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Every Single Thanksgiving Recipe You Could Ever Need

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Depending on how you look at it, finding and pulling together all the recipes you need for Thanksgiving can either be exciting or the part you dread. But whether it’s totally fun or kind of overwhelming, we want to make this process as easy as can be this year. So we’re putting all the Thanksgiving recipes we have into one place for you. No more bookmarking a bunch of recipes or trying to remember where you saw that one for smashed sweet potatoes. We have them all right here, including something for every eater at the table.

You’ll find recipes for turkey, of course, but also non-turkey mains. We’ve got classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green-bean casserole, and twists like garlicky Parmesan sweet potatoes, hot honey Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin slab pie, so you can mix it up a little as well. Here are over 200 Thanksgiving recipes to choose from, so you can cook your most delicious feast yet.

Turkey Basics

From brining to cooking a classic roast turkey to cooking a turkey that’s still frozen (yes, you can do it!), here are basics.

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How To Dry-Brine a Turkey
A dry brine seasons the turkey like a more traditional wet brine, but it does not use any water. Instead, you'll rub the salt, seasonings, and/or sugar directly onto the meat and skin, and then let the meat rest in the refrigerator for a period of time before cooking.
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How To Brine a Turkey
A brine is a basic solution of water and salt. By giving our turkey a luxurious dunk in this solution, we can actually coax a bit more moisture and flavor into our meal before it’s ready to roast.
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How To Cook a Frozen Turkey
Yes, you really can cook a frozen turkey. Yes, it sounds completely improbable — even slightly alarming. But against all odds, yes, it works. Here's how to do it and everything you need to know.
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How To Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving
Here is our super basic, super simple, super easy recipe for roasting a super beautiful turkey.
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How To Make Turkey in a Bag
Learn the basic steps for using an oven bag for roasting your Thanksgiving turkey.
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How To Dry Brine a Turkey

Turkey Recipes

Ready to go beyond a basic roast turkey? Here are some of our absolute favorite to try.

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Roast Stuffed Turkey with Cornbread Chestnut Dressing
The aroma of roasted chesnuts combined with cornbread, sage, thyme, and a hint of bay leaf is just as magical as it is delicious in this stuffed turkey from chef Alexander Smalls.
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Smoked Turkey
There are lots of advantages to smoking your turkey this holiday season: Smoking gives the mild-flavored bird a boost of flavor, the low cooking temperature keeps breast meat juicy, and smoking frees your oven up for other dishes.
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Miso-Butter Spatchcocked Turkey with Mushroom Gravy
This turkey is spatchcocked, flavored with a miso butter, then cooked on high heat for a flavorful Thanksgiving bird that's ready in an hour. A vegetarian gravy makes this turkey extra rich and flavorful.
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Citrus-Herb Roast Turkey
A citrus and fresh herb compound butter flavors this easy roast turkey and also turns the tasty drippings into gravy.
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Bacon-Wrapped Turkey
Bacon-wrapped turkey makes a flavorful turkey and creates a stunning, crispy “skin”
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Black Pepper & Maple Roast Turkey
Spicy black pepper and sweet maple syrup mix together in a compound butter to flavor this easy roast turkey.
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Bourbon-Glazed Roast Turkey
If you’re looking for something new and inspiring to flavor your turkey this year, it’s hiding in your liquor cabinet. Bourbon not only makes for a glistening glaze, it infuses the turkey with a touch of nutty, caramel, vanilla-like flavor.
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Mexican Thanksgiving Turkey
In this recipe, the turkey is roasted on a bed of onions and tomatoes which infuse the meat with tons of flavor.
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How To Roast a Turkey Upside Down
While this technique won’t give you a picture-perfect turkey, it will protect the white meat from drying out, while cooking the thigh meat faster.
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Recipes That Don’t Require a Whole Turkey

When you’re having a smaller dinner and craving turkey, but don’t want the hassle of cooking a whole bird (or all the leftovers), stick one of these recipes that call for turkey breast or turkey thighs.

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Turkey Tenderloin
If boneless, skinless chicken breasts are regularly featured on your weeknight menu, consider turkey tenderloin as an equally versatile alternative.
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Turkey Thighs
Roasted turkey thighs are one tasty way to change up mundane holiday turkey recipes.
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Turkey Roulade
Juicy turkey breast swirled around sausage and herb cornbread stuffing packs the best fall flavors into a single bite.
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How To Cook Turkey Breast
Turkey breasts are a cinch to roast — no flipping, no basting, no fuss. Here's a recipe to show you how to cook it, step by step.
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How To Make Turkey Breast in the Slow Cooker
Slow-cooking turkey breast gives the perennially dry white meat time to soak up a rich herb butter, making for a juicy, tender slice. And thanks to a quick sizzle under the broiler, there’s no missing out on crisp, golden skin.
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Apple, Pecan & Brie Stuffed Turkey Breast
This simple, sweet-and-savory, stuffed turkey breast is your answer to getting everything you love about the whole bird — without actually cooking an entire turkey.
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Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast
This Thanksgiving sheet pan supper pairs roast turkey breast with crispy Brussels sprouts, delicata squash rings, and a velvety lemon sauce.
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Slow Cooker Smoky BBQ Turkey
Inspired by classic BBQ chicken, lean turkey breast is infused with deep smoky flavors, slow-cooked until juicy, & finished with a slick of tangy sauce.
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Dutch Oven Braised Turkey
Cooked in a Dutch oven, this braise delivers both the main course and sides, plus a rich sauce that serves as your stand-in the for traditional gravy.
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Other Mains

Turkey isn’t the only option for Thanksgiving. Try one of these holiday-worthy mains.

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Mini Pumpkins Stuffed with Onion, Mushrooms, and Chard
These easy but impressive vegetarian stuffed pumpkins are a festive fall main dish or starter.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Pumpkin
Learn how to stuff and bake a whole pumpkin with cornbread, mushrooms, and kale to serve as a vegetarian entrée for Thanksgiving and beyond.
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Savory Stuffed Pumpkin with Sausage and Gruyère
You'll never miss the turkey with this rich and savory masterpiece as your main course.
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Slow Cooker Honey-Glazed Ham
Learn how and why you should put your holiday honey-glazed ham in the slow cooker this year.
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Root Vegetable Pot Pie
With a few simple swaps you can even make this meat-free main course vegan.
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Pumpkin Risotto Recipe
Creamy and satisfying, savory and with just the mildest hint of sweetness, pumpkin risotto can and should be made and served like they do in Italy: at home.
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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Lasagna
A vegetarian Thanksgiving lasagna is just that — luxurious layers of tender lasagna noodles, bathed in a creamy crème fraîche and pumpkin sauce, and studded with roasted squash and warm cascades of melty Fontina cheese.
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The Gravy

It doesn’t matter whether you make it in advance, use the turkey drippings, or go for a vegan option, Thanksgiving dinner simply isn’t complete without the gravy.

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How To Make an Easy Turkey Gravy
Here you'll use the pan drippings for a deeply flavorful gravy that enhances everything on the plate with a touch of savory goodness.
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How To Make Vegan Brown Gravy
This is the vegan gravy you'll be jazzed to drizzle over everything on your plate. Caramelized onions and earthy mushrooms are what give this plant-based gravy a deep color and rich, savory flavor.
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How To Cook Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
The process here is multi-step, but almost entirely hands-off. It is the perfect activity for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the kitchen.
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Gluten-Free Gravy
This recipe makes a classic gravy that's perfect for gluten-free holiday tables.
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How To Make Gravy Without Turkey Drippings
Skipping the turkey this year? This is how you can still make delicious gravy for all your sides.
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A Proper Giblet Gravy
Here's how to use up every last bit of the bird by cooking the giblets into your Thanksgiving gravy.
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Mashed Potatoes

Go for a classic creamy, buttery mash, or give this traditional side a flavorful twist with buttermilk, cream cheese, or a generous helping of garlic.

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Classic Mashed Potatoes
If you're after classic creamy, butter mashed potatoes, this is the recipe for you. It makes enough to feed a crowd, comes with recommendations for potato type, dairy additions, and mashing methods.
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Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
Traditional mashed potatoes get an extra dose of luxe flavor from sour cream.
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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes just got a bit more sophisticated with a dairy swap-out.
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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Cream cheese upgrades classic mashed potatoes into the creamiest, dreamiest side.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes
If you're looking for a seriously impressive way to upgrade your basic mashed potatoes, take inspiration from loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings.
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Mashed Potatoes for Two
This method requires no masher, no ricer, and a bare minimum of equipment in general.
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Make creamy, tender mashed potatoes in Instant Pot with this easy-to-make recipe.
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
The slow cooker does the heavy lifting, keeps these creamy potatoes warm until it's time to eat, and frees up a burner on the stovetop.
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Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Here's how to achieve smooth, creamy, buttery garlic mashed potatoes in the slow cooker.
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Stovetop Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Keeping the red skins on lends texture and color to these mashed potatoes.
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Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe
These creamy baked mashed potatoes are loaded with two kinds of cheese and are make-ahead-friendly.
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Garlicky Mashed Red Potatoes
These creamy homestyle potatoes start with a super-smart trick that packs in even more garlicky flavor, reduces the cook time, and leaves you with less dirty dishes.
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Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes with Fried Shallots
Inspired by potato stuffed pierogi, these sour cream and onion mashed potatoes deserve a spot at your Thanksgiving table.
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes
These garlicky potatoes are so creamy and lush — without a single drop of cream or butter.
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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato casserole is a classic, but you also can’t go wrong with a creamy mash or even crispy-edged smashed potatoes.

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The Absolute Easiest 5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Casserole
You know and love sweet potato casserole. Here's how to make it even easier.
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This easy, creamy mashed sweet potatoes are lightly sweetened with maple syrup.
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Cinnamon Butter Bath Sweet Potatoes
Cooking cubed sweet potatoes into a bath of milk, butter, and sweet fragrant cinnamon is a super simple way to enhance the fall veggie.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Crème Fraîche
These baked sweet potatoes are layered with flavor and texture thanks to a sweet and sour dressing, roasted peanuts, sliced scallions, and lots of chili flakes.
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Sweet Potato Soufflé
An elegant take on sweet potato casserole made with whole eggs, spices, and brown sugar, and baked until light and puffed.
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Candied Sweet Potatoes
The knock-out glaze for these sweet potatoes is made with butter, brown sugar, and pineapple juice. The added sugar in the juice helps this sauce to thicken up pretty quickly and lends an extra layer of flavor to this dish.
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Sour Cream Balsamic Sweet Potatoes
Sour cream and balsamic vinegar are a powerful coupling that delivers the creamy richness you crave with an added tang that balances the sweetness.
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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Expect the same rich experience of thin slices of potatoes gently cooked in a fragrant cream sauce, except this recipe features sweet potatoes, and the cream mixture is scented with garlic, thyme, and nutmeg.
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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk & Vanilla Bean
With coconut milk for interest and richness, and a swirl of vanilla bean paste, consider adding this to the Thanksgiving table when you want something on the sweeter side that still leaves the marshmallows out of the equation.
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Stovetop Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Pecans
Mashed sweet potato recipes generally start with roasting your sweet potatoes, but this can be a tricky proposition when oven space is limited. For a stovetop adaptation, simmer those sweet potatoes in a rich cooking liquid that gets blended right in at the end.
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Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Here, thick rounds of sweet potato are seasoned, smashed, and roasted, creating crispy-edged medallions with creamy, tender centers.
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Stuffing and Dressing

It’s impossible to think about Thanksgiving dinner without considering the stuffing (or dressing!). Take your pick between starting with sourdough, cornbread, or store-bought croutons.

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Classic Sage Stuffing for Thanksgiving
Like the boxed stuff, but so much better. Here's a step-by-step recipe that shows how to get the taste you crave on Thanksgiving and beyond.
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Easy 5-Ingredient Stuffing
This five-ingredient recipe results in the classic, nostalgic stuffing you crave — one step up from the boxed stuff, but just as easy to make.
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Sausage and Apple Stuffing
This sourdough bread stuffing is packed with sausage, apples, fennel, aromatics, and herbs.
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Slow Cooker Stuffing
This set-it-and-forget-it stuffing requires just a little room on the counter and a few hours. And what you get in return is a classic stuffing filled with homey flavors, and plenty of crispy, toasty edges.
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Classic Corn Bread Dressing
You won't find an ounce of added sugar in this classic cornbread dressing! This cornbread dressing tastes of corn, butter, and a little tang from buttermilk.
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Sausage and Herb Stuffing
Savory sausage, toasted sourdough bread, and fresh herbs make this stuffing is the best part of the holiday meal.
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Stovetop Thanksgiving Stuffing
This stovetop number — reminiscent of the classic boxed brand — is the recipe to turn to if you don't have enough space in the oven.
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Canadian-Syrian Thanksgiving Stuffing
Use bharat — a classic Middle Eastern spice blend with allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves — in place of your usual herbs to give your classic stuffing a warm, spiced twist.
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Sicilian Meatball Stuffing
With two types of ground meat, golden raisins, and pine nuts, this hearty stuffing really brings the flavor to the table.
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Wild Mushroom Stuffing
This subtle twist on the classic is guaranteed to please both the stuffing purists and those pulling for something a little more adventurous.
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Cuban Meaty Potato Stuffing
Sofrito, picadillo, and seasoned chunky potatoes join forces for a truly memorable stuffing.
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Easy Keto Stuffing
For this keto-friendly recipe, use more sausage than keto bread, which allows you to manage those macros and make this a satiating side.
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Everything Bagel Stuffing
Be the Friendsgiving hero who brings everything bagel stuffing to the table this year. Swap the classic bread cubes for chopped-up everything bagels and you will not regret it.
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Gluten-Free Cornbread and Mushroom Stuffing
Whether you’re gluten-free or not, this mix of cornbread, mushrooms, and roasted pecans is always a hit with everyone.
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Grilled Bread Dressing with Cranberries and Leeks
Want a stuffing that's bound to get the table talking? Go ahead and grill the bread first.
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Classic Sage Dressing
Loaded with onion, celery, and plenty of sage, this side dish staple will make you very nostalgic.
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Cranberry Sauce

Even better than serving cranberry sauce with dinner is spreading on your leftover turkey sandwich the next day.

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Easy Cranberry Sauce
Here's our simplest, easiest cranberry sauce. Get the basics down and the possibilities to customize are endless.
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Citrus-and-Fig Cranberry Sauce
Citrus and figs amp up this bursting-with-flavor cranberry sauce.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
This is a classic "dump it and forget it" recipe that will show you how to make the easiest batch of cranberry sauce to feed the whole crowd.
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Very Basic Cranberry Sauce
This simple cranberry sauce is made with fresh or frozen cranberries, sugar, and water. Easy peasy!
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Fig Cranberry Sauce
This is a rich, jammy cranberry sauce with dried figs, plenty of spices, and a splash of booze for good measure.
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Green Bean Sides

For a totally classic dinner you can’t go wring with green bean casserole or simple sautéed beans. Change things up with a squeeze of lemon and breadcrumbs or toss the beans with spicy harissa before roasting.

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Green Beans Almondine

Snappy blanched green beans are served with sautéed shallots and buttery sliced almonds for an easy, delicious side.

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Garlic Green Beans
This quick and simple way to cook green beans will become an instant favorite.
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Roasted Green Beans

Roasting is such as easy, hands-off way to prepare crisp green beans.

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Air Fryer Green Beans
Air fryers are great for cooking green beans (fresh or frozen!).
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Classic Green Bean Casserole
Learn how to make green bean casserole using the right grocery store shortcuts to rival the classic back-of-the-box recipe.
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
The fall time casserole we know and love gets dairy-free makeover, and a grown-up upgrade with homemade crispy shallots. The number of pans required to make it? Just one.
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Lemony Green Beans With Almond Breadcrumbs
This easy side dish is one you can turn to again and again all summer. A lemony vinaigrette keeps it feeling extra fresh, and the almond-breadcrumb topping delivers an irresistible crunch.
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Sautéed Green Beans
It’s always good to get the basics down and give yourself a refresher every now and then. Here we walk you through how to cook flawless green beans on the stovetop every time, with a two-step process of sautéing and steaming.
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Roasted Green Beans with Harissa
If roasted green beans are a regular side dish in your rotation, kick up the next batch with a spoonful of spicy harissa paste and a handful of toasted almonds before serving.
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Stovetop Steam-Fried Green Beans and Mushrooms
Even though we first shared this green bean recipe as a Thanksgiving side dish, you’d be remiss not to include it your meal plan throughout the summer. It’s light, easy to pull together, and pairs well with just about everything.
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Greek-Style Braised Green Beans
Grab some juicy, ripe tomatoes, white wine, and aromatics and you’re on your way to turning fresh green beans into saucy summer comfort food. Make it a meal by serving it over your favorite cooked grains, adding an egg, or pairing it with grilled chicken breast.
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Blistered Green Beans with Pickled Shallots and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Stir-fry your fresh green beans until they're blistered, then toss them with tangy pickled shallots and top with crunchy, salty breadcrumbs. Add a fried or poached egg and you've got dinner.
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Modern Green Bean Casserole
Once you try this sesame stick topping, you may never go back to frizzled onions again.
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Italian Green Beans
Cheesy toasted bread crumbs and a splash of balsamic vinegar ensure these green beans are anything but boring.
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Brussels Sprouts

Roasting is just the beginning for these green globes.

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Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This basic recipe is one you'll turn to again and again.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts
It's a 10-minute side dish that easy to serve alongside absolutely anything
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Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
This easy, flavorful side takes no time at all, thanks to the air fryer.
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Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Take roasted Brussels sprouts to a whole new level with smoky bacon and a glaze of maple syrup.
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Creamy Braised Brussels Sprouts
Using heavy cream as the braising liquid brings out Brussels sprouts' inherent sweetness, and the cream itself reduces into a thick, ivory-colored glaze that coats the sprouts.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan
Halfway through roasting Brussels sprouts how you normally would — high heat and on a preheated baking sheet for optimal caramelization — you’ll shower the pan with a whole cup of Parmesan cheese.
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Maple-Mustard Butter Bath Brussels Sprouts
Simmering Brussels sprouts in a luxe combination of milk, butter, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard makes the vegetable absolutely irresistible.
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Classic roasted Brussels sprouts are kicked up a notch with a sprinkling of Parmesan, a squeeze of lemon juice, and crunchy bites of bacon.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
These perfect Brussels sprouts have a little bit of char and are perfectly crisp-tender: cooked all the way through with a little crunch remaining.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Hazelnuts & Brown Butter Dressing
This salad takes a little more time to make than the usual shaved sprouts salad, but the extra work is worth the flavor and texture combination of brown butter vinaigrette, Brussels sprouts, apple, and hazelnuts.
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Bagna Cauda Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Tossing crispy roasted Brussels sprouts with bagna cauda — made by simmering lots and lots of garlic with anchovies in olive oil and butter — infuses them with savory flavor.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ginger and Scallions
Pieces of scallion and finely grated fresh ginger are tossed with Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, pepper, and soy sauce for an umami-packed side dish.
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Honey
These easy roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed in a sweet and savory honey-balsamic glaze.
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Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts
Thanks to a preheated baking sheet and the addition of honey, these brussels sprouts are extra caramelized and extra crispy.
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Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Brussels Sprouts
As if the trio of bacon, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes was absolutely perfect, this recipe mixes in grainy mustard for a wow-worthy kick.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Garlic
Take your standard roasted Brussels sprouts routine (olive oil, salt, pepper) from good to memorable by adding two ingredients you probably already have around: lemon and garlic.
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Stovetop Brussels Sprouts Hash with Crispy Sage and Walnuts
Sliced into thin ribbons and sautéed with butter, onions, and pancetta, these deluxe Brussels sprouts get dressed up even further with a topping of butter-browned walnuts and crispy fried sage.
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Brussels Sprout Casserole
This easy Brussels sprout casserole is loaded with bacon and lots of melted cheese, and comes together in a single skillet.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Tender sprouts in a cheesy garlic sauce with no hands-on cooking required.
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Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts
A sweet and tangy honey-mustard glaze is the secret to making this side the breakout star on the Thanksgiving table.
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Smoky, Lemony Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts
This smoky sauté comes together even faster and easier when you start with a bag of pre-shredded sprouts.
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Lemony Brussels Sprout Gratin
A double dose of lemon in this veggie-loaded gratin keeps the mood light — even with the usual suspects of cream and cheese in every comforting spoonful.
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Carrot Sides

When it doubt remember that you can never go wrong with glazed carrots or a creamy gratin.

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Candied Carrots
A delicious syrupy glaze helps to enhance the natural sweetness of carrots in this stunning, glossy, bejeweled vegetable side dish.
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Air Fryer Carrots

In less than 12 minutes, the carrots are hot, blistered, and ready for a squeeze of fresh lemon and herbs.

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Fennel, Carrot, and Leek Gratin Recipe
Fennel, carrots, and leek are mixed with an aromatic Parmesan cream sauce and topped with pecan breadcrumbs for the ultimate veggie gratin.
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Glazed Carrots
Whether you reserve this side dish for Thanksgiving or eat it all year long, glazed carrots are a classic that will never go out of style
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Honey-Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
The combination of nutty brown butter, fragrant garlic, and sweet honey is basically the dream team for roasted carrots.
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Roasted Carrots with Orange
A generous sprinkle of smoky chili powder and sweet-bitter orange slices really jazz up basic carrots.
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Herb-Roasted Baby Carrots
This breezy side dish makes the most of the roots, roasting them to bring out their natural sugars and dressing them in nothing but a happy mix of fresh herbs and minced garlic.
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Bourbon-Glazed Carrots
In an upgrade from basic glazed carrots, this recipe ups the ante big time with a splash of bourbon (in place of traditional orange juice) to bring an added layer of warm smokiness to the plate.
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Cumin-Roasted Carrots with Wild Rice and Chickpeas
Grab a bunch of rainbow carrots, if you can find them. They make this hearty side even more stunning.
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Thanksgiving Casseroles

A creamy, cheesy casserole is a welcome side any day of the year. It’s an especially good option if you need a dish that can be made in advance or that travels well.

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Jiffy Corn Casserole
Thanks to a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, this corn casserole comes together quickly and is a perfect side dish for any meal.
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Zucchini and Squash Casserole
In this recipe, very simple ingredients come together in the oven to create an irresistible dish more delicious than the sum of its parts.
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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole Recipe
Every bite of this twice-baked potato casserole is warm and comforting while overflowing with melty cheese and crisp bacon.
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Easy Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipe
A kid-friendly, one-dish broccoli and cheese casserole, topped with buttery crackers.
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Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole
Broccoli and long grain and wild rice enrobed in delicious cheese sauce and covered in crispy breadcrumbs. Yes, please!
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Make-Ahead Creamy Mac & Cheese Casserole
A creamy, dreamy mac and cheese that you can prep days ahead of time and just pop in the oven.
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Broccoli and Cheese Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Tender strands of spaghetti squash are tossed with crisp-tender broccoli and enveloped in a fluffy, cheesy custard, giving you all the best parts of the classic side wrapped up into a feel-good, veggie-packed main.
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Smashed Potato Casserole
A make ahead-friendly recipe for creamy mashed potatoes baked in a casserole and topped with lots of Parmesan cheese.
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Loaded Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
A cheesy cauliflower casserole filled with crispy bacon bits and scallions.
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Trader Joe's Cheesy Artichoke Rice Bake
This cheesy artichoke rice bake makes for a hearty and delicious weeknight meal.
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Broccoli au Gratin Recipe
A comforting bake of tender broccoli in a creamy sauce, topped with buttery breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Expect the same rich experience of thin slices of potatoes gently cooked in a fragrant cream sauce, except this recipe features sweet potatoes, and the cream mixture is scented with garlic, thyme, and nutmeg.
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Other Favorite Sides

It’s the middle of fall, which means winter squash, mushrooms, kale, cauliflower, and wild rice all make great side dish options for your holiday table.

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Wild Rice Pilaf with Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Chestnuts, and Dried Cranberries
This colorful recipe for wild rice pilaf is full of mushrooms, chestnuts, and dried fruit.
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Wild Rice Pilaf with Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries
Not only is it a perfect addition to the usual slew of sides, but it’s also hearty enough to be a great main dish for the vegetarians at the table.
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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed cauliflower isn't just a replacement for mashed potatoes — try this hearty side with merits all its own.
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Smoky Creamed Kale
The modern answer to creamed spinach.
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Orange Tahini, Walnuts, and Za’atar
A citrusy tahini sauce, toasted walnuts, and savory za'atar lend big, bold flavor to this simple sheet pan of roasted butternut squash.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Purée with Goat Cheese
Tangy goat cheese and earthy fresh sage take winter squash to a whole new level.
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How to Roast Delicata Squash
This basic recipe results in the very best roasted delicata squash that's perfectly tender and caramelized.
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Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash with Bacon
This holiday-worthy side gives basic roasted squash a sweet and smoky twist.
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15-Minute Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms
Just 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients are all you need to bring these hearty Parmesan mushrooms to the table.
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3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes
Thick chunks of red potatoes are tossed with a generous dusting of garlic powder, then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon before they hit the table.
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Thanksgiving Salads and Slaws

Amid a hearty dinner and sea of rich sides, a fresh and vibrant, veggie-packed salad or slaw is always a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving table.

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The Ultimate Fall Salad
This roasty, toasty salad celebrates everything you love about autumn. It's packed with squash, apples, and chewy farro, and tossed in a bright lemon vinaigrette.
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Easy Spinach Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and Feta
There is so much room for experimentation with this salad. Try using baby kale instead of baby spinach, opt for hazelnuts or pecans instead of walnuts, and swap the feta for crumbled goat cheese.
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Raw and Roasted Radicchio Salad with Sweet Potato, Manchego, and Crunchy Seeds
Keep some of the radicchio raw while roasting the rest of it not only helps tame its natural bitterness, it lends lots of great texture to every bite.
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Thanksgiving Slaw
The name says it all: If you're looking for a crunchy, refreshing side that's fits perfectly among everything else on your Thanksgiving table, you can do no better than this salad.
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Kale Slaw
Smoked almond make this slaw particularly special because they lend tons of smoky, salty flavor to the situation. Plus, they're already roasted so all you have to do is give them a rough chop.
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Thanksgiving Lentil Salad
This salad is a perfect choice because it's also hearty enough that it can act as the main dish for any vegetarians or vegans at the table.
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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs
Apples lend just the right touch of sweetness to this roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad. It's definitely one that's attention-grabbing.
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Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing
Great slaw can upstage salad whenever it gets a chance. This one, full of sweet and crisp apples and dressed with honey and lime, is familiar yet not run-of-the-mill.
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Spinach Salad with Warm Brown Butter Dressing
This classic and easy spinach salad nixes the standard bacon vinaigrette, but you'll never miss it because what you get instead is way better: a warm brown butter dressing that really makes this salad sing.
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Chicory Salad with Anchovy Dressing
If you like Caesar salad, like real Caesar salad with plenty of anchovies and garlic, then this is the salad for you. Because this salad is packed with sturdy, zippy chicories, like endive and radicchio, it won't wilt quickly and can actually benefit from sitting in the dressing a bit to mellow out.
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Roasted Delicata Salad with Warm Pickled Onion Dressing
What's ingenious about this recipe is the dressing is made in the microwave. That means you won't have to use precious stovetop space to prepare it.
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Arugula, Pear & and Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Vinaigrette
This salad is one of those recipes where the end result is way more than the sum of the ingredients. And what really makes it stand out is the warm vinaigrette.
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Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing
This salad is a great make-ahead side dish because the kohlrabi and cabbage are sturdy enough that they won't wilt very much as they sit, and the flavors meld together really well.
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Kale with Apples, Currants, and Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette
This is a fun twist on a warm spinach salad, with the hearty kale standing up to a rich pancetta dressing and tart apples.
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Chopped Brown Rice Salad with Grapes and Pecans
With brown rice, crunchy pecans, and a burst of sweetness from grapes, this salad is a cross between a big bowl of leafy greens and a hearty side dish.
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Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
When you want a simple salad to make the meal complete, this tumble of arugula and shaved fennel is all you need.
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Apple Cabbage Salad with Brown Sugar Cider Vinaigrette
This vibrant combination of apples and cabbage is made for fall comfort classics, which is precisely why it makes a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving spread.
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Baked Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
This salad gives your fresh and comforting all in one bowl, with a big pile of greens topped with crunchy pecans, soft baked goat cheese, and a thick walnut vinaigrette.
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Sicilian–Inspired Blood Orange Salad
The perfect salad is crucial to any supper, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Skip the greens and let a tangy blend of citrus fruits lead the show in this colorful and vibrant salad.
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Lemony Green Salad with Radicchio & Pepitas
This go-to side salad is colorful and bright, with a mixture of greens, a touch of lemon zest, and some crunchy pepitas.
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Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts & Lemon
A quick broil softens the shredded cabbage and gives it a gentle sweetness with a note of smoky char.
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Pomegranate Salad
This pomegranate salad livens up humdrum winter salads with tang and color.
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Bread, Rolls, and Biscuits

No matter how many sides are on the table, a basket of warm rolls or bread is always a welcome addition.

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
These tender rolls get their pale orange hue and delicate sweetness from mashed sweet potatoes.
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Thanksgiving Garlic Bread
This buttery garlic bread is spiced, lightly sweetened, and scented with sage, making it the perfect last-minute addition to your Thanksgiving table.
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How To Make Easy Buttery Crescent Rolls
Flaky, buttery crescent rolls ready in less than an hour.
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Soft & Tender Dinner Rolls
These are dinner rolls that you can trust. They are soft and tender, but with enough substance to them that they won’t break apart under the butter knife.
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No-Time Bread
If you have time, make a slow-rise dough. If you don't have time, don't forgo bread — try no-time bread.
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No-Knead Bread
This loaf is the simplest bread we know how to bake at home and it requires no stand mixer, no starter, no special knowledge, and no kneading.
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Parker House Rolls
You'll need some time, but I can tell you from experience that you'll never regret making Parker House rolls.
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Potato Dough Rolls
These easy no-knead rolls bake up with toasted craggy, while the insides stay moist and soft.
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Pull-Apart Sweet Potato Rolls
These no-knead rolls get their color and flavor from grated sweet potato and present beautifully on the potluck table.
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1-Hour Dinner Rolls
While these no-knead rolls won't replace tender, yeasty rolls, they are a perfect, foolproof stand-in when you've only got an hour to spare.
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How To Make Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
This easy recipe makes rich and tender rolls that gluten-eaters and gluten-free eaters adore.
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Accordion Biscuits Recipe
These biscuits, from Vallery Lomas' new cookbook Life Is What You Bake It, are stunningly tall and flaky.
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How To Make 2-Ingredient Yogurt Drop Biscuits
Homemade biscuits don't get much easier than this! Just two simple ingredients, no rolling or cutting, and just a few minutes of your time.
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No-Knead Skillet Focaccia
This focaccia recipe is as fuss-free as bread recipes go.
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Thanksgiving Pies

No matter how full the dinner plate, there is always room for dessert, especially when it involves pie. Pumpkin pie and apple pie are delicious traditions, and we have fun variations for each. Let’s also not forget sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and creamy custard pie.

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe
It is truly the easiest pumpkin pie you will make, and it comes together with just five ingredients.
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Crustless Pumpkin Pie
In lieu of crust, this crustless pumpkin pie gets its crunch from chopped candied pecans.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Orange-Scented Crust
Made with a buttery, flaky orange-infused crust and topped with a creamy pumpkin-spiced filling, this recipe is a vegan take on a holiday mainstay.
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Classic Pumpkin Pie
Four steps lead to pumpkin pie bliss. Here's how to master each to bake the perfect pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving table.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving essential, and this gluten-free version tastes just as good as the classic — and maybe even a little better.
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Pumpkin Black Sesame Pie
Nutty black sesame makes this twist on a very traditional pie nothing short of a show-stopper.
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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
A new favorite take on pumpkin pie made with a graham cracker crust and a heaping spoonful of fresh ginger.
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Easy 5-Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pies
Ready to bake the cutest mini pumpkin pies for your Thanksgiving table? Here's how to do it!
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Mini Apple Pies
Just when you thought apple pie couldn't get better, these individual miniature apple pies — baked up in muffin tins — came through to change the game.
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Shortcut Apple and Pear Phyllo
For a no-fuss Thanksgiving pie, look to store-bought phyllo dough.
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Homemade salted caramel sauce mingles with spiced apples in this sweet-salty apple pie.
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Classic Dutch Apple Pie
It’s everything you love about apple crisp in pie form.
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Apple Pie
An easy, foolproof recipe for when you want a warm slice of apple pie as soon as possible.
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Sweet Potato Pie
It's lighter yet creamier than its pumpkin cousin, with a heavy dose of vanilla and subtle spices.
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“New School” Sweet Potato Pie
This sweet potato pie is a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving recipe. It includes a couple variations: a baked sweet potato pie recipe (with homemade crust), or a crustless custard recipe.
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Cranberry Crumb Pie
A citrus-kissed cranberry filling provides tangy contrast to the sweet, buttery crumble topping in this festive pie.
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Cheese Pie
This sweet pie is made with a handful of basic ingredients you probably already have tucked away in your pantry.
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Custard Pie
This version treats you to a rich and ultra-creamy, silky-smooth custard filling, spiked with a hint of warm nutmeg baked into a buttery crust.
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Cardamom Crème Brûlée Pie
This beautifully spiced crème brûlée pie is flavored with cardamom and vanilla and topped with a torched sugar crust.
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Pecan Pie
We've streamlined the process of making classic pecan pie to create this easier version that's just as delightful. The filling is rich with brown sugar and a sweet syrup, then topped with a ring of pecans and baked in a flaky, pastry crust.
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Buttermilk Chess Pie
Here's how to make a classic buttermilk chess pie, with a crackly top crust and smooth custard-y center.
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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie Bars
Everyone will find something to love in these bars. On the bottom you’ve got a buttery gingersnap crust, topped with a layer of rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake. Next, you’ve got a tart, tangy layer of apples and cranberries, and the whole thing is finished off with a cinnamon-pecan crumble.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars
With just 5 ingredients, these pumpkin pie bars are easy to make and share.
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Maple Pecan Pie Bars
These maple pecan pie bars bring you all the flavor of pecan pie, with none of the fuss.
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Pumpkin Slab Pie with Ginger-Pecan Streusel Topping

Everything you love about classic pumpkin pie, just a bigger batch made to feed a crowd.

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Other Thanksgiving Desserts

Of course, pie isn’t the only option when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert. If you love pumpkin pie, but don’t actually feel like making a pie, go for the pumpkin custard.

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Pumpkin Custard Recipe
Pumpkin custard is the ideal dessert for anyone who loves the filling in pumpkin pie.
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Sunken Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen)
There are many apple cakes in Germany, but this one has to be one of the most popular.
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Cranberry Curd Bars with Walnut Shortbread Crust
Tangy-sweet cranberry curd meets buttery walnut shortbread for a twist on the classic lemon bar.
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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
All the flavors of a classic apple cider doughnut in bundt cake form, including a generous coating of cinnamon sugar.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake
The lively, familiar spices of classic pumpkin pie are balanced by the creamy goodness of a New York-style cheesecake.
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Pear Gingerbread
This recipe swaps molasses for Golden Syrup for a not-too-sweet cake that packs in a punch of spicy ginger.
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No-Bake Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake
Easy, single-serve pumpkin cheesecakes that are perfect for serving to a crowd.
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Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe
Buttermilk gives this tender, classic pound cake a tiny bit of tang.
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Citrus-Cranberry Tart
This festive tart features a spiced speculoos cookie crust, a citrus-cranberry curd, and a sweet-tart cranberry glaze.
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Rustic Pear and Apple Galette
Everything there is so love about classic fall pie, but way easier to pull off.
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Easy, Foolproof Pumpkin Roll
This delicately sweet and warmly spiced cake tastes just as gorgeous as it looks and bakes up tender and moist. Here's a pumpkin roll that anyone can make!
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Pumpkin Dip
When it comes to dippers, this sweet and slightly savory dip pairs well with a variety of snack favorites.
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Easy One-Bowl Apple Bundt Cake
The ultimate apple cake for fall celebrating, which comes together in one bowl and features a sweet and tangy cream cheese glaze.
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Turtle Candy Recipe
This adorable dessert consists of pecans toasted to perfection, creamy and chewy caramels, and semi-sweet chocolate all topped with flaky salt.
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Cheesecake
This step-by-step recipe that walks you through making a creamy, no-fail cheesecake that is everything you ever dreamed it could be.
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Depending on how you look at it, finding and pulling together all the recipes you need for Thanksgiving can either be exciting or the part you dread. But whether it’s totally fun or kind of overwhelming, we want to make this process as easy as can be this year. So we’re putting all the Thanksgiving recipes we have into one place for you. No more bookmarking a bunch of recipes or trying to remember where you saw that one for smashed sweet potatoes. We have them all right here, including something for every eater at the table.

You’ll find recipes for turkey, of course, but also non-turkey mains. We’ve got classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green-bean casserole, and twists like garlicky Parmesan sweet potatoes, hot honey Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin slab pie, so you can mix it up a little as well. Here are over 200 Thanksgiving recipes to choose from, so you can cook your most delicious feast yet.

Turkey Basics

From brining to cooking a classic roast turkey to cooking a turkey that’s still frozen (yes, you can do it!), here are basics.

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How To Dry-Brine a Turkey
A dry brine seasons the turkey like a more traditional wet brine, but it does not use any water. Instead, you'll rub the salt, seasonings, and/or sugar directly onto the meat and skin, and then let the meat rest in the refrigerator for a period of time before cooking.
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How To Brine a Turkey
A brine is a basic solution of water and salt. By giving our turkey a luxurious dunk in this solution, we can actually coax a bit more moisture and flavor into our meal before it’s ready to roast.
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How To Cook a Frozen Turkey
Yes, you really can cook a frozen turkey. Yes, it sounds completely improbable — even slightly alarming. But against all odds, yes, it works. Here's how to do it and everything you need to know.
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How To Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving
Here is our super basic, super simple, super easy recipe for roasting a super beautiful turkey.
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How To Make Turkey in a Bag
Learn the basic steps for using an oven bag for roasting your Thanksgiving turkey.
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How To Dry Brine a Turkey

Turkey Recipes

Ready to go beyond a basic roast turkey? Here are some of our absolute favorite to try.

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Roast Stuffed Turkey with Cornbread Chestnut Dressing
The aroma of roasted chesnuts combined with cornbread, sage, thyme, and a hint of bay leaf is just as magical as it is delicious in this stuffed turkey from chef Alexander Smalls.
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Smoked Turkey
There are lots of advantages to smoking your turkey this holiday season: Smoking gives the mild-flavored bird a boost of flavor, the low cooking temperature keeps breast meat juicy, and smoking frees your oven up for other dishes.
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Miso-Butter Spatchcocked Turkey with Mushroom Gravy
This turkey is spatchcocked, flavored with a miso butter, then cooked on high heat for a flavorful Thanksgiving bird that's ready in an hour. A vegetarian gravy makes this turkey extra rich and flavorful.
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Citrus-Herb Roast Turkey
A citrus and fresh herb compound butter flavors this easy roast turkey and also turns the tasty drippings into gravy.
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Bacon-Wrapped Turkey
Bacon-wrapped turkey makes a flavorful turkey and creates a stunning, crispy “skin”
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Black Pepper & Maple Roast Turkey
Spicy black pepper and sweet maple syrup mix together in a compound butter to flavor this easy roast turkey.
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Bourbon-Glazed Roast Turkey
If you’re looking for something new and inspiring to flavor your turkey this year, it’s hiding in your liquor cabinet. Bourbon not only makes for a glistening glaze, it infuses the turkey with a touch of nutty, caramel, vanilla-like flavor.
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Mexican Thanksgiving Turkey
In this recipe, the turkey is roasted on a bed of onions and tomatoes which infuse the meat with tons of flavor.
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How To Roast a Turkey Upside Down
While this technique won’t give you a picture-perfect turkey, it will protect the white meat from drying out, while cooking the thigh meat faster.
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Recipes That Don’t Require a Whole Turkey

When you’re having a smaller dinner and craving turkey, but don’t want the hassle of cooking a whole bird (or all the leftovers), stick one of these recipes that call for turkey breast or turkey thighs.

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Turkey Tenderloin
If boneless, skinless chicken breasts are regularly featured on your weeknight menu, consider turkey tenderloin as an equally versatile alternative.
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Turkey Thighs
Roasted turkey thighs are one tasty way to change up mundane holiday turkey recipes.
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Turkey Roulade
Juicy turkey breast swirled around sausage and herb cornbread stuffing packs the best fall flavors into a single bite.
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How To Cook Turkey Breast
Turkey breasts are a cinch to roast — no flipping, no basting, no fuss. Here's a recipe to show you how to cook it, step by step.
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How To Make Turkey Breast in the Slow Cooker
Slow-cooking turkey breast gives the perennially dry white meat time to soak up a rich herb butter, making for a juicy, tender slice. And thanks to a quick sizzle under the broiler, there’s no missing out on crisp, golden skin.
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Apple, Pecan & Brie Stuffed Turkey Breast
This simple, sweet-and-savory, stuffed turkey breast is your answer to getting everything you love about the whole bird — without actually cooking an entire turkey.
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Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast
This Thanksgiving sheet pan supper pairs roast turkey breast with crispy Brussels sprouts, delicata squash rings, and a velvety lemon sauce.
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Slow Cooker Smoky BBQ Turkey
Inspired by classic BBQ chicken, lean turkey breast is infused with deep smoky flavors, slow-cooked until juicy, & finished with a slick of tangy sauce.
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Dutch Oven Braised Turkey
Cooked in a Dutch oven, this braise delivers both the main course and sides, plus a rich sauce that serves as your stand-in the for traditional gravy.
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Other Mains

Turkey isn’t the only option for Thanksgiving. Try one of these holiday-worthy mains.

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Mini Pumpkins Stuffed with Onion, Mushrooms, and Chard
These easy but impressive vegetarian stuffed pumpkins are a festive fall main dish or starter.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Pumpkin
Learn how to stuff and bake a whole pumpkin with cornbread, mushrooms, and kale to serve as a vegetarian entrée for Thanksgiving and beyond.
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Savory Stuffed Pumpkin with Sausage and Gruyère
You'll never miss the turkey with this rich and savory masterpiece as your main course.
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Slow Cooker Honey-Glazed Ham
Learn how and why you should put your holiday honey-glazed ham in the slow cooker this year.
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Root Vegetable Pot Pie
With a few simple swaps you can even make this meat-free main course vegan.
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Pumpkin Risotto Recipe
Creamy and satisfying, savory and with just the mildest hint of sweetness, pumpkin risotto can and should be made and served like they do in Italy: at home.
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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Lasagna
A vegetarian Thanksgiving lasagna is just that — luxurious layers of tender lasagna noodles, bathed in a creamy crème fraîche and pumpkin sauce, and studded with roasted squash and warm cascades of melty Fontina cheese.
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The Gravy

It doesn’t matter whether you make it in advance, use the turkey drippings, or go for a vegan option, Thanksgiving dinner simply isn’t complete without the gravy.

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How To Make an Easy Turkey Gravy
Here you'll use the pan drippings for a deeply flavorful gravy that enhances everything on the plate with a touch of savory goodness.
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How To Make Vegan Brown Gravy
This is the vegan gravy you'll be jazzed to drizzle over everything on your plate. Caramelized onions and earthy mushrooms are what give this plant-based gravy a deep color and rich, savory flavor.
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How To Cook Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
The process here is multi-step, but almost entirely hands-off. It is the perfect activity for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the kitchen.
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Gluten-Free Gravy
This recipe makes a classic gravy that's perfect for gluten-free holiday tables.
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How To Make Gravy Without Turkey Drippings
Skipping the turkey this year? This is how you can still make delicious gravy for all your sides.
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A Proper Giblet Gravy
Here's how to use up every last bit of the bird by cooking the giblets into your Thanksgiving gravy.
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Mashed Potatoes

Go for a classic creamy, buttery mash, or give this traditional side a flavorful twist with buttermilk, cream cheese, or a generous helping of garlic.

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Classic Mashed Potatoes
If you're after classic creamy, butter mashed potatoes, this is the recipe for you. It makes enough to feed a crowd, comes with recommendations for potato type, dairy additions, and mashing methods.
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Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
Traditional mashed potatoes get an extra dose of luxe flavor from sour cream.
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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes just got a bit more sophisticated with a dairy swap-out.
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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Cream cheese upgrades classic mashed potatoes into the creamiest, dreamiest side.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes
If you're looking for a seriously impressive way to upgrade your basic mashed potatoes, take inspiration from loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings.
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Mashed Potatoes for Two
This method requires no masher, no ricer, and a bare minimum of equipment in general.
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Make creamy, tender mashed potatoes in Instant Pot with this easy-to-make recipe.
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
The slow cooker does the heavy lifting, keeps these creamy potatoes warm until it's time to eat, and frees up a burner on the stovetop.
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Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Here's how to achieve smooth, creamy, buttery garlic mashed potatoes in the slow cooker.
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Stovetop Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Keeping the red skins on lends texture and color to these mashed potatoes.
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Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe
These creamy baked mashed potatoes are loaded with two kinds of cheese and are make-ahead-friendly.
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Garlicky Mashed Red Potatoes
These creamy homestyle potatoes start with a super-smart trick that packs in even more garlicky flavor, reduces the cook time, and leaves you with less dirty dishes.
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Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes with Fried Shallots
Inspired by potato stuffed pierogi, these sour cream and onion mashed potatoes deserve a spot at your Thanksgiving table.
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes
These garlicky potatoes are so creamy and lush — without a single drop of cream or butter.
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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato casserole is a classic, but you also can’t go wrong with a creamy mash or even crispy-edged smashed potatoes.

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The Absolute Easiest 5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Casserole
You know and love sweet potato casserole. Here's how to make it even easier.
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This easy, creamy mashed sweet potatoes are lightly sweetened with maple syrup.
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Cinnamon Butter Bath Sweet Potatoes
Cooking cubed sweet potatoes into a bath of milk, butter, and sweet fragrant cinnamon is a super simple way to enhance the fall veggie.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Crème Fraîche
These baked sweet potatoes are layered with flavor and texture thanks to a sweet and sour dressing, roasted peanuts, sliced scallions, and lots of chili flakes.
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Sweet Potato Soufflé
An elegant take on sweet potato casserole made with whole eggs, spices, and brown sugar, and baked until light and puffed.
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Candied Sweet Potatoes
The knock-out glaze for these sweet potatoes is made with butter, brown sugar, and pineapple juice. The added sugar in the juice helps this sauce to thicken up pretty quickly and lends an extra layer of flavor to this dish.
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Sour Cream Balsamic Sweet Potatoes
Sour cream and balsamic vinegar are a powerful coupling that delivers the creamy richness you crave with an added tang that balances the sweetness.
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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Expect the same rich experience of thin slices of potatoes gently cooked in a fragrant cream sauce, except this recipe features sweet potatoes, and the cream mixture is scented with garlic, thyme, and nutmeg.
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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk & Vanilla Bean
With coconut milk for interest and richness, and a swirl of vanilla bean paste, consider adding this to the Thanksgiving table when you want something on the sweeter side that still leaves the marshmallows out of the equation.
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Stovetop Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Pecans
Mashed sweet potato recipes generally start with roasting your sweet potatoes, but this can be a tricky proposition when oven space is limited. For a stovetop adaptation, simmer those sweet potatoes in a rich cooking liquid that gets blended right in at the end.
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Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Here, thick rounds of sweet potato are seasoned, smashed, and roasted, creating crispy-edged medallions with creamy, tender centers.
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Stuffing and Dressing

It’s impossible to think about Thanksgiving dinner without considering the stuffing (or dressing!). Take your pick between starting with sourdough, cornbread, or store-bought croutons.

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Classic Sage Stuffing for Thanksgiving
Like the boxed stuff, but so much better. Here's a step-by-step recipe that shows how to get the taste you crave on Thanksgiving and beyond.
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Easy 5-Ingredient Stuffing
This five-ingredient recipe results in the classic, nostalgic stuffing you crave — one step up from the boxed stuff, but just as easy to make.
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Sausage and Apple Stuffing
This sourdough bread stuffing is packed with sausage, apples, fennel, aromatics, and herbs.
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Slow Cooker Stuffing
This set-it-and-forget-it stuffing requires just a little room on the counter and a few hours. And what you get in return is a classic stuffing filled with homey flavors, and plenty of crispy, toasty edges.
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Classic Corn Bread Dressing
You won't find an ounce of added sugar in this classic cornbread dressing! This cornbread dressing tastes of corn, butter, and a little tang from buttermilk.
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Sausage and Herb Stuffing
Savory sausage, toasted sourdough bread, and fresh herbs make this stuffing is the best part of the holiday meal.
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Stovetop Thanksgiving Stuffing
This stovetop number — reminiscent of the classic boxed brand — is the recipe to turn to if you don't have enough space in the oven.
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Canadian-Syrian Thanksgiving Stuffing
Use bharat — a classic Middle Eastern spice blend with allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves — in place of your usual herbs to give your classic stuffing a warm, spiced twist.
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Sicilian Meatball Stuffing
With two types of ground meat, golden raisins, and pine nuts, this hearty stuffing really brings the flavor to the table.
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Wild Mushroom Stuffing
This subtle twist on the classic is guaranteed to please both the stuffing purists and those pulling for something a little more adventurous.
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Cuban Meaty Potato Stuffing
Sofrito, picadillo, and seasoned chunky potatoes join forces for a truly memorable stuffing.
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Easy Keto Stuffing
For this keto-friendly recipe, use more sausage than keto bread, which allows you to manage those macros and make this a satiating side.
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Everything Bagel Stuffing
Be the Friendsgiving hero who brings everything bagel stuffing to the table this year. Swap the classic bread cubes for chopped-up everything bagels and you will not regret it.
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Gluten-Free Cornbread and Mushroom Stuffing
Whether you’re gluten-free or not, this mix of cornbread, mushrooms, and roasted pecans is always a hit with everyone.
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Grilled Bread Dressing with Cranberries and Leeks
Want a stuffing that's bound to get the table talking? Go ahead and grill the bread first.
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Classic Sage Dressing
Loaded with onion, celery, and plenty of sage, this side dish staple will make you very nostalgic.
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Cranberry Sauce

Even better than serving cranberry sauce with dinner is spreading on your leftover turkey sandwich the next day.

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Easy Cranberry Sauce
Here's our simplest, easiest cranberry sauce. Get the basics down and the possibilities to customize are endless.
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Citrus-and-Fig Cranberry Sauce
Citrus and figs amp up this bursting-with-flavor cranberry sauce.
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
This is a classic "dump it and forget it" recipe that will show you how to make the easiest batch of cranberry sauce to feed the whole crowd.
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Very Basic Cranberry Sauce
This simple cranberry sauce is made with fresh or frozen cranberries, sugar, and water. Easy peasy!
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Fig Cranberry Sauce
This is a rich, jammy cranberry sauce with dried figs, plenty of spices, and a splash of booze for good measure.
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Green Bean Sides

For a totally classic dinner you can’t go wring with green bean casserole or simple sautéed beans. Change things up with a squeeze of lemon and breadcrumbs or toss the beans with spicy harissa before roasting.

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Green Beans Almondine

Snappy blanched green beans are served with sautéed shallots and buttery sliced almonds for an easy, delicious side.

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Garlic Green Beans
This quick and simple way to cook green beans will become an instant favorite.
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Roasted Green Beans

Roasting is such as easy, hands-off way to prepare crisp green beans.

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Air Fryer Green Beans
Air fryers are great for cooking green beans (fresh or frozen!).
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Classic Green Bean Casserole
Learn how to make green bean casserole using the right grocery store shortcuts to rival the classic back-of-the-box recipe.
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
The fall time casserole we know and love gets dairy-free makeover, and a grown-up upgrade with homemade crispy shallots. The number of pans required to make it? Just one.
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Lemony Green Beans With Almond Breadcrumbs
This easy side dish is one you can turn to again and again all summer. A lemony vinaigrette keeps it feeling extra fresh, and the almond-breadcrumb topping delivers an irresistible crunch.
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Sautéed Green Beans
It’s always good to get the basics down and give yourself a refresher every now and then. Here we walk you through how to cook flawless green beans on the stovetop every time, with a two-step process of sautéing and steaming.
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Roasted Green Beans with Harissa
If roasted green beans are a regular side dish in your rotation, kick up the next batch with a spoonful of spicy harissa paste and a handful of toasted almonds before serving.
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Stovetop Steam-Fried Green Beans and Mushrooms
Even though we first shared this green bean recipe as a Thanksgiving side dish, you’d be remiss not to include it your meal plan throughout the summer. It’s light, easy to pull together, and pairs well with just about everything.
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Greek-Style Braised Green Beans
Grab some juicy, ripe tomatoes, white wine, and aromatics and you’re on your way to turning fresh green beans into saucy summer comfort food. Make it a meal by serving it over your favorite cooked grains, adding an egg, or pairing it with grilled chicken breast.
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Blistered Green Beans with Pickled Shallots and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Stir-fry your fresh green beans until they're blistered, then toss them with tangy pickled shallots and top with crunchy, salty breadcrumbs. Add a fried or poached egg and you've got dinner.
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Modern Green Bean Casserole
Once you try this sesame stick topping, you may never go back to frizzled onions again.
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Italian Green Beans
Cheesy toasted bread crumbs and a splash of balsamic vinegar ensure these green beans are anything but boring.
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Brussels Sprouts

Roasting is just the beginning for these green globes.

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Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This basic recipe is one you'll turn to again and again.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts
It's a 10-minute side dish that easy to serve alongside absolutely anything
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Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
This easy, flavorful side takes no time at all, thanks to the air fryer.
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Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Take roasted Brussels sprouts to a whole new level with smoky bacon and a glaze of maple syrup.
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Creamy Braised Brussels Sprouts
Using heavy cream as the braising liquid brings out Brussels sprouts' inherent sweetness, and the cream itself reduces into a thick, ivory-colored glaze that coats the sprouts.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan
Halfway through roasting Brussels sprouts how you normally would — high heat and on a preheated baking sheet for optimal caramelization — you’ll shower the pan with a whole cup of Parmesan cheese.
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Maple-Mustard Butter Bath Brussels Sprouts
Simmering Brussels sprouts in a luxe combination of milk, butter, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard makes the vegetable absolutely irresistible.
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Classic roasted Brussels sprouts are kicked up a notch with a sprinkling of Parmesan, a squeeze of lemon juice, and crunchy bites of bacon.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
These perfect Brussels sprouts have a little bit of char and are perfectly crisp-tender: cooked all the way through with a little crunch remaining.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Hazelnuts & Brown Butter Dressing
This salad takes a little more time to make than the usual shaved sprouts salad, but the extra work is worth the flavor and texture combination of brown butter vinaigrette, Brussels sprouts, apple, and hazelnuts.
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Bagna Cauda Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Tossing crispy roasted Brussels sprouts with bagna cauda — made by simmering lots and lots of garlic with anchovies in olive oil and butter — infuses them with savory flavor.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ginger and Scallions
Pieces of scallion and finely grated fresh ginger are tossed with Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, pepper, and soy sauce for an umami-packed side dish.
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Honey
These easy roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed in a sweet and savory honey-balsamic glaze.
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Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts
Thanks to a preheated baking sheet and the addition of honey, these brussels sprouts are extra caramelized and extra crispy.
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Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Brussels Sprouts
As if the trio of bacon, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes was absolutely perfect, this recipe mixes in grainy mustard for a wow-worthy kick.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Garlic
Take your standard roasted Brussels sprouts routine (olive oil, salt, pepper) from good to memorable by adding two ingredients you probably already have around: lemon and garlic.
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Stovetop Brussels Sprouts Hash with Crispy Sage and Walnuts
Sliced into thin ribbons and sautéed with butter, onions, and pancetta, these deluxe Brussels sprouts get dressed up even further with a topping of butter-browned walnuts and crispy fried sage.
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Brussels Sprout Casserole
This easy Brussels sprout casserole is loaded with bacon and lots of melted cheese, and comes together in a single skillet.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Tender sprouts in a cheesy garlic sauce with no hands-on cooking required.
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Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts
A sweet and tangy honey-mustard glaze is the secret to making this side the breakout star on the Thanksgiving table.
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Smoky, Lemony Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts
This smoky sauté comes together even faster and easier when you start with a bag of pre-shredded sprouts.
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Lemony Brussels Sprout Gratin
A double dose of lemon in this veggie-loaded gratin keeps the mood light — even with the usual suspects of cream and cheese in every comforting spoonful.
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Carrot Sides

When it doubt remember that you can never go wrong with glazed carrots or a creamy gratin.

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Candied Carrots
A delicious syrupy glaze helps to enhance the natural sweetness of carrots in this stunning, glossy, bejeweled vegetable side dish.
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Air Fryer Carrots

In less than 12 minutes, the carrots are hot, blistered, and ready for a squeeze of fresh lemon and herbs.

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Fennel, Carrot, and Leek Gratin Recipe
Fennel, carrots, and leek are mixed with an aromatic Parmesan cream sauce and topped with pecan breadcrumbs for the ultimate veggie gratin.
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Glazed Carrots
Whether you reserve this side dish for Thanksgiving or eat it all year long, glazed carrots are a classic that will never go out of style
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Honey-Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
The combination of nutty brown butter, fragrant garlic, and sweet honey is basically the dream team for roasted carrots.
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Roasted Carrots with Orange
A generous sprinkle of smoky chili powder and sweet-bitter orange slices really jazz up basic carrots.
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Herb-Roasted Baby Carrots
This breezy side dish makes the most of the roots, roasting them to bring out their natural sugars and dressing them in nothing but a happy mix of fresh herbs and minced garlic.
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Bourbon-Glazed Carrots
In an upgrade from basic glazed carrots, this recipe ups the ante big time with a splash of bourbon (in place of traditional orange juice) to bring an added layer of warm smokiness to the plate.
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Cumin-Roasted Carrots with Wild Rice and Chickpeas
Grab a bunch of rainbow carrots, if you can find them. They make this hearty side even more stunning.
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Thanksgiving Casseroles

A creamy, cheesy casserole is a welcome side any day of the year. It’s an especially good option if you need a dish that can be made in advance or that travels well.

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Jiffy Corn Casserole
Thanks to a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, this corn casserole comes together quickly and is a perfect side dish for any meal.
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Zucchini and Squash Casserole
In this recipe, very simple ingredients come together in the oven to create an irresistible dish more delicious than the sum of its parts.
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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole Recipe
Every bite of this twice-baked potato casserole is warm and comforting while overflowing with melty cheese and crisp bacon.
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Easy Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipe
A kid-friendly, one-dish broccoli and cheese casserole, topped with buttery crackers.
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Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole
Broccoli and long grain and wild rice enrobed in delicious cheese sauce and covered in crispy breadcrumbs. Yes, please!
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Make-Ahead Creamy Mac & Cheese Casserole
A creamy, dreamy mac and cheese that you can prep days ahead of time and just pop in the oven.
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Broccoli and Cheese Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Tender strands of spaghetti squash are tossed with crisp-tender broccoli and enveloped in a fluffy, cheesy custard, giving you all the best parts of the classic side wrapped up into a feel-good, veggie-packed main.
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Smashed Potato Casserole
A make ahead-friendly recipe for creamy mashed potatoes baked in a casserole and topped with lots of Parmesan cheese.
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Loaded Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
A cheesy cauliflower casserole filled with crispy bacon bits and scallions.
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Trader Joe's Cheesy Artichoke Rice Bake
This cheesy artichoke rice bake makes for a hearty and delicious weeknight meal.
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Broccoli au Gratin Recipe
A comforting bake of tender broccoli in a creamy sauce, topped with buttery breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Expect the same rich experience of thin slices of potatoes gently cooked in a fragrant cream sauce, except this recipe features sweet potatoes, and the cream mixture is scented with garlic, thyme, and nutmeg.
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Other Favorite Sides

It’s the middle of fall, which means winter squash, mushrooms, kale, cauliflower, and wild rice all make great side dish options for your holiday table.

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Wild Rice Pilaf with Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Chestnuts, and Dried Cranberries
This colorful recipe for wild rice pilaf is full of mushrooms, chestnuts, and dried fruit.
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Wild Rice Pilaf with Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries
Not only is it a perfect addition to the usual slew of sides, but it’s also hearty enough to be a great main dish for the vegetarians at the table.
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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed cauliflower isn't just a replacement for mashed potatoes — try this hearty side with merits all its own.
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Smoky Creamed Kale
The modern answer to creamed spinach.
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Orange Tahini, Walnuts, and Za’atar
A citrusy tahini sauce, toasted walnuts, and savory za'atar lend big, bold flavor to this simple sheet pan of roasted butternut squash.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Purée with Goat Cheese
Tangy goat cheese and earthy fresh sage take winter squash to a whole new level.
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How to Roast Delicata Squash
This basic recipe results in the very best roasted delicata squash that's perfectly tender and caramelized.
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Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash with Bacon
This holiday-worthy side gives basic roasted squash a sweet and smoky twist.
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15-Minute Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms
Just 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients are all you need to bring these hearty Parmesan mushrooms to the table.
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3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes
Thick chunks of red potatoes are tossed with a generous dusting of garlic powder, then finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon before they hit the table.
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Thanksgiving Salads and Slaws

Amid a hearty dinner and sea of rich sides, a fresh and vibrant, veggie-packed salad or slaw is always a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving table.

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The Ultimate Fall Salad
This roasty, toasty salad celebrates everything you love about autumn. It's packed with squash, apples, and chewy farro, and tossed in a bright lemon vinaigrette.
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Easy Spinach Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and Feta
There is so much room for experimentation with this salad. Try using baby kale instead of baby spinach, opt for hazelnuts or pecans instead of walnuts, and swap the feta for crumbled goat cheese.
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Raw and Roasted Radicchio Salad with Sweet Potato, Manchego, and Crunchy Seeds
Keep some of the radicchio raw while roasting the rest of it not only helps tame its natural bitterness, it lends lots of great texture to every bite.
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Thanksgiving Slaw
The name says it all: If you're looking for a crunchy, refreshing side that's fits perfectly among everything else on your Thanksgiving table, you can do no better than this salad.
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Kale Slaw
Smoked almond make this slaw particularly special because they lend tons of smoky, salty flavor to the situation. Plus, they're already roasted so all you have to do is give them a rough chop.
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Thanksgiving Lentil Salad
This salad is a perfect choice because it's also hearty enough that it can act as the main dish for any vegetarians or vegans at the table.
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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs
Apples lend just the right touch of sweetness to this roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad. It's definitely one that's attention-grabbing.
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Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing
Great slaw can upstage salad whenever it gets a chance. This one, full of sweet and crisp apples and dressed with honey and lime, is familiar yet not run-of-the-mill.
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Spinach Salad with Warm Brown Butter Dressing
This classic and easy spinach salad nixes the standard bacon vinaigrette, but you'll never miss it because what you get instead is way better: a warm brown butter dressing that really makes this salad sing.
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Chicory Salad with Anchovy Dressing
If you like Caesar salad, like real Caesar salad with plenty of anchovies and garlic, then this is the salad for you. Because this salad is packed with sturdy, zippy chicories, like endive and radicchio, it won't wilt quickly and can actually benefit from sitting in the dressing a bit to mellow out.
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Roasted Delicata Salad with Warm Pickled Onion Dressing
What's ingenious about this recipe is the dressing is made in the microwave. That means you won't have to use precious stovetop space to prepare it.
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Arugula, Pear & and Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Vinaigrette
This salad is one of those recipes where the end result is way more than the sum of the ingredients. And what really makes it stand out is the warm vinaigrette.
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Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing
This salad is a great make-ahead side dish because the kohlrabi and cabbage are sturdy enough that they won't wilt very much as they sit, and the flavors meld together really well.
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Kale with Apples, Currants, and Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette
This is a fun twist on a warm spinach salad, with the hearty kale standing up to a rich pancetta dressing and tart apples.
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Chopped Brown Rice Salad with Grapes and Pecans
With brown rice, crunchy pecans, and a burst of sweetness from grapes, this salad is a cross between a big bowl of leafy greens and a hearty side dish.
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Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
When you want a simple salad to make the meal complete, this tumble of arugula and shaved fennel is all you need.
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Apple Cabbage Salad with Brown Sugar Cider Vinaigrette
This vibrant combination of apples and cabbage is made for fall comfort classics, which is precisely why it makes a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving spread.
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Baked Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
This salad gives your fresh and comforting all in one bowl, with a big pile of greens topped with crunchy pecans, soft baked goat cheese, and a thick walnut vinaigrette.
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Sicilian–Inspired Blood Orange Salad
The perfect salad is crucial to any supper, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Skip the greens and let a tangy blend of citrus fruits lead the show in this colorful and vibrant salad.
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Lemony Green Salad with Radicchio & Pepitas
This go-to side salad is colorful and bright, with a mixture of greens, a touch of lemon zest, and some crunchy pepitas.
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Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts & Lemon
A quick broil softens the shredded cabbage and gives it a gentle sweetness with a note of smoky char.
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Pomegranate Salad
This pomegranate salad livens up humdrum winter salads with tang and color.
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Bread, Rolls, and Biscuits

No matter how many sides are on the table, a basket of warm rolls or bread is always a welcome addition.

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
These tender rolls get their pale orange hue and delicate sweetness from mashed sweet potatoes.
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Thanksgiving Garlic Bread
This buttery garlic bread is spiced, lightly sweetened, and scented with sage, making it the perfect last-minute addition to your Thanksgiving table.
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How To Make Easy Buttery Crescent Rolls
Flaky, buttery crescent rolls ready in less than an hour.
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Soft & Tender Dinner Rolls
These are dinner rolls that you can trust. They are soft and tender, but with enough substance to them that they won’t break apart under the butter knife.
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No-Time Bread
If you have time, make a slow-rise dough. If you don't have time, don't forgo bread — try no-time bread.
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No-Knead Bread
This loaf is the simplest bread we know how to bake at home and it requires no stand mixer, no starter, no special knowledge, and no kneading.
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Parker House Rolls
You'll need some time, but I can tell you from experience that you'll never regret making Parker House rolls.
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Potato Dough Rolls
These easy no-knead rolls bake up with toasted craggy, while the insides stay moist and soft.
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Pull-Apart Sweet Potato Rolls
These no-knead rolls get their color and flavor from grated sweet potato and present beautifully on the potluck table.
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1-Hour Dinner Rolls
While these no-knead rolls won't replace tender, yeasty rolls, they are a perfect, foolproof stand-in when you've only got an hour to spare.
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How To Make Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
This easy recipe makes rich and tender rolls that gluten-eaters and gluten-free eaters adore.
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Accordion Biscuits Recipe
These biscuits, from Vallery Lomas' new cookbook Life Is What You Bake It, are stunningly tall and flaky.
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How To Make 2-Ingredient Yogurt Drop Biscuits
Homemade biscuits don't get much easier than this! Just two simple ingredients, no rolling or cutting, and just a few minutes of your time.
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No-Knead Skillet Focaccia
This focaccia recipe is as fuss-free as bread recipes go.
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Thanksgiving Pies

No matter how full the dinner plate, there is always room for dessert, especially when it involves pie. Pumpkin pie and apple pie are delicious traditions, and we have fun variations for each. Let’s also not forget sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and creamy custard pie.

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe
It is truly the easiest pumpkin pie you will make, and it comes together with just five ingredients.
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Crustless Pumpkin Pie
In lieu of crust, this crustless pumpkin pie gets its crunch from chopped candied pecans.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Orange-Scented Crust
Made with a buttery, flaky orange-infused crust and topped with a creamy pumpkin-spiced filling, this recipe is a vegan take on a holiday mainstay.
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Classic Pumpkin Pie
Four steps lead to pumpkin pie bliss. Here's how to master each to bake the perfect pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving table.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving essential, and this gluten-free version tastes just as good as the classic — and maybe even a little better.
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Pumpkin Black Sesame Pie
Nutty black sesame makes this twist on a very traditional pie nothing short of a show-stopper.
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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
A new favorite take on pumpkin pie made with a graham cracker crust and a heaping spoonful of fresh ginger.
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Easy 5-Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pies
Ready to bake the cutest mini pumpkin pies for your Thanksgiving table? Here's how to do it!
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Mini Apple Pies
Just when you thought apple pie couldn't get better, these individual miniature apple pies — baked up in muffin tins — came through to change the game.
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Shortcut Apple and Pear Phyllo
For a no-fuss Thanksgiving pie, look to store-bought phyllo dough.
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Homemade salted caramel sauce mingles with spiced apples in this sweet-salty apple pie.
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Classic Dutch Apple Pie
It’s everything you love about apple crisp in pie form.
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Apple Pie
An easy, foolproof recipe for when you want a warm slice of apple pie as soon as possible.
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Sweet Potato Pie
It's lighter yet creamier than its pumpkin cousin, with a heavy dose of vanilla and subtle spices.
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“New School” Sweet Potato Pie
This sweet potato pie is a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving recipe. It includes a couple variations: a baked sweet potato pie recipe (with homemade crust), or a crustless custard recipe.
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Cranberry Crumb Pie
A citrus-kissed cranberry filling provides tangy contrast to the sweet, buttery crumble topping in this festive pie.
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Cheese Pie
This sweet pie is made with a handful of basic ingredients you probably already have tucked away in your pantry.
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Custard Pie
This version treats you to a rich and ultra-creamy, silky-smooth custard filling, spiked with a hint of warm nutmeg baked into a buttery crust.
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Cardamom Crème Brûlée Pie
This beautifully spiced crème brûlée pie is flavored with cardamom and vanilla and topped with a torched sugar crust.
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Pecan Pie
We've streamlined the process of making classic pecan pie to create this easier version that's just as delightful. The filling is rich with brown sugar and a sweet syrup, then topped with a ring of pecans and baked in a flaky, pastry crust.
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Buttermilk Chess Pie
Here's how to make a classic buttermilk chess pie, with a crackly top crust and smooth custard-y center.
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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie Bars
Everyone will find something to love in these bars. On the bottom you’ve got a buttery gingersnap crust, topped with a layer of rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake. Next, you’ve got a tart, tangy layer of apples and cranberries, and the whole thing is finished off with a cinnamon-pecan crumble.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars
With just 5 ingredients, these pumpkin pie bars are easy to make and share.
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Maple Pecan Pie Bars
These maple pecan pie bars bring you all the flavor of pecan pie, with none of the fuss.
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Pumpkin Slab Pie with Ginger-Pecan Streusel Topping

Everything you love about classic pumpkin pie, just a bigger batch made to feed a crowd.

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Other Thanksgiving Desserts

Of course, pie isn’t the only option when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert. If you love pumpkin pie, but don’t actually feel like making a pie, go for the pumpkin custard.

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Pumpkin Custard Recipe
Pumpkin custard is the ideal dessert for anyone who loves the filling in pumpkin pie.
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Sunken Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen)
There are many apple cakes in Germany, but this one has to be one of the most popular.
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Cranberry Curd Bars with Walnut Shortbread Crust
Tangy-sweet cranberry curd meets buttery walnut shortbread for a twist on the classic lemon bar.
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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
All the flavors of a classic apple cider doughnut in bundt cake form, including a generous coating of cinnamon sugar.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake
The lively, familiar spices of classic pumpkin pie are balanced by the creamy goodness of a New York-style cheesecake.
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Pear Gingerbread
This recipe swaps molasses for Golden Syrup for a not-too-sweet cake that packs in a punch of spicy ginger.
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No-Bake Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake
Easy, single-serve pumpkin cheesecakes that are perfect for serving to a crowd.
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Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe
Buttermilk gives this tender, classic pound cake a tiny bit of tang.
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Citrus-Cranberry Tart
This festive tart features a spiced speculoos cookie crust, a citrus-cranberry curd, and a sweet-tart cranberry glaze.
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Rustic Pear and Apple Galette
Everything there is so love about classic fall pie, but way easier to pull off.
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Easy, Foolproof Pumpkin Roll
This delicately sweet and warmly spiced cake tastes just as gorgeous as it looks and bakes up tender and moist. Here's a pumpkin roll that anyone can make!
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Pumpkin Dip
When it comes to dippers, this sweet and slightly savory dip pairs well with a variety of snack favorites.
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Easy One-Bowl Apple Bundt Cake
The ultimate apple cake for fall celebrating, which comes together in one bowl and features a sweet and tangy cream cheese glaze.
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Turtle Candy Recipe
This adorable dessert consists of pecans toasted to perfection, creamy and chewy caramels, and semi-sweet chocolate all topped with flaky salt.
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Cheesecake
This step-by-step recipe that walks you through making a creamy, no-fail cheesecake that is everything you ever dreamed it could be.
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Thanksgiving Drinks

Beer and wine is all well and good, but your holiday deserves a festive cocktail or mocktail that feels extra-special.

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Fall Sangria Recipe
The secret to this ultimate make-ahead cocktail is peak-season fruit.
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Cranberry Pitcher Margaritas
This quick four-ingredient recipe is flavored with cranberry juice, perfect for the Thanksgiving season.
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Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
Learn the basics of mulling wine and how to make and serve it from a slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Wassail Punch
Slow-cook apple cider, orange juice, mulling spices, and spicy ginger together into a warming wassail punch.
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Sparkling Rosemary Cider
This easy, 3-ingredient recipe calls for just vodka, sparkling apple cider, and fresh rosemary.
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Slow-Cooker Spiked Mulled Cider
If you’re serving mulled cider to some who don’t want alcohol, a spike-it-yourself mulled cider station is your best bet to make the drink friendly to all.
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The Bourbon Hot Toddy
When the temperature dips, there’s nothing like a hot toddy to lift your spirits and warm your insides.
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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
This fun, seasonal twist on sangria calls for just five ingredients: cognac, apple cider, sparkling wine, sliced apples, and pomegranate seeds.
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The Rye & Honey
A simple honey syrup, spiced with star anise, ginger, and orange peels, is the secret to this fall-inspired whiskey cocktail.
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