Thanksgiving Dinner for a Crowd

Thanksgiving Appetizers


Sweet Potato Crostini

Sweet Potato Crostini
Number of Servings: 24

For party time, I turn this sweet potato side dish into an appetizer by serving it on slices of a French baguette.
—Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip
Number of Servings: 32

I came up with this rich, creamy dip when I had a small amount of canned pumpkin left in the fridge after my holiday baking. It is also great served with sliced pears and apples, or as a spread on zucchini bread or any other nut bread.
—Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms
Number of Servings: 30

Green bean casserole is one of our must-haves for Thanksgiving dinner, but it needed updating. This bite-size version gets fun reactions from everyone who eats it.
—Kaytie Pickett, Jackson, Mississippi

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Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs
Number of Servings: 76

Using packaged meatballs helps save time in the kitchen and they are just as tasty as homemade. My friends look forward to enjoying these at our holiday gatherings—there are never any leftovers!
—Amy Scamerhorn, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Traditional Holiday Stuffing

Traditional Holiday Stuffing
Number of Servings: 24

Sausage and sage add a gourmet taste to this stuffing. It's perfect for large family gatherings, but you can also save some for later.
—Lorraine Brauckhoff, Zolfo Springs, Florida

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Grandma's Turkey Gravy

Grandma's Turkey Gravy
Number of Servings: 24

As far as my family is concerned, I can never have enough homemade gravy on hand for Thanksgiving dinner! The base for this flavorful gravy is made with turkey wings and can be prepared in advance.
—Linda Fitzsimmons, Fort Edward, New York

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Maple-Ginger Root Vegetables

Maple-Ginger Root Vegetables
Number of Servings: 24

My family loves this recipe because it brings out the lovely flavors of the vegetables. Even my children enjoy it…they love the drizzle of maple syrup!
—Kelli Ritz Innisfail, Alberta

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Creamy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Number of Servings: 24

This dish makes enough for 24 hungry people. It's great with ham and other meats. Guests always remark on its rich, creamy sauce and buttery crumb topping.
—Norma Harder, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Mango Cranberry Sauce

Mango Cranberry Sauce
Number of Servings: 18

I got this recipe from a friend. It's definitely worth the effort if you want to wow your gang at Thanksgiving. The leftovers are great with chicken or ham.
—Robert & Rebecca Littlejohn, Meadow Vista, California

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Thanksgiving Turkey


Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage Stuffing
Number of Servings: 24

My family is addicted to this turkey and will have no other! It always turns out deliciously, so your guests are sure to be satisfied.
—Alma Winberry, Great Falls, Montana

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Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey
Number of Servings: 22-24

For years I prepared my Thanksgiving turkey only to have it turn out dry. That's when I decided to give this recipe a try. Baking the bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender, and there's no basting involved.
—Shirley Bedzis, San Diego, California

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Thanksgiving Desserts


Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel
Number of Servings: 14

Because my husband loves pumpkin pie, I've looked high and low for that "perfect" recipe. But as soon as he tasted this tart, he told me to stop searching, declaring this the best he's ever tried!
—Brenda Ryan, Marshall, Missouri

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Caramel Apple Crisp Dessert

Caramel Apple Crisp Dessert
Number of Servings: 16-20

This typical New England dessert is one of my most requested recipes. Although it makes a fairly big batch, it doesn't take long for it to get gobbled up.
—Janet Siciak, Bernardston, Massachusetts

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Sweet Potato Cranberry Cake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Cake
Number of Servings: 20

This recipe uses delicious items you have in your pantry, like sweet potatoes, cranberries, coconut and chocolate chips. Everyone will enjoy this delicious dessert!
—Amie Valpone, New York, New York

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