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.

Staff Picks

Perfect Turkey

Rating: 5 stars 1708
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'!
By Shelly White

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible.

Classic Turkey Giblet Gravy

Here's a classic recipe for silky-smooth, deeply-flavored gravy that will have guest s singing your praises! It makes enough for the table and the turkey leftovers. If giblets aren't your thing or your bird came without them, skip to step 3 and prepare as directed, substituting canned broth for the homemade giblet broth. Keep warm until serving, whisking occasionally.
By RuthE

Best Green Bean Casserole

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

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Rating: 5 stars 2572
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!
By Heather

Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Rating: 5 stars 3202
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.

Dry Brine Turkey

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

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

Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
Wonderful cranberry sauce!

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 2498
Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheese combine for this extra creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe. Just 20 minutes to prep and 30 to bake.
By Allrecipes Member
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Basic Mashed Potatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 567

Potatoes are blended with warmed butter and milk to create those perfect, smooth mashed potatoes everyone loves.