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5 Thanksgiving Recipes That’ll Keep People Coming Back for Seconds

With Turkey day right around the corner, it’s time to start finalizing your Thanksgiving menu. Whether you’re playing host or bringing a dish over for a potluck, there’s a lot of pressure to impress!

Don’t worry—we’re here to help. Prepare one of these 5 Thanksgiving recipes, and you’ll have people coming up for seconds…and thirds, and fourths, and fifths!

Crispy Crunchy Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes for a Thanksgiving recipe.

The perfect mashed potatoes should be creamy, fluffy, and buttery goodness—but if you really want to bring the house down, they’ll need a special twist! These crispy crunchy mashed potatoes are not only perfectly fluffy, but are also topped with a seasoned combo of country-style bread and kettle-cooked potato chips.

Although you’ll want the potatoes to be freshly made, you can prepare the topping ahead of time to save yourself a little stress. Bonus tip: use German Butterball potatoes for the best flavor and texture!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussel sprouts.

Want to fit in your veggies without even knowing it? This cheesy Brussels sprouts Thanksgiving recipe is jam-packed with greens…but also features a heavy dose of dairy! The combination of crispy pancetta, spicy Dijon mustard, and heavenly Gruyère cheese makes for a mouthwatering combo—you’ll be lucky to have leftovers!

While you’ll need a few untraditional ingredients, the recipe doesn’t require much in general. With the addition of pancetta, you’ll want to be extra careful that you don’t go overboard on the salty flavors.

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Green beans for a Thanksgiving recipe.

Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving staple, and this recipe infuses new life into a holiday classic without straying too far from the original. As with any good green bean casserole, the recipe calls for a hefty helping of French’s fried onions—and it’s totally alright to go a little overboard if you’d like.

The rest of the recipe is fairly simple to follow, and only needs to cook for about an hour before serving. It’s easy to whip up before lunchtime or reheat the next day!

Simple Stuffing

Stuffing.

Stuffing is almost as essential to Thanksgiving as the turkey itself, so if you’re tasked with preparing it, you’re going to want to pull out all the stops—and sometimes, the best way to do that is to keep things traditional! This stuffing (or dressing, depending on your preference) recipe is better than anything you’ll get out of a box, but is still super simple to prepare.

All you’ll need is butter, white bread, onions, celery, eggs, chicken broth, and seasonings, most of which you probably already have in your cupboards. Then you simply throw everything together and let it bake!

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Roasted pecans for a Thanksgiving recipe.

Add a boozy twist to dessert with this perfectly delicious take on a pecan pie. The secret to making a pie to remember (besides the bourbon, of course)? A homemade crust—and for this one, all you’ll need is flour, brown sugar, salt, and butter!

The recipe only calls for two tablespoons of bourbon, which is plenty for adding a splash of flavor but small enough so that diners of any age can enjoy the dessert.

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