The Kitchn's Guide to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving is here, and we know that you probably have turkey on the brain. We're here for all your last-minute Thanksgiving questions! How do I cook this turkey? How do I make gravy? I still need a mashed potato recipe!

Here are our best recipes and guides to Turkey Day. We have simple recipes for spiced cranberry sauce and a basic turkey gravy, not to mention Golden Mashed Potatoes and Classic Sage & Onion Stuffing. There's butternut squash soup with sage and apple, and the best Brussels sprout salad you've ever had. On the turkey side, we show you how to take the turkey's temperature and roast it to golden, crackling perfection. If you have a last-minute question, the answer is probably here.

The Turkey

The Gravy

Bread Dressing/Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry Sauce

Bread & Rolls

Green Beans & Side Dishes

Squash & Pumpkin Soups

Autumn Salads

Pumpkin, Apple, & Pecan Pies

Drinks for All

Light Starters


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