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Amazing Recipes to Make Thanksgiving Extra Special

Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations and there are so many different traditions that people hold to when it comes to their Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey is one of them. It’s a staple that's always present in the thanksgiving table that it has become all but synonymous with the holiday. 

For this thanksgiving, we list down the most amazing dishes to help you make Thanksgiving dinner extra special. From the classic stuffing to the most delicious pumpkin pie, these dishes will definitely become a mainstay on your Thanksgiving table.

thanksgiving roast turkey

The roast turkey is the centerpiece of the whole Thanksgiving meal. This turkey is slathered with garlic herb butter then oven roasted to get the most perfect, juicy meat and golden brown skin. Make sure you show this beauty off at the table before you carve it. Garnish your serving platter with fresh herb sprigs and citrus wedges for a show-stopping Thanksgiving turkey. Serve this classic turkey with some delectable sides such as roasted sweet potato and green bean casserole, then watch the rave reviews pour in.

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thanksgiving cranberry sauce

No Thanksgiving table is complete without it. Cranberry sauce adds a very necessary burst of sweet-tart flavor and ruby red color to an otherwise beige meal. This recipe is made from fresh or frozen cranberries and can be ready in 20 minutes. This easy and delightful dish is the perfect complement to your Thanksgiving meal, and it takes only a handful of ingredients to make.

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thanksgiving mashed potato

There’s a reason that homemade mashed potatoes are a classic holiday tradition. In a table full of food, they're the most loved and devoured side dishes. They’re a comforting reminder of the very best times gathered together around a table. But don’t just make them a few times a year. This recipe for easy mashed potatoes can become your year-round favorite. This creamy mashed potatoes recipe is shockingly good and is absolutely Thanksgiving-worthy. The folks at your holiday table will swoon over these whipped potatoes.

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thanksgiving turkey gravy

Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without a rich, homemade turkey gravy. It's made with deeply browned and rich scrapings from the bottom of the roasting pan. And though it might not look like much when you first take the turkey out of the oven, those drippings are liquid gold and it makes your gravy so much better than the canned or instant kind.

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thanksgiving pumpkin pie

When it comes to Thanksgiving, our eyes go right to the dessert table, searching for homemade Pumpkin Pie. For such a seemingly simple dessert, pumpkin pie can be tricky to make. This classic Pumpkin Pie has a soft, perfectly set filling, perfect amount of spice, not too sweet, and a bronzed surface that’s crack-free.

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thanksgiving pecan pie

Pecan pie is the classic quintessential sugary dessert without which no Thanksgiving is complete. It’s as traditional as pumpkin pie and as wonderfully rich as apple pie. And while you could choose variations like chocolate pecan pie bars, pecan-pumpkin pie, or pecan pie made with maple syrup or rum and espresso, we think this classic version is just about the best pecan pie recipe you can get.

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thanksgiving stuffing

A classic stuffing is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving feast. These cubes of dried herb-infused bread pair nicely with a big plate of turkey and vegetables. Think of this stuffing as your blank canvas, the perfect understated accompaniment to your Thanksgiving meal. Onions, celery, and sage build the classic foundation. And though some stuffing recipes include things like carrots, raisins, or dried cranberries, nothing compares to this classic stuffing recipe.

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thanksgiving green bean casserole

Green bean casserole is a salty, creamy veggie side dish that so many of us love has somehow become nearly as synonymous with Thanksgiving dinner as the turkey itself. It's made with fresh green beans that are covered in a creamy homemade sauce and topped with a layer of crispy fried onions. This is the perfect side dish to serve along with your roast turkey for the perfect meal.

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thanksgiving roasted sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile as a side dish for whatever protein you’re serving, or as an add-on to salads so you stay satisfied for longer. With their natural sweetness, crispy outsides, and meltingly creamy insides, roasted sweet potatoes are quite possibly one of the easiest vegetables to adore. Roasted sweet potatoes are so easy to make, making them an incredible side dish ready to be served with absolutely anything.

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thanksgiving fall harvest salad

Make some room on your Thanksgiving table for this Fall Harvest Salad recipe. With its festive look, this fall harvest salad is packed with all the fall flavors we love. And this salad’s sweet-earthy flavors pair deliciously with roast pork, chicken, or turkey. This also makes for a hearty main-dish salad, ready in under an hour, richly flavored and satisfyingly seasonal, not to mention pretty on the plate. The walnuts and arugula give the salad a slightly bitter punch, one that marries perfectly with the sweetness of the roasted squash.

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thanksgiving roasted brussels sprouts

Roasting is one of the best ways to bring out the delicious nutty flavors in Brussels sprouts. The best roasted Brussels sprouts are crisp and golden on the outside and tender on the inside. Though it might be hard to improve on simple roasted Brussels sprouts, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a touch of honey brings the flavors to life.

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thanksgiving dinner rolls

Dinner Rolls are soft, buttery, flakey, and all-around one of the most amazing things you will add to your Thanksgiving table this year. They’re really simple to make, and taste a lot better than the store-bought kind. Homemade with just a handful of simple ingredients, these dinner rolls can be on your table in a short amount of time and they’re the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast, served alongside mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

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