Plan your Thanksgiving feast using these comforting and delicious seasonal recipes from Food & Wine magazine.
Roasted Beer-Brined Turkey with Onion Gravy and BaconLooking for a flavor-packed Thanksgiving entrée? This tasty turkey will be a definite crowd-pleaser. Adding Guinness, or any dark beer, to the brine gives the turkey a toasty flavor and helps give the skin a dark brown color.
Herbed Turkey Two WaysBi-Rite owner Sam Mogannam, who always uses a heritage-breed turkey, cooks the white and dark meats separately to prevent the breast from drying out before the tougher leg meat is fully cooked.
Butternut Squash-Chicken Pan-RoastLess time in the kitchen means more time with the family. In this supereasy one-pot recipe, all you do is set chicken on top of a mix of squash, apples and sage and roast it. Without compromising flavor for simplicity, this recipe is a Thanksgiving dinner winner.
Smoky Glazed Ham with Red Pepper JellyTo simplify prep time, you can make the sweet-sticky glaze and the spicy pepper jelly a few days in advance. All you have to do on Thanksgiving day is bake the ham!
Garlicky Potatoes, Green Beans and CauliflowerCreate a simple side dish with just three key ingredients—potatoes, green beans, and cauliflower. Family and friends will love the flavor and you'll praise the convenience.
Sausage-and-Bread StuffingIt's hard to resist a hearty helping of stuffing on Thanksgiving day, especially one that's filled with turkey sausage, bread, carrots, onions and spices.
Sweet Potatoes with Curried Puffed GrainsA homemade curry mix—using store-bought ingredients like puffed rice, wheat, corn and—becomes the crisp, playful topping on these easy twice-baked sweet potatoes.
The Cheesiest Mashed PotatoesThanksgiving dinner is just not complete without a hearty helping of mashed potatoes. These spuds definitely don't disappoint with gobs of cheesy goodness packed into their creamy consistency.
Almond-Milk Creamed SpinachThis creamed spinach is so silky and light that you won't miss the cream and the crunchy bread crumb topping is a fantastic addition.
Butternut Squash Basmati RiceAdding butternut squash and spices is a lovely way to jazz up traditional rice and make it a memorable Thanksgiving side dish.
Sausage, Apple and Cranberry-Nut-Bread DressingDressing is a beloved and delicious Thanksgiving side dish, making this recipe an instant go-to. Using a dried-fruit-and-nut bread in this classic sausage-apple dressing is a super shortcut.
Parker House Rolls Topped with Cheddar and Old BayThese fluffy, buttery rolls get an upgrade with sprinkles of Old Bay seasoning and lots of cheddar cheese. The classic dinner roll just became irresistable.
Double-Crust Apple PieApple pie is literally a Thanksgiving must-have. Use a mix of Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious apples for this iconic dessert.
Milk-Chocolate-Frosted Layer CakeThe chocoholics in your family will be going crazy for this cake. The ultracreamy icing, which is almost like a milk-chocolate ganache, gets spread liberally over layers of light, delicate, cocoa-flavored cake.
Pecan Pie with Candied Ginger and RumMinced candied ginger and a splash of rum add bold flavor to the filling of this pecan pie recipe.