Our 27 Best Recipes to Use Up Leftover TurkeyRecipes
Get creative by treating your leftover turkey like shredded chicken.
Nov 25, 2022

More Turkey Leftover Ideas

Turkey Pot PieRecipes
It might even be better than the Thanksgiving meal itself.
May 13, 2023
Turkey Shepherd's PieRecipes
Leftovers that don't taste like Thanksgiving: The Sequel.
Sep 16, 2022
Turkey à la King Recipes
The perfect solution once you're tired of day-after sandwiches.
Sep 29, 2022
Turkey Noodle CasseroleRecipes
This is so much better than a turkey sandwich.
Nov 23, 2018

Freezing & Reheating Guides

How to Freeze and Reheat Mashed PotatoesSkills
Yes, you can freeze mashed potatoes. Here's how.
Sep 23, 2022
How to Reheat Leftover TurkeyRecipes
Learn the best way to reheat leftover turkey this weekend and a few tips for better microwaved leftovers.
Nov 20, 2020
How To Reheat GravyRecipes

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

Nov 22, 2017
How to Reheat Leftover Stuffing
Thanksgiving Leftovers
You'll really want to eat these leftovers straight from the pan.
Nov 24, 2017
How To Cook a Turkey: The Simplest, Easiest MethodRecipes
If you get anxious, just remember: Roasting a turkey is just like roasting a large chicken.
Nov 23, 2011

More Turkey Essentials

How to Deep-Fry a TurkeyRecipes
Find *everything* you need to know to safely fry the crispiest, most delicious holiday turkey at home.
Nov 3, 2022
How To Brine a Turkey to Keep It Extra TenderRecipes
This is your ticket to a juicy, full-flavored turkey.
Aug 15, 2022
How To Cook a Frozen TurkeyRecipes
Against all odds, yes, it works.
Nov 22, 2022
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.
Apr 10, 2023
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.
Nov 20, 2022
How To Safely Thaw a Frozen TurkeyRecipes
Good golly, is that turkey frozen *solid.* Here's how to make sure it's ready in time for your holiday meal.
Nov 19, 2022
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.
Nov 9, 2017
35+ Essential Thanksgiving Recipes to Try This YearRecipes
Not sure what to make this year? We've got you covered.
Nov 15, 2021

More Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

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.
Nov 7, 2022
Easy Turkey Recipes for Your Best Thanksgiving Ever

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

Nov 22, 2021
15 Tasty Alternatives to Turkey for ThanksgivingRecipes
This is how to do Thanksgiving sans turkey.
Nov 10, 2022
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.

Nov 5, 2021
50+ Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side DishesRecipes
Get a head-start on your side dishes.
Nov 2, 2022

More Sides That Steal the Show

Perfect Mashed PotatoesRecipes
The richest, creamiest, most classic version.
Nov 15, 2022
Classic Green Bean CasseroleRecipes
All from scratch, except for those (already-perfect) store-bought fried onions.
Oct 7, 2022
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.
Oct 25, 2022
Maple-Bacon Brussels SproutsRecipes
Bacon and maple syrup make everything better.
Aug 31, 2023
5-Ingredient Sweet Potato CasseroleRecipes
There's honestly no reason to make it any other way.
Nov 9, 2018
Easiest-Ever Jiffy Corn Casserole Recipes
It's somewhere between cornbread and corn pudding, and we're here for it.
Nov 3, 2022
Candied CarrotsRecipes
Bonus: You can make it ahead.
Sep 22, 2022
Apple Sausage StuffingRecipes
There are few things they love more than this recipe.
Oct 7, 2022

Mashed Potato Tips & Ideas

Cheesy Baked Mashed PotatoesRecipes
These decadent potatoes boast a golden-brown crust and a rich, creamy, extra-cheesy center.
Nov 1, 2021
Sour Cream Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Sour cream gives it a tangy, creamy kick.
Sep 25, 2022
Instant Pot Mashed PotatoesRecipes
They come out perfectly creamy and flavorful every single time.
Nov 15, 2021
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.
Nov 13, 2020
Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipes
Consider this a must for Thanksgiving dinner and meatloaf Sundays.
Sep 17, 2021
5 Mashed Potato Mistakes to AvoidSkills

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

Nov 4, 2014
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.
Jul 22, 2022
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!
Nov 7, 2008

Stuffing & Dressing

Easiest Thanksgiving Stuffing
30 Days of Broth
It might already be in your pantry.
Oct 29, 2022
Stovetop Thanksgiving StuffingRecipes

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

Nov 3, 2022
2-Ingredient Boxed Stuffing Upgrades
Snapshot Cooking
Give the mix your own twist.
Nov 22, 2020
Our 16 Best Thanksgiving Stuffing RecipesRecipes
Because Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without it.
Nov 2, 2022

Green Bean Recipes

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.
Nov 24, 2020
Bacon-Wrapped Green BeansRecipes
These little bundles couldn't be more fun and festive.
Sep 13, 2022
Green Bean SaladRecipes
A festive side dish for any occasion.
Aug 20, 2022
Roasted Green BeansRecipes
The charred bits are everything.
Sep 29, 2022
45+ Easy Thanksgiving AppetizersRecipes
Cranberry Brie bites are my go-to.
Nov 5, 2022

More Apps, Salads & Soups

How to Make a Charcuterie BoardRecipes
Shopping lists, building tips, and more!
Sep 20, 2022
Bacon-Wrapped DatesRecipes
The combination of salty, crispy bacon with sugar-sweet dates and creamy cheese in the middle is absolutely irresistible.
Oct 6, 2022
20+ Thanksgiving Soups to Start Your MealRecipes
Bonus: They all can be made ahead of time.
Nov 14, 2020
35+ Fresh & Vibrant Thanksgiving SaladsRecipes
It's worth making room.
Nov 11, 2022

Sweet Potato Recipes

Classic Thanksgiving Sweet PotatoesRecipes
Don't mess with a classic — unless you can improve it.
Nov 10, 2020
Best Mashed Sweet PotatoesRecipes
A few small upgrades make all the difference.
Roasted Sweet PotatoesRecipes
These are the roasted sweet potatoes you crave.
Nov 17, 2020
55+ Swoon-Worthy Sweet Potato RecipesRecipes
Sweet potato bliss starts here.
Sep 21, 2022

Breads & Rolls

Parker House RollsRecipes

Parker House Rolls are what regular dinner rolls want to be when they grow up. Here’s how to make them, step-by-step.

May 5, 2014
Southern-Style Buttermilk BiscuitsRecipes
Every bit of tenderness I owe to the cooks who coached me in the storied art of Southern biscuit-making.
May 14, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making BiscuitsSkills

Before you get ready to bake up you next batch of biscuits, here are five mistakes you’ll want to steer clear of.

May 26, 2016
How To Reheat Dinner RollsRecipes

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.

Nov 22, 2017

Gravy Recipes

Quick Turkey GravyRecipes
Our tried-and-true method!
Nov 23, 2011
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.

Nov 23, 2016
Classic White GravyRecipes
All you need is butter, flour, milk, salt, and pepper.
Dec 21, 2021
The Best (and Easiest) Way to Fix Lumpy GravySkills
Smooth gravy in 1 minute!
Nov 17, 2022

Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry-Orange SauceRecipes
A classic cranberry sauce that requires just three ingredients.
Nov 13, 2016
Cranberry Fluff SaladRecipes
Sweet, creamy nostalgia.
Sep 27, 2022
The Easiest Cranberry SauceRecipes

Cranberry sauce is by far the easiest part of the Thanksgiving spread to make yourself, and there’s a big payoff in taste.

Nov 16, 2018
40 Can't-Miss Cranberry Recipes to Make This SeasonRecipes
Cranberry sauce is just the beginning.
Oct 27, 2022
Over 50 of Our Best Thanksgiving Pie RecipesRecipes
Holiday dessert inspiration: straight ahead.
Nov 14, 2022

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.
Nov 10, 2018
Classic Pecan PieRecipes
The only pecan pie recipe you'll ever need.
Nov 21, 2016
Peanut Butter Pie Recipes
You've been warned.
Sep 12, 2022
Sweet Potato PieRecipes
The sweeter, creamier pal to pumpkin pie.
Nov 1, 2020
Chocolate Pecan PieRecipes
Don't wait until Thanksgiving to make it.
Aug 21, 2022
Apple Crumble Pie Recipes
A thick layer of buttery, sweet crumbs crowns the top.
Oct 9, 2022
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.
Nov 10, 2016
How To Blind Bake a Pie CrustRecipes
Because you deserve pie perfection.
Oct 21, 2022
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.
Oct 14, 2022
How To Freeze Pumpkin PieSkills
The secret for successful holiday baking? Always be prepared.
Nov 17, 2022
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.
Nov 20, 2022
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.
Nov 18, 2015

More Thanksgiving Desserts

Pumpkin RollRecipes
This recipe is foolproof.
Nov 20, 2018
Sweet Potato CheesecakeRecipes
Like sweet potato pie, but so much better.
Sep 27, 2022
Our 70 Best Thanksgiving Dessert RecipesRecipes
You're hardly limited to just pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
Sep 6, 2022
30+ of Our Absolute Favorite Pumpkin DessertsRecipes
Consider this your fall bucket list.
Oct 16, 2022

Thanksgiving Drinks

Mulled CiderRecipes
The easiest way to make hot spiced cider. A slow cooker does double duty of both mulling the cider and keeping it warm for hours.
Nov 11, 2020
Perfect Cosmopolitan CocktailRecipes
Carrie would definitely approve.
Sep 23, 2022
The 5 Best White Wines for CookingGroceries
Sauvignon Blanc, Marsala, and a bonus tip on how to use up that extra bubbly.
Oct 19, 2021
30 Tasty Cocktails to Serve on ThanksgivingRecipes
Don't forget the drinks.
Nov 18, 2022
Vegetarian Thanksgiving MenuRecipes
It involves a show-stopping main that's sure to make everyone cheer.
Nov 21, 2020

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.
Nov 7, 2020
Vegan Mashed PotatoesRecipes
We tried every method out there to come up with the very best.
Nov 12, 2020
35 Essential Vegan Thanksgiving RecipesRecipes
Fall-forward, veg-heavy recipes that can sometimes even act as a main.
Nov 14, 2021
30 Essential Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side DishesRecipes
Stuffings, mashes, casseroles and more.
Nov 9, 2022

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin PieRecipes
It's everything you love about the classic, minus the gluten.
Oct 24, 2020
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.

Nov 10, 2014
Gluten-Free StuffingRecipes

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

Sep 8, 2022
Gluten-Free GravyRecipes

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

Oct 29, 2022

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.
Nov 3, 2022
Slow Cooker Turkey BreastRecipes
Slow cooker turkey for Thanksgiving or any other Thursday.
Nov 24, 2020
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.
Oct 8, 2021
28 Essentials Thanksgiving Slow Cooker RecipesRecipes
From the main course to dessert, let your slow cooker do the work this Thanksgiving.
Nov 13, 2021
Our Best Thanksgiving Menu for 2 PeopleRecipes
Spoiler alert: You won't be eating leftovers for a month.
Nov 6, 2020

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.

Nov 7, 2017
This Perfect Small Thanksgiving Dinner MenuRecipes
It's full of traditional flavor and serves two to four.
Nov 12, 2020
Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Cornish HensRecipes
You can fit two whole birds in your air fryer.
Sep 20, 2022
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.
Aug 11, 2022

Thanksgiving Equipment Essentials

The Best Meat Thermometers to Buy Right Now
Best List
Including a truly awesome, accurate pick for just $35.
Nov 19, 2022
The Best Pie Plates for Home Bakers
Our favorite also happens to be gorgeous.
Nov 21, 2022
The Absolute Best Casserole Dishes for Thanksgiving
Best List
Including a $20 pick!
Nov 16, 2022
Best Roasting Pans
Best List
Thanksgiving's coming up!
Nov 15, 2022

Thanksgiving Grocery Essentials

Best Store-Bought Frozen Dinner Rolls Groceries
Par-baked, almost-from-scratch, and gluten-free options!
Oct 26, 2021
Best Store-Bought Thanksgiving PiesGroceries
Because store-bought is fine!
Sep 1, 2021
Best Store-Bought Turkey Gravy
Taste Test
It's OK to cut some corners.
Nov 7, 2021
Best Cornbread Mix
Taste Test
There was a good runner-up, too.
Nov 6, 2022


These Mashed Sweet Potatoes Have Only 4 IngredientsRecipes
When the side becomes the star.
This Retro Method for Cooking a Turkey Still Really WorksRecipes
Plus, there's little to no clean up.
How to Cook Acorn Squash Perfectly Every TimeRecipes
All it needs is some alone time in the oven.
How to Cook a Sweet Potato in 5 Minutes FlatRecipes
No oven necessary.
Aug 31, 2023
Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts Are The Perfect Combination of Sweet and SaltyRecipes
Bacon and maple syrup make everything better.
Aug 31, 2023
Here’s How to Make an Absolutely Perfect Baked Potato Every TimeRecipes
Cracked open and still steaming, it’s ready to receive anything from a sprinkle of cheese to last night’s stew.
Aug 31, 2023
The Only Apple Crisp Recipe You'll Ever NeedRecipes
Ready the vanilla ice cream.
Aug 31, 2023
This Spiced Apple Cobbler Is the Fall Dessert You've Been Waiting For Recipes
It's way easier than apple pie.
Aug 14, 2023
How to Make the Classic Green Bean Casserole VeganRecipes
It's no less creamy or flavorful.
Aug 11, 2023
Caribbean Macaroni PieRecipes
It's waaay better than baked mac and cheese.
Jul 25, 2023
My Grandma’s Roasted Potatoes Are Worth Fighting Over
Kitchn Love Letters
Crispy on the outside, buttery and tender on the inside.
Jul 15, 2023
How To Make Sweet Bread PuddingRecipes
Bring together brioche bread and a sweet custard and you have a never-fail, crowd-pleasing dessert.
Jun 6, 2023
This Turkey Pot Pie Is the Tastiest Way to Use Up All Your LeftoversRecipes
It might even be better than the Thanksgiving meal itself.
May 13, 2023
Hosting a Smaller Thanksgiving? Consider Roasting a Turkey BreastRecipes
There's no flipping, no basting, no fuss.
Apr 10, 2023
How To Make Southern-Style GritsRecipes
Southern grits are rich, creamy, and incredibly easy to make.
Mar 6, 2023
Banana Cream Pie Is Sunshine in a Pie DishRecipes
Pastry cream, bananas, flaky pie crust, and fluffy whipped cream is a recipe for smiles.
Dec 16, 2022
Extra-Crispy Sweet Potato Latkes Are a Delightful Riff on the Hanukkah ClassicRecipes
Best enjoyed straight from the skillet.
Dec 15, 2022
Mississippi Mud Pie Is the Southern Dessert of My DreamsRecipes
Oreo cookie crust + brownie + chocolate pudding + whipped cream = heaven.
Dec 9, 2022
This Layered Caramel Apple Cheesecake Is the Most Impressive Holiday DessertRecipes
The sour cream layer is a game-changer.
Nov 30, 2022
Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole Is a Foolproof Crowd-PleaserRecipes
Equally perfect for game day, Thanksgiving, and Sunday night dinner.
Nov 28, 2022
This Lusciously Buttery Cake Is Bursting with Tart CranberriesRecipes
It's sweet with a golden crumb, soft and moist, and dense without being heavy.
Nov 26, 2022
How To Reheat Thanksgiving LeftoversSkills
Because sometimes you want a repeat of yesterday's glory minus all the hard work.
Nov 25, 2022
32 Best Recipes to Use Up Leftover TurkeyRecipes
Get creative by treating your leftover turkey like shredded chicken.
Nov 25, 2022