Guide To Make Thanksgiving Dishes To Bring Quick

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and of course, incredible food! This year, ditch the stress and wow your guests with these easy-to-follow recipes for classic Thanksgiving dishes. From the perfect roast turkey to creamy mashed potatoes and delectable desserts, we’ve got everything you need to create a memorable Thanksgiving feast.

The Golden Bird: Roasted Turkey with Herb Stuffing

How Much Food to Make for Thanksgiving
How Much Food to Make for Thanksgiving

A succulent roasted turkey is the centerpiece of any Thanksgiving table. This recipe delivers juicy, flavorful turkey with a simple herb stuffing that’s packed with savory goodness.


1 whole turkey (12-14 pounds)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups dried bread cubes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, sage, and thyme)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).
    2. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels. Rub the skin with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
    3. In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion, celery, and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.
    4. In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes, herbs, and cooled onion mixture. Add chicken broth and toss to combine.
    5. Loosely stuff the cavity of the turkey with the bread stuffing.
    6. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Tuck the wing tips under the body.
    7. Place the turkey breast-side up on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
    8. Roast for approximately 3-3.5 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165°F (74°C). Baste the turkey occasionally with pan drippings throughout cooking.
    9. Let the turkey rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.

    Creamy Comfort: Perfect Mashed Potatoes

    No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without creamy mashed potatoes. This recipe yields smooth, buttery mashed potatoes that are guaranteed to disappear quickly.


    5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • Directions:

    1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    2. Drain the potatoes well and return them to the pot.
    3. Using a potato masher or hand mixer, mash the potatoes until smooth.
    4. Gradually whisk in the milk, butter, heavy cream, salt, and pepper until combined.
    5. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

    Sweet Endings: Easy Pumpkin Pie

    Pumpkin pie is a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert. This recipe is simple to follow and delivers a delicious, festive pie with a perfectly spiced pumpkin filling.


    1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until smooth.
    3. Stir in the heavy cream until combined.
    4. Pour the pumpkin filling into the unbaked pie crust.
    5. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F (220°C). Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
    6. Let the pie cool completely before serving.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Note: Nutritional information will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use. These recipes are meant as a guide and you can adjust portion sizes based on your needs.