing

Turkey Milanese

Leftover turkey breasts are fried to a golden crisp and topped with leftover turkey gravy and mushrooms. Make it a complete meal by serving a salad of arugula and blue cheese on the side.

Get the Recipe: Turkey Milanese

Sourdough, Wild Mushroom and Bacon Dressing

Make sure to add plenty of chicken stock to your dressing before putting it in the oven, to make sure it stays moist. You can also add more before serving, to give the dressing a richer, juicier dimension.

Get the Recipe: Sourdough, Wild Mushroom, and Bacon Dressing

Mulled Red Wine Sangria

Bobby spikes Spanish red wine with orange juice and brandy, and serves it warm with citrus slices for a steamy, autumn-inspired spin on sangria.

Get the Recipe: Mulled Red Wine Sangria

Harvest Margarita

This seasonal margarita is refreshing and simple to make. Mix it and put it in pitchers before your guests arrive so you don't have to worry about being on drink duty the whole evening.

Get the Recipe: Harvest Margarita

Throwdown Pumpkin Pie

This isn't your classic pumpkin pie. Bobby starts by making a graham cracker press-in crust, then kicks up the pumpkin filling with lots of fall spices.

Get the Recipe: Throwdown Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel-Apple Sauce and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

Get a double dose of pumpkin in Bobby's Thanksgiving Throwdown pumpkin bread pudding.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

Bobby Flay's Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream

Bobby spruces up his Throwdown pie with bourbon whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Bobby Flay's Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream

Apple Pie

Bobby got this traditional apple pie recipe from an apple farm he visited on FoodNation with Bobby Flay. It's great for showcasing fresh apple flavors.

Get the Recipe: Apple Pie

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake

Bobby makes a creamy New York-style cheesecake topped with caramelized apples, rich caramel sauce and toasted walnuts.

Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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