Jennifer Garner Shares Details About Her Thanksgiving Menu (Including Her Grandmother’s Southern Dish)

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Jennifer Garner is the queen of relatable recipe videos, thanks to Pretend Cooking Show. But when it comes to cooking during the holidays, the actress, 51, is all about tradition. 

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PureWow recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Garner (who is currently promoting her partnership with Neutrogena). The actress shared exclusive details about her 2023 Thanksgiving menu, which features a combination of family recipes and classic fall dishes.

The 13 Going on 30 star revealed that one of her favorite recipes is her grandma’s Southern sweet potato pudding. “My grandmother made this incredible sweet Southern sweet potato pudding that I now make every year, so we'll definitely have that,” she told PureWow. 

Garner joked that the rest of her menu is “pretty basic” and includes fall-favorites like mashed potatoes, green beans and homemade pie. She added, “We'll also have a turkey gravy.”

Garner also discussed the three children she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck, Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11. She admitted that her kids have greatly influenced her Thanksgiving menu over the years. Luckily, they’re now old enough to help her in the kitchen. 

“One of my kids always makes mashed potatoes,” Garner said. “One will make the green beans, and then they'll decide what kind of pie we’ll have, and we'll make it together since they’re big now.”

What a sweet family tradition. 

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...