The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving isn't the same without family favorites like mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, and (mmm!) pie. For this menu, we selected our most-loved Thanksgiving recipes to help you prepare a delicious dinner from start to finish!

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Appetizer: Over-Stuffed Onions
The mild, sweet onion varieties, like Vidaliaand Walla Walla, are ideal in this dish, where they are stuffed with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
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Appetizer: Southern Fried Corn
Southern grandmas made this home-style favorite with cream, but this more healthful version uses canned evaporated skimmed milk to create the same wonderful flavor.
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Side Dish: Holiday Green Bean Bake
Ham and a blend of seasonings make a plain green bean bake spectacular!
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Side Dish: Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes
If you can't decide what kind of potatoes to serve, reach for this recipe, which blends both red and sweet potatoes.
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Side Dish: Marinated Asparagus Salad
This simple side accompanies your holiday menu perfectly, and saves you time.
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Side Dish: Baked Mushrooms With Spinach
Special side dishes like this that are so easy to prepare. This one is great served alongside any roasted meat.
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Main Dish: Holiday Roast Turkey With Old-Fashioned Corn Bread Stuffing

This holiday meal is as traditional as it gets. Turkey is filled with a delicious corn bread stuffing and served with gravy.
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Main Dish: Fruit-Glazed Turkey
An occasion as special as Thanksgiving calls for a show-stopping entree. Make your turkey a star this year.
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Sauces and Dressings: 2-Step Cranberry Relish
This baked cranberry compote couldn't be easier to prepare and tastes terrific on top of sliced Thanksgiving turkey.
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Sauces and Dressings: Smith's Southern Gravy
Gravy separates good cooks from great ones, says Florida native Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey's chef. 'It can't be hurried,' he says. 'That's the only way you get all the flavor, all the soul.' Make sure to include this gravy recipe in your holiday menu this season.
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Sauces and Dressings: Savory Orange Dressing
Surprise your guests by pairing your turkey with this special dressing with a hint of orange.
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Drink: Hot Cranberry Cider
The addition of cranberry juice gives this cider lots of flavor and a fun holiday color.
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Dessert: No-Bake Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust
Around the winter holidays, when the kitchen gets so busy, you'll really appreciate this recipe for a quick-fix dessert that's packed with beta-carotene and fiber.
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Dessert: Cranberry Cream Pie
This recipe cleverly combines cheesecake and cranberry pie in one fantastic dessert. Make it a day ahead for added convenience.
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