5 Easy, Mess-Free Breakfasts to Make on Thanksgiving
Save room for the main event — and ensure your sink doesn't fill up with more dishes.
Whether you’re traveling for Thanksgiving or cooking the meal at home, you cannot afford to waste time, energy or stomach space (!) on a big breakfast. That’s why we dug through our recipes to find easy, mess-free morning meals that will tide you over until the main event. From smoothies to granola, these simple meals are all made with just one bowl (or blender, to be specific):
You don’t even need a plate for this one. While you’re preparing your Thanksgiving menu, throw a few eggs in the Instant Pot. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have perfect, creamy hardboiled eggs. All you need to do is peel, eat and repeat.
This make-ahead breakfast could not be easier. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, cook overnight and stir in the morning. At the end of it all, there’s only one dish to clean! Bonus: this oatmeal is packed with seasonal flavor, so it's sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
It’s probably not a great idea to eat a huge breakfast before a Thanksgiving feast. That’s why Giada’s feel-good smoothie is an excellent choice — it’s filling enough to power through the meal prep, but not so heavy that you won’t have room for turkey.
Waking up early to prep the turkey? Treat yourself to a quick, crispy batch of granola. This microwave recipe is ridiculously easy — all the ingredients are combined and cooked in the same bowl.
Avocado toast is trendy for a reason — it’s nutritious, delicious and totally low-maintenance. Just mash up the avocado and spread it on toast, along with a few seasonings for flavor. If you’re feeling extra hungry, throw an egg on top!