Make a fabulous Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings in only the time it takes to roast the turkey.
Whether it’s your first Thanksgiving dinner or you’re just pressed for time, this is the menu to choose when you want to keep things simple and delicious. The turkey is brushed with butter and roasted unstuffed, without any multi-day brining processes.
While the turkey roasts, you have plenty of time to pull together the classic sides: bread stuffing with apples, bacon, and mushrooms; fluffy mashed potatoes with rustic bits of skin in the mash; a quick cranberry relish, and green beans with toasted almonds.
For dessert, skip the fussy pie crust and serve a sophisticated sage-pumpkin Bundt cake: you can either bake it the night before Thanksgiving, or put it in the oven when the turkey comes out.