There is so much to love about the Thanksgiving holiday. What could be better than gathering with friends and family, counting the blessings in our lives and enjoying some of our favorite dishes? I love spending time planning the meal, setting my table, welcoming those nearest and dearest to me for a day of togetherness and an extraordinary meal. We like to include a mix of traditional side dishes and also try one or two new recipes to keep things fresh.

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For most families, the star of the show is turkey. Real Simple has the only recipe you’ll need for roasting the perfect bird, including how to make great gravy and carving tips. Or maybe you’re like my family. For us, this holiday is all about deep-fried turkey. It’s not your grandma’s Thanksgiving, but it sure is delicious. Here’s our favorite fried turkey recipe from Cheese Board member Anne at Fannnetastic Food. Want another secret for those of you deep-frying your holiday turkey? It makes the most extraordinary soup, rich and dark and loaded with flavor. Trust me, this is something you’ll want to try.

Though our farm family owners work hard every day, even Thanksgiving, they also love this day of grace and gratitude. Here are five of their favorite dishes to include at their holiday table.

This popular Pinecone Cheddar Cheese Ball will start your special day off on a tasty note. It’s festive, flavorful, and yummy, whether you spread it on crackers or serve it with crisp veggies.

Cheeseball Pinecone

Many families include a traditional green bean casserole on their Thanksgiving menu. We love this recipe, created by Cabot Cheese Board member Katie Webster. It’s full of fresh, wholesome ingredients that take a classic dish to a whole new level.

Cabot Cheddar Green Been Casserole

So many Thanksgiving menus include mashed potatoes. But Cabot’s Golden Mashed Party Potatoes transform the ordinary to extraordinary with the addition of sweet potatoes. They not only add a rich golden color; you also get a day’s worth of immune-boosting vitamin A. It’s a holiday win/win!

Golden Mashed Party Potatoes

This year, why not swap out plain dinner rolls for these light, fluffy Savory Cheddar Biscuits? Add a pat of Cabot butter for a sublime flavor combination.

Cheddar Biscuits

For a sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast, you’ll love one of our favorite dessert recipes. This one is from The Cabot Creamery Cookbook, a culinary compendium of wholesome recipes, beautiful photographs, and stories from our farm family owners. After the bounty of your holiday meal, this light and simple Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake from Richardson Family Farm makes for a fun and flavorful finish. You may find yourself snacking on a slice later in the evening with a cup of tea. If you’re lucky, there may just be a piece waiting for you to enjoy for breakfast.

Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake

From our farm family owners and everyone at Cabot, we wish you a healthy, happy Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for your support…on Thanksgiving and every day of the year!

Cabot Creamery - 5 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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