Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

With our quick and easy Thanksgiving recipes you'll be able to whip up an amazing, stress-free meal in no time flat. And try our Roast Spatchcocked Turkey recipe: You'll have a delicious and golden turkey on your table in less than two hours. We even have recipes you can make under 30 minutes and they've all been triple tested.

Staff Picks

Fennel and Orange Salad

Rating: 2.88 stars
The classic flavor combination of fennel and orange makes a wonderful winter salad.

Steamed Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 3.12 stars
These steamed brussels sprouts are glossed with butter and flecked with chives.

Pan-Fried Sardines

The canned sardines are coated in cornmeal and fried up in minutes for a delicious appetizer.

Classic Cornbread

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

Crisp Brussels Sprout Leaves

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

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.22 stars
These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.

Sweet Potato Puree

Rating: 3.34 stars
At their sweetest in fall and winter, these spuds make a crowd-pleasing side dish. Use the basic version without flavorings to make pie, biscuits, or souffles.

Steamed Littleneck Clams

These Southern-style steamed clams are great starters for your a seafood dinner.

Turnip and Potato Mash

Rating: 2.91 stars
Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.

Sweet-Potato-and-Cauliflower Mash

No white potatoes here! Just sweet potatoes and cauliflower mashed until silky and amped up with milk, butter, and a touch of nutmeg and cayenne.

Glazed Pearl Onions

Rating: 3.44 stars
The longer those cook, the sweeter and more caramelized they will become. A little balsamic vinegar is a nice touch to add.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Rating: 3.21 stars
During the holidays, everything you make deserves a little dressing up -- including humble but hearty root vegetables.

Inspiration and Ideas

Quick Thanksgiving Recipes

You may spend days, even weeks, preparing the Thanksgiving feast, but you can create a completely homemade and delicious spread in far less time. Pick a few timesaving dishes or create a whole menu from our favorite quick Thanksgiving recipes, all of which take less than an hour to prepare.

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
Forget heavy cream, cheese, or any other of those traditional mashed potato enhancers. Sour cream adds tang, body, and a rich creaminess that cannot be matched.

Spiced Lemony Brussels Sprouts

This side is ideal for Thanksgiving but is also easy enough for dinner any night. It goes well with roasted chicken, lamb chops, or broiled fish.