As soon as November hits, the invites start to roll around for Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving celebrations. If the turkey is taken care of, these fool-proof dishes will make a welcome addition to any table.

Side dishes, desserts, a little salad to balance everything out. If you’ve been invited to someone’s home to join in the festivities, arriving with one of these Thanksgiving treats will send you straight to favorite guest status. Use the scaling feature in Drop Recipes to set how many guests you’re planning to feed and make grocery shopping a piece of cake (or pie).

A bowl of miso butternut squash soup with toasted cheese sandwiches.

Miso Butternut Squash Soup

Classic butternut squash soup with an umami kick from the miso. You can make a big pot of this a day or so in advance and just warm it up on the stove when needed.

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A pan of fluffy buttermilk mashed potatoes with salt and pepper.

Fluffy Buttermilk-Mashed Potatoes

These creamy mashed potatoes are as delicious as a buttery mashed potato, without all of the butter. The secret ingredient? Baking soda!

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Fresh dinner rolls and steam.

Dinner Rolls

Warm and buttery fluffy dinner rolls with the lightest pull-apart interior and soft, golden crust. These need a little time to rise, but require very little effort otherwise!

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Cranberry sauce being scooped out of a bowl with a spoon.

Cranberry Sauce

Simple and delicious cranberry sauce recipe with a hint of orange. Perfect with turkey, but also goes great with a cheese board. Use fresh or frozen cranberries.

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A pan of cornbread stuffing with a silver spoon.

Cornbread Stuffing

Make our Golden or Gluten-Free Cornbread one day before and use it in this fragrant stuffing. Easy cornbread stuffing with lots of flavor: fresh rosemary, sweet-tart cranberries, pine nuts and a little fennel. 

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Roasted green beans on a plate with lemon and parmesan.

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Parmesan

An easy, healthy and delicious vegetable side dish. Fresh, tender green beans with simple ingredients that complement each other perfectly.

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A white plate of salad with roasted sweet potato, spinach, green beans and creamy lemon dressing.

Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato & Spinach Salad With Creamy Lemon Dressing

This healthy side dish uses our favorite Thanksgiving heroes — sweet potatoes and green beans — in a crunchy, gently-spiced salad. Don’t skip the citrusy dressing, it lightens the whole dish.

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Cooked green beans in a creamy sauce topped with parmesan and panko breadcrumbs.

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

No canned soups involved in this Green Bean Casserole recipe from Gimme Some Oven. The creaminess comes from a homemade mushroom alfredo sauce, with a little crunch from panko breadcrumbs.

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A slice of maple pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream beside a fork.

Madeline's Maple Pumpkin Pie

A sweet and spicy pumpkin pie, full of lovely fall flavors. If you’re feeling fancy, make a half-portion of our Sweet Shortcrust Pastry or Basic Pie Crust, or if you’re going for store-bought choose a nice, deep pie shell.

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A container of creamed corn with mushrooms and lemon.

Creamless Creamed Corn with Mushrooms and Lemon

This vegan Thanksgiving side dish from Food and Wine uses fresh, shucked corns natural juices for smooth and creamy results.

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A pecan pie truffle sliced in half, dipped in chocolate with a pecan on top. Three full pecan pie truffles in the background.

Pecan Pie Truffles

Classic pecan pie flavors in a bite-sized treat: brown sugar, toasty pecans, a dash of bourbon. These truffles are quick and easy to make but do allow them a few hours to set in the fridge.

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A plate of persimmon and cranberry crumble on a white plate.

Persimmon and Cranberry Cornmeal Crumble

A warm, spiced crumble with seasonal apples, cranberries and persimmons and a crisp cornmeal almond topping. If you want to save time by making this in advance, follow these tips from The Kitchn to ensure it stays nice and crisp.

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