Impress everybody during Thanksgiving with these recipes from Louisville chefs – The Courier


Thanksgiving is America’s second favorite holiday after Christmas, of march and people go all out for their festivities.

The entice arrives shortly before Thanksgiving: another cooking with family or friends where you’re approaching to move a dessert or side.

You should be prepared for it. The dinner’s a same any year. But somehow we wish this Thanksgiving to be different; we wish to move a image that will unequivocally impress.

You’re in luck. Three Louisville chefs have let us tell recipes they contend will rouse your potluck diversion while not requiring a ton of additional work.

Take a look:


The Louisville prepare who won deteriorate 9 of “Food Network Star” recently expelled a cookbook featuring southern dishes that can simply be done vegetarian.

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She gave us a hide look of dual recipes from her book, “Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy,” that are ideal for Thanksgiving.

The dishes are towering versions of a normal immature bean stew and honeyed potato casserole, that are mostly done with canned ingredients.

“These are updated versions that are totally done from blemish and that creates all a difference,” Phillips said. “… What we try to do with all my recipes is take something people are informed with and make a best chronicle they’ve ever had.”

If you’re looking for something quicker, try a honeyed potato casserole, Phillips said.

The potatoes can be microwaved for 6 mins instead of boiled, and we can uncover off by broiling or torching your image once we get to a party.

“There’s something about finishing a image during a plcae that creates people concerned and vehement about a food,” Phillips said.

Green bean casserole

Serves 8

  • 1 honeyed yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 crater (120 ml) bourbon
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 pounds (1.4kg) immature beans, tops removed, cut in half
  • 4 ounces (115 g) shiitake fungus caps, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Freshly belligerent black pepper
  • 4 cups (960 ml) fungus broth
  • 4 tablespoons (65 g) unsalted butter, and some-more for a stew dish
  • 1/4 crater (30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces (225 g) goat cheese
  • 1/2 crater (120 ml) complicated cream
  • 3 sprigs uninformed thyme, leaves nude and chopped
  • 1 crater (195 g) baked brownish-red rice
  • 4 ounces (115 g) breadcrumbs

Preheat a oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a sauté pan, prepare a onion in a scotch until soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Bring a vast pot of pickled H2O to a rolling boil. While a H2O heats, fill a vast play with ice H2O and put a sieve in it. Drop a immature beans into a prohibited H2O and prepare until crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and immediately thrust a immature beans into a ice bath to stop a cooking. Drain well.

Toss a mushrooms with a oil, deteriorate with salt and pepper, and widespread on a baking sheet. Roast for 8 minutes. Set aside.

In a tiny pot, feverishness a gas over middle feverishness until only underneath a simmer. Meanwhile, warp a butter in a sauté vessel over middle heat. Stir in a flour and prepare until golden brown, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes. Gradually supplement a prohibited gas to a butter and flour mixture, whisking constantly. Cook until it starts to boil, about 3 minutes. Add a cheese, cream and thyme and deteriorate with salt and pepper. Toss a immature beans and mushrooms in a comfortable sauce.

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Butter a 9- by 13-inch casserole dish. Spread a rice in a image and tip with a immature bean mixture. Cover with a breadcrumbs and bake for 15 minutes. If additional browning is preferred after baking, place underneath a broiler. Eat.

Sweet potato casserole

Serves 6 to 8

  • 5 honeyed potatoes (9 to 10 ounces/255 to 280 g each)
  • Coconut oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 crater (112 g) mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons light brownish-red sugar
  • 1 teaspoon belligerent cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon belligerent cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon and 1/8 kosher salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, separate and seeds scraped out
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 crater (60 ml) caramel sauce
  • 3 vast egg whites, during room feverishness (this is important; cold egg whites don’t whip as nicely)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons (75 g) sugar

Preheat a oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pierce a skin of a honeyed potatoes all over with a fork, mist with cooking spray and place in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Bake a honeyed potatoes until tender, about 1 hour. Let a honeyed potatoes cold adequate to handle, afterwards cut any in half lengthwise and dip out a flesh.

Put a honeyed potato flesh, mascarpone, brownish-red sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a vanilla bean seeds and orange liking in a play of a mount mixer propitious with a paddle attachment. Smash on middle speed until combined. Scrape a reduction into a stew image and drizzle a tip with a caramel sauce. Set aside.

In a purify play of a mount mixer propitious with a drive attachment, kick a egg whites, cream of tartar and 1/8 teaspoon salt on middle speed until foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase a speed to high and supplement a sugar, 2 tablespoons during a time, and kick until a whites form unbending peaks, 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t overwhip or we will discourage a egg whites.

Spread a meringue over a honeyed potato reduction and bake until a commanding is brownish-red and a core is hot, 30 to 35 minutes. 


Red Herring, 1757 Frankfort Ave.,

Chef Jacob Coronado’s summary this deteriorate is: Don’t be fearful to get adventurous.

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For a fun Thanksgiving side, he suggests creation a Brussels thrive and butternut squish stuffing with cranberry and apple gel.

“The reduction for a jelly are easy to squeeze online,” Coronado pronounced by email. “Though not a common kitchen ingredient, it’s no opposite than creation Jello. Adding a jelly will make a tedious aged stuffing a lot sexier.”

Brussels thrive and butternut squish stuffing

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Serves 8 to 10


  • 1 crater bacon, chopped
  • 1 bruise brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 bruise butternut squash, peeled and diced small
  • 1 crater onion, diced small
  • 1 crater celery, diced small
  • 6 cups dusty bread cubes, diced small
  • 1 crater duck batch (chicken gas will work)
  • 10 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped uninformed sage
  • 1 tablespoon uninformed rosemary, chopped
  • 1 uninformed brook leaf
  • 1 crater toasted pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a vast pot over medium-low heat, supplement bacon and prepare until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon and place on paper towel. Add brussels sprouts and squish to vessel with bacon fat. Cook over medium-high feverishness until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Lower feverishness to middle and supplement onion and celery. Cook until translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add bread and sauté to grasp that same golden brownish-red as squish and brussels sprouts, about 3 minutes.

Deglaze vessel with duck batch and stir until a bread absorbs a infancy of a glass stock. Remove thyme from stem. Add to vessel with sage, rosemary, brook root and pecans. Stir until entirely incorporated. Transfer reduction into a greased baking vessel and bake in oven for 20 minutes


  • 1 1/3 cups cranberry juice
  • ½ crater apple juice
  • ½ crater balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon low acyl gellan resin (can be found on Amazon)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon xantham resin (can be found on Amazon)

Add reduction to a pot and drive together. Place pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally. Place a tiny steel play over a incomparable steel play filled with ice water. Transfer extract reduction to a small steel play and set aside to cold and set into a thick gel, about 5 minutes.

Run a dull blade by a jelly creation half in. diamonds. Scoop and supplement to a blender and brew until smooth.

To serve, allegation jelly on image and place stuffing on tip of it.


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What do we do with leftover bread (or cheap, seared Krispy Kreme donuts)? 

Make bread pudding, of course, says chef James Moran.

“Turkey cooking with all a fixings + family + football + donut bread pudding = a good Thanksgiving!” Moran pronounced by email.

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Krispy Kreme donut bread pudding with apple butter

Start to finish: 30 minutes, and overnight

Serves 8

  • 3 eggs, and 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 cups complicated defeat cream
  • 1/4 crater sugar
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 10 seared donuts
  • 1/4 bruise unsalted butter
  • 1/4 crater light brownish-red sugar
  • 2 grandma smith apples, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

In a middle blending bowl, supplement eggs and egg yolks, half and half, defeat cream, sugar, maple syrup and bourbon. Stir until combined. Tear donuts into middle distance chunks and supplement them to a mixture. Place blending play in a fridge for 24 hours to concede donuts to soak adult mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Coat a 2-inch low vessel (muffin tins work good for particular options) with butter to equivocate sticking. Add donut mixture. Bake for 25 mins until a core is no longer moist.

While bread pudding is baking, warp butter in a middle sauté skillet. Add brownish-red sugarine and prepare for 2 mins on medium-low heat. Add apples and prepare until soft, about 5 minutes. Add to a food processor and mix until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with lemon zest, salt and cinnamon.

To serve, place bread pudding on a image and tip with a dip of apple butter.

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