Thanksgiving Traditions Across America

Do you have a special Thanksgiving food tradition? In a country of many cultures, Thanksgiving tables across America aren't topped with the same dishes. From pecan pie to pumpkin lasagna, here are some of the different foods you'd see from around the country.

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Pecan pie is a sweet Southern tradition. Try this version from Melissa Clark, made with maple syrup and star anise.

Pumpkin Lasagna with Italian Sausage and Sage

Many Italian-Americans on the East Coast include a pasta course on their Thanksgiving menus. This lasagna from Emeril has a fall twist with pumpkin and sage.

Emeril's Creole Cornbread Stuffing

Another Southern favorite, this stuffing is made with broken pieces of cornbread. Emeril adds his original essence to "kick it up a notch."

Shoofly Pie

This popular Pennsylvania-Dutch dish is enjoyed on special occasions, including Thanksgiving. Try this lightened-up version from Cooking Light.

Carla Hall's Rustic Mushroom Tart

In the Pacific Northwest, many locally-grown mushrooms make their way onto Thanksgiving tables. This simple, rustic tart from Carla Hall calls for cremini and shiitake mushrooms. Serve it as an accompaniment to your turkey.

Aaron Sanchez's Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing

In the Southwest, recipes are influenced by foods south of the border. This stuffing recipe from Aaron Sanchez incorporates fresh chorizo and cilantro.

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