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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

INGREDIENTS, INSTRUCTIONS, AND RESOURCES

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or were asked to bring a dish, we’ve got you covered with some of our top Thanksgiving recipes. Or, if you prefer someone else do all the cooking, we’ve gathered a list of places offering purchased meals. 
  
Turkey
     

TURKEY

With 2,900 5-star reviews, this is one of the top, no-fuss turkey recipes that packs both flavor and juiciness.
  

INGREDIENTS
   

  • 1 12–20 pound turkey
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 apple (your favorite), quartered
  • 0.75 ounce container fresh rosemary
  • 0.75 ounce container fresh thyme
  • 0.75 ounce container fresh sage 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE HERB BUTTER

 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6–8 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly chopped herbs

 Turkey Cooking Instructions
  
Mash potatoes
  

MASHED POTATOES

With nearly 2,000 reviews and a 4.9-star rating, this ultimate mashed potato recipe boasts tons of flavor.
  

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed, cold
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Chive, finely chopped, for garnish

Mashed Potatoes Cooking Instructions
   
Stuffing
      

STUFFING

This 5-star stuffing recipe has more than 3,000 reviews. With golden, crunchy edges and a soft inside, it’s full of flavor that will go perfectly with your turkey. 
  

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 18–24 ounces bread cubes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups diced sweet onion
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 large eggs
  • Mixture of fresh herbs for sprinkling on top

Stuffing Cooking Instructions  

 

Yams
   

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

With nearly 4,000 ratings and an average of 4.8 stars, this baked sweet potato casserole with a pecan topping will have you coming back for seconds.
  

INGREDIENTS
   

  • 4 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pecan Topping
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sweet Potato Casserole Cooking Instructions

 

Mac-n-Cheese
      

MAC AND CHEESE

Almost 2,000 voters give this recipe 4.8 stars, due to its combination of cheese and creamy deliciousness. 
   

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 pound dried elbow pasta
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2-1/2 cups half and half
  • 4 cups shredded medium sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Mac and Cheese Cooking Instructions
   
Pumpkin pie
      

PUMPKIN PIE

It’s not Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie for dessert, and this 5-star recipe is sure to be a hit. 
   

INGREDIENTS
   

  • 1 9-inch homemade pie crust or deep-dish frozen pie crust shell (thawed)
  • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups evaporated milk

Pumpkin Pie Cooking Instructions
      

WHERE TO ORDER A THANKSGIVING MEAL

If you don’t know how to cook, don't have time to cook, or simply want to purchase a complete Thanksgiving dinner, here are a few places you can call:
   

Bob Evans offers a Thanksgiving Farmhouse Feast, which serves four people and includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, rolls, and pumpkin pie. 
      

Cracker Barrel has a Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal that feeds up to 10 people and comes with turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, your choice of sides, sweet rolls, a pumpkin pie, and a pecan pie. 
  

Harry & David makes a Gourmet Turkey Feast kit that arrives frozen and must thaw before reheating, but includes a roasted turkey, one appetizer assortment, two sides, one garnish, and one dessert.
   

Omaha Steaks has a meal you can order with a pre-brined turkey rubbed with brown sugar and honey, three sides, a dessert, and a free bonus item (turkey or ham). 
   

Boston Market typically has a holiday package that feeds up to 12 people. Past offerings included a roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and dinner rolls.