Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving turkey, Thanksgiving sides, Thanksgiving appetizers, Thanksgiving desserts…we have it all! And, don't worry, we have simple and easy turkey recipes for the beginner cook, as well. We'll also guide you in how to purchase, prep, and carve your turkey.

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Turkey Brine

Rating: 3.49 stars
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Keeping your bird juicy isn't that hard—all you need is the right seasoning and a really large fridge. Brining is the first step in our roasted turkey recipe.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Canned pumpkin purée is quick and easy to use. Don't substitute fresh pumpkin purée in this pie; it will be too watery.

Perfect Roast Turkey 101

Rating: 3.69 stars
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This recipe yields a plump and regal roast turkey, with crisp, golden-brown skin and an aroma to match.

How to Spatchcock a Turkey for Thanksgiving

For juicy, evenly-cooked turkey with a crisp, golden brown skin, spatchcocking is the answer. In a little more than an hour, you can have a perfectly roasted 12-pound turkey. Here's a step-by-step guide, plus roasting tips, and advice on how to carve a spatchcocked bird. For more on this simple trick and other Thanksgiving tips, check out our latest and complete turkey guide, download here.
By Laura Rege

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Among appetizers, an array of sides, and an assortment of pies to prepare—not to mention the great big bird (find the best turkey tips via our downloadable guide) at the center of the table —creating Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned cooks. Take back time with our make-ahead recipes.
By Marie Viljoen

Upgrade Your Turkey with the Help of These Eight Easy Thanksgiving Gravy Recipes

Choose from these easy gravy recipes flavored with white wine, bourbon, mushrooms, or delicious pan drippings—all perfect complements to any of the turkey recipes from our downloaded turkey guide!
By Kelly Vaughan

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.

Apple-Walnut Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.93 stars
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There is fall flavor in every bite of this seasonal bundt. An apple-cider glaze and caramelized apples in the batter set this spice cake apart.

Ruffled Pumpkin Milk Pie

This ode to a classic Greek galatopita, or milk pie, will knock the socks off your friends who order pumpkin-spice everything. It's also the ideal project to start with if you're new to baking with phyllo: you simply brush sheets of it with clarified butter, scrunch them into accordion-like shapes, and arrange them in a spiral in the pan. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.49, amazon.com).

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 3.47 stars
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We took the pumpkin out of the pie and baked it into a rich and creamy cheesecake; it's an especially memorable ending to a holiday meal.

Apple Pie

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Baking a pie from scratch takes a little patience, but watching your friends and family enjoy the results makes it all worthwhile.

Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

A Thanksgiving-worthy soup blends tangy, sweet apples with mellow butternut squash. Meanwhile cumin, coriander, ginger, and cayenne add vibrant flavors.
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Inspiration and Ideas

You'll Want to Make These Casseroles and Gratins for Thanksgiving Dinner
Whether you choose to make broccoli casserole, macaroni and cheese, or sweet potato tian, any of these comforting, creamy mains and sides are worth adding to your holiday table.
Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers to Start a Fabulous Feast
Before you bring out the bird (find the best turkey preparation tips by downloading our complete guide), these deliciously simple recipes will keep the hungry crowd happy while you finish the meal.