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.
Mini Vegetable Frittatas
This is a festive-looking appetizer with flecks of green and red from the veggies.
Roasted Garlic and Sage Pocket Rolls
Roasted Garlic and Sage Pocket Rolls Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes for your and your family.
Onion Foccacia Bread Bites
Cut this bread into bite-size squares for an appetizer, or into sandwich-size rectangles for a nice accompaniment to dinner.
Amish Wheat Bread
This Amish white bread recipe has been converted to a bread machine and made a bit more healthful.
This unique pairing of basil and bread makes for the perfect starter or accompaniment.
Pumpkin Challah Bread
Pumpkin Challah Bread Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes for your and your family.
Cranberry Walnut Bread
This sweet bread gets tangy flavor from cranberries -- fresh or dried.
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.
Green Bean Casserole
Bake a lighter green bean casserole by using fat-free sour cream, and reduced-fat cheddar cheese and crackers.
You don't need to get your blender dirty to make this applesauce; you just need a potato masher and a little elbow grease.
Spinach and Mushroom Bake
This veggie-loaded quiche is great as a side dish or for brunch.
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.
Slow Cook Merlot & Onion Roast
Use a slow cooker to make your favorite beef cut in a blanket of French onion soup, Merlot wine, and fresh garlic cloves.
Caramelized Onion Lasagna
This unusual lasagna with portobello mushrooms, sweet onions, spinach and Gorgonzola cheese has a rich, complex flavor.
Pork Roast with Spicy Maple Glaze
Transform ordinary pork roast with a spicy maple glaze using simple ingredients like pancake syrup and Dijon mustard.
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!
Ground cinnamon, maple syrup, and chopped pecans couldn't be better suited for apples. The perfect treat for fall.
Grand Marnier Fudge
Orange with chocolate is a flavor combination made in heaven.