Sneak Peek: Cooking Channel's Feast of Thanksgiving Shows

Here are some of the shows Cooking Channel will air in November so that you can make your family think you're a master cook.
By: Cooking Channel
Is it too early to talk about Thanksgiving?

Because we can't help it -- it's our favorite holiday (and not just because of our severe pecan pie addiction), plus Cooking Channel has such a great line-up of Thanksgiving specials coming in November that we couldn't keep it to ourselves.

While pie is our #1 highlight of the holiday, a close second is the chance to watch some of our favorite chefs like Jamie and Bobby Deen share the family recipes that fill their Thanksgiving table each year. We take inspiration and start planning which recipes to add to our own Thanksgiving menu.

So here's a sneak peek at Cooking Channel's feast of Thanksgiving specials:

Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8pm ET

Comedians take you back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 to hunt, gather, catch, prep, cook and eat their way through Thanksgiving history.

Travel back to the first Thanksgiving and get recipes for the dishes that kicked off America’s favorite food holiday.

Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8pm ET

Bobby and Jamie Deen are giving their mama Paula a break and cooking the Thanksgiving meal for the entire family. On the menu: a fried turkey with cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole and New York cheesecake with a pumpkin topping.

Celebrate the big feast like Bobby and Jamie Deen, with their complete Thanksgiving menu.

Throwdown with Bobby Flay: The Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9pm ET

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Bobby Flay has his work cut out for him when he challenges The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, to a throwdown of the best Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings.

Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm ET

Alton Brown - Tart Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Photo by: Adrian Mueller ©2012, Adrian Mueller /, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Adrian Mueller, 2012, Adrian Mueller /, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Can Alton Brown unlock the secrets to a juicy turkey that cooks in just two hours before being overrun by meddling (not to mention uninvited) family.

Menu Prep:

Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8pm ET

Cooking Channel: The Voltaggio Brothers Take On Thanksgiving (behind the scenes). Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.

Photo by: Ed Anderson ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Ed Anderson, 2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio take on Thanksgiving by putting their unique twist on classic recipes that reveal their secrets for creating an impressively delicious meal. Packed with survival tips to get you through America's toughest culinary challenge, this hour-long special is sure to inspire.

Menu Prep:
Cooking Channel's Complete Thanksgiving Schedule:
  • Back in Time for Thanksgiving - Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8pm ET
  • Deen Brothers Thanksgiving – Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8pm ET
  • Iron Chef America: Flay/Simon vs Morimoto/Cora - Monday, Nov. 12 at 9pm ET
  • Thanksgiving Unwrapped - Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8pm ET
  • Throwdown with Bobby Flay: The Thanksgiving Feast – Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9pm ET
  • Romancing the Bird: A Good Eats Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm ET
  • Voltaggio's Take On: Thanksgiving - Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8pm ET

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