Thanksgiving Recipes from Food & Wine

Plan your Thanksgiving feast using these comforting and delicious seasonal recipes from Food & Wine magazine.

  • Roasted Beer-Brined Turkey with Onion Gravy and Bacon
    Photo: Christina Holmes

    Roasted Beer-Brined Turkey with Onion Gravy and Bacon

    Looking 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 Ways
    Quentin Bacon

    Herbed Turkey Two Ways

    Bi-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-Roast
    Photo: Christina Holmes

    Butternut Squash-Chicken Pan-Roast

    Less 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 Jelly
    Photo: John Kernick

    Smoky Glazed Ham with Red Pepper Jelly

    To 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 Cauliflower
    Photo: Con Poulos

    Garlicky Potatoes, Green Beans and Cauliflower

    Create 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 Stuffing
    David Malosh

    Sausage-and-Bread Stuffing

    It'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 Grains
    Photo: Andrew Purcell

    Sweet Potatoes with Curried Puffed Grains

    A 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 Potatoes
    Photo: Andrew Purcell

    The Cheesiest Mashed Potatoes

    Thanksgiving 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 Spinach
    Photo: Christina Holmes

    Almond-Milk Creamed Spinach

    This 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 Rice
    Photo: Jonny Valiant

    Butternut Squash Basmati Rice

    Adding 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 Dressing
    Photo: Christina Holmes

    Sausage, Apple and Cranberry-Nut-Bread Dressing

    Dressing 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 Bay
    Photo: John Kernick

    Parker House Rolls Topped with Cheddar and Old Bay

    These 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 Pie
    Photo: © Tina Rupp

    Double-Crust Apple Pie

    Apple 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 Cake
    Photo: © Con Poulos

    Milk-Chocolate-Frosted Layer Cake

    The 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 Rum
    Photo: John Kernick

    Pecan Pie with Candied Ginger and Rum

    Minced candied ginger and a splash of rum add bold flavor to the filling of this pecan pie recipe.
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