Thanksgiving Recipes Directory
Preparing a delicious, memorable Thanksgiving dinner has never been easier. Use this comprehensive roundup of recipes to give your guests a thoughtful, health-conscious meal, and use our cooking tips to keep your kitchen stress-free.
A Vegetarian Thanksgiving
Get ideas for a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal.
Fish for Thanksgiving? How to Make It
Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.
3 Ways to Cook Butternut Squash
Let this versatile winter squash hold court at your table this season with our three unusual recipes.
Turkey Advice: Defrosting, Cooking Time, Leaving Food Out, and More
WebMD has the facts about your Thanksgiving turkey, from how long to cook it to how long it can sit out. Get prepared for the holiday with our turkey-cooking tips.
Beyond Thanksgiving: A Week of Healthy Meals and Recipes
At Thanksgiving, most of the excitement is focused on the big day, but there's actually a whole week of potential meals with visiting friends and family.
Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks
Thanksgiving preparations always seems to come down to the wire. Ease your annual stress level with these suggestions for dressing up store-bought products.
Safeguard Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving dinner usually ends with a lot of leftovers for days. To keep your food fresh and your stomach happy, be sure to follow the 2-2-4 formula for reusing leftovers.
Drinks & Starters
Spice-Roasted Almonds Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes for your and your family.
Herb Pinwheel Rolls
These herb rolls complement any dinner, from Sunday roast to Thanksgiving to meatloaf Mondays.
Quick Garlic & Herb Crescent Rolls
No need to butter these quick garlic-herb rolls; they taste great all by themselves.
Who doesn't love cheese balls for the holidays? This version is lower in calories and saturated fat, but still oh-so-tasty.
Cranberry Walnut Bread
This sweet bread gets tangy flavor from cranberries -- fresh or dried.
Pumpkin Challah Bread
Pumpkin Challah Bread Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes for your and your family.
This unique pairing of basil and bread makes for the perfect starter or accompaniment.
Amish Wheat Bread
This Amish white bread recipe has been converted to a bread machine and made a bit more healthful.
Sauces & Dressings
Rubs & Marinades
Brussels Sprouts Sautéed with Pecans and Shallots
This dish is easier than you'd expect, and it looks interesting and elegant on a holiday table.
Swiss Chard Italian Wraps
Swiss chard wraps are filled with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs, and a quick broil warms them to perfection.
Wild Rice with Sun Dried Tomatoes
Plain wild rice gets an extra zing with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, pine nuts and parsley.
Vegetables With a Touch of Lemon
Give zest to broccoli and cauliflower by adding lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil and fresh chopped parsley.
Thanksgiving Main Courses: From Turkey to Pumpkin Cannelloni
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares her recipes for grilled, herb-rubbed turkey breast; turkey pot pie; and pumpkin cannelloni.
Sweet 'N' Sour Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs with sweet-and-sour tang make an appetizer that will get any party going.
Halibut with Herbs and Capers
Recipe of Halibut with Herbs & Capers
Turkey Fettuccini Alfredo
Amp up the protein in fettuccine Alfredo by adding turkey and light cream cheese.
Sweet Potato Praline Pie
Praline pie -- with sweet potatoes, warm spices, and even a dash of coffee flavor -- is a fall favorite.
Light and Easy Pumpkin Custard Pie
Don't skip dessert on Thanksgiving Day -- opt for this lower-calorie pumpkin custard pie instead!
White Chocolate-Cranberry Coffee Cake
You can have your coffee cake and eat it, too, with a dose of antioxidants from good-for-you cranberries.
Pennsylvania Dutch Pumpkin Cake
This pumpkin cake packs unique ingredients, such as maple syrup, to create a delicious dessert perfect for the fall season.
To Your Health
Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress-Get started
The holidays can be a joyful time,offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. But they can also be stressful. You may feel pressure to buy and give gifts. Maybe you are worried about money. The holidays can also be hectic. There never seems to be enough time to get things done. Think about the kinds of events that trigger stress for you during the holidays. Then you can focus ...
Healthy Holiday Food and Diet Tips
Try these 10 tips to reduce calories at holiday parties. Get ideas for low-cal
10 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving
With a little know-how, you can enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast -- and the only thing that will be stuffed is the turkey!