The Ultimate Thanksgiving Countdown: Getting Saucy

All the gravy, cranberry sauce, and stuffing recipes you'll need for Thanksgiving

As part of our Thanksgiving countdown, we've dedicated a separate article just for sauces (and stuffing). Here, you'll find plenty of gravy-making and cranberry sauce tips, plus some slightly unusual variations on the standard recipes. Enjoy!

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Cranberry Sauce

My Father's Cranberry Sauce

Chef Lydia Shire shares her father's recipe that's slightly tart, with just a hint of cinnamon.




Homemade Cranberry Sauce

From Oneida's test kitchen comes this quick and easy cranberry sauce recipe.




Cranberry-Tomatillo Salsa

A Mexican-inspired twist on traditional sauce. Try using a jalapeño instead of a habanero for a less spicy dish.






Pear Gravy

A fruity twist on traditional gravy that has a slightly sweet taste due to the addition of pear.




Basic Giblet Gravy

An intensely flavorful and rich gravy that can be made a day ahead.





Sweet and Zippy Stuffing

Craisins and applesauce add a little zip and zing to this easy recipe. (Major bonus: It can be made a day ahead and baked while the turkey is resting.)




Chestnut Stuffing

Chef Suzanne Goin prepares this tasty stuffing that combines seasonal chestnuts with pancetta for killer flavor.




Sage and Cornbread Stuffing

Sage pairs fantastically with turkey and the cornbread gives this recipe a Southern twist. 




Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Using meat in stuffing gives it that extra layer of flavor. Try substituting sweet and hot turkey sausage for the Italian sausage if you prefer.