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 918
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 669
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.
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 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

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.53 stars 114
Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Cranberry Bread

Rating: 3.2 stars 800
Studded with cranberries, this quick bread is adaptable: Try it at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Classic Cornbread

Rating: 3.23 stars 182
This cornbread strikes the right balance between tender and crumbly. To use it in a Thanksgiving stuffing, reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons.

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.

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars 321
We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Rating: 3.45 stars 442
This rich side is a crowd-pleaser that can share the oven with your roasting bird (try pairing it with our Turkey with Brown-Sugar Glaze) at Thanksgiving.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Properly Brining a Turkey
Giving your Thanksgiving bird a bath in salt water isn't complicated, but there a few things to know before you start the brining process. Here, we outline exactly how to brine a turkey for delicious results. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfectly brined turkey and download our complete turkey guide for more Thanksgiving tips.
Follow Our Step-by-Step Guide to Make Perfect Stuffing Every Single Time
As you read through our downloadable turkey tutorial for tips on the perfect bird, follow this general formula for stuffing: Mix a dry base such as day-old bread with sauteed vegetables, herbs, and seasonings; then add a binder such as stock or eggs, and gently toss.
Creamy Leftover-Turkey-and-Rice Soup

Put a light, fresh spin on Thanksgiving leftovers with a speedy riff on avgolemono, the classic Greek chicken soup. Egg yolks add creaminess to turkey stock, while lemon juice brightens the flavor, and cooked rice and shredded meat fill out every spoonful.