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

Popcorn on the Cob

Celebrate harvest season with "ears" of candied popcorn, reminiscent of Indian corn. Unbleached parchment paper from your pantry is all you need for the pretty presentation.

Classic Cornbread

Rating: 3 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.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Rating: 3 stars 376
These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.

Pan-Fried Sardines

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

Fennel and Orange Salad

Rating: 3 stars 124
The classic flavor combination of fennel and orange makes a wonderful winter salad.

Sweet Potato Puree

Rating: 3.5 stars 82
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.

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.

Crisp Brussels Sprout Leaves

Rating: 3 stars 190
In this simple Thanksgiving side dish, roasting brussels sprouts brings out their nuttiness. Tangy Pecorino Romano cheese adds extra depth.

Steamed Littleneck Clams

Rating: 2.5 stars 43
These Southern-style steamed clams are great starters for your a seafood dinner.

Steamed Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 3 stars 86
These steamed brussels sprouts are glossed with butter and flecked with chives.

Glazed Pearl Onions

Rating: 3.5 stars 217
The longer those cook, the sweeter and more caramelized they will become. A little balsamic vinegar is a nice touch to add.

Turnip and Potato Mash

Rating: 3 stars 57
Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamed Swiss Chard
Rating: Unrated 84
Creamed Swiss chard is a simple variation on classic creamed spinach. Don't forget the nutmeg: a dash of the stuff adds a dimension of flavor to the creamy sauce that pulls this entire dish together.
Honey-Glazed Carrots
Rating: Unrated 702
During the holidays, everything you make deserves a little dressing up -- including humble but hearty root vegetables.
Sauteed Radicchio with Honey and Balsamic Vinegar
Rating: 3 stars 101

Serve this simple side of sauteed radicchio with grilled steak, chicken, or Italian sausages.