What to Watch This Weekend: Start Planning for Turkey Day

Tune in to new episodes this Saturday and Sunday, and find out how to enter for a chance to win our Thanksgiveaway Sweepstakes.

November 13, 2020

Sunny standing in front of table setting with candles and flowers; wide shot, as seen on Sunny Anderson Thanksgiving.

Many are still working their way through their Halloween candy bowl, but believe it or not, the countdown to Thanksgiving is officially ON! We’re getting ready for the big feast by featuring a lineup of new seasonal episodes each celebrating Turkey Day. Ree Drummond, Sunny Anderson, Molly Yeh and the cast of The Kitchen are gearing up to share new tricks for easier prep, fuss-free menu ideas and tons of flavorful how-tos. Bonus: While you’re watching new episodes, you can enter for a chance our Thanksgiveaway Sweepstakes. Here’s how it works: Tune in this and next Saturday and Sunday starting at 10a|9c, and look out for the special code word on TV. Then enter online for a chance to win $5,000 and a collection of cookbooks. (Get the details and official rules here.) Check out the brand-new episodes coming up this weekend.

Ree Drummond, Alex Drummond and Paige Drummond and Simple Roast Turkey, Cornbread and Sausage Dressing, Classic Gravy and Green Beans with Tomatoes ,as seen on Pioneer Woman, Special 53.

The Pioneer Woman’s Home Sweet Home Thanksgiving: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10a|9c

Ree’s in the kitchen with her kids and she’s sharing a complete menu of “101” recipes even Turkey Day novices can pull off. She’s cooking up the simplest turkey ever as well as a classic, creamy gravy and shortcut cranberries your family will love.

Geoffrey Zakarian makes Twice-Baked Sweet Potato with Sausage and Ricotta, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

The Kitchen: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11a|10c

The name of the game this year: No-Rules-Giving! Forget about everything you think you’re “supposed” to do on Thanksgiving. The co-hosts are here to break the mold and help you rethink old-school Turkey Day techniques and recipes. They’re easy, fun and totally unexpected.

Miss Kardea Brown in her South Carolina home kitchen as she begins to prepare her creamy and tart Cranberry Custard Pie, as seen on Delicious Miss Brown, Season 3.

Delicious Miss Brown: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12|11c

With her grandma on turkey duty, Kardea can focus entirely on the side dishes this year. She’s cooking up a classic Lowcountry Thanksgiving, complete with an oyster-studded stuffing, sauteed greens and sweet yams.

Sunny at island with cooked chicken; leaning into shot, as seen on Sunny Anderson Thanksgiving.

Turkey Day Sunny’s Way: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12:30|11:30c

Sunny Anderson is the first-ever guest editor of Food Network Magazine — and for the big Thanksgiving issue, no less! On this special episode, she’s giving fans an insider’s look at how this month’s collection came to be and gathering some pals to showcase their favorite recipes.

Food Beauty of Molly Yeh's Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham ,as seen on Girl Meets Farm, Season 6.

Girl Meets Farm: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 11a|10c

Guess what: ham, not turkey, is the star of Molly Yeh’s Thanksgiving feast this year! It’s a beautiful dish complete with a shiny orange glaze, and it pairs well with classic sides like Brussels Sprouts Casserole and Twice-Baked Potatoes.

Barefoot Contessa: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12|11c

Ina Garten is shining a light on all-American favorites this weekend, including these fall-inspired Apple Pie Bars. They’re so much easier to make than a fancy apple pie, but they’re full of the warm, fragrant spices you know and love.

Spatchcoked Smoked Turkey, as seen on Symon's Dinners Cooking Out, Season 1.

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Symon’s Dinners: Cooking Out: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12:30|11:30c

There’s no doubt that celebrations will look a little different this year, and that’s exactly why Michael Symon and his family are gathering outdoors for a safe feast. He’s making a spatchcocked turkey right on the grill.

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