35+ Essential Thanksgiving Recipes to Try This YearRecipes
Not sure what to make this year? We've got you covered.

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for the Best Feast Ever

Every Thanksgiving Recipe You'll Ever NeedRecipes
From the essentials to the non-turkey mains, sides, pies, and even drinks to help plan a delicious holiday dinner.
Easy Turkey Recipes for Your Best Thanksgiving Ever

Still figuring out your turkey plan? Try one of these easy turkey recipes.

15 Tasty Alternatives to Turkey for ThanksgivingRecipes
This is how to do Thanksgiving sans turkey.
21 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Travel WellRecipes

From fresh slaws to pillowy dinner rolls, these are the sides we reach for when hitting the road for Thanksgiving.

This Is the Easiest, Simplest Way to Roast a Whole TurkeyRecipes
If you get anxious, just remember: Roasting a turkey is just like roasting a large chicken.

Turkey 101

How to Deep-Fry a TurkeyRecipes
Find *everything* you need to know to safely fry the crispiest, most delicious holiday turkey at home.
How To Brine a Turkey to Keep It Extra TenderRecipes
This is your ticket to a juicy, full-flavored turkey.
How To Cook a Frozen TurkeyRecipes
Against all odds, yes, it works.
How To Roast a Turkey in an Oven BagRecipes
Chances are high someone in your family swears by this method, Here's why.
How to Roast a Turkey Breast Recipes
There's no flipping, no basting, no fuss.
How to Properly Check Your Turkey's TemperatureSkills
Here's how to take the temperature of your turkey and make sure that it's arrived at the safe internal temperature for eating.
How To Safely Thaw a Frozen TurkeySkills
Good golly, is that turkey frozen *solid.* Here's how to make sure it's ready in time for your holiday meal.
How To Carve a Turkey: The Simplest, Easiest MethodSkills
All you need is a sharp knife and a steady workstation, and we'll show you the rest.
50+ Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side DishesRecipes
Get a head-start on your side dishes.

Sides That Demand Seconds

Perfect Mashed PotatoesRecipes
The richest, creamiest, most classic version.
Best Thanksgiving StuffingRecipes
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.
Homemade Mac and CheeseRecipes
Hint: Put down the extra-sharp cheddar.
Classic Green Bean CasseroleRecipes
All from scratch, except for those (already-perfect) store-bought fried onions.
Honey-Glazed CarrotsRecipes
They go with everything.
Easiest-Ever Jiffy Corn Casserole Recipes
It's somewhere between cornbread and corn pudding, and we're here for it.
Classic Creamed SpinachRecipes
The cream sauce is magical.
My Mother-in-Law’s Legendary StuffingRecipes
There's a secret pantry staple that makes it the best ever.

Mashed Potatoes Ideas & Tips

French Onion Dip Mashed PotatoesRecipes
As easy as it is delicious.
Garlic Confit Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Hint: It involves garlic.
Cheesy Baked Mashed PotatoesRecipes
These decadent potatoes boast a golden-brown crust and a rich, creamy, extra-cheesy center.
Instant Pot Mashed PotatoesRecipes
They come out perfectly creamy and flavorful every single time.
Slow Cooker Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Here's a step-by-step recipe for the best mashed potatoes, made from start to finish in the slow cooker.
5 Mashed Potato Mistakes to AvoidSkills

These are the common mistakes to avoid to ensure mashed potato success.

How To Boil PotatoesRecipes
Whether you're boiling your first potato tonight or wonder if you've been doing it right, this step-by-step guide will show you the way.
4 Ways to Keep Mashed Potatoes WarmRecipes
So you're making Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people and you're wondering whether you can make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep them warm. The answer is yes!

Super Stuffings

Easiest Thanksgiving Stuffing
30 Days of Broth
It might already be in your pantry.
My Mom's Potato StuffingRecipes
It’s truly perfect.
Stovetop Thanksgiving StuffingRecipes

This stuffing made with crusty, artisan bread and fresh herbs and vegetables is so, so good.

Our 16 Best Thanksgiving Stuffing RecipesRecipes
Because Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without it.

Great Green Beans

How To Cook Green BeansRecipes
For perfectly cooked green beans that are flavorful, crisp, and tender, you have to employ this quick two-step technique.
Bacon-Wrapped Green BeansRecipes
These little bundles couldn't be more fun and festive.
Green Bean SaladRecipes
A festive side dish for any occasion.
Roasted Green BeansRecipes
The charred bits are everything.
55+ Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers to Start Your Holiday FeastRecipes
Cranberry Brie bites are my go-to.

More Apps, Salads & Soups

"Thanksgiving Butter"Recipes
It's liquid gold, y'all.
Bacon-Wrapped DatesRecipes
One is never enough.
35+ Fresh & Vibrant Thanksgiving SaladsRecipes
It's worth making room.

Sweet Potato Recipes

Classic Thanksgiving Sweet PotatoesRecipes
Don't mess with a classic — unless you can improve it.
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Best Mashed Sweet PotatoesRecipes
A few small upgrades make all the difference.
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Roasted Sweet PotatoesRecipes
These are the roasted sweet potatoes you crave.
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55+ Swoon-Worthy Sweet Potato RecipesRecipes
Sweet potato bliss starts here.
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Breads & Rolls

Parker House RollsRecipes
These are beyond worth the effort.
Southern-Style Buttermilk BiscuitsRecipes
Every bit of tenderness I owe to the cooks who coached me in the storied art of Southern biscuit-making.
Copycat Cheddar Bay BiscuitsRecipes
Dare we say they're better than Red Lobster’s.
How To Reheat Dinner RollsSkills

Our favorite rule for reheating leftovers applies here (reheat the food in the way it was prepared), so into the oven your rolls should go for reheating.

Gravy Recipes

Quick Turkey GravyRecipes
Our tried-and-true method!
5 Ways to Upgrade a Jar of GravyRecipes

If you are reaching for a jar or carton of gravy at the store, here are five easy ways to give it a boost.

Classic White GravyRecipes
All you need is butter, flour, milk, salt, and pepper.
The Best (and Easiest) Way to Fix Lumpy GravySkills
Smooth gravy in 1 minute!

Cranberry Recipes

3-Ingredient Cranberry SauceRecipes
It does what the can can’t.
Cranberry Jalapeño DipRecipes
All you need is 10 minutes.
“Thanksgiving Dump Cake”Recipes
So much easier than apple pie.
40 Can't-Miss Cranberry Recipes to Make This SeasonRecipes
Cranberry sauce is just the beginning.
Over 50 of Our Best Thanksgiving Pie RecipesRecipes
Holiday dessert inspiration: straight ahead.

More Pie Tips & Ideas

Classic Pumpkin PieRecipes
This is the classic recipe, but with a few little tips for making it just a little better.
Chocolate Pecan PieRecipes
Don't wait until Thanksgiving to make it.
Classic Pecan PieRecipes
The only pecan pie recipe you'll ever need.
Nutella-Pumpkin Praline Swirl PieRecipes
For the pumpkin lovers & haters alike.
Sweet Potato PieRecipes
The sweeter, creamier pal to pumpkin pie.
Apple Crumble Pie Recipes
A thick layer of buttery, sweet crumbs crowns the top.
5 Sweet Potato Pie Mistakes to Avoid Skills
Sweet potato pie is the sweeter, creamier Southern cousin of pumpkin pie. And it’s the antidote for pumpkin spice haters. While sweet potato pie does require cooking a few sweet potatoes, it doesn’t require cooking the filling, and if you’ve got a tart pan you can skip blind baking the crust. While sweet potato pie is a near perfect replacement for pumpkin pie, there are still a few missteps you’ll want to avoid on your path to pie perfection.
How To Blind Bake a Pie CrustRecipes
Because you deserve pie perfection.
How to Crimp Pie Crust Like a ProSkills
The secret to picture-perfect pie crust is all about patience and a little bit of technique.
How To Freeze Pumpkin PieSkills
The secret for successful holiday baking? Always be prepared.
How to Store Pumpkin Pie So It LastsSkills
Whether you're making your pies ahead for Thanksgiving or you want to preserve the leftovers, we have answer for you.
Why You Should Cook Apples for Apple PieSkills
We’re in the midst of prime time for apple-pie baking. And with Thanksgiving on the horizon, there’s something important you should know about making this classic dessert: it’s about all making your apple pie filling. If you’ve been filling your apple pies with raw, thin slices of fruit, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Sautéeing the apples along with sugar and spices will add a deep, rich caramelized flavor to your pie.

Our Best Desserts

No-Bake "Pumpkin Delight"Recipes
Just look at these layers.
Sky-High Banana Pudding PieRecipes
Pumpkin pie who?!
Our 70 Best Thanksgiving Dessert RecipesRecipes
You're hardly limited to just pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
30+ of Our Absolute Favorite Pumpkin DessertsRecipes
Consider this your fall bucket list.

Festive Cocktails

Southern Thanksgiving PunchRecipes
It's the perfect boozy drink.
Apple MartiniRecipes
Pass on that neon green appletini at the bar.
“Autumn Sweater” CocktailRecipes
Yes, there's maple syrup.
Our 45 Best Cocktails for Your Thanksgiving Meal Recipes
Because a festive celebration deserves a festive drink.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving MenuRecipes
It involves a show-stopping main that's sure to make everyone cheer.

More Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving Ideas

Vegan Pumpkin PieRecipes
This rich and creamy vegan pumpkin pie features an easy homemade coconut oil pie crust and silky-smooth vegan filling.
Vegan Mashed PotatoesRecipes
We tried every method out there to come up with the very best.
35 Essential Vegan Thanksgiving RecipesRecipes
Fall-forward, veg-heavy recipes that can sometimes even act as a main.
30 Essential Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side DishesRecipes
Stuffings, mashes, casseroles and more.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin PieRecipes
It's everything you love about the classic, minus the gluten.
5 Gluten-Free Alternatives to StuffingRecipes

While you can definitely substitute gluten-free bread into your favorite stuffing recipe, consider a break from tradition and trying something new instead.

Gluten-Free StuffingRecipes

Here's how to make gluten-free stuffing for Thanksgiving.

Gluten-Free GravyRecipes

This gluten-free gravy has three major components: flour, fat, and stock.

Air Fryer, Slow Cooker & Instant Pot

25 Essential Air Fryer Thanksgiving RecipesRecipes
It's the answer to more oven space *and* it makes the crispiest Brussels sprouts.
Slow Cooker Turkey BreastRecipes
Slow cooker turkey for Thanksgiving or any other Thursday.
All the Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes You'll Ever NeedRecipes
These are the recipes and tips you need to know to get the most out of your Instant Pot this Thanksgiving.
28 Essentials Thanksgiving Slow Cooker RecipesRecipes
From the main course to dessert, let your slow cooker do the work this Thanksgiving.

More Small Thanksgiving Gathering Ideas

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner on 2 Sheet PansRecipes

If you’re tasked with putting together a smaller Thanksgiving feast this year — like, say, for Friendsgiving — it’s totally possible to do it all on two sheet pans.

This Perfect Small Thanksgiving Dinner MenuRecipes
It's full of traditional flavor and serves two to four.
Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Cornish HensRecipes
You can fit two whole birds in your air fryer.
Mashed Potatoes for Just Two PeopleSkills
If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner for just two, you can easily whip up mashed potatoes without making a Thanksgiving-sized pot-full.

Thanksgiving Equipment Essentials

The Best Meat Thermometers to Buy Right Now
Best List
Including a truly awesome, accurate pick for just $35.
The Best Pie Plates for Home Bakers
Our favorite also happens to be gorgeous.
The Absolute Best Casserole Dishes for Thanksgiving
Including a $20 pick!
Best Roasting Pans
Best List
Thanksgiving's coming up!

Thanksgiving Grocery Essentials

Best Store-Bought Frozen Dinner Rolls Groceries
Par-baked, almost-from-scratch, and gluten-free options!
Best Store-Bought Thanksgiving PiesGroceries
Because store-bought is fine!
Best Store-Bought Turkey GravyGroceries
It's OK to cut some corners.
Best Cornbread Mix
Taste Test
There was a good runner-up, too.

More Turkey Leftover Ideas

Leftover Turkey Noodle SoupRecipes
It takes only 20 minutes.
Turkey Pot PieRecipes
It might even be better than the Thanksgiving meal itself.
Turkey Noodle CasseroleRecipes
This is so much better than a turkey sandwich.
Turkey à la King Recipes
The perfect solution once you're tired of day-after sandwiches.

Freezing & Reheating Guides

The Best Way to Reheat Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Nobody wants to settle for dry or gluey mashed potatoes.
How to Reheat Mac and CheeseSkills
Freeze it now to enjoy later.
How to Reheat Leftover TurkeySkills
Learn the best way to reheat leftover turkey this weekend and a few tips for better microwaved leftovers.
How To Reheat GravyRecipes

Low and slow is the way to go when reheating gravy.


7 Methods for Stabilizing Whipped CreamSkills
It's probably already in your pantry.
65 Delicious Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly with Pork RoastRecipes
Pork loin roast might be the smartest meal to serve when you’re feeding a crowd. If you like pork chops or pork tenderloin, this cut will be right up your alley. Though it calls for a longer cook time, pork loin is simple enough to cook on a weeknight and more economical than beef tenderloin or prime rib.If you’re buying a pork loin roast for the first time, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.
The Secret to Impossibly Fluffy Southern-Style BiscuitsRecipes
Southern biscuits are the perfect fictional device for telling the narratives of Southern families. One cook makes his biscuits with White Lily flour only because that’s how his Maw Mae did it. Another swears by lard, as her family never had the funds for high-dollar butter or shortening. Most Southern cooks bake biscuits at least once a week — a ritual and rite of passage as the recipe is handed down through the generations. My biscuit recipe is much the same.
If You’re Tired of Kale, It’s Time to Try Mustard GreensRecipes
Tender sautéed greens are an easy go-to vegetable side everyone should know how to make. They pair with everything from quick pastas to weeknight chicken dinners, and come together in minutes. These mustard greens are smothered in lots of garlic, kicked up with a pinch of red pepper flakes, and brightened with balsamic. When you have the main dish squared away, mustard greens are the easiest answer to “What should we have with it?
60 Sides Guaranteed to Steal the Attention From Your Easter HamRecipes
Ham is one of my favorite things to serve as a main dish. I’ll either cook my ham in the slow-cooker or bake it in the oven. I love that it’s easy to make and provides the perfect savory foundation to build the rest of your dinner around. In my opinion, a large part of the pleasure of serving ham is enjoying the side dishes that play well with its rich flavor. Plus, leftover ham can be reinvented into several other meals throughout the week or frozen until further notice.
10 Leftover Ham Bone Recipes to Make After EasterRecipes
If you’re buying a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, consider this your friendly reminder that you’ll be left with a tasty ingredient after all the meat’s been picked off: The ham bone. So, whatever you do, don’t toss it in the compost bin or trash. Ham bones are packed with so much rich, smoky flavor. Don’t have time to put the ham bone to use right away? No problem, just freeze the bone, as you would any other meat bones and food scraps.
Making a "Bubble & Squeak" Is the Only Way to Use Leftover Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Bubble and squeak, with its cutesy name, is a classic British day-after-holiday dish. It is incredibly versatile, as you can throw in any leftover vegetables or mashed potatoes into this comforting recipe — perfect for a relaxing meal after a hectic holiday. Usually made to use up leftovers after a Sunday roast dinner, or a major holiday like Easter or Christmas, bubble and squeak is quintessentially British and makes for a hearty breakfast, lunch, or even a quick weeknight meal.
The Only White Wines You Should Use for Cooking, According to a Wine ExpertGroceries
Do you remember your first bite of linguine with clams, French onion soup, or chicken scallopini? Cooking with white wine brings balance, fruit, and acidity to so many of our favorite recipes. As a Certified Sommelier and award-winning wine maker, I advise you to move past grocery store “cooking wine” in favor of moderately priced white wine for cooking (leave that $40 Chardonnay in the wine fridge for drinking).
Dauphinoise Potatoes Are the Cheesy French Side You Need to Know AboutRecipes
Creamy, cheesy, and crowd pleasing dauphinoise potatoes are practically impossible to dislike. This classic French dish is simple yet indulgent, and pairs perfectly with showstopping mains like roasted beef tenderloin, glazed ham, or prime rib. With a few kitchen tools and a bit of prep work, you can easily make dauphinoise potatoes from scratch.Dauphinoise (DOE-PHEEN-NOWAAZ) potatoes is how the French say casserole of potatoes, heavy cream, and cheese.
4 Best Methods to Keep Mashed Potatoes WarmRecipes
So you’re making Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people and you’re wondering whether you can make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep them warm. The answer is yes! Here are four foolproof methods to keep your mashed potatoes warm (or reheat the mashed potatoes you made yesterday). The method you use is up to you; use the one that works best for you and your schedule.
We're Sipping Classic Irish Coffees All WinterRecipes
Irish coffee is one of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats — though we also enjoy it on Black Friday (staying home, skipping shopping) and on both Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. So when Sheela Prakash shared her uncle’s rules for making the very best Irish coffee I had to give his method a try. It turns out, just a few key points make for a better Irish coffee that is perfect for celebrating the everyday.
This Perfect Cheesecake Will Make You Feel Like a Pro BakerRecipes
It's even great for beginners.
The Secret to Making the Creamiest Mashed CauliflowerRecipes
Our favorite way to eat cauliflower isn’t as a cauliflower pizza crust or cauliflower rice, it’s an extremely creamy mash. But before we designate mashed cauliflower as just a lighter version of mashed potatoes, let’s consider why it is a side dish with merits all its own. You can’t over-mash or over-whip cauliflower the way you can potatoes. Without potato’s starch to contend with, you can purée the cauliflower all day with no risk of gumminess.
My 4-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies Are Salty-Sweet PerfectionRecipes
Think Pocky stick, but peanut butter.
If You Make One Thing this Holiday, Let it Be this Twice-Baked Potato CasseroleRecipes
You had me at crispy bacon and gooey cheese.
How To Reheat Dinner Rolls So They're Warm and FluffySkills
You know the joy of tearing apart a dinner roll to have tufts of steam pour out of it, because it’s still warm from the oven? You can enjoy that same feeling every day until the rolls run out with three simple methods for reheating leftover dinner rolls, whether they’re store-bought or homemade. Our favorite rule for reheating leftovers applies here (reheat the food in the way it was prepared), so into the oven your rolls should go for reheating.
The One Ingredient that Makes Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn Totally IrresistibleRecipes
You've never had creamed corn like this.
These 2-Ingredient Cheese Straws Are a Hit at Every Holiday PartyRecipes
Dinner party plans stressing you out? Puff pastry cheese straws are here for you. These crispy, flaky, cheesy twists require just two ingredients and a few minutes of your time, and yet they deliver big — real big — out on the buffet table. Make puff pastry cheese straws for your next holiday party or serve them with cocktails for happy hour at home.Our cheese straws are made with puff pastry, which is cut into strips and then twisted into “straws.