Thanksgiving dinner menu: Southwest Style

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad
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Transform your traditional holiday meal into a fiesta with this Thanksgiving dinner menu. 

Spices will be front and center of this year’s spread with zesty flavors such as Pasilla chile-rubbed turkey, cornbread-chorizo dressing, and Mexican rice pilaf. Guests will delight in your chipotle pumpkin pie as the perfect finishing touch.


A Southwest-Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Pasilla chile-rubbed roasted turkey
Cornbread-chorizo dressing
Grilled corn salad with green beans and tomatoes
Mexican rice pilaf
Cranberry salsa
Sweet potato tamales
Mexican eggnog
Chipotle pumpkin pie

Table Setting Tip

Complement the bold flavors of this Southwest-inspired Thanksgiving menu with a festive, yet playful table setting. Combine bright colors, and don’t be afraid to mix and match! For an added pop of color, use fresh flowers as a centerpiece.

More Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Themes

For more ideas on regional traditions and flavors or holiday meal themes, try check out these other delicious Thanksgiving menus:

Southern Inspired
Mediterranean Inspired
New England Inspired
Vegetarian Inspired
Cajun Inspired