Thanksgiving Menu: Roast Chicken Dinner

Holiday Fruit Pie
Forget the pounds of leftover Thanksgiving turkey and opt for a smaller bird for this year's Thanksgiving dinner. This roasted chicken Thanksgiving menu has all of the traditional holiday favorites -- mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, pie -- along with new Thanksgiving recipes to spice things up.

Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Roasted Onions

Serving chicken can be a great alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet, savory, and holiday-time spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, come together in this juicy roasted chicken recipe.

Our kitchen expert helps you roast a chicken to perfection -- a technique every cook should master. A bed of vegetables adds flavor to your roast chicken without adding sodium, plus the vegetables ensure that you don'€™t need a roasting rack to make this popular recipe.

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Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Slow-cooking this Thanksgiving side dish helps keep chaos out of the kitchen on the big day. One bite of these buttery, garlicky mashed potatoes, and you'll melt into an instant state of comfort.

Spice- and Honey-Roasted Carrots

Roasting carrots with sweet and enticing flavors like hazelnut, cumin, coriander, and honey transforms this simple vegetable into an irresistible Thanksgiving side-dish recipe.

Overnight Dinner Rolls

Prepping these fluffy dinner rolls the night before can save time and energy come Thanksgiving day. Spice things up: We also offer four alternative bread roll flavors that use this recipe as the base.

Savory Plum Salad

Juicy plums, Gorgonzola cheese, crisp bacon, and raspberry vinegar come together in this simple side salad to make it a must-have holiday recipe. If you're not a fan of plums, sub in another seasonal sweet fruit, such as pears, persimmons, or apples.

Holiday Fruit Pie

What better way to top off a roasted chicken Thanksgiving dinner than with cranberry pie? We give you the step-by-step instructions on how to make this sweet-tart lattice-topped pie recipe. Pair with cinnamon or vanilla ice cream for the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert.

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