How To Make The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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Steve Wiseman
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and unless you’re heading to someone else’s house, having dinner delivered, or plan on chowing down at the neighborhood Denny’s, you’re going to need to know how to prepare a turkey.

Since the Butterball hotline will undoubtedly be full of like-minded novice chefs, we’ve decided to try and help you out.

Gobble 101: Guide to Turkey

In our Gobble 101 Guide to Turkey, you’ll find videos taking you through the Turkey Day basics from brining a bird to telling whether it’s done cooking as well as carving and serving dinner.

Is the Turkey Done?

How to Brine a Turkey

How to Carve a Turkey

Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Serving Thanksgiving Buffet Style

Gobble 101: Guide to Sides

So you’ve mastered cooking a turkey (or you’ve only been assigned a side dish to bring to dinner…) Either way, congratulations on your kitchen prowess. Let’s talk sides: we’ve come up with a few staples that are on a majority of dinner tables across America on Thanksgiving.

Cranberry Sauce

Stuffing from Scratch

Green Bean Casserole

Mashed Potatoes

Kicked Up Mashed Potatoes

Butternut Squash

Gravy

Gobble 101: Guide to Dessert

On to the sweet part – and in our opinion, the best part of Thanksgiving… the desserts. Since Turkey Day is traditionally dominated by pies, we came up with videos on how to make some of the more popular pies. We also included a video on how to make just the crust – in case you wanted to go with a different flavor (might we suggest chocolate creme or cherry?)

Pie Crust

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Pecan Pie

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