Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

A holiday menu showcasing all the classic from sweet potato casserole to pumpkin pie.

Pear, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Soup

Pear and autumn squash take on savory depth in this elegant soup, brightened by a splash of vinegar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Creamed Roasted Onions

The smoky flavor of this side dish from Oaxaca-based cook Susana Trilling comes from charring the onions before adding them to a spice-infused cream sauce. Get the recipe for Creamed Roasted Onions »

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

This recipe blends roasted brussels sprouts with a silky mornay sauce. A panko topping with lemon zest adds crunch and zing.

Green Bean Casserole

This recipe is an adaptation of the one developed in the 1950s by the Campbell’s Soup Company. Get the recipe for Green Bean Casserole »

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie

Adapted from the “Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie” recipe printed on the back of Libby’s cans of pure pumpkin purée, this recipe is a testament to the enduring power of classic desserts.

Herbed Crème Fraîche Dip

Herbes de Provence, the quintessential Provençal seasoning combo of thyme, rosemary, marjoram, and oregano, enhances this lemony crème fraîche dip. Serve it with crudités as part of a picnic spread. Get the recipe for Herbed Crème Fraîche Dip »

Spiced Pecans

Bite-size and buttery, cumin and cayenne-spiced pecans glazed in dark brown sugar are the perfect smoky, spicy-sweet snack. Get the recipe for Spiced Pecans »

Whole Cranberry Sauce

Fresh orange and grapefruit juice add zest to this seasonal staple. Get the recipe for Whole Cranberry Sauce »

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

This sweet potato casserole is an especially festive, over-the-top take on the Thanksgiving classic, topped with a crisp pecan crumble and dotted with marshmallows. Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble »

Classic Apple Pie

Simple and delicious, this recipe brings out the sweet flavor of the apples. Three days before the feast, start prepping by making the pie dough for both pies, the cranberry sauce, and the mashed potatoes. Bring your bird home at least two days before Thanksgiving so you have ample time to presalt, a simple step that keeps the turkey juicy and intensifies its natural flavors. Get the recipe for Classic Apple Pie »

Brined and Roasted Turkey

Brining turkeys has become de rigueur in many American households—this recipe shows you how it’s done. Get the recipe for Brined and Roasted Turkey »

Parker House Rolls

The secret to Tom Colicchio’s classic dinner rolls is a bit of barley malt syrup in the dough. Get the recipe for Parker House Rolls »

Sage Mashed Potatoes

This fragrant recipes involves a few ingenious methods for infusing the herb’s brisk flavor into the mash. Get the recipe for Sage Mashed Potatoes »