40 Celebrities Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

40 Celebrities Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Meghan Markle

“If you’re looking for an alternative to the famed and lauded turkey dinner that’s oh-so-popular this time of year, look no further than this delicious and easy recipe for Cornish game hens from Stanley Tucci’s delightful cookbook, The Tucci Table.” (CheatSheet)

Chrissy Teigen

“Screw turkey. Turkey sucks. Turkey is gross! I do two whole roasted chickens because chicken is so much better and you can still get a great gravy out of it. I just really feel like people feel like they’re forced to eat turkey, and nobody really enjoys it. Surprise everyone. Serve them chicken, and they’ll be much happier.” (InStyle)

Tori Spelling

“My green bean bundles wrapped in bacon are a Thanksgiving staple. My family and friends have come to expect them. And Dean [McDermott] and I both grew up with Jell-o molds that our mothers made. Hopefully they will become our kids’ tradition.” (People)

Gwyneth Paltrow

“Turkey will always be the main event of Thanksgiving (at least in my house) and a whole turkey is the way to go if you’re feeding at least 12. But if your party is smaller, the stuffed turkey breast turns out to be a great halfway point.” (Huffington Post)

Kris Jenner

“I have a notebook just for Thanksgiving, which is my second favorite holiday. I rotate dishes from year to year, but of course, there are family favorites that always make it to the table [like Sweet Potato Soufflé].” (In the Kitchen with Kris)

Kelly Ripa

“[Son] Joaquin is really big on the sage and butter pork chop. He loves it so much! My daughter is more like my people. We like a whipped mashed potato, but we also like a mashed sweet potato. We like anything mashed and carbohydrate.” (Entertainment Tonight)

Jennie Garth

“The holiday season is all about indulging in your favorite seasonal dishes. Pie is my go-to dessert, and I always have a frozen Marie Callender’s Pumpkin Pie on-hand. It’s simple to prep and super tasty. And I love to add a personal touch by adding cutout cookies or a sprinkling of cinnamon.” (The Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Jessica Biel

“One pie, two pie, three pie… snore. I hope you all enjoy your food coma naps and family time today. Happy Thanksgiving!” (Instagram)

Khloé Kardashian

“I love to cook — I’m normally in Cleveland cooking every single dish. I cook it all but…I love desserts. I’m famous for my Oreo cake.”(The Real)

Sofia Vergara

“I’m addicted to cake. I have it in my house. I travel with it.” (People)

Elizabeth Banks

“CIDER PRESS. That’s right, we doing it pioneer-style old school. Then we mull it with spices and rum. #40lbsofapples #Thanksgiving #lovetoall.” (Instagram)

Jessica Alba

“I like to cook it all! I like turkey; I like stuffing; I like candied yams — I like it all!” (InStyle)

Andy Cohen

“So, we’re making your Challah Bread stuffing…This is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving. Mom, you did it again!” (Live with Kelly and Ryan)

Nicki Minaj

“It depends on if it’s an American Thanksgiving, then I’d love some collard greens, some mac and cheese, stuffing and turkey. But if it’s a Trini[dadian] Thanksgiving, then I want the same thing I always want, which is curry chicken, roti, oxtails. The same old thing that we always eat.” (The Boom Box)

Camila Cabello

“I’m Cuban! We don’t follow the rules. I like turkey.” (The X Factor)

Gigi Hadid

“My dad does really good stuffing and all of the meat, and my mom is the best for buttered carrots and cranberry Jell-O, or whatever you call it.” (Harper’s Bazaar)

Giada de Laurentiis

“I think everybody across the board loves mashed potatoes. The sweet potato adds a nice texture and sweet flavor and the crispy prosciutto gives it a great salty bite.” (UsWeekly)

Kelly Rowland

“It would probably be my Mama T’s [Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Lawson], she makes truffle macaroni and cheese that’s pretty sensational.” (Access Hollywood)

Emma Roberts

“On Thanksgiving we always just have a big feast. Stuffing is my favorite food in the world! I actually have been known to go buy stuffing and make it in the middle of summer.” (Us Weekly)

Kristen Bell

“Tofurkey. It’s a faux turkey that my parents always made for me because I’ve always been a vegetarian. It’s awesome. It’s so great. You’ll have to try it!” (InStyle)

Katie Holmes

“My mom started a tradition where she makes these amazing pumpkin bars — almost like a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, but it’s not too spicy. In my family, we travel so much and we’re constantly living in hotels, so my daughter and I have been in the living room of the hotel with powdered sugar going everywhere making this to keep up the tradition. They’re really gooey and moist.” (Access Hollywood)


“I’m a massive mashed potatoes fan through and through. I think that’s the hero. If there are no mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving, what are you doing?” (Hip Hollywood)

Tina Fey

“Eating my husband’s corn bread stuffing!” (Good Housekeeping)

Jake Gyllenhaal

“My mom makes this crazy cucumber salad.” (Extra)


“I love the dressing. They call it stuffing. I love my mom’s dressing, and I love it with sweet potato pie. Dressing and sweet potato pie together. It’s good! Trust me, I have the strangest taste buds in town and if I say it’s good to me, it’s gon’ be good to all! It may have to just be my mom’s though, my mom’s sweet potato pie and dressing. I don’t know that it works for everybody but my mom’s sweet potato pie and dressing together? It’s amazing!” (The Boom Box)

Tamera Mowry

“I have been making my garlic mashed potatoes for about 10 years. And everyone loves them because I put real butter in it and whip it up with some milk. I’m telling my secret. I can’t tell my secret.” (Hip Hollywood)


“I am a greens freak. That’s me. I get everything at first and then I go back for the greens because Grandma’s greens — there’s nothing better than Grandma’s greens.” (Global Grind TV)

Justin Bieber

“Everything! My mom’s the best!” (HollywoodLife)

Sarah Jessica Parker

Parker’s favorite is pumpkin pie from New York’s Little Pie Company. She’s been ordering them for 10 or 15 years and typically orders so many her family “can’t fit them anywhere.”

“We put them on the floor of the laundry room or in the back of a minivan where it’s cold. We put them outside because they don’t fit in the fridge, and we eat the pies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My daughter, Tabitha, goes crazy for them.” (People)


“My favorite thing is my mom’s mashed potatoes. They’re obscene. There’s butter, evaporated milk, cream cheese, something called whipping cream…Ob. Scene. We usually have between 20-30 peeps for Thanksgiving so mom makes a lot to satisfy all tastes: Turkey, baked chicken, ham, crab-stuffed red snapper (Dad only eats fish on the big holidays—I have no explanation for it). One year a cousin brought some random dude. They were so late, we were starving by the time we finally sat down to eat. The random dude insisted on saying grace. He prayed for about 7 minutes and then proceeded to eat the entire tray of Red Snapper. Ever since then, my mom prepares two red snappers so my dad isn’t forced to choke someone out at Thanksgiving.” (Paper)

Rebecca Romijn

“Sweet potatoes with gravy. I love a flavor combination so sweet potatoes with gravy, a bite of turkey, and a little bit of cranberry.” (Yahoo)

Rashida Jones

“Stuffing! We have this incredible, really old recipe in my family that makes me come home no matter where I am. I’ll eat stuffing past the point where it’s comfortable just because it so tastes so good.” (InStyle)

Laura Prepon

“My mom’s candied yams…She’s like a gourmet chef, so she’s amazing. She has these little mini marshmallows that are roasted on the top that are so good. And you know what the key is about a turkey? Deep-frying it. It’s so yummy. It’s the way to go.” (InStyle)

Jennifer Garner

“We always make my Grandmother Exie’s sweet potato pudding with marshmallows roasted on top. It is sweet and gooey and hardly even counts as a vegetable by the time we’re through but it is our family’s big-time, forever tradition.” (Modern Mom)

Jeannie Mai

“Because I’m Vietnamese, we like to incorporate Asian dishes into it. We make turkey dumplings. We make turkey and duck spring rolls. We have a lot of Asian food along with a lot of American dishes because the kids are American.” (Hip Hollywood)

Holly Hunter

“I love them all! Why only choose one? OK, if I have to, it’s stuffing.” (InStyle)

Glenn Close

“Stuffing with gravy on it.” (InStyle)

Cynthia Rowley

“I’ve been making barbecued turkey. You buy a barbecued turkey — it’s precooked and barbecued and it’s just delicious. You can stuff it with a more exotic, sweet stuffing with the barbecued turkey.” (InStyle)

Ali Larter

“I love the stuffing. More, more, more!” (InStyle)

Adrienne Bailon

“Usually, at home, I do a baked macaroni and cheese, and I’m going to do actually the two dishes that I won with on a show. It was broccoli and chicken mixed. The second one was a shredded steak empanadas.” (Hip Hollywood)

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