Thanksgiving Traditions Across America

Take a look at popular regional Thanksgiving recipes.

ByLAUREN TORRISI
November 14, 2012, 3:42 PM

Nov. 27, 2013 -- intro: 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.

quicklist:1category: title: Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Aniseurl: 14728997text: Pecan pie is a sweet Southern tradition. Try this version from Melissa Clark, made with maple syrup and star anise.media: 14729102related:11152427~14906999~6866314

quicklist:2category: title: Pumpkin Lasagna with Italian Sausage and Sageurl: 17368101text: 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.media: 17375419related:14536418~14537513~6990724

quicklist:3category: title: Emeril's Creole Cornbread Stuffing url: 7290314text: Another Southern favorite, this stuffing is made with broken pieces of cornbread. Emeril adds his original essence to "kick it up a notch."media: related:6865781~9054810~17272612

quicklist:4category: title: Shoofly Pieurl: 17709329text: This popular Pennsylvania-Dutch dish is enjoyed on special occasions, including Thanksgiving. Try this lightened-up version from Cooking Light.media: 17709288 related:16716860~7218975~15067187

quicklist:5category: title: Carla Hall's Rustic Mushroom Tarturl: 17645427text: 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.media: 17664813related:12206765~14618653~7291239

quicklist:6category: title: Aaron Sanchez's Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffingurl: 17272612text: In the Southwest, recipes are influenced by foods south of the border. This stuffing recipe from Aaron Sanchez incorporates fresh chorizo and cilantro.media: 17272793related:12639032~12639123~12638773

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