Top 3 Unusual Thanksgiving Recipes

Sometimes around Thanksgiving, you just need to step away from the same old recipes and try something fresh.

Feeling bold this Thanksgiving? Here are some unusual Thanksgiving recipes to try…

  1. Bourbon-Laced Sweet Potatoes


  • 6 medium sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup of softened Butter
  • 1/2 cup of firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons of Bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of Flaked Coconut
  • 1/4 cup of Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 cup of firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Butter


1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2 Wash the sweet potatoes

3 Bake the sweet potatoes for about 1 hour and then allow to cool

4 Cut a lengthwise strip off the top of each sweet potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp from each of them, leaving about 1/4 inch thick shells intact and put pulp in a large bowl.

5 Mash the sweet potato pulp.

6Add the softened butter and stir together. Then add 1/2 cup of brown sugar, egg, bourbon and cinnamon and whip everything together until the mixture is smooth.

7 Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells, creating little mounds.

8 In a small bowl, combine the flaked coconut, chopped pecans, the remaining brown sugar and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes.

9 Bake the sweet potatoes at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

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2. Buffalo Chicken Stromboli


  • 2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Frank’s® RedHot® Sauce
  • 1/2 (17.3 ounce) package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stir the chicken, cheese and hot sauce in a medium bowl.
  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 10×14-inch rectangle.
  3. With the short side facing you, spoon the chicken mixture down the center of the pastry. Fold 2 opposite sides of the pastry to the center over the filling and press to seal. Place the pastry, seam-side down, onto a baking sheet. Tuck the ends under to seal.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Cut the pastry in quarters to serve.

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  1. Pineapple Turkey. 


  • 1 ½ cups turkey, torn in pieces
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 ½ cup hot chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 and 1/3 cup drained pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup pineapple syrup, from above
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, optional

Pre-heat oil in pan. Saute turkey, green pepper, mushrooms, and celery over medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and quickly bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Sauce will need to be thickened. To thicken sauce mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Pour into pan and stir briskly. Serve immediately with rolls, biscuits, or over rice.

Recipe courtesy of suite101

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