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 1736
Stuffed with vegetables, this juicy turkey is perfect for Thanksgiving.

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 278
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 1084
This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.
By Jan

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 684
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 2590
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

Dry Brine Turkey

Rating: 5 stars 18
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 879
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 27
Wonderful cranberry sauce!

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 2574
Creamy, cheesy sauce, tender noodles, and a buttered bread crumb topping.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook a Turkey
How big of a turkey should I buy? Why brine? Do I spatchcock? Get answers!
15 Thanksgiving Breads and Rolls
Complete your festive Thanksgiving menu with cornbread, dinner rolls, biscuits, and more.
The Best Banana Pudding
Rating: 4.5 stars 1092

No-cook banana pudding made with instant vanilla pudding mix, condensed milk and whipped topping.