25 Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes, Perfected

They're all classics for a reason.

Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd

Moist, tender meat; crisp, bronzed skin; and rich, full-flavored gravy for 20 pe…

Classic Green Bean Casserole

The classic combo of green beans, condensed soup, and canned onions isn't bad. …

Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

For layered, ultraflaky biscuits, you’ve got to know when to fold them and when …

Apple Crumble

A rustic dessert such as crumble should show off the fruit's tangy freshness—not…

Our Favorite Turkey Gravy

Of course it had to taste great. But we also wanted a gravy that could be made i…

Scalloped Potatoes

Classic scalloped potatoes are great for the holidays, but a slimmer, quicker ve…

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

For best flavor and texture, dry the cornbread, add a little half-and-half, and …

Easier Roast Turkey and Gravy

No flipping. No long-simmered gravy. For fuss-free turkey and a fast, richly fla…

Perfect Pecan Pie

After patiently scouring dozens of recipes, we finally create a pie with silky …

Crisp Roasted Potatoes

After weeks of testing, we discovered the secrets to the crispiest, creamiest ro…

Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs

Parboiling, shocking, drying, sautéing—do you really need a four-step process to…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butt...

For great caramelization, don’t drown squash in sugar or syrup. Instead, sharpen…

Boiled Carrots with Lemon and Chives

It’s time to get reacquainted with a neglected cooking method.

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

We wanted mounds of tender, juicy apples in our deep-dish pie, but first we had …

Best Baked Sweet Potatoes

The goal—creamy flesh with deeply complex flavor—is entirely different from what…

Classic Bread Stuffing for a Crowd

Not only does this stuffing serve 16, but it can also be made ahead of time.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

What would it take to create tender, nutty-tasting Brussels sprouts in just one …

Modern Cauliflower Gratin

Who says a gratin needs to be stodgy and rich to be satisfying? The unique attri…

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Spuds boiled in their jackets make great mashed potatoes. But who wants burnt fi…

Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Tired of mealy, stringy squash that takes an hour to bake? We wanted it faster a…

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Back-of-the-bag recipes aren't bad, but we found a way to make a dramatic improv…

Old-Fashioned Stuffed Turkey

We read up on American cookery to rescue a rare bird from the brink of extinctio…

Sweet Potato Casserole

More dessert than side dish, the typical recipe swamps this casserole in sugar, …

Pumpkin Pie

The best thing about pumpkin pie shouldn't be that you only have to eat it once …

Fluffy Dinner Rolls

We thought the classic light, tender American dinner roll couldn’t get any bette…

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