Daunted by the idea of taking the lead on holiday festivities? Don’t be. Hosting doesn’t have to be a chore, and neither does prepping a full holiday spread on your own, from start to finish. We’re offering up a set of five easy recipes to round out a traditional Thanksgiving menu, calling for plenty of fresh ingredients—and minimal fuss.
Each dish featured here comes complete with a super simple recipe and a video how-to, so you can see for yourself just how easy Thanksgiving dinner can be.
Simple Parmesan Roasted Yams
Half an hour and a mere five ingredients later, and you’re left with a perfectly seasoned, savory-sweet side dish or appetizer for the table. Get the recipe, and see how it’s made!
Simple Skillet Green Bean Casserole
There’s no way around it. Green bean casserole is a must. Try this updated take on the classic, calling for fresh green beans and mushrooms. Click here for the full recipe and visual how-to.
Simple Herb Butter Roasted Turkey
A super simple recipe for a stunning holiday bird—only a handful of ingredients required. See how it’s done!
Simple Cranberry Orange Relish
This year, skip the canned stuff. Make your own tart, sweet holiday relish using fresh cranberries—it’s SO much easier than you think. Watch and learn!
Simple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Elevate last year’s pumpkin pie by incorporating a layer of melted chocolate before adding your pumpkin filling. It’s the best kind of surprise—here’s how to pull it off.