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Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Looking for Thanksgiving main dishes? Get easy to make Thanksgiving main dishes. Taste of Home has main dish recipes for Thanksgiving including Thanksgiving turkey main dishes, stuffed turkey, and more Thanksgiving main dishes.

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Marinating this turkey breast overnight gives it great flavor and a juicy tenderness. "This is the best turkey you will ever eat," assures Marvin Hayes from Delano, Minnesota. Leftovers-if there are any-taste terrific in the two delicious dishes that follow.

Cider Marinated Turkey

Cider Marinated Turkey

Cider Marinated Turkey

Make Thanksgiving dinner memorable by serving this golden-brown turkey from our Test Kitchen. Marinated in apple cider, kosher salt and spices, the turkey can be grilled or roasted.

Broiled Turkey Tenderloins

Broiled Turkey Tenderloins

Broiled Turkey Tenderloins

This recipe is perfect for weekday meals or special dinners with my grandchildren. The simple sauce gets its tang from citrus, a little kick from cayenne and subtle sweetness from molasses. It keeps well in the refrigerator, so it can be made ahead. I often fix extra to use later with other meats.—Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan
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Barbecue Turkey Wings

Barbecue Turkey Wings

Barbecue Turkey Wings

These moist turkey wings are marinated in a barbecue sauce with garlic, paprika, green onions and soy sauce. I never use recipes, so I came up with this zesty combination myself.—Francis Mitchell, Brooklyn, New York

Apple Turkey Potpie

Apple Turkey Potpie

Apple Turkey Potpie

I like to take leftover holiday turkey and turn it into this delicious potpie. Apples and raisins add sweetness. —Georgia MacDonald, Dover, New Hampshire

Turkey with Cranberry-Grape Sauce

Turkey with Cranberry-Grape Sauce

Turkey with Cranberry-Grape Sauce

"Our son-in-law brought home wild turkey, which inspired this delectable main dish," says Marguerite Shaeffer of Sewell, New Jersey. "The sauce stirs up quickly...and you can grill the turkey in just minutes."

Fruit-Glazed Turkey

Fruit-Glazed Turkey

Fruit-Glazed Turkey

I came up with this recipe one holiday when my family asked that I make something other than the same old turkey. They loved this fruity version. —Christal Helman, Lisbon, Ohio

Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

“I’ve tried fancy stuffing recipes for our Thanksgiving bird, but none hits the spot like my mother’s simple mixture of bread, eggs and caramelized vegetables,” says field editor Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Turkey Breast with Vegetables

Turkey Breast with Vegetables

Turkey Breast with Vegetables

Doris Russell of Fallston, Maryland offers the convenient option of baking just the turkey breast. Prepared with herbs and crisp-tender vegetables, no one will miss the rest of the bird. “It’s a breeze to prepare,” says Doris. “Plus, it allows you to spend more precious time with your family.”

Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

"This is a very tasty and easy way to cook a turkey breast in the slow cooker," says Marie Ramsden, Fairgrove, Michigan. The sweet cranberry sauce complements the turkey nicely. Then use the extra meat in the two recipes here.

Turkey with Apple Stuffing

Turkey with Apple Stuffing

Turkey with Apple Stuffing

The accompanying foolproof gravy recipe is one I created in an attempt to copy my mom's own rich gravy.
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