Rachel Green is the Queen of Thanksgiving. Her eccentric trifle has become quite possibly the most iconic holiday food in television history. However, there are rivals who are trying to dethrone her. When Maya Kosoff asked Twitter users to share the strangest Thanksgiving dishes they came across, many have stepped up to the challenge.

The thread has received over 7.4K likes and 1.1K comments, many of which are showcasing recipes that are so terrible, they're hilarious. Like, the "magic" tomato soup cake with a creamy chocolate frosting. Or frog eye salad. Yes, I know, the title alone sounds like this abomination tastes like feet.

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Tammy Hornback
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7 months ago

that is AWESOME

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MsM
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7 months ago

YESSSS!!!!

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Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important national holidays in the United States. While there were many events that contributed to the tradition, it is believed that it began in 1621.

When the Mayflower (the English ship that transported the first English Puritans to the New World) left England in September 1620, it landed in Cape Cod where colonists began to settle. After the pilgrims’ first harvest succeeded, they planned a feast with the Native Americans. This get together went down in history as the "First Thanksgiving."

In 1817, New York became the first state to officially organize an annual Thanksgiving. However, it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared it a national holiday.

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Andres Tejeda
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7 months ago

I can get down with this especially with some fried onions.

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MsM
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7 months ago

I'm guessing that's spray cheese around the edges. Nice touch (?)

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

that actually sounds like a good way to make regular corn bread moist. Sounds yummy and contains no jello or pimentos

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Night Owl
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7 months ago (edited)

Why would she (or anyone for that matter) do that?! Weird. Sounds like a prank

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

I've had similar and its actually pretty decent if way to sweet to have much of. Add some rum and it might be awesome

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Sam Mix
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7 months ago

This is so good!

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

Doesn't sound that bad or much different from an Ambrosia or Waldorf salad

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Jane Doe
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7 months ago

There are some retro-looking spoof recipes from a Photoshop contest. Apparently this abomination is real. God help us all.

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Beans
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7 months ago

The note at the end of the recipie is so sweet, and this sounds less horrifying than the other dishes.

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Victoria Swift
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7 months ago

That's stuff from my nightmares right there. It sounds like something a cat would barf up.

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Joonscrab
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7 months ago

This looks radioactive lmaoooo

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Adele Maestranzi
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7 months ago

Honey, The Joy of Cooking is a classic, and that copy looks like a first edition!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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7 months ago

The thing is... you should really try the recipes out way before the T-day holiday.

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Stevie
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7 months ago

As a non native English speaker untrained pineapples sound like a weird thing... how do you train them?

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

This sounds like something you make when snowed in or when you are hungry but too lazy to go get groceries

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Linda James
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7 months ago (edited)

It does have a particular odour that should be enough to warn people that it is not edible.

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

Soylent green with carrots?

Debbie Palmer
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7 months ago

HaHaHaHa. I totally agree.

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Suzanne Mundy
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7 months ago

I've had this and it is as awful as it looks!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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7 months ago

I don’t see anything perfect about that blob of evil and pain.

Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

YOu could perfect it by adding something unpitted like cherries or olives (or, both!) to up the stress factor, but lookswise it would become less horrific. So yes, not perfect.

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Anja Schmidt
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7 months ago

a slice of salad for you?

Mikyla McEwen
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7 months ago

Looks like friggen chicken soup in a jello Mold

Cristian Mahecha
Community Member
7 months ago

is like coleslaw salad with jello

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

It looks like a coleslaw jello mold

Zelda Blue
Community Member
7 months ago

And that would be Jello with shredded cabbage and carrots right? I'm sorry but Jello should be outlawed at any holiday meal.

MammaG
Community Member
7 months ago

Absolutely. And adding VEGETABLES should get a person shot.

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Cassie
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7 months ago

It looks like chicken soup in a gelatin form.

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

Why does this look like a coleslaw jello mold?

Avocado And Friends
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7 months ago

Excuse me, the 90s horror movie needs that back.

Lucy Shupe
Community Member
7 months ago

Question? Mormon?

Patricia Rix
Community Member
7 months ago

My sister always used to bring a jello salad to family get-togethers.

Kiss Army
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7 months ago

Where's the perfection? Where's the salad?

Jeffrey Teston
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7 months ago

Oh god no! NO NO NO!! seriously!?!

Night Owl
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7 months ago

Looks like one of these, drained and made with jello aad68ff74b...54f088.jpg aad68ff74b000080bc6cd661abe1536a-watches-video-5dded6254f088.jpg

Kjorn
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7 months ago

looks like a rice chicken soup in a mold

CultOfBambi
Community Member
7 months ago

I guess at least this 'salad' actually has some veg in it but seriously, jello/jelly and whipped cream are not salad ingredients. Is this a 'thing' all over the US or just in the backwards, hill-billy, cousin-fucking parts?

Kim Conroy
Community Member
7 months ago

anything in jello should just be banned. this looks so revolting

Milena Radeva
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7 months ago

That looks like coleslaw in jello. Yummy.

Del Buell
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG!!! I remember that!! HORRIBLE!!!!!!

Saint Victoria
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7 months ago

In case anyone is wondering Ingredients PERFECTION SALAD: 2 pkg (6 ounces each) lime jell-o 4 c boiling water 3 c cold water 2 c finely shredded cabbage 1 c finely shredded carrot 1/4 c thinly sliced celery 1 c crushed pineapple, well drained 1 pkg (3 ounces) lemon jell-o (plus water called for on package) OPTIONAL DRESSING: 1 c mayonnaise or miracle whip 1-2 Tbsp milk, (more or less to your preference) 1-2 Tbsp sugar, (more or less to taste)

Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

OMG, this looks familiar.

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like chicken and rice soup with Jello

Netra Biggus
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7 months ago

Frozen coleslaw

Michele Clarke
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7 months ago

I remember some rendition of this!!

Christopher Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

My Grandma's favorite

grapesizzle
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7 months ago

i’m 99% sure this contains aspic

Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

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MsM
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7 months ago

This was very common back in ancient times. I recall this.

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

It feels like the recipe cards for a 1970s style sweet fruit and jello salad and a queso recipe got stuck together and someone didn't notice

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PeachesEDM
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7 months ago

Nooo! This is my Grammy's specialty! I love it, but no one else does.

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MsM
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7 months ago

It looks like a creature from the darkest pit of the ocean

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Joy Stowe
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7 months ago

Someone had to stop the madness!

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Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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7 months ago

I eat grapes in vanilla yogurt topped with granola

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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7 months ago

Serious question: what is the purpose of tomato aspic? Like, do you spread it on toast, or just eat it like jello?

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Char Char
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7 months ago

I really want to make this. Not eat it, just make it so I can see the layers.

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Jo Johannsen
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7 months ago

Now, if you used fresh pears, some nice double or triple cream Brie (and dumped all the other ingredients), that would work for me. 😋

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

that does sound really foul

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MsM
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7 months ago

Hey, celery stuffed with cream cheese is good stuff. Olives though? NOPE

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