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Whether this Thanksgiving centerpiece incites horror, amazement, or laughter when it’s served, it’s certain to evoke some kind of outburst. Warning: This dish is not recommended for people who require an inch of space between food groups. It’s a savory layer cake composed of an entire turkey dinner: ground turkey filling, mashed potato “icing,” with stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more. Before you begin, you’ll need to make the mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing (although you can get away with using raw stuffing, since it will cook in the cake once it’s assembled), and gravy; the sweet potatoes can be made ahead as well. Rewarm everything except the cranberry sauce just prior to assembling the cake, so it’s all easy to spread.
This recipe was featured in our roundup of Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes, Traditional to Trippy.
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To make the sweet potato layer:
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