21 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Our best Thanksgiving recipes include everything from turkey to mashed potatoes, gravy to pumpkin pie. These are our most reliable and foolproof recipes, with something to sate everyone at the table, whether simple or sophisticated, traditional or with a slightly unconventional flair.

Maple Glazed Turkey

Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Paleo-friendly. And tastes magnificent. Things just got a heck of a lot easier for you to plan your Thanksgiving menu.
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Classic Turkey Gravy

Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to turkey gravy recipe. This is it. And all it takes is pan juices or drippings from your turkey, stock, butter, and flour. And a lot less time and effort than you'd imagine.
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Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish

Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?
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Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to truly indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.
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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Turkey

For a more intimate holiday dinner, a smaller turkey cooked in under two hours might be just the thing. Juicy with crispy skin, it's superb.
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Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they've ever had.
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Dry Brine Turkey

All the juicy, tender perks of brining. None of the fuss of finding a container large enough to contain a turkey and cramming it in your already overstuffed fridge.
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Butternut Squash Gratin

"One of the best things I’ve EVER made." "Beautiful." "Comforting." "Delicious." "Easy." That's what folks are saying about this simple and satiating casserole.
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Caramelized Honey Pumpkin Pie

A Thanksgiving pie for those looking for something different from last year. Brown butter and caramelized honey give pumpkin pie a whole new twist.
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Cranberry and Orange Relish

Doesn't get much simpler than this make-ahead cranberry sauce. Simply simmer cranberries, sugar, and orange until you hear a "Pop!" Then slide it in the fridge. Your work is done.
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Pancetta and Herb Stuffed Turkey Breast

Sometimes you don't need a big bird. This elegant riff on turkey dinner is a superb example of how a smaller celebration can still be over-the-top delish.
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Easy Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don't need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.
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French Onion Potato Gratin

Upgrade your potato gratin with a little French onion flair. Layers of mushrooms and onions are slipped between potatoes and it all gets covered in cheese.
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Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken pumpkin? Punken drumkin? Drumpin punkdrunk? This innocuous seeming slice boasts just a tad more tipsy-inducing personality than your typical pumpkin pie.
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Cheesy Pumpkin Potato Gratin

If you've been looking for a gorgeously cheesy, autumn side filled with potatoes, pumpkin, and lots of cheese, we've got good news for you. You're going to love it.
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Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Tart and buttery, with a touch of orange liqueur, this cake is a showstopper. And it's actually easier than it looks. You're welcome!
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Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh...no thank you. Not this time.
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Sweet Potato Soufflé

Not entirely unlike the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole of your childhood, this "souffle" is ever so slightly more sophisticated with its pecan streusel.
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Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pancetta

A keto-friendly side dish that takes Brussels sprouts to a whole new level. The addition of pancetta and walnuts make those crisp little sprouts truly tasty.
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Maple Pecan Pie

Distinct from other pecan pies in one notable way, this recipe draws on robust maple syrup to usurp cloying corn syrup. You're welcome.
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Classic Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you'll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!
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