Sometimes, cooking a whole bird can be a beast—but it doesn’t have to be. Our Thanksgiving turkey recipes minimize ingredients and extra steps, without sacrificing juicy flavor. If you’re just starting out, check out our step-by-step guide, How to Roast a Thanksgiving Turkey. It walks you through all of the equipment and tools you’ll need (don’t forget a large baking sheet, on which you’ll want to stuff and season your bird to keep your counters clean). Then head over to our Quick Roasting Turkey with Thyme Butter recipe. In this recipe, you don’t cook a whole turkey at all: you segment the bird into breasts, thighs, and drumsticks first. This method allows you to cook the turkey evenly in about one hour. If you’re looking for a more traditional roast turkey to carve at the dinner table, our Classic Roast Turkey recipe yields a succulent, golden bird every time. In the unlikely event that there are leftovers, we’ve got you covered with 12 turkey sandwich recipes.