Our Best Recipes From Thomas Keller

Mac and cheese, coconut cake, and some of the tastiest cookies we've ever eaten

Thomas Keller, renowned chef and restaurateur, has the recipes you need for simple but charming meals. Everything Thanksgiving, Keller honors veterans in the country by serving an incredible family meal. He serves these Thanksgiving recipes from his restaurant Bouchon Bistro. But these recipes are simple enough to replicate at home. From his coconut cake to sweet potato casseroles to his Thanksgiving turkey, we've rounded up our favorite recipes from Thomas Keller.

THOMAS KELLER'S COCONUT CAKE
Coconut CakeMatt Taylor-Gross

Thick Italian meringue is sandwiched between moist layers of cake, which is topped off with sweetened shredded coconut in this recipe from chef Thomas Keller. Get the recipe for Thomas Keller's Coconut Cake »

Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing
Ciabatta and Sausage StuffingIngalls Photography

This rustic stuffing from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro is made with crusty Italian bread and laced with fresh herbs, aromatics, and sausage. Get the recipe for Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing »

Macaroni Au Gratin
Macaroni Au GratinIngalls Photography

The foundation of this creamy casserole is a classic mornay sauce, a béchamel sauce to which cheese has been added—in this case, comté, a French cheese with a complex, nutty flavor that melts beautifully. With lots of freshly grated nutmeg to season it and a golden, crunchy breadcrumb topping, it's a luscious, satisfying side dish for the Thanksgiving table. The dish comes from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro, in the Napa Valley, where the staff makes it as part of their annual Thanksgiving dinner for veterans and their families. Get the recipe for Macaroni au Gratin »

Sweet Potato Purée
Sweet Potato PuréeEilon Paz

The staff of Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro prepares this decadent version of sweet potato casserole each year as part of a Thanksgiving feast for veterans and their families. The potatoes are first baked in foil packets with allspice, butter, honey, and brown sugar. Then, infused with aromatic sweetness, they're puréed with creamy mascarpone cheese and topped with marshmallows. Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Purée »

Haricots Verts Casserole
Haricots Verts CasseroleEilon Paz

Sherry vinegar balances the richness in the cream sauce for this Thanksgiving staple. Get the recipe for Haricots Verts Casserole »

Bouchon Roast Turkey
Bouchon Roast TurkeyEilon Paz

At California's Bouchon Bistro, turkey is divided into pieces for cooking to maximize its flavor and texture. The drumsticks and breast soak in a tenderizing brine—honey, lemon, herbs, garlic, and lots of salt—before roasting, while thighs are deboned and stuffed with an herbed turkey mousse for roulades. Get the recipe for Bouchon Roast Turkey »

TKOs (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies)

TKOs (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies)
TKOs (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies)Helen Rosner

This riff on an Oreo is filled with a creamy white chocolate ganache. Make sure to use white chocolate with at least 35 percent cocoa butter when making the filling to ensure ultra-smooth melting. Get the recipe for TKOs (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies) »

Better Nutters
Better NuttersNoah Fecks

This peanut butter sandwich cookie--Thomas Keller's take on his favorite childhood cookie--has a sophisticated edge thanks to vanilla paste and high-quality butter, while keeping all of the sweet-salty goodness from the classic Nutter Butters on which it's based. Get the recipe for Better Nutters »