The 30-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner



Quick Turkey Recipes


Garlic-Ginger Turkey Tenderloins

Garlic-Ginger Turkey Tenderloins
Time: 30 minutes

This good-for-you Asian entree Garlic-Ginger Turkey Tenderloins has a ginger-and-brown sugar soy sauce that spices up the turkey tenderloins as they bake.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Autumn Turkey Tenderloins

Autumn Turkey Tenderloins
Time: 30 minutes

This out-of-the-ordinary meal is perfect for cool nights with family, friends or company. With cinnamon and brown sugar, it's slightly sweet, and the walnuts add a wonderful toasty-nutty crunch in Autumn Turkey Tenderloins.
—Brenda Lion, Warren, Pennsylvania



Quick Thanksgiving Salad Recipes


Dijon-Walnut Spinach Salad

Dijon-Walnut Spinach Salad
Time: 10 minutes

So much flavor for so few fixings in Dijon-Walnut Spinach Salad! This family favorite has a great fresh taste, lots of different textures and can be tossed together in a heartbeat. For variety, change up the dressing to honey mustard or any other favorite.
—Chris DeMontravel, Mohegan Lake, New York


Gorgonzola-Pear Mesclun Salad
Time: 10 minutes

This beautiful, elegant Gorgonzola-Pear Mesclun Salad will look great on your holiday table. Swap apples for pears or even pecans for the walnuts. A delicious way to get your greens.
—Joylyn Trickel, Helendale, California



Quick Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes


Quick Broccoli Side Dish

Quick Broccoli Side Dish
Time: 20 minutes

Italian seasoning and crunchy pine nuts really jazz up the flavor of this versatile Quick Broccoli Side Dish.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Special Green Beans

Special Green Beans
Time: 10 minutes

This tasty Special Green Beans dish rounds out any meal with its bright color and fresh flavor. With only 10 minutes of prep time, these are ready before you know it!
—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine


Microwave Acorn Squash

Microwave Acorn Squash
Time: 20 minutes

This sinfully good side dish works with just about any meal. With brown sugar, butter and honey, what's not to love? Someone said Microwave Acorn Squash is so good it tastes like candy. We think kids will agree.
—Kara de la Vega, Santa Rosa, California


Mashed Potatoes with a Kick

Mashed Potatoes with a Kick
Time: 30 minutes


A handful of ingredients, a pot and a bowl are all you need to quickly make a great side that goes with any meal. These Mashed Potatoes with a Kick are my favorite potatoes!
—Valerie Belley, St. Louis, Missouri


Dolloped Sweet Potatoes
Time: 15 minutes

Use a little microwave magic to turn sweet potatoes into this speedy and special Dolloped Sweet Potatoes side dish for hectic holiday feasts. Brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice flavor the simple but rich cream cheese topping in these.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen



Quick Thanksgiving Desserts


Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Time: 20 minutes

This Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie is so easy to assemble. It's handy to have in the freezer when unexpected company stops in for coffee and dessert.
—Arletta Slocum, Venice, Florida


Caramel Pear Dessert

Caramel Pear Dessert
Time: 15 minutes

I created this Caramel Pear Dessert when my sister and a friend came to lunch. It was so good, they threatened to lick their plates! Enjoy this little bit of heaven.
—Shirley Stubblefield, Chino, California


Lara's Tender Gingersnaps
Time: 25 minutes

Soft gingersnaps embody the tastes and smells of the season. Enjoy cloves, cinnamon and ginger blended into one delicious cookie. Lara's Tender Gingersnaps are perfect for Thanksgiving and fall gatherings
—Lara Pennell, Mauldin, South Carolina




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