Tyler Florence’s 7 recipes for a full holiday meal

Looking to get all your recipes from one reliable source? Food Network star Tyler Florence helps you prepare the turkey and all the delicious side dishes, too. This Thanksgiving, learn how to make roasted turkey breast with leek and cornbread stuffing, balsamic braised brussels sprouts, velvety mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and even pumpkin pie:

Roasted turkey with gravy

Ingredients

  • Turkey

    • 1 whole fresh turkey (12-14 lb) broken into 2 x leg-thigh pieces, 2 x wings, 2 x boneless half-breasts (with a flat horizontal cut made 3/4 into the breast so it can be opened up like a book. See notes in recipe below for exact directions on making the cut)
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Gravy

    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
    • 2 ribs of celery, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 quart of chicken stock
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

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Oven-roasted turkey breast with leek and cornbread stuffing
Servings:

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

    • 4 whole leeks, roots trimmed
    • Leaves from 2 fresh thyme sprigs
    • 4 large cornbread muffins, broken apart into large crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 large boneless half turkey breasts

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Balsamic braised brussels sprouts with crispy croutons
Servings:

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

    • 4 slices of white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 1/2 pints brussels sprouts, thinly sliced or shaved on a mandolin
    • 2 medium shallots, diced
    • 1 head of garlic, smashed
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 pint of low-sodium chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

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Velvety mashed potatoes
Servings:

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

    • 1 pint heavy cream
    • 1 pint whole milk
    • 6 large russet potatoes
    • 1 head of garlic, split through the equator
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Roasted sweet potatoes with chorizo, orange and sage
Servings:

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

    • 2 links chorizo, casing removed and roughly chopped
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • 6 stems fresh sage
    • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

Preparation

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Cranberry sauce
Servings:

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

    • 1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries
    • 2 heaped tablespoons light brown sugar
    • 2 strips of orange zest
    • Juice of 2 oranges
    • 1 cinnamon stick

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Ultimate pumpkin pie
Servings:

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • Crust

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 5 teaspoons sugar
    • A pinch kosher salt
    • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Filling and topping

    • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • Kosher salt
    • 3 large eggs, plus 1 egg white
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup pecans
    • 1 cup fresh cranberries
    • 1 2.3-ounce package amaretti cookies (about 12)

Preparation

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