Magnificent Thanksgiving Menus

Pick a dish from each category and you've got the ultimate Thanksgiving day menu consisting of classic recipes with delicious tweaks.

Thanksgiving Leftovers and More

Find fresh ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers, how-to videos, and more.

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Mexican Turkey Stew

Thanksgiving Leftovers

There's nothing finer than a turkey-and-stuffing sandwich. But when that's been munched, turn to turkey with hominy and Mexican spice, or cranberry and Champagne.


Roast Turkey and Prosciutto Pizza

Superfast Turkey

Whether using up Thanksgiving leftovers or starting from scratch, these recipes put turkey dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less.


Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

A healthier sweet potato casserole? You bet. See how we trimmed calories and fat from this favorite holiday side dish. Get the recipe. 


Herbed Bread Stuffing with Mushrooms and Sausage Recipes

Recipe Makeover: Bread Stuffing

We've lightened this classic holiday dish so it has all the flavors you love and a lot less calories.


Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

How to Make Lighter Pumpkin Bread

With a few low-fat baking tricks, our healthy pumpkin bread recipe shaved 33 percent of the calories and more than half the fat from the original recipe. Get the recipe.


Bacon Slice Calories

What the Cook Nibbled

The Thanksgiving journey from kitchen to table adds up.


Oatmeal Pecan Pie

Recipe Makeover: Pecan Pie

We've made over this decadent dessert with delicious results by adding a healthy, hearty whole grain.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté