The Daily Meal’s Best Thanksgiving Recipes

We’ve compiled our best holiday recipes from chefs, cookbook authors and food writers.


Looking to fry, broil, roast, grill or brine a turkey? Or maybe skip it all together? You’ll find everything from traditional Thanksgiving dishes to new-age alternatives in this all-inclusive recipe roundup.

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Top Turkey Recipes

D’Artagnan’s Roasted Wild Turkey with Apple Sausage recipe


Chef Jonathan Waxman's Roast Heritage Turkey recipe


D’Artagnan’s Roasted Wild Turkey with Bourbon-Pecan Stuffing recipe


Chef Dean Fearing’s Roast Turkey with Tangerine Sage Glaze recipe


Chef Jimmy Bradley’s Deep-Fried Turkey recipe


Lidia’s Balsamic-Glazed Roast Turkey with Pan Sauce recipe.


Chef Suzanne Goin’s Sage and Rosemary Roasted Turkey recipe


Basic Roasted Turkey recipe


Todd English’s Confit of Turkey recipe


Deep-Fried Turkey recipe from Chef Brad Thompson


Basic Turkey Brine recipe


Gluten-Free Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing recipe


Turkey Alternatives

Vegan Porcini-Stuffed Seitan with Wild Mushroom Sauce recipe


Chef Michael Lomanco’s Slow-Roasted Salmon with Ginger


Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s Whole Duck with Green Peppercorn Glaze


Juniper-rubbed Pork Loin with Prunes and Savoy Cabbage recipe


Marc Forgione’s Chicken Under a Brick recipe


Miraval’s Beef Filet Mignon with Roma Tomato, Basil and Shallot Salad


Todd English’s Pumpkin Lasagna recipe


Colman Andrews’ Winter Gnocchi with Meat Sauce recipe


Turkey Twists

Hedgehog Mushroom and Turkey Pot Pie recipe


Ginger-Sumac Roasted Turkey Breast recipe


D’Artagnan’s Braised Wild Turkey Ragu recipe


D’Artagnan’s Roasted Wild Turkey Breast with Fall Vegetables recipe


Chef Kerry Heffernan's Red Wine Roasted Turkey Legs recipe





Parsnip and Celery Root Soup recipe


Wild Mushroom Soup with Chives recipe


Vegan Chestnut Bisque recipe



Etna Beans with Apples and Herbs recipe


Farmhouse Carrots From the Sprouted Kitchen recipe


Cranberry-Jalapeño Relish


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Brown-Butter Vinaigrette


Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Shallots


Maple-roasted Brussels Sprouts



Todd English’s Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing recipe


Sage and Cornbread Stuffing recipe



Basic Giblet Gravy



Blue Duck Tavern’s Award-Winning Apple Pie recipe


Gluten-Free Pear Crisp from Elana’s Pantry recipe


Gluten-Free Grand Marnier Bread Pudding recipe


Colman Andrews’ Winter Squash Pudding recipe


Vegan Pecan Pie recipe


Pumpkin Cake with Maple Whipped Cream