Classic pumpkin pie

5 recipes no Thanksgiving would be complete without

Thank you America!

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5 recipes no Thanksgiving would be complete without

While us Brits have only got Christmas on the mind come late November, Americans are gearing up for a whole different festive holiday: Thanksgiving.

This year, Thanksgiving falls on 22 November. The special day is one of the biggest holidays of the year in the USA, and is 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 are a few things that no Thanksgiving would be complete without — think candied yams or green bean casserole and cranberry sauce.

Here's a round-up of all the American dishes that are tempting our tastebuds this Thanksgiving.

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. Our Extra Special Creamy Mash is indulgent and smooth and will save you lots of time, but if you're catering for a crowd, we recommend adding a bit of garlic, basil and Parmesan for even more flavour, as featured in our Italian-inspired mash reicpe

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 citrussy 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. 

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