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
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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?

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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.

Malou Pagh
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7 months ago

I'm so gonna make that, for my danish foodblog - as 'stuff americans eat' :D

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Foustri
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7 months ago

I like that a large Coke is 10 oz in this recipe. Today, a large Coke at a fast food place like McD's is 32 ounces (in the US), and a regular can you'd get from a vending machine is 12 oz.

Poppy Petal
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7 months ago

Why is it called “salad” when it’s actually just some kind of dessert?!

Lizzie
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7 months ago

All these "salad" dishes sound nothing like the salads I know...

Chuck
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7 months ago

Must be an old recipe if 10oz of coke is considered large

Lucy Langford
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7 months ago

My Grams quick cheesecaske, was lemon jellow, mixed with cream cheese and sugar, and put over a graham cracker crust, then you add Cherry or blueberry topping. It was soooooo good.

Aunt Messy
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7 months ago

Sounds kinda awesome.

Jane Doe
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7 months ago

In a Bill Nye kitchen experiment kind of way. I want to see it. Wonder if it's on youtube.

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My O My
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7 months ago

Just in case someone makes this. I'd be willing to try a wee bit

Bobby's Girl
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7 months ago

The good old days, pre Big Gulp, when 10 ounces was a large Coke! Do you ever wonder who comes up with stuff like this - how and why? Were they starting a Jello cheesecake when somebody knocked a Coke over into the bowl - so they threw in the nuts and stomped off in a snit for a couple of hours..... or what?

Josephina Minutolo
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7 months ago

When a large Coca-Cola was 10oz... Now it's 40oz

Just saying
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7 months ago

Does it separate into layers because the cream cheese curdles, perchance?

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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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