Recipe: Easy Butter Rolls
Freshly-baked rolls are always a welcome addition to any meal, and this make-ahead recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare.
When it's a potluck, portability is key
When you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner, any good Southerner knows that the correct response is, “What can I bring?” And Thanksgiving is no different, although picking the right potluck dish for the biggest food holiday of the year can be daunting. If you need a little inspiration, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with our favorite Thanksgiving potluck recipes. The host is probably handling the turkey and stuffing, so we’ve gathered a delicious array of portable sides that taste great, travel well, and will fit in beautifully with the rest of the meal. Take your pick from our favorite potluck-friendly recipes including side dishes like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, and rolls plus everyone’s all-time favorite Thanksgiving dessert: pies. Some recipes, like our sweet potato casserole, are classic enough to please Thanksgiving traditionalists. Others, like our Hot and Spicy Cranberry Sauce, will be an exciting new addition to the table. Whatever you choose, we know you’ll be left with an empty serving dish at the end of the meal—the true sign of a great recipe!
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits
Does your crowd prefer biscuits over rolls? Try these light and flaky biscuits made tender and slightly orange from cooked mashed sweet potato.
Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream
A rich cream sauce (add it just before serving) makes these savory, caramelized sprouts truly irresistible.
Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Relish
This bright and tangy relish is a nice alternative to cranberry sauce and can be whipped up in a food processor in minutes.
Hot-and-Spicy Cranberry-Pear Chutney
Recipe: Hot-and-Spicy Cranberry-Pear Chutney
Grated fresh ginger and spicy pepper jelly add a dose of heat to this Thanksgiving favorite.
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Topped with pretty stripes of melty marshmallows and crunchy cornflakes, this Thanksgiving classic will satisfy the entire table.Cooking Video: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Sweet potatoes simmer all day in your slow cooker, turning meltingly tender. Top with parsley, orange zest, and crispy bacon just before serving.
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Recipes: Roasted Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Roasted vegetables are a great potluck side because they can be made in advance and reheat well. We love this version with a tangy cider vinaigrette.
Tee's Corn Pudding
Recipe: Tee's Corn Pudding
One bite of this silky, soufflé-like corn pudding and you’ll understand why it’s one of our most popular potluck recipes ever.
Mashed Potatoes with Greens
Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Greens
Give your usual mashed potatoes a new twist with tender sautéed greens. You can use any winter greens you like, such as kale, collards, or cabbage.
Recipe: Two-Potato Gratin
Sweet and white potatoes combine with two kinds of cheese to make an impressive looking and tasting potluck dish that also happens to travel well.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
Recipe: Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
If you’re a first-time pie baker, this recipe is a great place to start. This pumpkin pie has a velvety filling and golden, crisp crust while still being as easy as pie (sorry!) to prepare.
Apple Slab Pie
Recipe: Apple Slab Pie
If you’re feeding a very large crowd, this rectangular apple pie made in a jelly roll pan will do the job deliciously.
Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Recipe: Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Cooking Video: Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
More experienced bakers should try their hand at this stunner of a dessert topped with luscious homemade salted caramel and toasted pecans.