These old-fashioned Thanksgiving recipes are tried-and-true classics for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey and Gravy
This is the real deal: a proper, old-fashioned roast turkey. Simple, straightforward, unfussy, with crisp skin and tender, juicy meat. Talk about a reason to give thanks.
Classic Turkey Gravy
Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to classic 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.
Ina Garten's Caramelized Shallots
Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.
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.
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.
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).
Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls
These exceptionally airy pull-apart rolls bake up crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and, yes, light as a feather through and through.
Classic Green Bean Casserole
Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh…no thank you. Not this Thanksgiving.
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.
Classic Apple Pie
The secret to this classic? Could be the two types of apples, one tart and one sweet. Then again, the uber buttery pie crust ain't bad, either.