Follow This Menu to Host the Best Thanksgiving Ever

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!

 Appetizer: Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers

 

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Put these fun and easy-to-make appetizers out as a slightly spicy snack before the main courses hit the table.

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 Appetizer: Country Corn

 

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Southern grandmas made this home-style favorite all the time. Your guests are sure to gobble it up. Pair your meal with these mouthwatering Thanksgiving side dishes.

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 Side Dish: Holiday Green Bean Bake

 

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Ham and potatoes make a plain green bean bake spectacular! Make sure you read up on these etiquette tips for both hosts and guests this holiday.

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 Side Dish: Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

 

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If you can't decide what kind of potatoes to serve, reach for this recipe, which blends both red and sweet potatoes. Follow this low-stress game plan to get ready for the big day.

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 Side Dish: Marinated Asparagus Salad

 

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This simple side accompanies your holiday menu perfectly, and saves you time. Follow these tips to keep your sanity if you're the host of thanksgiving this year.

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Side Dish: Crustless Mushroom Spinach Tart 

 

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Special side dishes like this that are so easy to prepare. This one is great served alongside any roasted meat. Make sure you never discuss these things at Thanksgiving dinner.

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 Main Dish: Holiday Roast Turkey With Old-Fashioned Corn Bread Stuffing

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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: Turkey Gravy

 

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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

 

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Surprise your guests by pairing your turkey with this special dressing with a hint of orange.

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Drink: Hot Cranberry Cider

 

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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

 

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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 Cheese Crumb Pie

 

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This recipe cleverly combines cheesecake and cranberry pie in one fantastic dessert. Make it a day ahead for added convenience.

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