Plan the perfect Thanksgiving menu with our tried-and-true recipes, from the cranberry relish to the dressing to the pumpkin pie. Our smorgasbord of sides, desserts and best-ever turkey tips will make your Thanksgiving dinner a stellar success.
Chocolate Walnut Cream Cake
With ground almonds and walnuts and breadcrumbs instead of flour, this cake is topped with a luscious buttercream frosting. Use gluten-free bread for a gluten-free cake.
Creamy Seafood Newburg
This creamy rich, decadent first course from The Brandywine Inn in Monroe, Ohio, is best in small amounts for special occasions.
Vanilla Parsnip Puree
Sweet parsnips and musky vanilla pair beautifully in this side dish from Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder, Colo.
Spice-Scented Cranberry Sauce
Ginger, allspice and cinnamon boost the flavor of this holiday cranberry sauce.
Brie- and Basil-Stuffed Turkey Breasts
Tender turkey wrapped around brie, fresh basil and thinly sliced prosciutto makes for a delicious holiday dinner.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices
These low-calorie, low-fat sweet potatoes are easy to prepare. The seeds add crunch as well as spice.
Cornbread, Apricot and Cranberry Dressing from Weight Watcher’s
This Weight Watcher’s dressing recipe has a PointsPlus value of 4.
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Turkey
Fresh lemon and garlic bring out the full flavor in this traditional turkey recipe.
Duckie’s Boozy Cranberry Sauce
Plan ahead and buy several packages of fresh cranberries around Thanksgiving and freeze for cranberry dishes later in the year.
Smoked Oyster and Pecan Stuffing
This rich and flavorful stuffing is a classic accompaniment to a turkey dinner.
The Greenbrier’s Peppered Maple Turkey Breast
Since this uses just the turkey breast, this recipe is perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner if none of your family members or guests like dark meat.
Grilled Whole Turkey with Lime
Make this turkey for Thanksgiving and free up your oven for all the other side dishes that need to be baked.