Here’s what we’re cooking before, after, and on Thanksgiving.

By Victoria Spencer
November 19, 2018
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Of course, there will be a big bird this week, and so much more! Our dinner recipes are just what you need for a delicious meal every night. The easy weeknight recipes here take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time, many cook much quicker than that but may require constant stirring. These are meals the whole family can enjoy. Yes, there will be pasta. On the weekends (and holidays!) we like to try something different; recipes that cook long and slow, projects that get us using new ingredients and techniques, and menus to make entertaining a cinch. So join us every week for dinnertime inspiration.

MONDAY: POLENTA WITH WHITE-BEAN AND ROASTED-PEPPER RAGOUT

Alpha Smoot

Made with pantry staples-cornmeal, canned beans, and jarred peppers-this rich and creamy vegetarian dinner comes together quickly plus it's healthy and delicious. What's not to like? Make it on repeat.

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TUESDAY: ONE-PAN CREAMY TUNA PASTA

Armando Rafael

Think tuna casserole but lighter, dare I say better? Give this one-pot wonder a try. It ups the veggie factor with peppery arugula and tender asparagus-they're the perfect foil for meaty oil-packed tuna.

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WEDNESDAY: BEEF AND CABBAGE TACOS

Yuki Sugiura

Fast is likely what you need on the day before the Thanksgiving feast. These tacos take just 20 minutes, and who doesn't love tacos? The addition of cabbage is unexpected but totally genius. Give cabbage a try in your tacos and you won't regret it.

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THURSDAY: ROAST TURKEY WITH MAPLE-MUSTARD GLAZE AND PAN GRAVY

Paola + Murray

Of course we're roasting a turkey. Aren't you? A sweet-and-savory mixture of maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and fresh thyme makes a glaze for this super-flavorful bird. Check out the rest of the menu from a fabulous Thanksgiving in Maine.

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FRIDAY: THANKSGIVING-LEFTOVERS PIE

Julia Gartland

Who doesn't love a savory pie? Ths one feeds a crowd so if your numbers are smaller you can savor more for lunch tomorrow.

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SATURDAY: SIMPLEST TURKEY SOUP

Make good and delicious use of the leftovers with soup today. Add in other vegetables if you have them and serve with some crusty bread, cheese, and pickles-or pair with grilled cheese sandwiches.

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SUNDAY: BAKED RIGATONI WITH SAUSAGE

Julia Gartland

A comforting pasta casserole for the end of the holiday weekend. Actually it's a faux casserole; the vegetables and sausages are roasted on a sheet pan and the pasta cooked on the stovetop, then everything combined on the sheet pan, topped with mozzarella, and broiled for that essential gooey cheese topping.

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