Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include recipes that can be prepared the day before or up to six months ahead of the holiday.View Slideshow
You'd never guess that these filling Thanksgiving recipes are low in fat and calories. With main dishes less than 400 calories, these healthy recipes won't weigh you down so you can indulge in that extra slice of dessert without the holiday remorse.
Upgrade your mashed potatoes this holiday season. Yukon gold potatoes blend with blue cheese and garlic in this five-ingredient side dish that is ready to serve in just 30 minutes.
Marmalade and orange peel lend a citrusy twist on traditional roast turkey. Omit the stuffing and pair with roasted root vegetables and homemade giblet gravy for a hearty but healthy Thanksgiving dinner.
The seasonal flavors of dates, maple syrup, and crisp apples pack this crunchy crisp with flavor and create a healthy dessert recipe. Pair with low-fat vanilla yogurt for an extra layer of deliciousness.
A holiday favorite, this green bean casserole recipe has all the creamy texture we love for only 120 calories. Golden bread crumbs add crunch to this colorful, pimiento-topped menu item.
Simple ingredients star in this easy-to-make appetizer recipe. Slow-baked cherry tomatoes, garlic, and mint are perfect for slathering onto toasted bread with your favorite cheese. And at less than 200 calories, you won't feel guilty with a slice of holiday pie for dessert.
Despite its name, this dish won’t leave you feeling stuffed. Shredded carrots and fresh shiitake mushrooms combine for a side that is low in fat but high in flavor. Choose to serve today or make ahead and chill for up to 24 hours.
Warm up with this simple five-ingredient apple cider recipe that is ready in just 10 minutes. Take the recipe from simple to showstopping by creating apple mugs. Simply cut off the tops from large apples and scoop out the centers, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. To prevent browning, brush insides with lemon juice.
Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these rolls won't last long at the dinner table. Cottage cheese keeps the bread moist, while onion and rosemary provide simple, savory flavor.
For a holiday ham that is spicy yet sweet, add a dash of five-spice powder. Peach preserves, dried cherries, and pineapple juice enhance the aromatic blend of spices as they settle in the slow cooker.
What’s better than a baked potato? A twice-baked sweet potato that's also healthy. This version mixes cranberry relish, butter, and salt, as well as dried cranberries for texture. A sprinkle of walnut pieces tops the potatoes for a healthy side-dish recipe.
These nutrient-packed potatoes can be transformed into practically any dish, and they're delicious baked, mashed, and boiled. Watch how to cook sweet potatoes with our easy instructions.
For a healthier take on pumpkin pie, trade a traditional crust for rolled oats and toasted pumpkin seeds. Warm and silky, this baked pudding provides all the comfort of Thanksgiving dessert at half the calories.
At only 82 calories, this is one fall dish you can feel good about serving. The smooth texture of pureed butternut squash, leeks, and carrots will have you reaching for a second bowl. Garnish with creme fraiche, toasted pumpkin seeds, and tarragon.
Icebox pies are an easy alternative to traditional pies. Just pop the smooth pumpkin cream cheese mixture into the refrigerator to create an airy filling, and combine with a crunchy gingersnap and pistachio crust. Top with a spoonful of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nuts.