Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

We have every recipe you would want for your Thanksgiving Day dinner menu: including roasted, brined, not-brined, deep fried, and spatchcocked turkey recipes, and dozens of appetizers, Thanksgiving side dish recipes, desserts, salads, or vegetarian dishes.

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Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

Rating: 3.76 stars
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Getting a great-tasting turkey on the Thanksgiving table is easier than you might think. Here, the bird is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of butter and fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme before going into the oven. Use the roasted vegetables and turkey neck to make Rich Gravy.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 3.05 stars
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No roasting pan necessary for these adorable cabbage cousins: Tossed with avocado and coated in a bright lemon-Dijon dressing, the tender Brussels sprout leaves make a showstopping salad.

Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey

Rating: 3.64 stars
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Brined to retain moisture, then basted with butter and wine while roasting, this turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, is golden and juicy. The bird is brined for 24 hours, so leave plenty of time for this recipe. If you don't brine yours, skip steps one and two.

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.53 stars
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Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars
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We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Carrot Puree

All it takes is a sprinkling of salt and pepper to enhance the earthy flavors of the carrots in this simple side dish.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.19 stars
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This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 stars
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The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Make these individual potato gratins for Thanksgiving dinner or serve them along with any weeknight supper. They go well with steak, roast beef, chicken, or sautzéed fish.

Apple-Pie Cake

Rating: 3.25 stars
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A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.

Hot Spinach Dip

Rating: 3.17 stars
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This rich, creamy dish makes the perfect party dip. Otherwise, you might devour it all yourself.

Polenta Squares with Prosciutto

Polenta squares with prosciutto and Taleggio cheese can be made in advance and broiled just before serving.
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Inspiration and Ideas

30 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Guaranteed to Please

Thanksgiving side dishes don't need to be time-consuming in order to be delicious. Streamline your Thanksgiving meal prep with these easy side dish recipes, including sauteed and roasted seasonal vegetables and favorite potato and sweet potato dishes to seamlessly complement the turkey prepared via our downloadable guide.

20 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you have vegan guests coming to dinner this year? Step one: Don't panic. Step two: Choose from our collection of mouthwatering vegan Thanksgiving recipes, from appetizers to sides to mains and desserts.

Crisp Brussels Sprout Leaves

Rating: 3.08 stars
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In this simple Thanksgiving side dish, roasting brussels sprouts brings out their nuttiness. Tangy Pecorino Romano cheese adds extra depth.