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Turkey

Full of flavor but leaner than many other meats, turkey deserves a place at the table far more than once a year. Make it a dinner staple with dishes like meatballs and tacos, or learn how to elevate the typical turkey sandwich. And for the big day, find Thanksgiving turkey tips and recipes to make your best bird yet.

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Embracing the idea of household favorites, we asked our food editors which dishes they cherish most, and let their answers inspire the quintessential Thanksgiving meal. Our menu is meant to be adaptable: Prepare it entirely or choose individual recipes, weaving them into your customary spread.

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Ground turkey is a lower-fat alternative to beef chuck, and kidney beans -- loaded with vitamin C and omega-3s -- are an especially nutritious option. Yes, turkey contains tryptophan (an amino acid that can have a pleasantly sedative effect), but this one-pot dish has two other comfort-food essentials going for it: a warm temperature and a hearty makeup.