Tried & True Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate family and friends.  Like many of you, Food is definitely our love language here at Filippo Berio. Thanksgiving is your chance to show your loved ones how much they mean to you by planning a very special menu to share.  Whether it’s your first time preparing a turkey dinner or you’re a seasoned holiday home cook, check out the tips below to help create delicious Thanksgiving dinner staples.

Tried & True Thanksgiving Tips

The Stuffing:

No need to reach for a pre-prepared box when making your stuffing. Hearty bread stuffing is a highlight of Thanksgiving dinner. It’s made a little more heart-healthy with the addition of olive oil.

Not sure where to start? Try one of our favorite recipes: Leek and Chestnut Bread Stuffing using Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Insider Tip: When baking your stuffing, use a Pyrex dish, as opposed to a ceramic one, the bottom of the stuffing will brown better.

The Vegetables:

It is the perfect time of year to celebrate harvest season with delectable root vegetables. They not only taste great, but they add a beautiful seasonal color to the dinner table.

Try this easy, delicious Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe using Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Insider Tip:  If using beets, keep them separated in a smaller bowl when coating with olive oil, as they may stain other vegetables.

The Potatoes:

Elevate traditional mash potatoes! Parsnips add a little sweet and earthy spice to a tried-and-true classic.

Need some inspiration? Check out our Potato and Parsnip Mash Recipe using Filippo Berio Delicato Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Insider Tip: For a smoother texture use a hand mixer on medium high for approx. 1 minute for a light and fluffy mash.

The Gravy

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a perfectly pourable, delicious gravy.

Delight your friend and family with one of our favorite recipes: Try our recipe: Madeira Cider Gravy using Filippo Berio Olive Oil

Insider Tip: The gravy can be made one day ahead, stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, and gently reheated over a low flame, stirring continuously, adding more stock to loosen, if necessary.

The Turkey

The star of the Thanksgiving meal is the turkey! And, gone are the days of the dry, tough, and stringy Thanksgiving Day bird. Enter the brined turkey.

Try this showstopper recipe Olive Oil Roasted Turkey using Filippo Berio Olive Oil

Insider Tip: Brushing olive oil on the turkey before and after roasting results in a fabulous depth of flavor.

Time to make your shopping list and don’t forget the olive oil. Invite Filippo Berio to your Thanksgiving gathering, you’ll taste the difference. Happy Thanksgiving!

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