Thanksgiving Recipes

Allrecipes has the best recipes for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, and tips to help you along the way.

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Perfect Turkey

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A perfectly seasoned and juicy turkey. My friend from France taught me to cook turkey like this, but she never measures anything so use your own judgment for vegetable amounts, etc. I usually err on the side of 'more is better'!
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Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

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188
If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible.
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Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

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372
This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable kitchen time for Thanksgiving, plus it will look and taste even better than those frantic, last-minute versions.
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Best Green Bean Casserole

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643
This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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509
You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first.

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

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1844
Once you taste this, you won't ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety! I have peeled and cooked in the microwave, and also boiled the sweet potatoes. They taste the same no matter how you cook them. So, use the technique that works best for you!

Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

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This Thanksgiving stuffing is fantastic! It is very flavorful and fresh-tasting. This recipe will stuff a 10-pound turkey (which serves six) plus extra. I replaced the usual pork sausage with much healthier turkey sausage. Other dried fruits may also be used in place of cranberries.
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Dry Brine Turkey

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15
Dry brining is the easiest way to get a moist and flavorful turkey on the table for your Thanksgiving dinner. Plan ahead, you'll need a few days to get the most flavor. I found that salt and pepper was enough for me, but feel free to season with other aromatics before roasting.

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

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657
This is a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. The gingersnap really does make a difference.

Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce

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16
Wonderful cranberry sauce!
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Pear and Pomegranate Salad

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52
A fall and winter favorite--I am always eager for pomegranates to come in season so I can make this again. I make my own pomegranate juice by pressing the seeds against a metal sieve.

Winter Squash Rolls

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188
This recipe is always a real hit! Every time I make these I get asked for the recipe. People can't believe it when I tell them that they're made from winter squash. These delicious rolls taste best fresh out of the oven.

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Butter Flaky Pie Crust

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Butter makes this buttery flaky recipe the perfect crust for your pie!