Thanksgiving in the United States is a holiday with a big feast that typically includes items such as roast turkey, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Accompaniments often include dinner rolls, glazed carrots, stuffing, baked squash and deviled eggs. Popular desserts are sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie.
There also plenty of non-traditional foods, culturally specific menu items and long-forgotten dishes that can be integrated into a Thanksgiving meal. These foods can include oyster stew, fruit salad, fried smelts, mince meat pie and noodle kugel. Ethnic dishes to introduce into the celebration are latkes, sufganiyah, tamales, lasagne and lefse. Comfort food ideas include macaroni and cheese, collard greens and chitterlings, while vegetarians appreciate a menu that includes tofurkey.