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.
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.
Glazed Squash with Walnuts and Thyme
With fall and winter written all over this seasonal recipe, this smart choice uses 86% less saturated fat than a typical mashed winter squash recipe.
Blueberry and Cranberry Relish
Use this sauce as a side for holiday dinners, over vanilla ice cream or on a turkey sandwich.
Honey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this sweet potato side is lighter than the traditional casserole.
Butter Pecan Cake
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans. To prepare cake, beat butter in mixer bowl on high speed. Add sugar, beat…
As one of the great compliments to any fall or winter meal, this lower saturated fat and calorie version of stuffing provides a delicious option for cooks. “Use a really tasty whole wheat bread,” suggests creator Mollie Katzen, “The better the bread, the better the result!”
Squash with Walnuts and Thyme
Enjoy this seasonal favorite without any of the excess fat and calories
Smart Endive and Walnut Appetizers
These leafy green specialties serve as a sophisticated appetizer.
Curry Pumpkin and Walnut Soup
This creamy soup is perfect for a crisp fall night or as a hearty starter at your next gathering.
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Walnut-Apple Basmati Pilaf
Acorn squash was meant to be stuffed. It’s filled here with basmati rice, caramelized onions, garlic, walnuts, apples and dried cherries. Put this on a plate, and your dinner companions will feel, if not like royalty, then at least very well cared for.
In a small bowl, cover the raisins with water and let sit 1 minute then drain. Let the raisins stand for 30 minutes, to absorb…
Cranberry Macadamia Nut Stuffing
A perfect toasted bread stuffing to serve with roast turkey or pork.