5 Fast Dinners to Save Time the Week of Thanksgiving

These quick and easy dinners have fewer than 10 ingredient and require minimal clean up—with the exception of your Thursday turkey, of course. This way, you've got more time and energy for the big day.
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Monday: Baked Eggs with Tarragon Cream

baked eggs with tarragon cream

Meatless Monday is so much better with creamy, cheesy, herby eggs. These only take 20 minutes and eight ingredients.

Recipe: Try our Baked Eggs with Tarragon Cream

Tuesday: 5-Ingredient Ginger-Lime Shrimp

ginger lime shrimp

Ahead of the Thursday gorge sesh, keep Tuesday's dish light with this zesty and easy dinner. Make the marinade ahead of time to let the shrimp soak up the juices, then fry 'em up in under five minutes.

Recipe: Try Nigel Barker's 5-Ingredient Ginger-Lime Shrimp

Wednesday: Chicken Toastie

Chicken Toastie

The kitchen gets you tomorrow. Tonight, build this sammie with store-bought ingredients for maximum flavor without the fuss.

Recipe: Try our Chicken Toastie

Thursday: Herb Butter Turkey with Quick Pan Gravy

herb butter turkey with quick pan gravy

Today's the day! If you've procrastinated starting your bird, we've got just the recipe for you.

Recipe: Try our Herb Butter Turkey with Quick Pan Gravy

Friday: Super-Simple, Super-Delicious Leftover-Turkey Sandwich

super simple delicious leftover turkey sandwich

Sure, you say you're totally turkey-ed out—but that's because you haven't yet tried the absolute best way to repurpose your leftovers. 

Recipe: Try our Super-Simple, Super-Delicious Leftover-Turkey Sandwich

Shopping List

For the baked eggs with tarragon cream:

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • Toasted focaccia

For the 5-ingredient ginger-lime shrimp:

  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 20 shell-on large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

For the chicken toastie:

  • Butter
  • Bread
  • Apricot jam
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Cheddar
  • Curry powder

For the herb butter turkey with quick pan gravy:

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • 1 fresh turkey (12 to 14 lb.)
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 large stalk celery
  • 2 shallots or 1 small onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup flour

For the super-simple, super-delicious leftover-turkey sandwich:

  • 1 cup dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish
  • 3/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 8 slices of rustic country white bread
  • 1 lb. of leftover sliced turkey