Pulling off a Thanksgiving feast can be a challenge, so I always turn to my best Thanksgiving recipes and cooking tips to make it a success!
We’re in the final stretch before feast day arrives! Cooking an entire Thanksgiving feast used to give me heart palpitations and cause me to break out in a cold sweat. How long do I cook the turkey? Do I serve homemade cranberry sauce, or turn to the canned stuff? And what about the gravy – the most important part of the feast (at least in my family)?
After many years of pulling off holiday meals and my share of disasters (turkey still frozen on the morning of the big day!), I finally have a list of my best Thanksgiving recipes and cooking tips to share with you. Perfectly cooked, golden brown turkey; lump-free and seasoned gravy; creamy mashed potatoes; and a bird carved so that it doesn’t look as though it’s been torn apart, limb by limb, caveman-style.
There’s a little bit of everything here, from the main event (the turkey, of course) to healthy sides, decadent sides and even a fantastic Slow Cooker Apple Cider that’s not to be missed!
Let’s dive into My Best Thanksgiving Recipes & Cooking Tips:
Happy feasting, everyone!
For the recipe => Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter & Roasted Shallots (This is the roasting pan I use, but this handles on this version are better than the one I have.)
How to Make Turkey Gravy: Recipe & Troubleshooting (I’ve had several people ask about our china set, pictured here. We’ve had it since we were married and absolutely adore the pattern. Here’s the link.)
For the recipe => Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios, Cranberries & Parmesan
For the recipe => Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Pecan Streusel
For the recipe => Slow Cooker Apple & Cranberry with Orange & Crystallized Ginger
For the recipe => Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, Mushrooms & Herbs
For the recipe => How to Carve a Turkey
For the recipe => Savory Bread Stuffing with Herbs & Sausage
For the recipe => Light Mashed Potatoes with Kale & Goat Cheese
For the recipe => Whole Wheat Stuffing with Dried Cherries & Pecans
For the recipe => Apple Upside-Down Biscuits
For the recipe => Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese Breadcrumbs
For the recipe => Cinnamon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds
Wishing all of my American family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!