The Voltaggio Brothers' Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Bryan and Michael Voltaggio share their Thanksgiving recipes that will add flavor and style to your turkey day feast.

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

Photo By: Ed Anderson ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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

Photo By: Ed Anderson ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Ed Anderson ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Ed Anderson ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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

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

A Thanksgiving Feast

Perfect roast turkey, silky-smooth mashed potatoes and white chocolate-pumpkin cheesecake: The Voltaggio brothers know how to make a Thanksgiving feast full of flavor.

Perfect Roast Turkey

Bryan Voltaggio opts for a classic roast turkey to be the centerpiece of his Thanksgiving meal. His secret ingredient? Homemade mayonnaise as a marinade. The egg yolks help the oil adhere to the skin, creating a golden brown, crispy skin.

Get the Recipe: Traditional Roasted Turkey

Maple Flake-Black Pepper Pressed Turkey Thighs and Crispy Turkey Breast

Michael Voltaggio turns to technology and uses the sous-vide cooking method on his turkey. He brines the breasts and legs separately, and he uses an immersion circulator to ensure all the meat is moist, tender and cooked evenly.

Get the Recipe: Pressed Turkey Thighs with Crispy Maple Flake and Black Pepper Turkey Breast and Drumsticks

Chive Biscuits

Bryan bakes a batch of biscuits specifically to use in his dressing recipe. He makes sure they are crispy and a little on the dry side so they soak up his homemade stock.

Get the Recipe: Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive Biscuits

Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing

The biscuits are the base for Bryan's Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing. In place of sausage, Bryan was inspired by the season and used chanterelles to add heft and a savory note to the dish.

Get the Recipe: Chestnut and Chanterelle Dressing with Chive Biscuits

Cranberry-Orange Compote

Forget the can and turn to fresh seasonal cranberries instead. Serve this side dish warm at the table. It's the perfect companion to roast turkey.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Compote

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples

Never a fan of Brussels sprouts as a child, Michael adds bacon and cooks the vegetables until they caramelize to create a fantastic side dish that even he loves.

Get the Recipe: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Sherry-Dijon Vinaigrette

Vanilla-Scented Sweet Potatoes

Rather than serve a kitschy marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole, Bryan reinvents the dish by adding vanilla beans to his sweet potato puree.

Get the Recipe: Vanilla Scented Sweet Potato Puree

Mashed Potatoes

A potato ricer and plenty of butter are the secrets to Michael's silky-smooth mashed potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Classic Gravy

The brothers use cornstarch instead of flour in their gravy recipe because they don't want it to be too thick. Gravy's role at Thanksgiving is to lightly coat the sides and turkey and to bring it all together.

Get the Recipe: Classic Gravy

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Pineapple Confit

How do you get pineapple to taste even more like pineapple? Cook it in itself. Michael makes a pineapple confit and uses it to top off his toffee puddings.

Get the Recipe: Pine Nut Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla-Spiked Pineapple Confit

Caramelized White Chocolate-Butternut Squash Cheesecake

Even dessert traditionalists will agree: Bryan's white chocolate and butternut squash cheesecake is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving dessert buffet.

Get the Recipe: Caramelized White Chocolate and Pumpkin Cheesecake