Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Don't spend your whole holiday in the kitchen. Allrecipes has over 370 deliciously easy recipes that can be made in under an hour.

Staff Picks

Instant Pot® Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.56 stars
50
The Instant Pot® made the moistest turkey breast I have ever made. I usually let this cook in the slow cooker all day, but this turned out so much better. I couldn't believe that I had such a wonderful meal ready in less than an hour total!

Hot Cream Cheese-Corn Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
2
This cream cheese-corn casserole is a Thanksgiving classic at our house. Since we like it spicy, I add jalapeno peppers.

Easy Turkey Gravy

Rating: 4.61 stars
453
This gravy comes out perfect every time. The cream of chicken soup is what gives it wonderful flavor. Nice and creamy, never lumpy.

Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

Make the best mashed potatoes you've ever tasted with this quick and easy recipe. The cream cheese makes them extra velvety, a trick I picked up from my brother Mike.

Stuffed Hasselback Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.59 stars
16
Much easier than a traditional roast turkey, this sliced and stuffed turkey breast takes far less time than a whole bird, and it's perfect for an everyday or holiday dinner for a smaller group.

Maple-Dijon Brussels Leaf Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
10
This is my go-to unexpected side for Thanksgiving and other pot-lucks. Aside from being gorgeous, it holds up well when made ahead, tastes great at room temp, and appeals to lots of eaters because it's vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and low-carb friendly. The only thing that takes time is deconstructing the Brussels sprouts. The salad keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Bacon-Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
22
Another family favorite vegetable side-dish that is simple and quick to make. Great for family dinners, Thanksgiving, or any occasion. You can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest, if desired.

Quick and Easy Sausage Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars
3
This recipe has been made over and over for generations - real yummy, really easy, and quick!

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.52 stars
356
If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

The Best Banana Pudding

Rating: 4.72 stars
744
The best no bake banana pudding you will ever find (or so I've been told by many).

Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars
1770
Tender squash, gooey cheese and crunchy crackers make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course. This is a great dish that can be made with low-fat ingredients and is still just as good!

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars
399
Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish.
Advertisement

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Recipes for a Last-Minute Feast

With these quick-and-easy recipes, you'll always have time to make a 5-star Thanksgiving dinner.

Classic Savory Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.59 stars
217

Hard-cooked eggs are stuffed with a creamy blend of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and rice wine vinegar. Fresh dill and garlic powder add a delightful flavor.