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Maybe you volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner, or perhaps you got roped into the most important meal of the year this time—either way, the pressure’s on, and you’re going to do it right. Don’t worry: you’ve got this! Take a deep breath and pick from these easy Thanksgiving recipes to please your guests this holiday.

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1. Cranberry, Brussels Sprouts and Brie Skillet Nachos

Start your meal off with a crowd-pleaser that encompasses all the best flavors of fall on one crisp chip.

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2. Roasted Mixed Nuts

A few spices and a little bit of heat amp up mixed nuts to create the perfect snack to welcome guests. Expert tip? Buy your mixed nuts from Costco.

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3. Prosciutto and Fig Salad Board

Your guests will be posting photos of this decadent yet simple salad, and you don’t even have to get a bowl dirty.

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Quentin Bacon

4. Ina Garten’s Baked Spinach and Zucchini

If anyone knows how to host, it’s the Barefoot Contessa herself—so whip up one of her easy recipes for a cheesy veggie that looks super impressive.

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5. Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

The key to an easy Thanksgiving is prepping in stages. Make these potatoes the day before and ask a helper to get them ready right before you eat.

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David Loftus

6. Julia Turshen’s Sheet-Pan Stuffing with Sausage and Spinach

You can prep this stuffing up to a day before and wrap it up on the sheet pan until you’re ready to bake it. Stress? Averted.

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7. Cacio e Pepe Cauliflower

Pasta may not be a typical Thanksgiving food, so dress up your cauliflower like spaghetti with this cheesy recipe that will have guests reaching for seconds (and more).

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8. 5-Ingredient Red-Wine Cranberry Sauce

One cup of dry red wine for this recipe, which means the rest is for you in the kitchen before your guests arrive…

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9. Hasselback Butternut Squash

Forget boring roasted squash, this butternut squash takes just minutes to prepare before it bakes and looks like true autumnal piece of art.

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10. The Fastest Roast Turkey Recipe in the Universe

Thirty-three minutes is all it takes to roast this turkey—just remember to defrost it with time to spare!

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easy thanksgving recipes maple herd roasted turkey legs
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11. Maple-Herb Roasted Turkey Legs

There’s no rule that you have to make an entire bird, and if you’re guests love dark meat, let them chow down like kings with this easy turkey leg recipe.

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12. Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Orange and Herbs

Sticking to breast? This slow cooker recipe not only lets you set it and forget it until it’s time for dinner, but it also means you won’t overcook it and wind up with dried white meat. Don’t forget the fresh sage for garnish!

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Ellen Silverman

13. Dorie Greenspan's Maple Syrup and Mustard Brussels Sprouts

It’s healthy because it’s Brussels sprouts. It’s good because it has bacon and maple syrup.

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14. Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla

Not only are these pears crowd pleasers and easy to make, but they’re light enough to scarf down after your impressive feast.

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15. Croissant Bread Pudding

The genius of this easy dessert recipe is that you’re re-baking baked goods to make them even better. Plus, this cinnamon-filled treat will be a welcome treat for a needed sugar rush before you do your Black Friday shopping.

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