You know you've graduated from the kids table when you either decide or are coerced into preparing something edible for Thanksgiving. Whether you're contributing a dish to a potluck affair or attempting the whole feast yourself, we're here to help you pull it off.
We asked our favorite food bloggers for the best Thanksgiving recipes they know — for turkey, gravy, and mouthwatering sides, plus gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan dishes that will appeal to everyone at the table. And of course desserts. Soooo many desserts.
Here are all of the Thanksgiving ideas, how-tos, faqs, and inspiration you need to get the job done.
First, set the scene: 10 Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving Like You're Martha's Young, Hot Niece Now for the bird (and trimmings): How Long DO You Cook a Turkey? And Other Burning Questions The 11 Best Turkey Recipes We've Seen 9 Thanksgiving Recipes Involving Bacon 7 Easy Stuffing Recipes 9 Crazy-Easy Gravy Recipes Next, let's talk sides: 10 Sides That Will Convince Your Mother You Can Cook 11 Decadent Thanksgiving Potato Recipes This May Be the Best Thanksgiving Side of All Time 9 Sweet Potato Recipes That Will Easily Overshadow the Turkey No Time to Cook Sides? Here Are 10 You Can Order 13 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Sides Even Your Dad Will Eat 20 Vegan Sides We Want to Eat Now A Thanksgiving Side Dish that Will Steal the Spotlight: Swiss Chard Gratin Last Minute Thanksgiving Sides: Baked Pumpkin with Chopped Walnuts Last Minute Thanksgiving Sides: Caramelized Baby Carrots with Vermouth Last Minute Thanksgiving Sides: Beets with Arugula, Spicy Hazelnuts and Smoked Ricotta Gluten, vegetarian, vegan? Don't worry, it's going to be delicious: 18 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes That Prove Turkey Isn't All That 20 Vegan Sides We Want to Eat Now 19 Actually Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (Pie Included!) 13 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Sides Even Your Dad Will Eat Don't forget dessert: 9 Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas (That Will Look Excellent On Instagram) 11 Pies That Will Blow Your Mind 10 Yum-tastic Thanksgiving Breads and Muffins This Cranberry Bread Pudding Will Bring Them to Their Knees 11 Insane Pumpkin Desserts 10 Apple Desserts That Put Pumpkin in Its Place A Thanksgiving Dessert that Will Bring Them to Their Knees: Cranberry Bread Pudding And for the morning after: 18 Delicious Things to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers But wait, there's more: 8 Jews We Love This Thanksgivukkah 5 Thanksgiving Movies to Watch Instead of Free Bird What Thanksgiving Will Look Like in 2063 9 Kinds of Outfits to Wear to Thanksgiving 9 Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips How to Friends -ify Your Thanksgiving 10 Comfy Things to Wear on Turkey Day What You Don't Know About Tryptophan, and 4 Other Thanksgiving Facts