Recipes

Staff Picks

Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
Thanksgiving isn't complete without a homemade sweet potato casserole. Top this lightened version of a basic sweet potato casserole recipe with both marshmallows and toasted pecans. Need more Thanksgiving side dish ideas? Check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide.
By Alison Ashton

Easy Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars 365
What could be a more perfect ending to a summertime meal than easy peach cobbler? Savor the flavors of summer with sliced fresh peaches cooking away with butter and spices. The topping can made from pantry ingredients you have on hand and peaches can easily be substituted with any fruit you have depending on the time of year. The tang of the lemon juice paired with the sweetness of the peaches is perfectly balanced with the crisp topping. Want to make dessert even better? A dollop of fresh whipped cream or cold vanilla ice cream truly makes it the perfect way to end a summer night.

Classic Roast Turkey

This traditional roasted turkey is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas family dinners.

The Classic Burger

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Sink your teeth into a delicious restaurant-style, hamburger recipe made from lean beef. Skip the prepackaged patties and take the extra time to craft up your own, and that little extra effort will be worth it. To make cheeseburgers, about 1 minute before burgers are done, top with sliced cheese; continue cooking until cheese begins to melt.
By Linda Lau Anusasananan

Easy Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Look no further for the ultimate, easy chili recipe. You may think you know how to make chili, but our homemade chili recipe is a gamechanger. With just a push of a button, your weekday dinner is taken care of as the chili cooks away in the slow-cooker. Add chili to your next barbeque to top grilled sausages for an upgraded version of chili dogs. You can easily substitute ground turkey instead of beef for a lighter option and the rest of the ingredients should already be stocked away in your pantry. To top the hot, spicy chili, add shredded Cheddar cheese and corn chips for extra flavor and texture. To go beyond our favorite classic recipe, find more chili recipes here

Smoked Turkey Breast

Rating: 5 stars 11
Smoked Turkey Breast is a winning choice for your Thanksgiving table or any dining occasion. This turkey breast is bursting with smoky flavor, incredibly moist, and super tender too.
By Mary Catherine and Drew Curren

Pan-Seared Strip Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
This fantastic strip steak is the perfect dinner for date night or any special occasion that deserves something extra delicious on the table. A little butter adds richness and keeps the leaner-than-usual beef moist without adding much in the way of total fat. Don't know how to cook steak on the stove? No worries! Not only is this one of our best steak recipes, it's incredibly easy. However, a word of caution: This recipe is smoky! Keep your exhaust fan on high or cook in a skillet on a hot outdoor grill.
By Robin Bashinsky

Granny's Cornbread Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
No holiday table is complete without a dish of this classic cornbread dressing. 
By Susan Butterworth , Harper, TX

Warm Cinnamon Apples

Rating: 5 stars 19
This simple spiced apples recipe is perfect for so many applications. The tender, brown sugar-sweetened fruit slices are great served at breakfast, make for a warm and tasty side dish (especially for kiddos), are the ideal flavor complement spooned over pork chops or a pork loin, and are an amazing seasonal addition to a bowl of vanilla ice cream. If you can't find McIntosh apples, substitute another baking apple such as Rome or Gala; or to change things up, try a crisp, tart green apple such as Granny Smith.
By Betty Adams, Fort Payne, Alabama

Quick and Easy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Here's a fast, efficient way to cook green beans (and other vegetables), eliminating the fuss of bringing a large pot of water to a boil or draining the veggies. (Cost for 4: $1.12)
By Robin Bashinsky

Dark Chocolate Sablés

Rating: 3 stars 5
These French sugar cookies have a slightly crumbly texture ("sablé” means "sandy") and loads of chocolate flavor. The recipe makes a lot of cookies--ideal for a cookie exchange.

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 57
Give up the box mix because making Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese from scratch is easier than you think.
By Stewart Gordon, Charleston, South Carolina
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Serve stuffed potatoes for an easy meal the whole family will love.

Apple Cider-Brined Turkey with Savory Herb Gravy

Rating: 5 stars
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This turkey is a pleasure to offer on your table. It's incredibly moist and flavorful, and it received our highest Test Kitchens rating. Brining is an overnight process, so if you're using a frozen turkey, be sure to thaw it well in advance. Choose turkey-sized plastic oven bags for brining the turkey. Use two bags to prevent brine from leaking, and place the turkey in a large stockpot as another precaution. This recipe goes with Savory Herb Gravy.