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: a hybrid spoonbread-cornbread dressing that bakes quickly; fluffy mashed potatoes with rustic bits of skin in the mash; a quick no-cook cranberry relish, and green beans with toasted almonds.
For dessert, skip the fussy pie crust and serve a sophisticated sage-pumpkin Bundt cake: if you have two ovens, you can bake it while the turkey roasts, or put it in the oven when the turkey and dressing come out.