Thanksgiving Recipes for the Planners & Procrastinators

Are you a planner or a procrastinator? Or a little of both? Get ahead with our long-lead recipes and their step-by-step timelines. Or hang back knowing our shortcut dishes are ready when you are. Or mix and match! Yes, the clock is ticking, but you're all good.
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Turkey & Gravy: Planner

The 4-Day Dry-Brined Turkey

4 day dry brined turkey

Recipe: Try our 4-Day Dry-Brined Turkey

Make-Ahead Gravy

make ahead gravy

Recipe: Try our Make-Ahead Gravy

Turkey & Gravy: Procrastinator

Herb Butter Turkey with Quick Pan Gravy

herb butter turkey with quick pan gravy

Recipe: Try our Herb Butter Turkey with Quick Pan Gravy

Potatoes & Stuffing: Planner

Mashed Potatoes with Lemon, Shallot & Rosemary Butter

Mashed Potatoes with Lemon, Shallot & Rosemary Butter

Recipe: Try our Mashed Potatoes with Lemon, Shallot & Rosemary Butter

Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata

Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata

Recipe: Try our Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata

Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage & Peppers

Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage & Peppers

Recipe: Try our Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage & Peppers

Recipe: Try our Southern-Style Skillet Cornbread with Bacon

Potatoes & Stuffing: Procrastinator

Mashed Skin-On Baby Potatoes

Mashed Skin-On Baby Potatoes

Recipe: Try our Mashed Skin-On Baby Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacony Granola

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacony Granola

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacony Granola

Crouton Stuffing with Mushrooms, Pears & Pancetta

Crouton Stuffing with Mushrooms, Pears & Pancetta

Recipe: Try our Crouton Stuffing with Mushrooms, Pears & Pancetta

Cranberry Sauce & Rolls: Planner

Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel

Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel

Recipe: Try our Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel

Recipe: Try our Candied Orange Peel

Overnight Parm & Black Pepper Pinwheels

Overnight Parm & Black Pepper Pinwheels

Recipe: Try our Overnight Parm & Black Pepper Pinwheels

Cranberry Sauce & Rolls: Procrastinator

Spicy Raw Cranberry Relish

Spicy Raw Cranberry Relish

Recipe: Try our Spicy Raw Cranberry Relish

Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls

Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls

Recipe: Try our Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls

Veggies: Planner

Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit & Herb Oil

Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit and Herb Oil

Recipe: Try our Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit & Herb Oil

Fennel & Leek Gratin

Fennel and Leek Gratin

Recipe: Try our Fennel & Leek Gratin

Chicory Salad with Dates & Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts

Chicory Salad with Dates and Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts

Recipe: Try our Chicory Salad with Dates & Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts

Veggies: Procrastinator

Green Beans with Quick-Pickled Shallots & Smoked Almonds

Green Beans with Quick-Pickled Shallots and Smoked Almonds

Recipe: Try our Green Beans with Quick-Pickled Shallots & Smoked Almonds

Crispy Roasted Onions with Rosemary

Crispy Roasted Onions with Rosemary

Recipe: Try our Crispy Roasted Onions with Rosemary

Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

Recipe: Try our Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

Desserts: Planner

Lime Chess Pie with Candied Cranberries

lime chess pie with cranberries

Recipe: Try our Lime Chess Pie with Candied Cranberries

Red Wine-Poached Pear Pie with Fancy Cutouts

red wine poached pear pie

Recipe: Try our Red Wine-Poached Pear Pie with Fancy Cutouts

Desserts: Procrastinator

Fig & Chocolate Pecan Crostata

fig chocolate pecan crostata

Recipe: Try our Fig & Chocolate Pecan Crostata

Pumpkin Mousse Pie

pumpkin mousse pie

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Mousse Pie