Perfect Turkey
Shelly White

Perfect Turkey

A perfectly seasoned and juicy turkey. My friend from France taught me to cook turkey like this, but she never measures anything so use your own judgment for vegetable amounts, etc. I usually err on the side of 'more is better'!

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 Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts
Chef John

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible.

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 Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
Chef John

Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable kitchen time for Thanksgiving, plus it will look and taste even better than those frantic, last-minute versions.

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 Best Green Bean Casserole
Jan

Best Green Bean Casserole

This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

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 Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Carol Evans

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first.

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 Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic
Heather

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Once you taste this, you won't ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety! I have peeled and cooked in the microwave, and also boiled the sweet potatoes. They taste the same no matter how you cook them. So, use the technique that works best for you!

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 The 8 Essential Thanksgiving Dishes
Stacy M. Polcyn

The 8 Essential Thanksgiving Dishes

This Thanksgiving stuffing is fantastic! It is very flavorful and fresh-tasting. This recipe will stuff a 10-pound turkey (which serves six) plus extra. I replaced the usual pork sausage with much healthier turkey sausage. Other dried fruits may also be used in place of cranberries.

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 Dry Brine Turkey
hello angie

Dry Brine Turkey

Dry brining is the easiest way to get a moist and flavorful turkey on the table for your Thanksgiving dinner. Plan ahead, you'll need a few days to get the most flavor. I found that salt and pepper was enough for me, but feel free to season with other aromatics before roasting.

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 Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake
Renee

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. The gingersnap really does make a difference.

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 Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce
cads550

Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce

Wonderful cranberry sauce!

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 Winter Squash Rolls
TRACEY_MITCHELL

Winter Squash Rolls

This recipe is always a real hit! Every time I make these I get asked for the recipe. People can't believe it when I tell them that they're made from winter squash. These delicious rolls taste best fresh out of the oven.

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 Mini Brownie Turkeys
Kim's Cooking Now

Mini Brownie Turkeys

Miniature brownies are the perfect little bite, and dressing them up for Thanksgiving makes a fun project to do with your kiddos or grands! Makes a great kid-friendly addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

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 28 Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
lisa cohen

28 Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

This corn pudding is definitely comfort food.

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 Alice's Turkey Day Light Rolls
Jeff

Alice's Turkey Day Light Rolls

I'm sure these rolls were the reason for the original Thanksgiving! Mom stopped making them years ago and I wondered why until I got the recipe. Plan ahead, they're worth the effort. Enjoy.

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 Basic Flaky Pie Crust
stephanie

Basic Flaky Pie Crust

It is just what it claims to be. Use as unbaked pie shell.

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 Candied Sweet Potatoes
Dj

Candied Sweet Potatoes

A delicious, sweet version of candied sweet potatoes.

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 Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon
smokey14903

Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon

Pan-fry Brussels sprouts in butter and crispy bacon for a smoky addition to your vegetable side dish. You can add a little of the bacon grease to the dish if you prefer.

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 Grandma's Southern Mac and Cheese
Rhett Towles

Grandma's Southern Mac and Cheese

This is my grandmother's macaroni and cheese recipe that we all crave and only get to have twice a year, if we play our cards right. Fairly simple and straightforward. The key is cooking time more than anything.

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 Mom's Sausage and Cornbread Dressing
4620nellerd

Mom's Sausage and Cornbread Dressing

My mom passed this recipe down to me before she passed away. I have had this dressing since I was a child, and to me it is the best I have ever tasted. This recipe is not a quick side dish, it needs time and work for prep and cooking, but is very worth it.

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 Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes
Saltair4

Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are too fattening to have on a regular basis. I only make these on holidays, and everyone wonders what's in them that's makes them so rich...

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 Thanksgiving Refreshment
Jacqueline

Thanksgiving Refreshment

Sparkling juice beverage.

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 Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad
BORY

Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

A sweet and tangy fall salad with a bit of crunch and nuttiness tossed in from the pecans. I love pecans so I often double the amount of pecans.

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 Stuffed Hasselback Turkey Breast
Chef John

Stuffed Hasselback Turkey Breast

Much easier than a traditional roast turkey, this sliced and stuffed turkey breast takes far less time than a whole bird, and it's perfect for an everyday or holiday dinner for a smaller group.

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 Easy Creamed Onions
Erin Noel

Easy Creamed Onions

My great-grandma's recipe. Always a favorite at Thanksgiving dinner. Worth using fresh onions instead of frozen.

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 Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries
LauraF

Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries and orange are a natural pairing, and I wanted to combine them in a cheesecake fit for the Thanksgiving table. The cranberry glaze is a really beautiful color, and the sugared cranberries are the perfect topping. Most of the work is done the night before, so it's not even that hard to make.

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 Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
TINA B

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I'm sure it will become your new tradition!

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 Bread and Celery Stuffing
Carlota Chmielewski

Bread and Celery Stuffing

An easy stuffing recipe for a 10 to 12 pound turkey.

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 Turkey Cheese Ball for Thanksgiving
Allrecipes

Turkey Cheese Ball for Thanksgiving

Any cheese ball recipe can be turned into the shape of a turkey for a festive appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner. All you need is some creativity!

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 Thanksgiving Day Salad
HELLIPORT

Thanksgiving Day Salad

A time-honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast.

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 Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets
DRUMNWRITE

Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

This is a great autumn or winter side dish, especially for those who like things sweet and salty. The colors are beautiful and make a nice autumn presentation.

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 Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin
Merrittorious

Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

Slightly sweet golden squash is topped with a savory herbed cheese-breadcrumb topping. It's been my signature dish every Thanksgiving for the last 12 years. It takes a bit of work, but it is so, so worth it. Your guests will ask you for the recipe, so be prepared.

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 Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash
sherry

Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

A filling vegetarian main course dish, squash stuffed with stuffing and rice!

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 Giblet Gravy
Tikeren

Giblet Gravy

My mother has made this old-fashioned giblet gravy every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember! It is delicious with turkey and mashed potatoes. Start making this while the turkey is cooking since it requires about two hours of simmering.

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 Whipped Pumpkin Pie
luvtobake

Whipped Pumpkin Pie

This is a wonderful light whipped pumpkin pie. My husband doesn't like traditional pumpkin pie but loves this recipe I came up with. The cream cheese adds a wonderful flavor with a traditional pie taste but light/whipped. It is made with a homemade graham cracker crust.

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 Classic Savory Deviled Eggs
Jeff Sikes

Classic Savory Deviled Eggs

Hard-cooked eggs are stuffed with a creamy blend of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and rice wine vinegar. Fresh dill and garlic powder add a delightful flavor.

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