15-Minute (or Less) Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for a last-minute recipe to bring to this year's Thanksgiving table? These quick and easy side dishes, drinks, and desserts are all surefire crowd pleasers.


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Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes
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Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes

    10 minutes, start to finish

    Cream cheese gives boxed mashed potatoes a rich and creamy texture that's just like homemade. Fresh parsley adds delicious flavor fast.

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Pumpkin-Bean Soup

    15 minutes, start to finish

    This rich and creamy six-ingredient soup makes a simple (and scrumptious) starter.

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Fresh Cranberry Relish

    15 minutes, start to finish

    Dried currants, slivered almonds, and ground cinnamon add a unique twist to this traditional Thanksgiving favorite.

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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

    15 minutes, start to finish

    Fresh greens, crunchy walnuts, creamy goat cheese, and tangy beets create a festive holiday salad that's hard to resist.

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Sauteed Spinach with Bacon & Mustard

    This classic salad is drizzled with a mouthwatering dressing of Dijon mustard, melted butter, and crushed red pepper.

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Single-Crust Pie Pastry

    This never-fail recipe ensures you can have flaky, homemade pie crust in just 10 minutes.

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White Beans and Spinach Ragout

    For a wholesome side dish, toss tomatoes, cannellini beans, and spinach with balsamic vinaigrette.

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Sticks

    These easy-to-eat treats are a cinch to make. Just roll dark chocolate cookie sticks in creamy peanut butter, dried cranberries, and toasted nuts.

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Currant Glaze

    Brush your Thanksgiving bird with a blend of red currant jelly, tart lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and spices to create a gorgeous, succulent turkey.

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Cranberry Apple Crush

    This warm punch features delicious fall flavors such as ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and honey.

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Fennel and Orange Salad

    Whisk together orange juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar to create the delightful citrus vinaigrette that dresses this simple salad of fennel, blood oranges, crisp lettuce, and snipped chives.

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Orange-Glazed Baby Carrots

    Side dishes don't come any simpler than this. Just melt together butter and orange marmalade, and then toss with tender, steamed carrots.

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Sparkling Cranberry Rose

    Combine sparkling rose wine and cranberry juice for a pretty pink cocktail that's as tasty as it is festive.

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