Lemon Spaghetti with Turkey Sausage & Spinach
While this pasta is packed with spicy sausage and lemon zest, the real star of the show is the noodles.
While this pasta is packed with spicy sausage and lemon zest, the real star of the show is the noodles.
Getting your hands on the perfect Thanksgiving turkey is going to be tougher this year.
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.
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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.
Time-saving, nutrient-rich and perfectly satisfying, this speedy salad will turn leftover turkey into a whole new meal.
Transform your holiday dinner leftovers into a savory breakfast with turkey, cranberries and pecans combined into one delicious muffin.
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.
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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.
Rosemary takes top billing in this herb roasted turkey recipe that puts a tasty twist on a traditional entrée.
Acorn squash is at its peak in the fall, and we like it with stuffed with this delicious mixture of spicy ground turkey, mushrooms and a zesty ragu for a nutritious, high-protein meal.
A dairy-free ranch dressing smothers this cleaner take on the classic salad with hearty turkey breast, bacon and avocado. Top with herbs or microgreens for a pretty presentation.
This easy grilled pizza is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, thanks to turkey bacon and pineapple. Prep the toppings ahead of time for a laid-back pizza night.
Manchego cheese adds a nutty note to the stuffing in these heartier-style bites, while a finishing sprinkle of paprika adds that characteristic smoky flavor found in Spanish cuisine.
Start that grill and get your drinks on ice—it's time to get your crowd fed and happy with these clean holiday favorites.
The secret to making these oval-shaped patties ultra moist? Grated zucchini, which not only adds moisture, but also a serving of vegetables.
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.
Trade tortilla chips for fiber-rich plantains in this healthy upgrade of a pub favorite.
Don’t get too fussy with this salsa – think of it as a Mexican-style pesto you can switch up according to your taste preference.
Runny egg yolks, crispy bacon and garlicky croutons come together to make this cleaned-up take on a traditional French bistro salad.
A handful of pantry staples and a few fresh veggies are all you need to transform leftover turkey breast into this quick and satisfying take on the classic pasta dish. Feel free to substitute chicken for the turkey if that’s what you have on hand.
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.
Sweet potatoes are counterbalanced by pungent Gorgonzola cheese and savory turkey bacon in these rich twice-baked sweet potatoes.
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.
Craving comfort food without the guilt? Turkey and mushrooms slash the fat and calories of classic ragu while retaining all of the flavor and richness.
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 satisfying chili boasts classic flavors such as thyme, oregano and basil. Grilled corn lends the dish a modern flair, but frozen corn kernels work just as well if you want to save time.
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!
White rice is swapped out for brown in our healthier version of this classic Latin American dish. Protein-rich ground turkey turns it into a complete meal.
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.
This classic holiday turkey is made even more special by adding onions to the roasting pan and a splash of red wine to the gravy.
Quick and soothing, our healthy zuppa Toscana (Italian for Tuscan soup) is a light and refreshingly simple blend of creamy white beans, classic herbs and savory sausage. Serve with whole-grain bread on the side.
Thanks to its namesake legume and sweet potatoes, this coconut-laced lentil soup packs a whopping 8 grams of fiber!
Pungent ginger, spicy red chile and aromatic Chinese five-spice powder intermingle to make this pork chili dish an authentic experience. Try serving it over brown rice.
No holiday menu is complete without the main event: A perfectly seasoned, succulent turkey. Rosemary, garlic and onion lend classic flavors to this spice rub and a porcini pan sauce provides a gorgeous, rich flavor for dipping.
Fresh dill and Dijon pack this turkey scallopine with mouthwatering flavor, while kale provides both a fiber and antioxidant boost. It's a balanced meal with less than 200 calories per serving!
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Smothered in marinara sauce and oozing with with melted cheese, these meatball sliders are seriously indulgent snack food. your male guests will happily chomp away on these meaty bites - but only you'll know that they're less than 225 calories per serving!
Zucchini is the secret weapon that keeps these succulent, Mediterranean-inspired burgers extra moist. Serve with lemon wedges alongside.
Make your baked potatoes into a meal with the simple and scrumptious addition of crisp turkey bacon, garlicky sautéed spinach and a wholesome egg.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives host Guy Fieri shares one of the reasons he loves squash: a Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe filled with homemade turkey sausage!
Smoked paprika is a wonderful spice for adding smoky flavor to poultry, and we top it off with a tangy relish that uses one of summer's jewels: apricots.
New potatoes, or baby potatoes, come in shades of rose and gold and are simply young potatoes harvested before maturity. Thanks to their small size, fine texture and thin skin, these young’uns are especially quick-cooking!
Ground turkey paired with black beans makes these tacos lean and filling. Corn tortillas are a whole-grain food, making them a tasty and wholesome alternative to white-flour tortillas.
Quick-cooking polenta is topped with a saucy mix of tomato, bell peppers and crumbled turkey sausage in this quick protein- and veggie-rich dish.
Sassier than a sandwich, paninis make for a delicious, clean quick-fix meal. If you don't have a countertop grill, put paninis in a hot skillet and use another heavy skillet to press them down as they toast.
This savory pot pie, stuffed with hearty veggies and "cream" sauce, gets its tender crust from a sweet pumpkin purée.
We make the turkey chili that fills the layers of our lasagna from scratch, and this simple, speedy recipe can be used in other dishes too (think: as a pasta topper, bread bowl filler, spooned onto nachos, and the list goes on).
A quick and easy cranberry sauce gives our turkey grilled cheese a Thanksgiving feel — and it definitely takes a fraction of the time than your traditional holiday feast.
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Here's a good way to sneak some greens into your kids – and time into your schedule! These lasagna-style roll-ups can be made ahead of time and reheated for a quick, easy weeknight meal.
With crispy noodles, piquant chile powder and chipotle, turkey and cheddar, plus a dollop of sour cream, this quick casserole is a trip to Mexico in less than an hour!
Smothered in marinara sauce and oozing with melted cheese, these sliders are seriously indulgent snack food. Your male guests will happily chomp away on these meaty bites – but only you'll know that they're less than 225 calories per serving!
Sliders are easy to serve and fun-to-eat appetizers, and Clean Eating's healthier version strips them of the requisite greasy patty and corn syrup–laden sauces, without sacrificing flavor.
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.
Say good-bye to dry turkey burgers! Mixing in eggplant makes for moist, tender burgers and brings a touch of smoky flavor. These have a bit of a kick from the curry powder and cayenne, so feel free to cut back if you're sensitive to spice.
With its creamy Thousand Island dressing, stacked corned beef or pastrami and Swiss cheese, the traditional reuben is a high-calorie affair. Our version uses a homemade tomato dressing, Jarlsberg cheese, ham and turkey for a full-flavor version under 300 calories
Cincinnati chili is a bit thinner and sweeter than southwestern-style chili, and is traditionally served over spaghetti. Here, we've cut back the fat without compromising its trademark meaty flavor by using tender lean ground turkey.
Daunting though it seems, follow our simple steps to get your bird from freezer aisle to family table with ease.