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17 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

  • Herb-Roasted Turkey

    This ingredient list for this recipe reads like Simon and Garfunkel—and we're not complaining. These herbs are classic for a reason.

    Makes: 24 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Start to Finish: 3 hrs 30 mins

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  • Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey & White-Wine Gravy

    This turkey had us at lemon and garlic, but white-wine gravy sealed the deal. We love a little flavor twist on the classic bird.

    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 40 mins
    Start to Finish: 3 hrs 40 mins

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  • Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

    In some families this is traditional and in some it's wild and crazy. But either way, we say any time you take cornbread and make it even more delicious, everybody wins.

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 25 mins
    Start to Finish: 50 mins

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  • Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

    A little sweet, a little salty-savory, a little nutty-crunchy—it's a grown-up flavor combination that will still appeal to everyone at the table.

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 1 hr
    Start to Finish: 2 hrs 15 mins

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  • Green Bean Casserole

    Frozen green beans and real onions on top make this irresistible, creamy classic a little less...canned.

    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Start to Finish: 45 mins

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  • Green Beans With Olive-Almond Relish

    With just five ingredients, these green beans might be the easiest thing you make all day. But they punch above their weight in yum-factor.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 8 mins

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  • Mini Sweet Potato Gratins

    How to wow your Thanksgiving guests? Step one: Give them individual servings of cheesy sweet potato goodness. Step two: That is all. (But if individual portions aren't doable, just make this recipe in a standard casserole dish.)

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 32 mins

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  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

    Adding the creaminess of coconut milk to traditional mashed potatoes? Genius!

    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Start to Finish: 35 mins

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  • Brown-Butter Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels sprouts have a bad rep—but we're on Team Sprouts no matter how they're prepared. And adding brown butter and pecans? That's something to be thankful for.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 7 mins
    Cook: 9 mins

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  • Roasted Carrots with Cardamom Butter

    Giving carrots a cardamom-spiced buttah bath is inspired—and delicious.

    Makes: 16 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Start to Finish: 40 mins

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  • Creamy Mashed Cauiliflower

    The original sneaky food swap is still a great way to get that creamy, garlicky mashed-potato feeling with more veg and less starch.

    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Start to Finish: 30 mins

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  • Cranberry-Cherry Relish

    Cranberries in some form (whether they're in jelly, slaw, or relish) are pretty much obligatory, but adding cherries keeps things interesting.

    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Start to Finish: 50 mins

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  • Cider Gravy

    Apple cider and ACV (that's apple cider vinegar for those of us who aren't taking daily shots or rinsing our hair with the Internet's latest wonder ingredient) make this gravy extra-special.

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Start to Finish: 20 mins

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  • Caramel Apple Pastry

    Caramel. Apple. Pastry. Need we say more? Yes, we do because we're going off-book and suggesting a sprinkle of sea salt on top, too.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Bake: 15 mins to 20 mins at 400oF

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  • Pear and Cranberry Crisp

    If you're not a fan of the traditional jelly, get your Thanksgiving cranberry fix with this fruit-filled crisp. Served warm, it's a tasty alternative to pie.

    Makes: 6 to 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 1 hr

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  • Maple-Pumpkin Custards with Crystallized Ginger

    These mini custards are adorable and a little bit elevated. Plus, you can make them up to two days ahead of time. Win!

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Start to Finish: 3 hrs

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  • Apple Pie With Walnut Crust

    And because it's just not Thanksgiving without honest-to-goodness apple pie, here's one with walnuts in the crust for a nutty, slightly-more-nutritious spin.

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 45 mins

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