Our 10 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes Ever

Our 10 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes Ever

Kelli Foster
Nov 20, 2018
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The most delicious food holiday is nearly upon us. If you're still deciding what to cook, this lineup of recipes is a good place to start — you cannot go wrong with anything on this list. From the main course to all the fixings, these are our most popular Thanksgiving recipes of all time.

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1. How To Cook a Turkey: The Simplest, Easiest Method

Thanksgiving is often not complete without a crispy-skinned roast turkey at the center of the table. This recipe for a simple and reliable classic roast turkey tops the charts as our most popular of the holiday season.

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2. How To Make Turkey Gravy for Thanksgiving

There are many ways to make gravy, but this traditional version made with the pan drippings from the turkey and thickened with a simple roux wins every time.

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3. How To Make Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Mashed potatoes are a must on Thanksgiving, and this easy slow cooker version has been winning your praise year after year. As a bonus, the slow cooker will keep the potatoes warm until dinnertime.

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4. How To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

These are classic creamy mashed potatoes, mixed with a generous amount of butter and half-and-half — the ones you expect in your Thanksgiving spread year after year.

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5. Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dressing is a true Thanksgiving classic that's been passed down through the generations, and is the result of many years of tweaking, testing, and perfecting. It's as Southern as it gets.

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6. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

This seasonal sangria is always a huge hit when hosting a crowd on Thanksgiving. It comes together with just three ingredients, then gets topped with cut-up apple and pomegranate arils.

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7. How To Make Honey-Glazed Ham in the Slow Cooker

Whether you need another main course for the table or you want something other than turkey this year, honey-glazed ham is a popular choice. Since most hams come already cooked, all that's left to do is heat it up before dinner, and the slow cooker is the easiest way to do that.

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8. How To Make Bread Stuffing (Dressing) for Thanksgiving

Stuffing (or dressing) is arguably the very best part of any Thanksgiving spread, and this classic version flavored with onions, celery, and fresh herbs is a favorite among our readers.

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9. How To Make Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in puff pastry is one of the most perfect appetizers for your Thanksgiving celebration. It's incredibly easy to make and has a totally impressive payoff.

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10. Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs

In addition to being a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, these super-savory, single-serve puffs are an ideal side for serving a big crowd, be it at a family Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or Worksgiving.

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Bonus: Classic Vegetarian Nut Loaf

Since turkey is our most popular Thanksgiving recipe (no surprise there!), we wanted to include our most popular vegetarian main too. This meat-free loaf is loaded with toasted nuts and mushrooms, and is guaranteed to be a hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike.

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