It's hard to choose our favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the Delicious Living archive (they're all so good!), but we've finally narrowed it down to these ten all-time greats. Try one or more this Thanksgiving as a healthy and flavorful addition to your holiday menu.


Roasted Cornish Hens with Apple, Date, and Almond Stuffing

Cornish hens make a fun and unique presentation, but this fantastic, breadless stuffing works just as well with turkey. Recipe by Jeff Jackson. View recipe.

Kibbeh with Walnuts and Feta

This outstanding vegetarian entree, inspired by a traditional Eastern Mediterranean dish, uses coarse cracked wheat. It can be made up to one day in advance and refrigerated. Recipe by Laurie Gauguin. View recipe.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Black Rice, Roasted Carrots, and Dried Cherries

Beautiful and delicious, these can be made one day ahead. For extra protein, you can add tofu on top of the stuffing mixture. Recipe by Laurie Gauguin. View recipe.

Side Dishes

Squash and Pear Soup

This uses frozen organic squash for easy prep; it can also be made up to two days ahead. Recipe by Kimberly Lord Stewart. View recipe.

Whole-Grain and Chestnut Stuffing

This is so flavorful, your guests will never know they're eating soy sausage instead of the real deal! Recipe by Rebecca Broida Gart. View recipe.

Parsnip and Fennel Puree

A rich and sophisticated update on mashed potatoes, with a hint of sweetness from the fennel. Recipe by Jeff Jackson. View recipe.

Tarragon-Scented Cranberry Sauce

A delightful flavor twist on a Thanksgiving staple. Plus it's easy to make! Recipe by Franklin Becker. View recipe.

Miso-Glazed Green Beans and Mushrooms

A lovely take on this favorite Thanksgiving vegetable that incorporates luxurious shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Recipe by Laurie Gauguin. View recipe.


Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crust

This delicious press-in crust has as sandy texture simliar to a graham cracker crust -- and the tofu-based Orange Whipped Topping is fantastic. Recipe by Laurie Gauguin. View recipe.

Pear and Persimmon Galette

This lovely and surprisingly easy dessert celebrates these fall fruits' prime season. Recipe by Jeff Jackson. View recipe.

...And a festive holiday drink!

Pear-Ginger Sparklers. Recipe by Karin Lazarus. View recipe.