Thanksgiving Menu Planner
Want to shake up your family's Thanksgiving dinner? Try some of these delicious recipes to add a new dimension to the holiday feast.
Holiday Cranberry Sauce
Why buy the canned, gelatinous goop that passes for cranberry sauce? Pick up some fresh cranberries for a delicious, homemade treat the whole family will love. Make this recipe as far ahead of time as you want - it keeps in the fridge for months!
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
On any other holiday, these hearty mashed potatoes could practically be a meal by themselves. On Thanksgiving, though, they're merely a platform for butter, gravy, peas, and whatever else you want to mix in there.
Chestnut and Pancetta Stuffing
Stuffing is one classic dish that's okay to experiment with on Thanksgiving. Earthy chestnuts and savory pancetta give this dish an unexpected kick.
A turkey is the featured entrée at any Thanksgiving meal. Whether it's your first time with this crucial responsibility, or you just need to brush up on your technique, check out our easy instructions for roasting a turkey.
Wild Rice with Mushrooms
This earthy recipe hearkens back to the types of foods the settlers ate at the first Thanksgiving. It's also easy to make and delicious!
Green Beans au Gratin
Here's one way to get the kids to eat their vegetables. Melted cheese and a crunchy cornflake topping will make this one of the most popular side dishes passed around your table.
Sweet Potato Casserole
If sweet potatoes are a staple of your holiday meals, you must try this festive and fruity version. It's another popular choice for kids who are ordinarily reluctant to eat their vegetables.
Spiced Baked Apples
Some spice and a little time in the oven can transform an apple. This dish is versatile: prepare it as an appetizer, or top it with some vanilla ice cream for dessert.
This sweet, spiced bread makes for an excellent nosh while you're waiting for the turkey to roast, or for a delicious dessert alternative.
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert that everybody loves. Did you know it's easier and cheaper to make your own than to buy it at the store? Best of all, you can make pumpkin pie ahead of time, and spend less of your Thanksgiving in the kitchen.