Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Instant Pot® Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.57 stars
83

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: 4.61 stars
639

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: 4.59 stars
22

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: 4.46 stars
13

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.

Bacon-Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
25

Another family favorite vegetable side-dish that 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.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Rating: 4.73 stars
1348

Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Butternut Squash Soup II

Rating: 4.64 stars
2514

This is a thick, rich soup with tons of flavor. Something I whipped up off the top of my head, with things I had on hand. Super easy, quick, and a great way to use squash. An instant hit at my house.

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars
709

Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish.

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Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.71 stars
288

Easy to make, great for dinner, leftovers and sandwiches. Adapted for our 2-person household from larger recipes for larger families with larger appetites.

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