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Our Test Kitchen designed these recipes
to solve all of your Thanksgiving cooking
challenges. When the big day arrives, you
can welcome guests without the stress.


STARTERS

Sparkling Applejack Cocktails for a Crowd

Light and Fresh Crudités
with Easy Autumn Dips


SIDE DISHES

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Crowd-Pleasing Sweet Potatoes

Vegetarian Stuffing with Fennel and Currants

Stovetop Green Beans with Bacon

Un-Canned Cranberry Sauce

Gluten-Free Skillet Corn Bread with Thyme

No-Wilt Brussels Sprout Salad


TURKEY

Never-Dry Roast Turkey

Lump-Free Turkey Gravy


DESSERT

Pumpkin Pie with No-Shrink Crust

Sparkling Applejack Cocktails for a Crowd

STARTERS

Sparkling Applejack
Cocktails for a Crowd

Just in case you’re busy in the kitchen
when your guests arrive (who isn’t?!),
whip up a pitcher of this autumnal punch
in advance and let everyone start with
cocktails while you put the finishing
touches on dinner.

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Light and Fresh Crudités with Easy Autumn Dips

 

Light and Fresh Crudités
with Easy Autumn Dips

Skip the rich hors d’oeuvres and ensure
your guests still have an appetite when
they sit down to the Thanksgiving feast.
A light but satisfying starter, like this
beautiful crudités platter accompanied
by a duo of make-ahead dips, is the
perfect way to start the party.

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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

SIDE DISHES

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Who has the time to mash potatoes
minutes before everyone sits down?
Lighten the load with this foolproof
make-ahead recipe. You’ll be as cool
as a cucumber, while your potatoes
arrive at the table piping hot.

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Crowd-Pleasing Sweet Potatoes

 

Crowd-Pleasing Sweet Potatoes

So half of your guests like their sweet
potatoes savory and the others won’t eat
them unless they’re smothered in
marshmallows? Bring everyone together
with this recipe that lets guests choose
between a drizzle of brown butter and
sage or a dollop of fluffy homemade
marshmallow cream.

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Vegetarian Stuffing with Fennel and Currants

 

Vegetarian Stuffing
with Fennel and Currants

Don’t limit the vegetarians at the table to
eating only salad and mashed potatoes.
This hearty stuffing that gets a touch of
sweetness from currants is made with
vegetable broth, so everyone can enjoy
this quintessential Thanksgiving dish.

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Stovetop Green Beans with Bacon

 

Stovetop Green Beans
with Bacon

So your oven is stuffed with turkey and,
well, stuffing, and there’s not an inch of
space left for green bean casserole? We
get it, which is why we’ve created this
simple green bean side that can be
cooked entirely on the stovetop.

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Un-Canned Cranberry Sauce

 

Un-Canned Cranberry Sauce

Admit it. You grew up eating cranberry
sauce from a can, and you loved it. But
if you can’t bring yourself to serve a
cylinder of that too-sweet sauce, try
this homemade version that jiggles
just like stuff your mom served—and
tastes better too.

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Gluten-Free Skillet Corn Bread with Thyme

 

Gluten-Free Skillet Corn Bread
with Thyme

Gluten-free guests don’t have to pass on
dinner rolls this year: They will be thrilled
to find out that you’re serving this
gluten-free cornbread, which gets a
Thanksgiving spin from a sprinkling of
fresh thyme leaves.

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No-Wilt Brussels Sprout Salad

 

No-Wilt Brussels Sprout Salad

No one wants to eat sad salad greens
that wilted within minutes of being
dressed. That’s why we came up with
this salad made from shaved Brussels
sprouts, which can be made hours in
advance and will remain fresh no matter
how long you linger at the table.

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Never-Dry Roast Turkey

TURKEY

Never-Dry Roast Turkey

Thanksgiving turkey often gets a bad rap
because it’s easy to cook one that’s dry
and boring. Make sure that the center-
piece of your meal is juicy and flavorful
by following our seven essential steps to
a never-dry roast turkey.

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Lump-Free Turkey Gravy

 

Lump-Free Turkey Gravy

After you’ve spent the afternoon making
an Instagram-worthy roast turkey, it would
be a shame to serve it with lumpy gravy.
That’s why we’ve developed this recipe,
which relies on an immersion blender to
give you silky smooth results every time.

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Pumpkin Pie with No-Shrink Crust

DESSERT

Pumpkin Pie
with No-Shrink Crust

Making pie dough pie dough can be intimidating,
especially if you only do it once or twice a
year. That’s why we make our pumpkin
pie with a foolproof dough that won’t
shrink when you cook it—and is sturdy
and easy to work with to boot.

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