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Dallas Moms’ Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes

Remember when the only stress associated with Thanksgiving was figuring out how you could convince your mom to let you have a double helping of pecan pie after you had already stuffed your face with turkey and dressing?

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, notwithstanding the insanity of hosting your family and prepping/cooking/cleaning for days on end. Even if you’re not hosting, it can be stressful figuring out what you can cook that will be sure to please everyone at the table.

Since it’s about that time again, and you’re probably already starting to plan your Thanksgiving feast, we polled our contributors and compiled a list of Dallas’s tried and true Thanksgiving recipes. Here’s what our Dallas moms will be cooking up this year!

Dallas Thanksgiving Recipes


Kid Kraddick’s Brown Bag Turkey

If you’ve lived in Dallas for very long, you knew and loved Kidd Kraddick, Dallas’s beloved radio D.J. who passed away unexpectedly a few years ago. His true legacy will, of course, be his nonprofit foundation, Kidd’s Kids, which is devoted to sending chronically and terminally ill children to Disney World every year. But his brown bag turkey recipe is also pretty famous. Give it a try! And, for a bonus, give Kellie Rasberry’s mama’s Macaroni and Cheese and Peppered Corn a whirl.



Lady Bird Johnson’s Turkey Dressing

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole – An Alton Brown favorite!

Martha Stewart’s Mashed Potato Soufflé  It sounds complicated, but it’s not. And it’s DELICIOUS.

Two-Potato Gratin For another potato option, check out this two-potato gratin. Because gruyere = love.

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Paula Deen’s Garlic Cheese Biscuits



Sweet Potato Pie Raise your hand if you love sweet potato pie!

Texas Pecan Pie – This recipe comes from DMB owner, Krystal! It’s a simply recipe that bring a traditional Texas dessert to your holiday meal. 



Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad

This is a family favorite that always disappears quickly.

2 pkgs. hearts of romaine salad mix

1 c. walnuts

1 pkg. ramen noodles

4 T. butter

 2 c. chopped broccoli

1 bunch chopped green onions

Brown the walnuts and ramen noodles in the butter. Cool.

In a saucepan, combine the following ingredients and bring to a boil for one minute:

1/2 c. veg. oil

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. red wine vinegar

3 t. soy sauce

salt and pepper, to taste

Cool dressing slightly and add all ingredients to the salad and mix.


And when all else fails, the Eatzi’s Order Ahead Holiday Menu and the Whole Foods sweet potato casserole are always crowd-pleasers. No one has to know you didn’t make them from scratch! Be sure and check out our full list of to-go options for a stress-free Thanksgiving.

What are your go-to Thanksgiving recipes?

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One Response to Dallas Moms’ Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Whitney November 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Love these!! Thanks’

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