Your First Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

These first Thanksgiving dinner recipes are a collection of our traditional holiday go-tos that are easy to make, with step-by-step instructions, that turn out a foolproof dinner, whether you’re making your first turkey dinner or your fiftieth.

Cosmopolitan

If ever a drink symbolized an era, the bright pink, citric Cosmopolitan SCREAMS the 1990s on into the present.
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Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

Words sort of elude us when we attempt to describe just how stunning and scrumptious we consider this dish. Just...wow.
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Simple Roast Turkey

The operative word in this turkey recipe is simple. Although that word doesn't convey how crisp-skinned, monstrously moist, sigh-inducingly tender, and really quite quick this turkey also is.
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Basic Pan Gravy

Great pan gravy doesn't just happen by chance. Here's how it does happen. And with no fuss. No mess. No lumps. Just easy, foolproof, soul-satisfying gravy.
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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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Pan-Fried Green Beans

Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse.
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Herbed Bread and Celery Stuffing

A classic. Bread stuffing filled with celery, onion, thyme, basil, and parsley that's synonymous with Thanksgiving (though honestly, it's equally welcome all times of year with roast chicken).
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Raw Cranberry Relish

This sassy and simple sauce draws on just cranberries, orange, sugar, booze, and a blender. And no, it's not a cocktail.
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Maple Pumpkin Pie

This is just about as traditional as tradition gets. Save for the slight plot twist of maple syrup. Intrigued? You should be.
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