Super-Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Friends and family? Check. Your grandmother’s place settings? Check. An easy meal you’re not afraid to screw up? Umm.... Don’t worry -- with these simple recipes, pulling off Thanksgiving will be a cinch (we promise!).
  1. Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika

    Cooking a turkey has never been so easy -- most of these ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Tip: Line the pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil for a quick cleanup!

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  2. Cornbread Stuffing

    This delicious stuffing is just the right amount for a 12-14 pound bird and takes just minutes to prepare.

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  3. Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes

    You can make these up to two days in advance (yay!). Even easier? Skip stuffing them back into the skins after they come out of the oven and serve in a casserole dish instead.

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  4. Cheese Puffs

    Make two batches and serve with a veggie plate before dinner to tide your guests over until bird time. Bonus: you can make them ahead of time and reheat before guests arrive!

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  5. Cranberry Chutney

    With a mix of apples and nuts, this sauce screams fall. If you don’t have the specific apples and nuts, substitute in what apples you do have and throw in your favorite nuts.

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  6. Effortless Spinach Salad

    Gather these 6 ingredients. Toss. Done.

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  7. Pumpkin Trifle

    Don’t have time to bake this holiday? Buy a loaf of pumpkin bread and follow this recipe. You’ll delight your guests’ sweet tooth and look like a culinary whiz. Can’t find pumpkin bread? Substitute regular pound cake (your gobbling guests won’t even notice, we promise.)

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