This extra-easy cooking technique lets you cook your turkey and stuffing at the same time – and it's so easy, you'll want to make this dish a holiday tradition.
Can't decide what to serve as the heart of your holiday celebration? Try one of these clean main dishes, all of which are made to wow guests.
Save yourself some time in the kitchen and craft a delicious dish with an ingredient that's already sitting in your fridge.
We’re sharing a few nonstandard ways to use up your leftover bird, from an innovative papaya salad to potato pancakes.
Spice up your extra turkey and spare cranberry sauce by turning them into a quick, easy flatbread.
You've tried turning leftover mashed potatoes into latkes – take your kitchen creativity up a notch and try these dinner-ready pancakes.
Eating decadent dinners on the Paleo diet is indeed possible on Thanksgiving. We’re proving it with this selection of compliant recipes fit for a party.
This Thanksgiving, those going gluten-free need not fear. We’re arming you with decadent, Instagrammable dishes in this celiac-friendly holiday menu.
Wondering how you can take an entire frozen turkey from rock hard to ready for the oven? This surefire thawing method is as simple as it is safe.
A simple sage butter infuses your holiday centerpiece with a ton of flavor. Make sure to prep the turkey the day before so it will be ready to roast on the day of.
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This turkey is a labor of love, but the juicy results are totally worth the effort. Here, we use deboned meat, which cooks through faster than a whole bird, and the finished roll is easier to slice at the table. Ask your butcher to prepare it for you in advance, and request that they reserve about half of the bones as you’ll need them to make the gravy. A cranberry glaze is brushed on the turkey while roasting, while a homemade gravy gets drizzled on after serving.
Removing the backbone from the bird (aka spatchcocking) ensures the dark and light meat cooks evenly. Do it yourself with the help of our easy instructions below, or have your butcher do it for you. The turkey is marinated with a dry brine of sage, fennel, orange zest and salt for 24 to 48 hours for juicy, flavorful meat, but you can add the rub just before roasting if you’re in a rush.
Queso fresco (“fresh cheese”) puts a south-of-the-border spin on this American classic. The mild white cheese has a crumbly texture – perfect for sprinkling over salads. Try adding crumbled tortilla chips over top for added crunch. Or make tortilla strips easily by thinly slicing corn tortillas, tossing with oil and baking until crispy.
Trust us, this isn’t your grandmother’s turkey pot pie! Our easy version is made from start to finish in the same skillet, making cleanup a breeze – plus, our fluffy biscuits are a nice change-up to the traditional pastry topping. If you have green beans leftover from your holiday meal, you can use them instead of the peas.
The stuffing in this rolled-up turkey breast is a lot like traditional stuffing, but instead of being in the cavity of the bird, it’s in a ribbon throughout the meat. So each no-carving-necessary slice has a spiral of bready, herb-laced goodness.
Of the all the condiments that health-conscious clean eaters want to avoid, Thousand Island dressing just might top the list. It contains generous amounts of salt and sugar, not to mention that another popular ingredient, sweet pickle relish, is generally soaked in high-fructose corn syrup. That's the bad news. The good news is that you probably already have most of the ingredients for this updated version in your kitchen right now.
This recipe yields a generous amount of dressing – either toss the desired amount of dressing to coat the salad lightly right before serving, or serve the dressing alongside so your guests can dress it themselves. Or, you can go the route that many traditionalists take in the Midwest – they pour on enough dressing to lightly coat the salad (we suggest using about half of the dressing) and set it in the fridge to allow the dressing to trickle down and coat the veggies.
This purple potato salad is given a protein boost with hard-boiled eggs and all-natural turkey bacon to give you 12 grams of protein per serving. Protein combined with slow-burning carbs like purple potatoes can provide you with sustained energy throughout the day.
Inspired by Jamaican cuisine, in which warming spices are often paired with vibrant fruits, this chicken dinner boasts an irresistible balance of savory and sweet. To easily slice the collard greens, stack the leaves, roll them up into a cylinder and cut crosswise into strips.
Rosemary lends these quesadillas subtle pine flavors and an appetizing mint aroma. Our colorful Clean Eating recipe for cranberry salsa adds extra sweetness.
Every clean eater should have a tried-and-true chili recipe in his or her culinary arsenal. We’ve added chipotle peppers and tomatillos for a fresh take on the old family favorite. With just 15 minutes of advance prep, you can leave the kitchen for the afternoon and return to a delicious home-cooked meal. This chili can be made ahead and stored in a resealable container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
This pumpkin turkey lasagna with spinach & béchamel sauce is great for cozy fall nights at home. Make two and freeze one for later in the week, without compromising your meal plans!
Forget about buying pre made pizza pockets – you can actually make your own and keep them on hand in the freezer to pull out for a meal or even a satisfying snack. If you’re more of a pizza aficionado, you can use this same dough to make two thin-crust pizzas. Add your toppings and bake at 550°F for 9 to 11 minutes on a pizza stone.
Traditionally, gnocchi is made with regular potatoes, while bolognese sauce can include whole milk or even cream. By using sweet potatoes, lean ground turkey and skim milk, we've taken some of the heft out of this dish and added a bit more nutritional interest.
Recipes aren't always meant to be followed! For variety, try serving these little sandwiches with sliced tomatoes and lettuce or thinly sliced mango, and use toothpicks to help the layers stay put.
Recipes aren't always meant to be followed! For variety, try serving these trendy little sandwiches with sliced tomatoes and lettuce or thinly sliced mango, and use toothpicks to help the layers stay put.