Side Dishes

Apple Sage Dressing

Use this recipe as a stuffing for your turkey or a dressing you can bake separately. Additions like browned sausage, smoked ham, or pecans are natural variations for a hearty option.

Main Dishes

Buckwheat Pasta With Bitto, Potato & Cabbage

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Kosher salt, as needed 1 1/2 cups small-dice potato 2 cups coarsely chopped savoy cabbage 1 1/4 lb Pizzoccheri (buckwheat pasta) 1 cup grated Bitto or Fontina 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 garlic cloves 6 sage leaves Directions Preheat […]

Main Dishes

Gnocchi alla Fiorentina (Gnudi)

Makes 4 to 6 servings We like these gnocchi with a simple butter-and-sage sauce, but you might like to replace it with a simple tomato sauce. Ingredients 1 lb fresh spinach, blanched, squeezed dry, and chopped 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) fresh ricotta, drained if necessary (see Recipe note) 1/2 […]

Main Dishes

Ravioli Filled with Beets, Butter, and Poppy Seeds

Makes 6 servings The bright red beet shines through the pasta dough, making these beautiful ravioli the perfect dish for entertaining. They make for a great pasta course or vegetarian main, but you can add bacon or prosciutto to the stuffing for a more complex flavor. Ingredients Beet filling 1/4 […]

Main Dishes

Risotto With Pumpkin and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients One 3-pound pumpkin (or use 1 1/2 cups of canned pumpkin) 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, minced 1 1/2 cups carnaroli or vialone nano rice 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed 3/4 cup […]

Pantry

Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

Makes enough for 1 large turkey; about 2 gallons This is a relatively simple brine, but it can also be a great starting point for your creative additions. Add sliced apples, fennel seed, rosemary, or virtually any flavoring that suits your Thanksgiving dinner.