31 Foolproof Thanksgiving recipes

Nov 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. ET

We have more access to recipes, creativity and mealtime inspirations now more than ever before, and we're exploding with holiday recipe ideas to share with you. But who has the time for some of those crazy crafty meals?!

From healthy and low-cal, to supremely indulgent, we've rounded up some of our favorite easy, stress-free holiday recipes that are sure to please palates all around the table this year. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays, and the most decadent Thanksgiving meal… bon appétit!



As you make the finishing touches to your holiday meal, hold your guests over with these festive bites!

Fool-proof Thanksgiving recipes: Appetizers


Main Dishes

From creative ways to prepare your bird, to a hearty alternative for those who have already had their share of turkey, here are several main dish ideas that are sure to please. Plus: Don't forget the gravy… we have a no-fail recipe for the best gravy ever!

Fool-proof Thanksgiving recipes: Main Dishes


Side Dishes

Wow your guests with these vibrant side dish ideas. From sweet to spicy, we have a healthy variety to please all ages!

Fool-proof Thanksgiving recipes: Side Dishes



End the meal with a bite they'll remember. From a bourbon-infused dish that's to die for, to a tasty pumpkin roll so easy that you'll make it for years to come, we share some of our favorites here.

Fool-proof Thanksgiving recipes: Desserts



Cheers to a year of family, friends and gratitude (and also to these killer cocktails, of course! ). Offer a featured drink alongside your wine and beer selections, and keep the celebrations flowing.

Fool-proof Thanksgiving recipes

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