The Best Thanksgiving Food


Addison Miscovich, Editor

In America on the fourth Thursday of November families gather around to feast. American models Thanksgiving after a harvest meal shared between the English Colonist and the Wampanoag people in 1621. This is a time when old family recipes come out of the vault to bring the best Thanksgiving foods. After researching, here are the best four Thanksgiving foods on the dinner table. 

  1. Mashed potatoes and gravy easily take the number one place as the best Thanksgiving food. Mashed potatoes have been a staple on every single dinner table for generations. They are labeled as unhealthy, but they provide a lot of the recommended potassium intake to combat any Thanksgiving cramps. In addition, mashed potatoes and gravy pair with anything else on the table and do not have the baby food taste that mashed sweet potatoes have. Furthermore, mashed potatoes and gravy bring a warm feeling to whoever is eating them. Last, mashed potatoes can be done in many ways, making them one of the most versatile foods on the dinner table. 
  2. Bread rolls slide into the second-place spot because they are amazing but not as good as mashed potatoes. The bread rolls act as a palette cleanser like ginger does with sushi. When there are two foods that don’t complement each other, back-to-back bread rolls are the perfect combination to make sure you don’t get any badly mixed flavors. Like mashed potatoes, bread rolls are the most versatile on the table being able to pair with any assortment of food. To close out, bread rolls serve as a great appetizer when a snack is needed but it’s too early to start filling up on food. 
  3. We’ve talked about enough dinner foods, now it’s time to talk about desserts. It is known that pumpkin pie is the classic dessert but it is also the best. After eating a dinner full of savory food, pumpkin pie is the best sweet contrast to end the night with. In addition, Thanksgiving is the last fall celebration and pumpkin pie gives the perfect taste of fall to end the season. Pumpkin pie is better than other pies because it has a solid filling like cheesecake. Last, pumpkin pie is best paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whip cream.
  4. Last but not least is Turkey. Turkey is a cult classic that almost everyone’s meals revolve around, and is the base of the meal that everything else revolves around.  The cook can be creative when flavoring making every one of them different. In addition, it contrasts the carbs and provides protein creating a perfectly balanced meal. Turkey will always have seniority in ranking because it’s been around since the first Thanksgiving.

In the end, Thanksgiving is all about getting together with your family or friends and enjoying the best meal of the year. When everyone is sitting around the table, ask them what they think are the best four thanksgiving foods.