Classic pumpkin pie

10 recipes no Thanksgiving would be complete without

From mashed potato to homemade gravy and braised red cabbage...

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10 recipes no Thanksgiving would be complete without

For Americans, the festive holiday seasons starts now as November 23 marks Thanksgiving.

The special day is one of the biggest holidays of the year in the USA and will be celebrated with a delicious and extravagant feast, while family and friends share what they are thankful for.

And, just like Christmas is for us Brits, there's a few things that no Thanksgiving would be complete without. Think candied yams or green bean casserole and cranberry sauce.

Here's our round-up of all our American dishes that our tempting our tastebuds.

Maple Roast turkey 

Thanksgiving wouldn't be done properly without a marvellous turkey centrepiece. It's like having Christmas without Christmas songs. This bacon-topped bird is stuffed with lemons and limes to give it a zesty taste, and to create the most delicious gravy.

Mac and cheese

Crispy on the outside but oh-so-soft and gooey on the inside - Macaroni cheese is definitely one dish we are very thankful for. We've added some peas to our offering to add a hit of colour and extra flavour. 

Mashed potato

If you've watched any American film with scenes of Thanksgiving, you'll know that mashed potato is always on the menu. To switch things up we've added garlic, basil and Parmesan to ours because sometimes, you need a bit of cheese.

Braised red cabbage

Love it or loathe it, this sweet and sour dish with a hint of festive spice is typical at any Thanksgiving feast. It's easy to make too - simply cook the red onion with some sunflower oil and butter in a large saucepan until soft. Then shred the red cabbage, and add to the red onion mixture. Next up add the apples alongside some brown sugar, cider vinegar, a cinnamon stick, apple juice and water.

Sweet potato fries 

Sweet potatoes are another MUST at any Thanksgiving meal, because who wouldn't want two choices of spuds? Sesame seed-coated for extra bite, these sweet potato beauties transform the everyday potato. Serve these up at your feast and you'll have happy diners indeed!

Homemade Gravy

Turkey giblets may not look too appealing, but they really are wonderful when it comes to adding flavour to your gravy. Make our homemade gravy the day before by putting your giblets in a pan with bay leaf, carrot, onion and a few sprigs of parsley and thyme. Add some water and partially cover with a lid. Then simmer for two hours, skimming the surface occasionally. Strain, skim and then refrigerate. Then, come Thanksgiving, add a stock cube and add all of your lovely turkey meat juices. Voila!

Cranberry sauce

Just like mint sauce is to lamb and horseradish is to beef, - our traditional and classic cranberry sauce is perfect for turkey. We've added extra orange in this recipe for some extra zing. 

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie - America's favourite Thanksgiving dessert. It's sweet, lightly spiced and perfect for a winter feast. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg for a traditional finish. Flags are optional. 

Pecan pie

This great American favourite, makes for the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving feast. Every great pie starts with pastry and this pecan pie is no exception. We've used our Asda Ready to Roll Shortcrust Pastry to make things a little easier. To make the filling, chop some pecans and put into the pastry case in an even layer. Then lightly whisk the eggs, add the sugar, golden and maple syrups, butter and cornflour paste, and whisk until evenly blended. Pour into the pastry case and arrange the other half of the nuts on top.

Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda this Thanksgiving or pop into your local store