Thanksgiving is one of the holidays where tradition and ritual take precedence over innovation. When you gather with family and friends this year, offer the dishes they love from our collection of crowd-pleasing menus.
A Traditional ThanksgivingThe star of this meal is the Brined Maple Turkey with Cream Gravy. And, in addition to sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, and Brussels sprouts, there are two decadent desserts: Pecan and Date Pie and Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze. Don't worry about making up your mind which is better–just make them both!
Holiday TraditionsThis mix-and-match menu offers two choices for the entrée: Orange-Sage Roasted Turkey or Rosemary-and-Garlic-Studded Leg of Lamb. All of the side dishes pair perfectly with both main dishes, and the Pumpkin Cheesecake is a glorious finale to the Thanksgiving meal.
An Elegant Thanksgiving FeastThis elegantly simple dinner features Cooking Light's Ultimate Roasted Turkey, a luxurious appetizer soup, and mushroom strudel as the side dish. In keeping with a trend of bite-size desserts, the sweet touch for the meal is Mini-Mocha-Toffee Crunch Cheesecakes.
A Traditional Harvest FeastAutumn is harvest time, so make the most of the season's fresh produce with this garden-inspired menu featuring spinach, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, apples, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin.
A Classic ThanksgivingThanksgiving may not be the time to leave tradition behind, but you can at least make your family's holiday favorites a little bit lighter. No one will be disappointed when they're dining on turkey with gravy and fruited stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry relish and a spiced pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving with FriendsA traditional holiday meal of turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberries and a pumpkin dessert is easy when everyone pitches in to help. Spending time together in kitchen is part of the fun of the day.
Turkey with Traditional TrimmingsIf you're a traditionalist, you'll love this menu that serves 8 to 10 folks. It's what you want for Thanksgiving: roast turkey, cranberry relish, oyster dressing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
The Perfect Holiday Turkey DinnerIf you're having a large crowd for Thanksgiving, you can't go wrong with dressed-up holiday classics such as Lemon-Sage Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy, Sausage-and-Herb Dressing, Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes, and Spirited Cranberry-Apricot Sauce. Since the menu serves 12, there are other options for side dishes including mashed potatoes, green beans, and homemade rolls.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner MenuTurkey and all the usual trimmings make up this filling Thanksgiving feast.
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving MenuMake-ahead dishes make celebrating Thanksgiving even easier. Get our menu of make-ahead recipes, plus a week-long gameplan to make this the most stress-free Thanksgiving ever.
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Thanksgiving for the NoviceThis classic menu for 12 is perfect for the first-time Thanksgiving hostess.