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38 Amazing Thanksgiving Food Fails You Have to See to Believe

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

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Overturned pie fail

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Overturned pie fail

The No. 1 Thanksgiving nemesis: the pie.

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Green bean casserole fail

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Green bean casserole fail

The crunchy onions on the top are still totally fine.

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Turkey on the floor fail

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Turkey on the floor fail

A case for not drinking too much before you get the turkey safely to the table.

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Burnt from the inside out fail

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Burnt from the inside out fail

Who knew that molten lava came out of overcooked sweet potatoes?

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Lemon meringue pie fail

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Lemon meringue pie fail

When you need a ladle for your pie, you know it's bad.

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Turducken fail

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Turducken fail

The seafood version of a turducken — aka the stuff nightmares are made of.

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Pie crust fail

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Pie crust fail

Pie crusts like this are why professional bakeries exist.

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Burnt turkey fail

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Burnt turkey fail

Turkey jerky is actually pretty expensive, so... silver lining?

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Pumpkin pie fail

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Pumpkin pie fail

Pumpkin pie: Why do you have to be so difficult?

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Apple crisp fail

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Apple crisp fail

This brings new meaning to the term "crisp."

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Caramel apple fail

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Caramel apple fail

Sometimes apples just don't want to overachieve.

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Turkey treat fail

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Turkey treat fail

Wait, wait, wait — wasn't Halloween last month?

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Cat vs. pie fail

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Cat vs. pie fail

Because at the end of the day, cats really are just tiny fur-covered jerks.

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Dessert fail

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Dessert fail

Probably shouldn't have tried to meld 19 desserts together.

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Mac & cheese on the floor fail

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Mac & cheese on the floor fail

Forget the five-second rule. The five-hour rule comes into play for mac and cheese.

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Fruit crisp fail

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Fruit crisp fail

When you can barely recognize it as dessert, you probably failed.

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Sweet potato casserole fail No. 2

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Sweet potato casserole fail No. 2

I like toasty marshmallows as much as the next guy, but...

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Pie fail... again

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Pie fail... again

When you can't get past step 1, abort immediately, and drive to the bakery.

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Cranberry sauce fail

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Cranberry sauce fail

Does anybody really care about the cranberry sauce?

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Pecan pie fail

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Pecan pie fail

Not a total fail, but one more strike against pies.

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Cornbread fail

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Cornbread fail

When you can pick up a whole pan of cornbread like this, you know something went wrong.

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Goopy pie fail

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Goopy pie fail

If it was this consistency going into the oven, you never had a chance.

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Sweet potato casserole fail

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Sweet potato casserole fail

The burned marshmallow solution: Scrape 'em off, and start over.

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Half-cooked turkey fail

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Half-cooked turkey fail

We can just eat the bottom half...

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Turkey cupcake fail

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Turkey cupcake fail

Nope. Turkeys do not need to look like this. Ever.

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Bursting mac & cheese fail

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Bursting mac & cheese fail

I would risk the glass shards for deliciously cheesy pasta.

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More pumpkin pie fails

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More pumpkin pie fails

For the last time... just buy the damn pie.

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Burnt rolls fail

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Burnt rolls fail

Nothing a little scraping won't fix.

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Deep-fried fail

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Deep-fried fail

Is it Thanksgiving or the Apocalypse?

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Hand mixer fail

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Hand mixer fail

Sally the Lab is gonna need a little help with that.

#33/39:

Lost turkey fail

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Lost turkey fail

We've heard of the chicken crossing the road... guess this turkey wanted to make a go of it.

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Crispy fail

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Crispy fail

It's safe to say the goose is cooked.

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Flaming fail

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Flaming fail

Brûlée sweet potato casserole is on the menu tonight!

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Rising rolls fail

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Rising rolls fail

On the bright side, that loaf would make for one amazing leftover turkey sandwich.

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Cake pop fail

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Cake pop fail

20 bucks says they still taste amazing.

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Hungry puppy fail

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Hungry puppy fail

When #DogShaming and #ThanksgivingFail collide.

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Truffle balls fail

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Truffle balls fail

Just close your eyes when you eat them and everything will be fine.

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