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.
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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.
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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.
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Pumpkin Fettuccine With Sausage and Sage
This hearty homemade pumpkin fettuccine is so satisfying. Whip it up as a flavorful fall accompaniment to traditional Thanksgiving fare or as a tasty way to start a new tradition.
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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.
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Parmesan Cheddar Chive Biscuits
Fresh chives and both Cheddar and Parmesan cheese give these soft, flaky biscuits a savory bite your guests will love.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Take everyone's favorite comfort food up a notch with savory lobster and not one — but three — types of cheese.
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Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad
For a lighter twist, give this hearty salad a try. The chicken and quinoa provide plenty of protein power while the supporting fresh ingredients add a robust backdrop without adding unwanted fat and calories.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Whether you prefer your stuffing in or out of the bird; this easy recipe is the perfect complement to Thanksgiving's main event.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.