Menus & Menu Planning

Make every gathering special with well-tailored menus to match the occasion! Whether you're looking for light and healthy or a traditional BBQ topped off with the sweetest desserts, find inspirations for a party dinner menu that would please all of your guests!

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Our Smart, Streamlined Thanksgiving Menu Is the Feast You Need to Make This Year
This delicious approach starts with a shorter shopping list because several versatile ingredients appear in more than one dish. It moves on to a revolutionary approach to cooking the turkey—in half the time and using less oven space. There's a classic stuffing and three flavor-packed vegetable sides, plus two not-to-be missed but easy-to-make pies. The result is a most memorable meal you can share with family and friends.
Use This Get-Ahead Timeline for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Avoid the stress and enjoy the Thanksgiving feast more this year by employing these smart make-ahead strategies for prepping turkey, sides, and more.
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.
11 Sweet Potato Casseroles to Add to Your Thanksgiving Menu
The holiday wouldn't be complete without this staple side dish.
Add These Vegetable-Based Sides, Mains, and Salads to Your Thanksgiving Menu
Yes, there will be turkey on our Thanksgiving tables, but there will also be plenty of plant-based dishes to choose from. Check out our colorful and delicious vegetable-centric mains, sides, and salads to add to your holiday feast.
From Pie to Pandowdy, These Are Our 20 Most Fabulous Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
We've rounded up a delicious selection of cakes, pies, puddings, tarts, and other favorites, both old and new, to prepare for your holiday spread.
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This Editor-Approved Thanksgiving Menu Is All About the Sides
Assistant food editor Riley Wofford is skipping the turkey this year; instead, she's serving a selection of modern-day side dishes inspired by her grandmother's classics.
Martha Is Firing Up the Grill for a New Thanksgiving Tradition
Give your oven a break and cook the turkey outside. Here, our founder explains why you'll want to try this low-fuss, no-baste method.

A Suitably Spooky and Totally Delicious Menu That's Perfect for a Kid-Friendly Halloween Party

If you're hosting little ones this October 31, our scary snacks and creepy cakes will delight them.