The Year's Best Thanksgiving Recipes

From entrees and side dishes to desserts and breakfasts, these greatest hits from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book are sure to delight your holiday crowd.


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Maple-Brined Turkey
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Maple-Brined Turkey

    Brining adds moisture and flavor to this simple Thanksgiving turkey recipe.

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Holiday Beef Tenderloin

    We've added a festive twist to beef tenderloin by serving it with fresh tomato jam brightened with orange peel.

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Our Classic Roast Turkey

    It's hard to go wrong with this classic turkey recipe -- it's juicy, delicious, and sure to wow the crowd.

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Chutney-Honey Glazed Ham

    Ham is glazed in a mouthwatering mixture of brown sugar, chutney, jam, mustard, garlic, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce.

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Herb-Scented Tuscan Pork Loin

    A mixture of fresh rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest flavors this succulent pork.

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Turkey-Sweet Potato Casserole

    Turkey and creamy chicken soup turn these cinnamon- and nutmeg-spiced sweet potatoes into a hearty side dish.

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Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Looking for a convenient side dish? Try these rich and creamy mashed potatoes -- you can make them in your slow cooker.

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Artisanal Bread Stuffing

    Bread baked with your choice of rosemary, dried tomato, or cheese adds an elegant twist to this stuffing recipe.

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Thyme-Roasted Beets

    Roasted beets are tossed in a flavorful mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and fresh thyme.

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Pull-Apart Cornmeal Dinner Rolls

    Looking for a holiday shortcut? You can bake these crowd-pleasing rolls ahead.

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Glazed Carrots with Pistachios

    Toasted pistachios bring out an irresistible nutty flavor in this fast and festive side dish.

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Turkey Pan Gravy

    You can't go wrong with this classic gravy -- plus, it takes just 15 minutes to make.

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

    These Brussels sprouts have delicious flavor -- the mellow glaze of caramelized sugar and butter gets a tangy accent from red wine vinegar.

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Swiss Corn Bake Cups

    Your favorite fresh herbs add pizzazz to this creamy, cheesy corn casserole recipe. Baking it in individual ramekins makes it easy to serve to guests.

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Candied Orange and Cranberry Sauce

    With an enticing blend of sweet, tart, and spicy flavors, this cranberry sauce is a classic crowd-pleaser.

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Green Beans with Sage and Shiitake Mushrooms

    Fresh sage, sea salt, and black pepper add delicious flavor to this simple side dish -- and it's ready in just 30 minutes.

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots

    Brimming with cream and cheese, these scrumptious casseroles are the ultimate mashed potato recipe. Dish them up with roast beef, turkey, or ham.

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Fruit and Broccoli Salad

    Tangerine vinaigrette adds zip, while pecans add crunch to this refreshing side dish.

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

    A candied pecan topping makes this sweet potato casserole irresistible.

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Cranberry Nut Bread

    Make this cinnamon-spiced bread ahead for a sweet treat everyone will love.

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Cheesy Garlic Potato Gratin

    This hearty holiday favorite takes just seven ingredients to make.

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Fruit and Pecan Stuffing

    In addition to apricots and pecans, this nutmeg-spiced stuffing is brimming with fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley, and apple.

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Quick Seed Bread

    This whole grain bread is a healthier holiday alternative to white rolls or sticky buns.

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Basic Mashed Potatoes

    These rich and creamy mashed potatoes prove that it's hard to beat a classic favorite.

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Strawberry-Pretzel Salad

    This tasty salad offers the irresistible combination of salty and sweet.

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Apple-Pear Praline Pie

    Filled with tart apples, sweet pear, and warm spices, this luscious pie is hard to resist.

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Sticky Pecan Upside-Down Baby Cakes

    A rich, buttery sauce featuring brown sugar, honey, and pecans tops these moist mini cakes. For a festive touch, garnish with shredded orange peel.

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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    Fresh raspberry sauce adds a delightfully tart twist to this rich and creamy dessert.

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Apple Crumb Pie

    With a rich streusel topping and a tender apple filling, this unbeatable pie is hard to pass up.

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Egg Casserole

    Entertaining holiday guests? Make this casserole ahead for a satisfying post-holiday brunch.

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Overnight Ricotta Coffee Cake

    Make this moist and delicious coffee cake ahead for a brunch dish the whole family will love.

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Egg 'n' Bacon Breakfast Casserole

    This casserole is like a giant bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich -- your holiday guests will love it.

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