Not-Your-Mom's Thanksgiving Feast

Put your own spin on tradition this year with a Lebanese-spiced turkey, s'mores sweet potato casserole, elotes corn pudding and more next-level Thanksgiving dishes.

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Photo By: Renee Comet

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Gather Round

No matter whether you want to impress everyone at Friendsgiving or simply put your own touch on turkey day with the fam, these are the recipes you need for the most-flavorful holiday. And don't forget to save room for dessert!

Recipes courtesy of Allison and Matt Robicelli

Toum Turkey

Forgo tradition, but don't forget the turkey. Use a dry brine and toum, a Lebanese garlic sauce, to add a ton of flavor without all the hassle of a traditionally brined turkey. Dry-brine the bird eight to 24 hours in advance, then use your food processor to easily make the lemony toum.

Get the Recipe: Toum Turkey

Elotes Corn Pudding

Move over, canned corn. This crowd-pleasing casserole is reminiscent of Mexican street corn, slightly sweet yet cheesy, and it's everything you want in a Thanksgiving side: irresistible. A bag of microwave buttered popcorn makes for a surprisingly delicious topping, mixed with tangy and salty Tajin spice.

Get the Recipe: Elotes Corn Pudding

Moroccan Merguez Stuffing

Turning ground lamb into your own Moroccan-spiced sausage is guaranteed to make you look like a pro — and, thanks to your stand mixer, it's a lot easier than you think. Use it in this stuffing, filled with fresh bread cubes, sweet potatoes, crunchy walnuts, earthy spices and more, for a side that's truly a feast for the eyes and the palate.

Get the Recipe: Moroccan Merguez Stuffing

S'mores Sweet Potatoes

Sorry, Mom. Your sweet potatoes have nothing on this crowd-pleaser. Underneath that golden-brown blanket of marshmallows lies a sweet mashup kids of all ages will love. Combine buttery sliced sweet potato rounds with cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and a touch of chipotle powder, then layer with crushed graham cracker crumbs. Vegetables have never tasted so good.

Get the Recipe: S'mores Sweet Potatoes

Mile-High Pecan Pie

How can you possibly make pecan pie even better? Make it bigger, obvi, and add sweet maple syrup. This towering treat has buttery pecans baked in the filling and piled on top for the perfect finale to your feast.

Get the Recipe: Mile-High Pecan Pie