The Best Turkey Recipes For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner just would not be complete without a big, beautiful bird to crown the feast at the table. No matter how many sides there are to choose from or how many cocktails are imbibed beforehand, without a turkey it just doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving.

But because a giant bird isn’t a typical dish you make on the regular for dinner, cooking one up can be intimidating ― especially for new hosts. That is, unless you have a trusty turkey recipe in hand.

We’ve got the turkey recipes you need to help you through it. Whether you choose to brine or not, add spice rubs or just simply stuff it, here are 15 recipes you need that will make for a deliciously successful Thanksgiving.

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The Best Stuffing Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

There are a great many delicious plates served on Thanksgiving, but none of them hold a candle to the stuffing. (Not even the turkey.) Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, we can all agree that this dish is crucial to the feast. To make sure the holiday goes well, you absolutely need a great stuffing recipe.

Lucky for you, we have a ton for you to choose from ― with all kinds of variations. Some with cornbread, some with sourdough, some even with pretzel bread, all of them great.

Whether you decide to stuff it in the bird or bake it separately, it doesn’t matter because you’ve guaranteed yourself a delicious meal this year with one of these recipes below.