All the Recipes You Need for a Killer Thanksgiving Dinner

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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

It's officially Thanksgiving crunch time. Deep breaths, no need to panic. We've got you covered with menus, planning tips, and shopping lists; taste tests of Thanksgiving supermarket staples; and plenty of features to peruse while the turkey's in the oven. But most of all, what we've got in true over-the-top, Thanksgiving style are recipes. Turkeys smoked, roasted, and cooked sous-vide; side dishes of all stripes; dozens of pies, cookies and cakes. You can visit the whole guide or jump straight to a topic from the list below!

Main Courses

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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

From a classic roast turkey to the ultimate vegan roast, we've got dozens of crowd-pleasing mains for your Thanksgiving table.

  • Turkey prep and recipes
  • Turkey alternatives

Side Dishes

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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Creamy, cheesy, gooey Brussels sprout gratin, the best mashed sweet potatoes, seriously delicious stuffing waffles, and everything in between.

  • Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes and squash
  • Potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Green beans
  • Stuffing
  • Bread and rolls
  • Onions
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Gravy
  • Additional side dishes

Desserts

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Lauren Weisenthal

Because your dinner deserves a sweet finish: rustic pies, a no-bake cheesecake, and beyond!

  • Pies
  • Cookies, cakes, and beyond

Drinks

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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Our complete guide to Thanksgiving beer pairings, cocktail party planning tips, and alcohol-free options for guests of all ages.

  • Beer and cider recommendations
  • Cocktails
  • Wine pairings