Thanksgiving should be a time for celebrating the company of family and friends—not for stressing out. That’s why we aim to make our Thanksgiving dinner menus as simple as they are scrumptious—using techniques and ingredients that save on time and effort but never skimp on flavor. All of the traditional favorites are right here: cranberry sauces, potato side dishes, green bean recipes, healthy salads, cornbread stuffings, easy turkey recipes, and of course, pumpkin desserts. Sure, it’s a lot—but trust us: with our handy checklist to keep the meal prep organized, you’ll never go off track. Looking for a few creative new Thanksgiving recipes to round out the classic spread? We’ve got lots of ideas—from a deconstructed turkey basted with thyme butter to dark chocolate cacao nib brownies studded with tart cranberries—that are sure make your menu feel fresh all over again, whether it’s first year in the kitchen or your 50th.