It's the inevitable result of every Thanksgiving feast: no matter how many guests you pack around your table and no matter how much they eat, you will have leftovers. We've rounded up the 31 best recipes to transform your leftovers and make them even better than they were on turkey day.
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Many mocktails are pale imitations of the harder stuff, but we've been collecting recipes for a few favorite alcohol-free options, perfect for teetotalers or for sipping between rounds of something stronger.
Thanksgiving ultimately ends up being a day of gluttony, but the beginning of the meal shouldn't weigh your down. That's where light finger food comes into play. Ramp up your arsenal with bar bites like Old Fashioned candied pecans, stuffing-flavored chips, and spaghetti squash-pesto crostini.
In case you haven't yet found the signature Thanksgiving drink of your dreams, we wanted to offer a few more recipes for our favorites.
Why should soup be on your Thanksgiving table? Because it's a delicious, warming way to provide some textural and flavor contrast in a cream- and butter-heavy meal. We've compiled 17 soup recipes perfect for turkey day.
Left to its own devices, the traditional Thanksgiving spread of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy looks a little...brown. A salad or two is just what you need to brighten up your plate. Here are 18 to add color and crunch to your table.
This year, grace your Thanksgiving spread with appetizers and sides made from an easy and versatile ingredient: the good old onion. Earthy alliums are just right for a celebration of the year's harvest, especially if you cook them in one of these delicious preparations.
There's a smart method for serving drinks to a crowd without a ton of fiddly prep and shaking each drink by hand, and it's not a compromise when it comes to flavor. Mixing up a big batch of a special DIY mixer in advance means you're ready to pour one delicious drink after another—or you can delegate the simple task to someone else while you finish up making that green bean casserole.
Thanksgiving is essentially the one time of year to eat the celebrated dish that is stuffing (or dressing). Cubes of starch, nestled between caramelized meats, vegetables, and the occasional herb, all baked in glorious custard until crisp-edged, moist, fluffy, and delicious. That is the glory of this holiday. From a classic sausage and sage stuffing to stuffing fritters and waffles, we've got nine recipes to adorn your holiday table, absorb your gravy, and wallow in your cranberry sauce.
Green beans aren't just great for casseroles; we're fans of the snappy legume in countless iterations. Blanched in a salad! Stewed in a skillet! Roasted until crispy! They're the perfect side dish to counteract creamy mashed potatoes and sticky sweet-potato casserole. Here are 11 green bean recipes to complete your Thanksgiving table.
Many of these breads come together quickly in one bowl, and others can be prepped overnight to cut down on your work on Thanksgiving day itself. From super flaky buttermilk biscuits to sweet maple bacon bread, we have 20 recipes that will pair with whatever makes your turkey day menu.
No Thanksgiving spread is complete without one or two (or five) breath-taking pies. From classics like apple and pumpkin to over-the-top bourbon-spiked, chocolate-cut pecan pie to no-fuss, no-bake alternatives, we've got 31 recipes to cover all your bases. See them all in the slideshow!
The Starks and local weathermen can agree: Winter is coming. And in my book, there's no better antidote to cold weather than slippers and a sweatshirt with a hearty side of mac and cheese. From green chili chicken-topped to waffle-pressed, here are ten variations we love.
I'm going to be straightforward: I LOVE tacos. They're easy to make, easy to customize, and deeply, intensely satisfying. From smoked lamb barbacoa to grilled mango chili mahi-mahi, we've got 42 fillings and condiments to stuff in your tortillas.
Whether you're hosting a Halloween costume party or just sticking around the house handing out Kit-Kats, October 31st calls for a cocktail or two.
Fennel's sweet, sharp, anisey flavor pairs well with everything from citrus to cream. From refreshing salads and hearty stews to rich desserts and bright cocktails, we've got 25 recipes to make the very most out of fennel season.
A quick bread is fantastic, not only for the speed with which it can be made, but also for the rapidity with which it can be consumed. Many of these recipes come together in merely one bowl and can stand in for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. We love versatility! From pine nut pound cake with a blood orange glaze to gluten-free apple cider show, see them all in the slideshow.
Pumpkin's in season—and not just in coffee! Fall sees an overabundance of pumpkin flavored foods that don't do the fruit justice (I'm looking at you cinnamon flavored "pumpkin" cream cheese). From pumpkin scones to pumpkin pasta, we've got 27 recipes that treat it right.
Too old to go trick-or-treating? These 25 spooky desserts will keep your sweet tooth sated, sans disappointing Necco wafers.
It's whiskey o'clock soon, right? These simple cocktails call for no vermouth or liqueur: just one bottle of bourbon.