For anyone who doesn't have a lot of experience in the kitchen, a holiday that is centered around a meal of comfort foods likely seems intimidating, especially if an invite to a potluck arrives in your inbox. Still, there are a variety of easy Thanksgiving recipes that yield delicious results and are simple enough for even the most novice cook.
It's true that some Thanksgiving dishes should only be taken on by someone with a bit of cooking know-how, but even if you're not quite ready to cook the family turkey there are plenty of opportunities for you to contribute. A dish that's made in a slow-cooker, pressure cooker, oven, or uses no appliance at all is perfect for someone still dipping their toes into cooking. Unless you're backing, most savory dish recipes are more forgiving and YouTube is ripe with how-to videos that will teach you everything from how to cut something to identifying the different kinds of boiling water.
If you're tired of signing up to bring paper plates and napkins to every family gathering, consider taking a shot at an easy Thanksgiving recipe. We've gathered 15 wonderful, tasty options that will have dinner guests wanting seconds, and leave you feeling confident.