The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes in the Universe

We’ve got all the recipes you’ll need to make this the best Thanksgiving yet, from the turkey to the pumpkin pie. Cacio e pepe cauliflower? We’ve got that too.

Turkey is fine, but let’s be honest: Appetizers are way more fun to make and to eat (and eat, and eat). Take your dinner to the next level with these irresistible crowd-pleasers.

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Italian Pinwheels

Store-bought puff-pastry dough is your secret weapon. But fair warning: These savory bites won’t last long. Get the recipe

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Cheesy Polenta Bites with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

Polenta piled high with all of our favorite savory adds-ons. Get the recipe

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Cranberry-Brie Puff-Pastry Pops

These are the most grown-up (and delicious) lollipops ever. Get the recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Dip

The new party-friendly recipe you need in your life.

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Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites

In our humble opinion, crispy Brussels sprouts should be a food group. Get the recipe

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Prosciutto Bites

It’s the new pig in a blanket. Get the recipe

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Mozzarella Bites

A bite-size twist on mozzarella sticks. (Warning: Once you pop, you can’t stop.) Get the recipe

With one of these delicious recipes at the center of your Thanksgiving feast, you’re practically guaranteed a table of happy diners. We’ve covered all the bases with traditional, nontraditional, vegetarian and meat options. And a few for the kids too (hello, pasta).

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Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken with Roasted Carrots

We’re swooning over this dish from chef Jake Cohen. Get the recipe


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Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon-Herb Sauce

For big, bold flavor, marinate the steak, then serve it with a fresh herb sauce for an extra boost. Get the recipe

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Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetarians, rejoice (and meat eaters will love it too). Get the recipe


How To Carve A Turkey

This year we’re not worrying about making a big show of it. Instead, we’re resolved to just do it right. Watch our video to learn the proper way to carve a bird. Minimal mess. Zero wasted meat.

The unequivocal hero of the Thanksgiving table. These recipes are so good, they just might steal your dinner show.

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Hasselback Butternut Squash

Forget potatoes—butternut squash is about to become your new favorite side dish. Get the recipe.


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Green Bean Casserole Galette

A tasty new take on a Thanksgiving classic. Get the recipe

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Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

We’re giving the cheesy-peppery treatment to one of our favorite veggies. Get the recipe


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Stuffing Muffins

Serve portions that are just the right size. Get the recipe 

The Secret Ingredient To Make Potatoes Extra Crispy

Transform boring, mushy potatoes into a crispy, flavorful side dish with this totally unexpected secret ingredient. (Tip: Try them with extra ketchup. They’re life-changing.)

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Hasselback Potatoes

You can fill those crevices with exponentially more toppings (hello, cheddar cheese and bacon) than your average spud. Get the recipe

We’ve got something for everyone: pie lovers, chocoholics, waist watchers, double dippers. Good luck choosing just one of these beauties.

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Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

The easiest upgrade for apple pie ever? Mini mason jar apple pies. The individual portions are just the right amount, and the whole mason jar thing is way more impressive than a boring pie dish. Get the recipe

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Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. Sometimes it’s a latte. Sometimes it’s chocolate. Our espresso cheesecake is a little bit of both. It’s New York-style—extra tall and rich—and coated in a chocolate glaze. Get the recipe


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Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon-Roll Crust

That’s right. This pumpkin pie has a crust made of cinnamon rolls. You, too, can achieve rock-star status this holiday—or any day—with this easy-to-assemble treat. Get the recipe


Slow-cooker Hot Chocolate

Move over, Swiss Miss. Slow-cooker hot chocolate is what holiday dreams are made of.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

The best part: You just have to assemble it. No mixing or measuring or baking. How simple is that? Get the recipe 

The Genius And Mess-free Way To Ice A Cake

Presenting the easiest (and most Insta-worthy) way to ice a cake. We’ll give you one hint: No utensils necessary.

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Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake

News flash: There are ways to get your pumpkin fix other than pie. Take this impressive-looking pumpkin spice icebox cake. You get all the autumnal goodness you crave (layers of it, actually) and you don’t even need to turn on the oven. Get the recipe


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Dairy-Free Cheesecake

It’s rich and virtuous, without using cream cheese, butter or even flour. Get the recipe