Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Set a bountiful fall table with our new twists on traditional Thanksgiving favorites. From savory sides to the star of the show — roast turkey, duck or ham — we've got you covered with 35+ delicious menu ideas.

  • Something for Everyone

    When cooking for a crowd, from the smallest diners to guests who follow special diets, it's important to please everyone's palate. Be sure to ask friends and family in advance if they have any menu requests, or allow guests to bring their favorite dishes potluck-style, so everyone leaves the meal satisfied.

  • Roast Turkey With Lemon and Sage

    Seasoned with fresh sage, white wine and lemon, this turkey recipe gives a succulent, citrus twist to the star of your Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe

  • Curried Butternut Squash Soup With Fried Sage Leaves

    Warm up your fall guests with this creamy and oh-so-satisfying soup. Great as a first-course or as a healthy, light meal when served with rustic bread and artisanal cheeses. Get the recipe

  • Woman Holding Thanksgiving Turkey

    Poultry Prep Tips

    A delicious Thanksgiving dinner is all about choosing the best ingredients and cooking them well. Follow these seven tips for a perfectly cooked bird.

  • Golden Raisin and Cranberry Chutney

    Forget canned cranberry sauce; instead whip up this not-too-sweet relish to complement your Thanksgiving turkey, ham, duck or even roast pork. Get the recipe

  • Parmesan Cheddar Chive Biscuits

    Fresh chives and both Cheddar and Parmesan cheese give these soft, flaky biscuits a savory bite your guests will love. Get the recipe

  • Sage-Roasted Turkey With Crunchy Maple Crust

    Fresh sage and pure maple syrup give this Thanksgiving turkey a savory-meets-sweet flavor that's a cut above the rest. Forget about post-turkey-day leftovers, friends and family will gobble this moist bird up. Get the recipe

  • Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

    This vegetarian side dish is a tasty addition to your Thanksgiving table. Fiber-rich and packed with vitamins, health-conscious guests will dig right in. Get the recipe

  • Individual Maple Sweet Potato Souffles

    Maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to these light-and-airy fall side dishes. Top with toasted pecans for an earthy crunch. Get the recipe

  • Clove-Spiked Ham

    Honey Roast Ham

    This savory, honey roast ham is perfect as an alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving Day or served hot or cold to family and friends anytime during the holiday season. Get the recipe

  • Cornbread Stuffing With Dried Fruit and Pecans

    Dried apricots, apples, cranberries and golden raisins combine with toasted pecans and fresh herbs to create a sweet, savory and crunchy cornbread stuffing. Get the recipe

  • Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

    Lobster Mac-and-Cheese

    Take everyone's favorite comfort food up a notch with savory lobster and not one — but three — types of cheese. Get the recipe

  • Citrus and Herb-Roasted Turkey and Gravy

    With a sweet-meets-tangy citrus flavor plus a healthy helping of herbs, this savory and moist turkey is destined to be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Get the recipe

  • Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Cranberries and Pine Nuts

    Treat your Thanksgiving guests to a side dish that's both tasty — and — healthy. The addition of cranberries and pine nuts lend the earthy Brussels sprouts a bit of sweetness and crunch. Get the recipe

  • Pumpkin Shooter

    Pumpkin Soup Shooter

    This rich, creamy soup is sure to hit the spot. Top with toasted pumpkin seeds and serve in tall shot glasses for a 5-star-restaurant-worthy presentation. Get the recipe.

  • Brussels Sprouts With Red Onions and Hazelnuts

    Topped with sauteed onions and crunchy hazelnuts, these Brussels sprouts are so tasty that your family won't realize they're gobbling down a good-for-you roasted veggie. Get the recipe

  • Southwestern-Style Poblano Cornbread Stuffing

    Forget storebought mix — with toasted pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes and just the right amount of kick from roasted poblano peppers — this homemade stuffing is destined to become your family's new favorite. Get the recipe

  • Cranberry Sauce

    This tart, fruity preserve is not only the perfect accompaniment to turkey on Thanksgiving day, but it also complements pork, chicken and duck you serve during the holiday season. Get the recipe

  • Mashed Potatoes, 3 Ways

    HGTV's John Colaneri, host of Kitchen Cousins, shares a family Thanksgiving favorite: a trio of creamy mashed potato recipes from his brother, Casey Colaneri. Get the recipes

  • Pistachio Soup

    Shallots, pureed pistachios, olive oil and and fresh garlic give this soul-warming soup its creamy texture while a sprinkling of chopped nuts adds a hearty crunch. Get the recipe

  • Traditional Candied Yams

    Sweet and gooey, this recipe is a fall favorite for kids and adults alike. Whip up a big batch; these are sure to disappear quickly. Get the recipe

  • Parmesan and Leek Sourdough Stuffing

    Sourdough Stuffing With Parmesan and Leeks

    This sourdough stuffing is a delicious break from the norm. Made with fresh leeks, onions, butter, olive oil and Parmesan cheese — it's a savory addition to your Thanksgiving table. Get the recipe

  • Thyme-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

    Roasted root vegetables are a hearty seasonal staple of many tables in the fall. Seasoned with olive oil, thyme and citrus, this fresh take is sure to become one of your family's favorite dishes. Get the recipe

  • Easy Stuffing

    Whether you prefer your stuffing in or out of the bird; this easy recipe is the perfect complement to Thanksgiving's main event. Get the recipe

  • Herb-Roasted Turkey and Gravy

    Fresh parsley, rosemary and thyme give this turkey a savory flavor your family and Thanksgiving guests are sure to love. Turn the pan drippings into a thick gravy that's the perfect complement to your bird. Get the recipe

  • Wild Mushroom, Herb and Pecan Stuffing

    Fresh chanterelle, oyster and shiitake mushrooms give this homemade cornbread stuffing an earthy, rich flavor while toasted pecans add just the right amount of crunch. Get the recipe

  • Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage and Pumpkin Seeds

    Savory and flavorful, butternut squash tops the list of favorite fall side dishes. As a tasty twist, top this healthy comfort food with toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch. Get the recipe

  • Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    A combination of three tasty cheeses — white Cheddar, Gruyère and Swiss — make this mac 'n' cheese a creamy comfort food that's destined to become a go-to indulgence. Get the recipe

  • Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts With Toasted Walnuts

    Roasted in olive oil and maple syrup, this healthy side dish will earn a thumbs-up (and requests for seconds!) from even the most finicky of Thanksgiving guests. Get the recipe

  • Rosemary, Walnut and Olive Bread

    Guests will love this simple yeast bread that's studded with olives, walnuts and fresh rosemary. Serve hot from the oven with your meal or bake a large batch and send a loaf home with each guest. Get the recipe

  • Tarragon Green Beans With Almonds

    Take everyone's favorite green veggie — green beans — up a notch with this flavorful recipe that features fresh herbs and a crunchy nut topping. Get the recipe

  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

    Old-Fashioned Homemade Gravy

    Skip the packaged mix this year and make gravy from scratch that will complement the rest of your Thanksgiving meal. Garlic, chicken stock and red wine combine to create a rich, full flavor your friends and family will love. Get the recipe

  • Asparagus on Plate

    Roasted Asparagus

    Always a crowd-pleaser, this healthy dish is especially tasty with fresh asparagus. To create: Wash and trim 1 pound of asparagus spears. Pour 2 teaspoons olive oil into a baking dish, add asparagus and toss in oil. Sprinkle spears with kosher salt and shaved Parmesan cheese then bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Farenheit.

  • Thanksgiving Stuffing

    Sage, Onion and Smoked Bacon Stuffing

    Smoked bacon, olive oil and freshly chopped herbs give this filling stuffing a rich, hearty flavor. Get the recipe

  • Bowl of Stuffing for a Chicken or Turkey

    Thyme and Parsley Stuffing

    Mild and savory, this herbal stuffing pairs well with turkey, ham or even roast beef or pork — or serve this meat-free recipe as a holiday main course to vegetarian friends and family. Get the recipe

  • Chicken Stock

    Tasty Chicken Stock

    As a base for homemade soup or as an ingredient in comfort food favorites like Thanksgiving stuffing, starting with a high-quality stock will make all the difference. Get the recipe

  • Homemade Walnut Bread

    A hearty addition to your Thanksgiving meal, this delicious, rustic nut bread will quickly become a family favorite. Get the recipe

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