For country artist Dierks Bentley, Thanksgiving really isn’t complete unless you have a big, juicy turkey at the center of your table.
Bentley is an avid turkey-lover. He said that during his time playing county and state fairs he’s had his fair share of big turkey legs.
“You gotta have a big turkey. Thanksgiving is not possible without a turkey. We cook it traditionally, but when we’re in, a couple of Thanksgivings ago, we were here in Nashville, we did the whole fry the turkey up, and it was great. It just tasted so good; all those juices get locked in there, and I love that too. You really can’t, to me, cook a turkey wrong,” according to The Country Daily.
Besides what to place on that Thanksgiving table, country artists are no stranger to good comfort food.
Country Artists’ Favorite Food
For Chris Young, his favorite Christmas dish is sugar cookies. He says that his mom makes sugar cookies with homemade icing.
Darius Rucker, recent CMA host, said that his favorites are collard greens, okra soup, sweet potato pies and turkey.
Chase Bryant, however, enjoys going home to Mexican food.
“In my hometown, there’s actually something called the Chase Bryant Plate at a restaurant called Los Milpas. It’s cheese enchiladas, carne and a side of rice, beans, avocado, and chips and salsa, and tortillas. It’s like my plethora of favorite things I like to eat. And I’m also looking forward to my mom’s sausage balls. She makes the best sausage balls ever!” according to Billboard.
As for Thomas Rhett, he’s a simple man with an obsession with stuffing and his ability to eat three plates of it.
Making a Turkey for Thanksgiving
When it comes to making that perfect bird, every family has a slightly different way of preparing and serving it on Thanksgiving.
Whether it’s all about how you baste it or smoke it or how long it goes in the oven, no one will ever be in 100% agreement.
Trisha Yearwood, country artist and the host of her own Food Network show, has her own recipe for a “No-Baste, No-Bother Roasted Turkey.” She also has an incredible sweet potato pudding recipe.
It cooks for seven hours, but only has a 10 minute prep time for those needing a quick and easy recipe.