We all have recipes that we keep coming back to. They’re the ones we lean on for dinner parties or potlucks. The ones we make when we aren’t feeling ambitious, but still want impressive results. We make them over and over again and always get rave reviews. At OXO, we like to call them our back pocket recipes.
These recipes are too good not to share, and that’s what inspired us to start collecting them. So we’re getting back pocket recipes from our favorite chefs, influencers, cookbook authors and OXOnians, so you too can have a back pocket recipe to rely on.
OXO friend Julia Turshen recently published her latest cookbook, Now & Again. The book features go-to recipes, inspired menus and endless ideas for reinventing leftovers. It’s only fitting that the book includes a Thanksgiving menu that Julia relies on year after year. Check it out below.
Roast Turkey Breast + Onions with Mustard + Sage
Sheet Pan Bread Stuffing with Sausage + Spinach
Radicchio + Roasted Squash Salad
Squash Grilled Cheese
Make delicious vegetarian sandwiches by spreading mayonnaise on both sides of two slices of bread, top with your favorite melting cheese (such as Cheddar or Muenster), and add a large handful of leftover radicchio and squash salad. Close the sandwich and cook in a skillet until browned on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 1½ minutes per side (the mayonnaise will help the exterior brown). Serve with mustard and pickles. See the cover of the book if you need any convincing!
Use our essential guide to Thanksgiving cooking tools so you have everything you need in preparation for your holiday cooking.
Recipes reprinted and adapted from Now & Again by Julia Turshen with permission by Chronicle Books, 2018