This year a lot of people are focusing on hosting trendy Thanksgiving dinners, influenced by South or East Asian flavors. We think that's awesome — it's great to branch out and try new things. But just in case you were looking for a more traditional spread, we've got you covered. Check out our picks for a classic Thanksgiving feast! On the menu:
- Apple cidercar cocktail
- Mushroom leek tart
- Herb-butter turkey
- Sausage and kale stuffing
- Mashed potatoes
- Creamed collard greens
- Caramelized onion cranberry sauce
- Classic pumpkin pie
- Classic apple pie
Read ahead for more on the meal, including recipes.
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Serve this Fall-inspired version  of a classic sidecar with your Thanksgiving spread.
Mushroom Leek Tart
You can't go wrong with a combination of mushrooms, leeks, thyme, onions, and gruyère cheese. This mushroom leek tart  will surely start off the festivities the right way.
The star of the Thanksgiving feast is most certainly the turkey. An herb-butter roast  is a simple and delicious way to go.
Sausage and Kale Stuffing
Though sausage is a classic component of Thanksgiving stuffing, kale most certainly is not. It's OK to break with tradition here, though, because this sausage and kale stuffing  is just that good.
Classic Mashed Potatoes
There is no need to get too fancy here because this recipe for basic mashed potatoes  is rich, creamy, and totally traditional.
Creamed Collard Greens
Every traditional Thanksgiving meal needs a green component. Bring a whole bunch of Southern flavor to the table with creamed collard greens. 
Caramelized Onion Cranberry Sauce
Another classic Thanksgiving must have is the cranberry sauce. Sweet onions and tart cranberries  complement one another perfectly in this version.
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Wow your guests with your own homemade pumpkin pie.  The added bonus of this recipe is the pecan-flaked crust!
Classic Apple Pie
Classically American and definitely delicious, apple pie  is a great Thanksgiving dessert.