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10 Of Ina Garten’s Best Thanksgiving Recipes That’ll Make You Say “How Easy Is That?”

From savory stuffing to gravy featuring white wine, no one will think your holiday menu was store bought.

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Ina Garten’s time to shine has come, and it’s called Thanksgiving! No matter what she’s serving, you know Jeffrey is going to be overjoyed. And because she shares her recipes for the most comforting, delicious, gorgeous food ever, we get to be overjoyed too.

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Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

A soup starter is perfect for Thanksgiving because it can sit in a pot all day while you cook. Ina Garten’s butternut squash and apple soup makes the most of the season’s bounty while leaving room for the main event.

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Ina Garten’s Perfect Roast Turkey

If you’re hosting a big event, nothing quite sets the stage like her perfect roast turkey. Stuffed with lemons, thyme, onion, and garlic and basted with a buttery herb mixture, it turns out moist every single time. Or thyme.

Brussels Sprouts Lardons

It takes a culinary genius to make people love brussels sprouts. And Ina Garten’s brussels sprouts lardon fit the bill. The trick of bacon, or if you’re fancy you can try pancetta like the Contessa herself.
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Sausage & Herb Stuffing

Stuffing is the specialty act of Thanksgiving, and Ina Garten’s sausage and herb stuffing delivers in spades. Butter, herbs, Granny Smith apples, and sausage all combine to give you that sweet and savory kick of the season. Best of all, it can be made ahead.

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Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Any favorite of Jeffrey’s is a favorite of ours, and he chose these chipotle smashed sweet potatoes as a top pick for a reason. Spicy and sweet with maple syrup and heavy cream, you’ll eat the whole dish yourself.

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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Onions & Sage

Leave it to Ina to ensure there are loads of make-ahead recipes for the holidays. This make-ahead turkey gravy with onions and sage is next level, maybe because of the cognac and Pinot Grigio in the recipe.

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Classic Mashed Potatoes

Now that the gravy has been covered, Ina Garten’s classic mashed potatoes are here for your starch needs. She puts sour cream in them to make them extra creamy and delicious.

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Green Beans Gremolata

Ina Garten’s green bean gremolata recipe is super quick (comes together in 20 minutes), super garlicky, and super delicious. Way better than that old casserole from the olden days, especially because the vegetables still have some snap to them.

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Ultimate Pumpkin Pie with Rum Whipped Cream

Bless Ina Garten and her love of using booze in recipes. This pumpkin pie with rum whipped cream is a show stopper while also being a classic. Take the time to include make her perfect pie crust and you won’t be sorry.

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Raspberry Cheesecake

Not everyone has 14 hours to pull together Ina Garten’s raspberry cheesecake, but if you do have the time do yourself a favor. Bake this cheesecake even if you’re going to be the only one eating it. The effort is worth it even for just one piece.