Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Don't spend your whole holiday in the kitchen. Allrecipes has over 370 deliciously easy recipes that can be made in under an hour.

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Instant Pot® Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
The Instant Pot® made the moistest turkey breast I have ever made. I usually let this cook in the slow cooker all day, but this turned out so much better. I couldn't believe that I had such a wonderful meal ready in less than an hour total!

Hot Cream Cheese-Corn Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 2
This cream cheese-corn casserole is a Thanksgiving classic at our house. Since we like it spicy, I add jalapeno peppers.

Easy Turkey Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 641
This gravy comes out perfect every time. The cream of chicken soup is what gives it wonderful flavor. Nice and creamy, never lumpy.

Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

Make the best mashed potatoes you've ever tasted with this quick and easy recipe. The cream cheese makes them extra velvety, a trick I picked up from my brother Mike.

Stuffed Hasselback Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
Much easier than a traditional roast turkey, this sliced and stuffed turkey breast takes far less time than a whole bird, and it's perfect for an everyday or holiday dinner for a smaller group.

Maple-Dijon Brussels Leaf Salad

Rating: 5 stars 12
This is my go-to unexpected side for Thanksgiving and other pot-lucks. Aside from being gorgeous, it holds up well when made ahead, tastes great at room temp, and appeals to lots of eaters because it's vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and low-carb friendly. The only thing that takes time is deconstructing the Brussels sprouts. The salad keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Quick and Easy Sausage Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This recipe has been made over and over for generations - real yummy, really easy, and quick!

Bacon-Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This family-favorite vegetable side dish of green beans is simple and quick to make. Great for family dinners, Thanksgiving, or any occasion. You can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest if desired.

15 Dump Recipes for a Hassle-Free Thanksgiving

No need for pre-sauteing, constant stirring, or stressing. These recipes will help you get the most out of the holiday while you do the least.
By Mary Claire Lagroue

The Best Banana Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 1060
No-cook banana pudding made with instant vanilla pudding mix, condensed milk and whipped topping.
By Allrecipes Member

Cream Corn Like No Other

Rating: 5 stars 2311
This is NOTHING like canned creamed corn! My husband is not a fan of corn or creamed dishes, but he thinks this is great. Easy and quick to prepare and is an especially delicious side dish for chicken or pork. Everyone always asks for the recipe.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Rating: 4.5 stars 843
Cauliflower 'mashed potatoes' are a guilt-free and delicious way to cut calories and add veggies to any meal.
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Best Recipes for a Last-Minute Feast
With these quick-and-easy recipes, you'll always have time to make a 5-star Thanksgiving dinner.
Our Best Easy Thanksgiving Sides
Starring few ingredients but lots of flavor.
Glazed Carrots
Rating: 4.5 stars 358

Carrots are glazed with a butter and brown sugar glaze in this simple but delicious side dish.