No matter how many or how few people will be at your table this year, we have a menu solution that will suit your needs. Use this guide and our hand-picked recipes for turkey, appetizers, and sides to create the ideal feast.
The following recipes are designed to serve 8 people. Use the instructions to scale up or down based on the number of guests at your table.
How many dishes should I serve with the turkey?
Choose between a turkey breast for 4 people and a whole roasted turkey for 8 or 16 people.
For four people, we recommend the Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast.
For a more intimate gathering, serve a juicy, bacon-infused turkey breast that also makes fantastic next-day sandwiches. Bacon does double duty in this Thanksgiving showstopper by keeping the lean turkey meat moist and delivering a crispy outer layer.
For eight to 16 people, we recommend the Cider-Glazed Turkey and Gravy
For a larger crowd, a traditional turkey is the star of the show that everyone’s eagerly awaiting. Reduced apple cider creates a sweet glaze that both infuses the turkey with fall fall flavors and gives the skin a golden brown color.
Warm Marinated Olives
A few aromatic additions to store-bought olives, like garlic, fennel, and bay leaf, make this simple party snack special for holiday gatherings.
There’s only 4 ingredients in this quick appetizer, but the sweet and savory filling has layers upon layers of complex flavor.
Butternut Squash Bisque
Pre-cubed butternut squash makes this seasonal soup a breeze to prepare. With splashes of white wine and half & half, it’s a vegetarian starter that’s rich in flavor.
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Cherries
Crunchy shredded sprouts and tangy Dijon dressing make this salad a refreshing counterpoint to the creamy casseroles at the Thanksgiving table.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Oven-roasted garlic adds subtle richness to an all-time favorite Thanksgiving side. To save time, you can roast and squeeze the garlic up to a day in advance.
Savory Italian sausage and sweet pears blend beautifully with the classic flavors of stuffing like onion, celery, and sage.
Gingery Cranberry Sauce
Fresh elements like ginger and orange peel add a zingy boost of flavor to store-bought cranberry sauce. Make and chill up to a day before the feast.
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