Thanksgiving USA: Most-Searched Recipes

 Here's a snapshot of who's Googling what around Thanksgiving, and our recipes for those regional favorites.

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Oregon: Corn Bread Dressing

Corn Bread Dressing
Makes 8
Prep 25 m
Bake 60 m
Cook 22 m

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North Carolina: Deep-Fried Turkey

Deep-Fried Turkey
Makes 10 - 12
Prep 30 m
Cook 24 m
Stand 15 m

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Colorado: Brined Turkey


Directions: In a large stock pot or small, clean cooler, combine 2/3 cup kosher salt; 2/3 cup firmly packed dark-brown sugar; 1 cup hot water; 3 cups cold water; 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced; 2 cloves garlic, slightly crushed; 1 jalapeno, sliced; and 12 whole black peppercorns. Add enough water to cover turkey by 1 inch. Cover and refrigerate overnight but not longer than 8 hours. Dry turkey inside and out, including cavities, and proceed with your favorite cooking method.

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Carving 101

How To Carve A Turkey

It's easy to carve a turkey perfectly, every time. Watch this step-by-step how-to video from our Kitchen Basics series.

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Louisiana: Turducken!


We don't have a recipe for this, but if you're brave enough, you should bone a chicken and duck, removing legs and wings. Then, bone a turkey, leaving legs and wings. Flip over turkey, so it is skin side down. Place a small layer of stuffing over the turkey. Top with the boned duck, skin side down, and a second layer of stuffing. End with the boned chicken, skin side down, and a thin layer of stuffing. Secure the chicken closed with a long metal skewer. Secure the duck around the chicken with a second long metal skewer. Now, wrap the turkey around the chicken and duck and sew or secure closed. Remove skewers from chicken and duck. Flip turkey over, so it is breast side up. Season as desired. Roast at 325 degrees F for 3 to 4 hours, until internal temperature registers 180 degrees  F on an instant-read thermometer.

Good luck!

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Pennsylvania: Bread Stuffing

Mushroom Stuffing
Makes 12
Prep 15 m
Cook 16 - 17 m

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Connecticut: Sausage Stuffing

Regina Ragone's Sausage Stuffing
Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Bake 60 m
Cook 19 m

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Florida: Sweet Potato with Marshmallows

Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
Makes 8
Prep 45 m
Roast 30 - 40 m
Bake 12 - 15 m

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Kansas: Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Bake
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Bake 30 m

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Kentucky: Broccoli Casserole

Julie Miltenberger's Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
Makes 12
Prep 10 m
Bake 60 m

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Alaska: Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin surprise pie
Makes 12
Prep 20 m
Bake 15 m
Bake 45 m

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New Mexico: Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie
Makes 12
Prep 10 m
Bake 55 m

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Maine: Apple Pie

The Classic Apple Pie
Makes 10
Prep 30 m
Cook 10 m
Bake 20 m
Bake 25 m