Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner

Our Thanksgiving potluck recipes will help whether you're hosting the party or looking for the perfect portable side dish. These Thanksgiving recipes are sure to tempt you and your guests.

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    Slow Cooker Chestnut-Bacon Stuffing

    This easy Thanksgiving stuffing doesn't need an oven. It cooks to perfection in 3 to 4 hours in your slow cooker. Chestnuts, mushrooms, and bacon add savory flavor.

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    Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad

    We've added a refreshing kick of mint and ginger to arugula and topped it with chopped fresh cranberries for this refreshing Thanksgiving salad.

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    Spinach Salad with Brie Toast

    Slices of Brie cheese-topped toast accompany a spinach-based Thanksgiving salad topped with creamy cranberry dressing.

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    Creamy Brussels Sprouts

    Cream and green vegetables are a delicious pair, think creamed spinach. Brussels sprouts take equally well to the treatment, especially with bacon and cracked black pepper.

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    Roasted Kale and Red Onions

    If you've never cooked kale before, roasting it is an easy way to ensure it cooks evenly and becomes tender. The balsamic-glazed onions go in just before serving.

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    Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

    You'll take home an empty dish if you bring these. Switch things up with this take on the classic sweet potato casserole: This one has parsnips and carrots. Because it can be made ahead of time and serves 12, try it for a Thanksgiving potluck.

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    Priscilla's Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

    For an extra-fresh and flavorful Thanksgiving salad, toss persimmons, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, olive oil, and cilantro in lime juice.

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    Buttermilk White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

    Cheddar and bacon are a match made in heaven in this Thanksgiving side dish. Using cheese and buttermilk makes these mashed potatoes extra creamy.

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    Chopped Holiday Salad

    Here's a great idea for holiday potlucks. Marinate and tote chopped vegetables in separate resealable plastic bags. Arrange them in rows on a platter just before serving. We think it's a beautiful approach to the Thanksgiving salad!

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    Potato-Goat Cheese Gratin

    Even a rich dish such as potato gratin can be lightened by using nonfat milk and goat cheese; we've kept it robust with caramelized leeks and garlic.

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    Parsley-Herb Rice with Cranberries

    This fresh Thanksgiving side dish combines healthful fruits and vegetables with long grain rice. Plus, you can easily transport it in a bowl.

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    Apple, Bacon, and Onion Stuffing Muffins

    A fun twist on traditional stuffing, these muffins are easy to transport, making them the ideal Thanksgiving potluck recipe.

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    Southern Corn Bread Dressing

    Dressing (the South's version of stuffing) stars hearty crumbled corn bread rather than white bread cubes. Bake this flavorful recipe in a casserole dish for fuss-free travel.

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    Mushroom-Wild Rice Stuffing

    This nutmeg-spiced, stove top Thanksgiving stuffing recipe features brown rice and lots of vegetables.

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    Sausage and Apple Stuffing

    In charge of bringing the traditional stuffing? This bread stuffing recipe uses the familiar flavors of pork chops and applesauce in a new way via sausage and chopped apples.

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    Turkey Farro Salad with Candied Chickpeas

    Featuring sweet roasted chickpeas, this Thanksgiving potluck-ready recipe easily serves eight and can be made in a Dutch oven. It's packed with seasonal flavor: turkey, apples, citrus, and cranberries.

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    Hazelnut-Crusted Turkey Breasts

    If you're planning to contribute the turkey this year, try this turkey breast recipe that's fancy enough for the holiday but travels well.

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    Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey

    Another option for when you're in charge of the turkey but you have to transport it: Try split-roasting then carving it beforehand. The split-roasting technique allows this citrusy, herby bird to cook much faster than usual.

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    Double Cranberry Sauce

    This yummy mix of both fresh and dried cranberries, pomegranate juice, and orange zest makes 10 side dish servings. Talk about Thanksgiving potluck recipes for a crowd!

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    Cherry-Almond Tart

    A lattice-top crust gives these easy-to-make holiday tarts a fancy pastry shop-look. Serve it with a scoop of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.

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    Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Two classic dessertsā€”pumpkin pie and cheesecakeā€”combine to create a special holiday treat. A crisp graham cracker crust and a  chocolate layer take these decadent bars to the next level.

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    Chocolate Loaf with Butterscotch Glaze

    A sticky-sweet butterscotch glaze, cranberries, and orange slices top this dense chocolate Thanksgiving cake.

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    Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    A luscious cream cheese frosting tops these cinnamon-spiced Thanksgiving cupcakes. Orange zest makes a simple garnish.

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    Slow-Cooker Apple-Blackberry Pie

    Yes, you heard that right. For a batch of no-fail holiday pies, have you ever thought about using your slow cooker? Serve this dazzling apple-blackberry version with a streusel topping and vanilla ice cream for maximum gooey goodness.

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    Shortbread Sandwiches with Fudge Sauce

    These tender shortbread cookie sandwiches feature a creamy vanilla filling and rich hot fudge topping.

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    Fall Cupcakes

    We're saying yes to Thanksgiving cupcakes. Just look at this adorable turkey! Learn how to make this cute cupcake and six other fall designs to bring to your next party.

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    Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

    Thanksgiving cake, you say? Two treasured recipes come together for a light cheesecake that tastes like pumpkin pie. A tangy cranberry topping takes it to the next level of seasonal flair.

  • Next Slideshow Great Green Bean Recipes

    Great Green Bean Recipes

    Whether you're scooping up a side of green bean casserole or munching on a crisp green bean salad, green beans add classic flavor, color, and nutrients to your meal. Change up your usual green bean routine with some of our fresh green bean recipes -- you won't be disappointed!
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