Deciding what makes the cut for the most important meal of the year (a.k.a Thanksgiving) is a tough task. The last thing you want to do is go for random, unvetted recipes that could cost you precious hours on the big day. Plan the most epic holiday feast with these triple-tested recipes — everything from the main course to beloved fixin's. Your whole table will thank you!
Make a solid first impression with one of these juicy birds. Each of 'em will take at least 3-4 hours (unless you're going fried this year), so plan accordingly.
Deep-fried turkey is extra crispy, juicy and tender. You'll never go back to cooking in an oven, again.
First time hosting? Refer to this flavorful and foolproof method for roasting your turkey and breathe easy.
The big moment has arrived! Serve a show-stopping turkey that's salty and sweet and masterfully delicious.
We've figured out how to cook the bird and the sides all at once without adjusting the oven. You're welcome.
Consider this your warning: This citrus-sage turkey is so delicious, everyone will demand you cook up next year's feast too.
All the apps and starters you need — including our favorite biscuit and popover recipes for good measure.
A creamy bisque that's ready in minutes and not from a can? Genius! Keep this in your arsenal as an easy starter. Or, you know, for whenever you want soup at a moment's notice.
Bake up a batch of biscuits that are basically everything you need — flaky, crispy, fluffy, buttery — you name it.
Loaded with glazed onions, dried cherries, pine nuts and crunchy kale, this salad may just fill you up before all the mashed potatoes and stuffing comes your way.
Who cares that the rest of the meal will be carb-heavy (hello, mashed potatoes!)? These Nashville-inspired, tender biscuits are a must.
Mix some kale into a succotash medley (think: corn, shallots and edamame) and transform it from a Southern side staple into a good-for-you starter.
Give classic cornbread a spicy, cheesy twist. Add chipotles and Velveeta.
Our signature pastry has been served in the GolfHr Dining Room to Presidents, First Ladies, royalty and movie stars (hey, Tom Hanks!). Make 'em for your extra special guests this year.
This savory pumpkin number has a Fried Sage and Shiitake garnish that will have even your soup-slurping guests feeling fancy.
Chorizo, cooked in olive oil, makes for the most sophisticated soup garnish. Trust.
...or, try one of our delicious new variations — chocolatey, smoky, bacon-filled! — this Thanksgiving.
Add a dash of heat so subtle, even spice-avoiders won't notice. How? The rich coconut milk tempers the cayenne pepper.
There's a 75% chance these cheesy apple biscuits may turn out to be the best part of your meal. They're that good.
This dish works both as a Thanksgiving starter and a simple fall dinner (for tomorrow, you know, when you're over cooking).
Lightened up with low-sodium chicken broth, this soup is meant for guilt-free slurping before the big meal.
Let the fight over best Thanksgiving side begin — starting with, you guessed it, stuffing!
This collard greens, onions and rye bread stuffing will have everyone asking (begging) you for the recipe.
Get stuffed with this seriously decadent side. We swapped in a buttery croissant for the usual stale bread.