Easiest-Ever Thanksgiving Recipes

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner will be simpler than ever before with the help of these easy fall recipes.

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Thanksgiving on 2 Sheet Pans

If your crowd is small and you can't be bothered with dirtying every pan in the house, you'll love Food Network Kitchen's revolutionary method of preparing all the greatest hits in a fraction of the time, with an unbelievably minimal amount of cleanup.

Get the Recipe: Thanksgiving on 2 Sheet Pans

Baked Brie

This crowd-pleasing appetizer couldn't be easier: Simply wrap a wheel of Brie in foil and bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is gooey like fondue.

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Holiday Bacon Appetizers

Ree Drummond's easy three-ingredient appetizer is a perfect bite for guests to snack on when they arrive. She tops buttery rectangular crackers with Parmesan cheese, wraps them in bacon and bakes until crisp.

Goat Cheese with Fresh Dill

For a timesaving and crowd-pleasing appetizer, Ree rolls goat cheese logs in freshly chopped dill and serves them with her favorite crackers.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Conserve space on your stovetop with Food Network Kitchen's one-pot fall soup. You can use your blender to puree it in batches, but using an immersion blender will shave even more time off of meal prep.

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Sheet Pan Turkey with Sage and Brown Butter

This is a very fast way to get a juicy, evenly cooked turkey covered with crispy skin — and you don't even need to dust off your roasting pan. Ask your butcher to spatchcock the turkey for you.

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World's Simplest Thanksgiving Turkey

The name says it all. This is the most-straightforward recipe for a traditional turkey you'll ever make, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. Take it easy!

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No-Baste, No-Bother Roasted Turkey

If you're the type of person who likes to set it and forget it, this is probably the best way to serve a turkey dinner, short of buying one already cooked. Trisha recommends baking it for an hour, turning off the oven and then letting the turkey roast in the heat of the oven until the oven cools completely.

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Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy

Small crowd this year? Roast a turkey breast instead of a whole bird. You'll seriously cut down the amount of time spent using your oven.

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Three-Bread Stuffing

Sandra Lee dolls up a packaged, seasoned cornbread stuffing mix for this super-quick, semi-homemade version of a Thanksgiving staple.

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World's Best Cornbread Stuffing

This super-savory cornbread feeds eight to 10 people and requires just 15 minutes of prep work. No need to make fresh corn muffins; you can use leftover muffins or even a store-bought batch as the base for this classic turkey day side.

Get the Recipe: World's Best Cornbread Stuffing

Individual Sausage Stuffing

Dress up a stuffing mix for fast and impressive results. Individual servings in ramekins or muffin tins bake faster than a whole pan of stuffing, plus they're cute additions to the Thanksgiving table.

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Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms

Don't bother using precious oven real estate on basic green bean casserole. This four-ingredient green bean dish can be on your table in 25 minutes.

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Salty, crispy bacon makes everything better, especially this four-ingredient Brussels sprout dish.

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Crunchy-Sweet Brussels Sprout Salad

Instead of serving the Brussels sprouts whole this year, try them shredded and tossed with crunchy chopped walnuts and sweet dried cranberries in Sunny Anderson's 18-minute side salad. Using a mandoline to shred the sprouts will save you even more time.

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Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows

Here's Sunny's quick trick to give sweet potatoes extra sweetness: Prepare a simple syrup of brown sugar, butter and water, then pour it over the boiled potato wedges before baking.

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Autumn Potato Gratin

Traditional gratins can take hours to make and involve a lot of prep work. Rachael Ray's 40-minute gratin uses coarsely chopped potatoes instead of thinly sliced ones and an herb-infused cream that takes minutes on the stove.

Get the Recipe: Autumn Potato Gratin

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

You can't go wrong with these standby mashed potatoes. Just start with russet potatoes, then mix in whole milk and up to a stick of butter.

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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Peeling the skins off of your potatoes is time consuming, but Ina Garten bypasses that step altogether with her still-creamy, highly indulgent smashed red potato dish.

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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Top a delicate mix of pear, watercress and arugula with toasted walnuts, pecans, almonds or cashews for a quick way to add some crunch to your Thanksgiving side salad.

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Easy Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Dress up a boxed cake mix with chunks of apples mixed with cinnamon and sugar. Serve warm cake squares with butter pecan or rum raisin ice cream. Voila: Dessert is ready in 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: My Sister Maria's Easy Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

If you don't have time to spare to slice apples for a pie or cake, try baking them whole. Basted with dark rum and lots of spices, these soft beauties are best served alongside your favorite ice cream.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can spice up classic chocolate chippers for your Thanksgiving feast simply by adding pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves to the batter.

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Quick Pear Tart

Using store-bought puff pastry makes these tarts a quick fix for your Thanksgiving dessert spread. Sunny tops them with cheddar cheese for a savory twist.

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Apple Crisp

Don't fuss over temperamental pie crust when you can make these comforting apple crisps in individual ramekins. You won't miss the pie dough once you taste the buttery pecan topping.

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Pumpkin Cream Pie

If you're determined to honor Thanksgiving tradition with a whole pie, try Sandra's shortcut pumpkin pie, which she makes in a premade pie shell. The easy whipped topping enhanced with brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice takes it over the edge.

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