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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes Answered

Thanksgiving dinner is coming up in just a couple weeks and we want you to be able to have the perfect feast ready. So we've whipped up a fresh batch of Instructables that will help you out with everything from the turkey to the side dishes and even a dessert and a bit of apple cider.

These recipes have been tested out at the Instructables Test Kitchen in the Oakland Hills and are sure to be a great addition to the festivities. If there's something that you think that we missed, make one of your own!

This topic is now an official Thanksgiving Dinner Guide.


Turkey Recipe by noahw
Cook up a delicious bird and get everyone in a festive mood as the aroma fills your house! This in-depth recipe will guide you on the way to greatness.

Gravy Recipe by noahw
Make this delicious sauce from the turkey's pan drippings.

Stuffing by scoochmaroo
An amazing stuffing recipe so good that it stands well completely on its own.

Mashed Potatoes by scoochmaroo
An essential part of the Thanksgiving dinner, mashed potatoes go well with everything else that will be crowded onto your plate.

Cranberry Sauce by noahw
Homemade cranberry sauce rules with its tanginess and wonderful texture. It cooks up easily and stores in the fridge like a champ so skip the can this year.

Cornbread by canida
Cornbread is a versatile dish, equally good with a big bowl of chili and as a holiday side dish for Christmas or Thanksgiving.

Deviled Eggs by rachel
While everyone's anxiously waiting for the turkey, bring these out to keep the hungry horde happy and content.

You can also try the dill-variation of Deviled Eggs.


Corn on the Cob by noahw
Hot corn on the cob with a bit of butter is a simple pleasure that nobody should be denied on Thanksgiving. That's right, nobody.

Green Beans by noahw
Add some veggies to the meal with this quick and tasty recipe for green beans. They're so tasty that even those who normally have to be force-fed greens will grab them up.

Apple Pie by randofo
Learn the basics of apple pie making with this Instructable and then try out different kinds of apples to see which combination makes you happiest.

Pumpkin Pie by ewilhelm
This recipe turns out a pumpkin pie so smooth that eating it is like becoming one with the essence of pumpkin. Absolutely worth the effort.

Apple Cider by nagutron
Fresh cider has a life of its own that can't be matched with what you get in the store. Give this beverage the respect it deserves by juicing some up yourself.

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socialtalker

9 years ago

its not thanksgiving without MAC AND CHEESE. If you have cornbread, you don't need corn on the cob, replace the corn with mac and cheese, and NOW you have thanksgiving.

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and instead of pumpkin pie all you can eat taco an fajitas! you are right mac and cheese all the way.

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

You forgot the best thing... Green bean casarole!!

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Fallen_Siren

9 years ago

No replace the cornbread with tuna salad

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socialtalkerFallen_Siren

Reply 9 years ago

TUNA SALAD!?!?! that is wrong for soooooooo many reasons.... 1. you are replacing a starch with another meat. 2. tuna salad is for lunch at work, not a thanksgiving feast. 3. tuna salad (which i love, but it doesn't fit with the rest of the meal), in the same stomach with turkey, and beans and all the rest of it, will create a nauseous mess in the colon. mac and cheese will nicely gum everything together in the colon to produce.....oh well no need to go any further on that. 4. your inlaws will look at you funny. 5. if you must have fish, serve something elegant like oysters in the stuffing or a stuffed salmon or or shimp coctail or crabmeat in the deviled eggs, which leads to.... 6 if you have deviled eggs, tuna salad has most of the same ingredients so its redundant. 7. if you must have some kind of salad, make it a salad of spring greens and heirloom tomatoes or a waldorf salad of apples, grapes and walnuts that will go with the turkey or even bean salad, but in the name of god, not tuna salad on thanksgiving table! have a happy thanksgiving...with mac and cheese!

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Fallen_Sirensocialtalker

Reply 9 years ago

I've had tuna salad for thanksgiving and nothing bad ever happens, so that mean tuna salad for thanksgiving is good to go!

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Umeko

9 years ago

What is pumpkin pie all about? (dont say pumpkin!!) I'm Brittish so dont have the whole pumpkin pie thing here :S

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NachoMahmaUmeko

Reply 9 years ago

. Pumpkin pie is good, but it's not all that great (pecan pie is much better). More tradition than anything else. How the tradition started, I don't know. Halloween leftovers?

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canidaNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

Pumpkin pie is soooo much better than pecan! It's basically a sweet starchy-vegetable pudding, and takes the addition of fat and spices beautifully. The version above is dangerously excellent. ;)

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NachoMahmacanida

Reply 9 years ago

. You've obviously never had one of my Grandmother's pecan pies. ;)

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NachoMahmaGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

. Harumph! I just finished a big piece of a pecan pie that a friend made. Nectar from the breast of Aphrodite (with pecans).

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

Let's just say I love them both.....which is what I was trying to say if you dislike one, over another, you miss out on half the fun LOL

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mg0930mgNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

I never had pecan pie. The first kind I try will be your grandmother's. XD

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tbesedaNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

and you sir, have obviously not had one of my grandmother's pumpkin pies ;)

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Yerboogiemancanida

Reply 9 years ago

yeah but whats kool about pecan pie, the pecans rise from the bottom.

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skunkbaitcanida

Reply 9 years ago

Pumpkin pie is great! But I have to go with Nacho on this one, Pecan Pie is greater!

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YerboogiemanUmeko

Reply 9 years ago

its really good although the said word is weird.

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UmekoUmeko

Reply 9 years ago

lol thanks for clearing that up for me :D will have to give it a go now :D

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JellyWooUmeko

Reply 9 years ago

pumpkin pie is a pie that's made of pumpkin that has a cinnamony taste and is often served with whipped cream. it's really good!

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dedsetmad

9 years ago

Eat whatever on whatever day . It'll taste just as good as any other day.

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yutzwagon

9 years ago

How about some Instructables on the leftovers of that turkey? Mmmmm, turkey nachos anybody?

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The Expert Noobyutzwagon

Reply 9 years ago

or what to do with the bones. for example how to properly make a wish on the wishbone. or making forks and knives with the bones, or bone soup!

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Sigh.....I can't eat corn on the cob anymore (not without cutting it off the cob first, as my four front uppers will come out or break), Stuffing is too high in carbs, and many times also in salt, pumpkin pie I can have a small sliver of, gravey....absolutely not...., and turkey......ummmm turkey :-) as long as I don't get too much of the dark meat....*sigh*

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AnarchistAsianGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

you have my condolences, because thanksgiving is like... one of my favorite holidays...

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GoodhartAnarchistAsian

Reply 9 years ago

It is mine still, with restrictions *sigh* I have to try to fill up on veggies so I don't gain anymore weight....I don't need to be back in the hospital for another bypass...

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GoodhartAnarchistAsian

Reply 9 years ago

Send me a check with your signature on it, and I will transfer it to the shirt LOL Just KIDDING :-)

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KatarukitoGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Poor Goodhart ... :( You should drink a gallon of gravy if the doctors say you have only one week to live though..

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benz_z

9 years ago

thanksgiving? little late arn"t we (im canadian)

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GoodhartChicken2209

Reply 9 years ago

Not in Canada it isn't LOL pssst, it's Oct 13th this year ;-)

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Chicken2209Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

i didn't even know Canada celebrated thanksgiving

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GoodhartChicken2209

Reply 9 years ago

Yep, they do in Oct. I know of this by virtue of some of the more informative calendars I use :-)

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AnarchistAsianbenz_z

Reply 9 years ago

ha ha another item to put into my collection of random knowledge...

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Tool Using Animal

9 years ago

Reminds me I need to head over to a local farm and see if they have any pumpkins left for pie. Your dinner selection looks delicious, but needs a gravy recipe.