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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving is a day to spend with loved ones and honor traditions. The following recipes are effortless versions of your favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes!

Classic Pumpkin Pie

It’s just not Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie! This classic recipe comes from my grandma and has been a holiday tradition in my family for generations. Don’t forget a big dollop of fresh whipped cream on top!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Maple-Granola Apple Crisp

A traditional apple crisp is taken to a whole new level with granola and a hint of maple syrup. I like to serve it with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cran-Raspberry Sauce

No need to reach for the can, this cranberry sauce is quick and easy. The secret is in the Cran-Raspberry juice and a hint of orange zest. Best part is, the sauce can be made early in the week of Thanksgiving and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Apple-Celery Stuffing

Apples and celery give this stuffing flavor, while corn flakes cereal gives it a nice crunch!

 
 
 
 
 
 

3-Way Cloverleaf Rolls

It can be so difficult to decide what kind of rolls to make at Thanksgiving. Some people like white, others whole wheat and then there is always corn. How do you choose? With this recipe you get the best of all three! These 3-way Cloverleaf Rolls are a Thanksgiving triple threat!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Orange-Ginger Carrots

The aroma of these glazed carrots is simply intoxicating! Orange and ginger highlight the carrots, and a sprinkle of parsley adds a burst of color.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rosemary Lemon Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

Green beans are one of my favorite veggies and with toasted almonds, rosemary and a hint of lemon, they become a stellar side dish for any Thanksgiving feast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Basic Pan Turkey Gravy

You can’t have turkey and mashed potatoes without gravy! This basic recipe can be made in minutes while the turkey is resting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

I have been known to take seconds (ok, maybe thirds…) of these creamy mashed potatoes. The secret is the cream cheese!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without a perfectly cooked, golden turkey to take center stage. Better Recipes even offers step-by-step instructions on "How to Cook a Turkey!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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