14 Recipes From the November 2021 Issue of Real Simple

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Victor Protasio

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Smoky Maple Turkey

Start by coating the turkey in a smoky maple butter that goes under the skin for a pop of flavor.

Smoky Maple Turkey
Smoky Maple Turkey

Vegetarian Gravy

This make-ahead vegetarian gravy is rich, flavorful, and silky.

Vegetarian Gravy
Vegetarian Gravy

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

These creamy make-ahead mashed potatoes make for a smooth, stress-free Thanksgiving.

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls

They're fluffy and light with hints of onion and garlic and speckled with fresh parsley throughout.

Buttery Pullapart Rolls
Buttery Pullapart Rolls

Cornbread Sausage Dressing

You can cook all its components and assemble it in a baking dish the day before, so all you have to do is pop the dressing in the oven when it's go time.

Cornbread Sausage Dressing
Cornbread Sausage Dressing

Brussels Sprouts Salad

This is the kind of salad to commit to memory since it's guaranteed to make entertaining a breeze. It's a stunner for hosting in fall or winter.

Brussels Sprouts Salad
Brussels Sprouts Salad

Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Bake

In this gluten-free Thanksgiving side dish, chunks of roasted butternut squash mingle with caramelized onions and mushrooms.

Wild Rice Butternut Squash Bake
Wild Rice Butternut Squash Bake

5 Easy Dinners

Apple-Cheddar Quesadillas

Thin slices of sweet-tart apple rest on a bed of melty cheddar cheese. But the secret ingredient here is the tangy honey mustard.

Apple Cheddar Quesadillas
Apple Cheddar Quesadillas

Chicken Thighs With Couscous and Olives

The secret to perfect chicken thighs is browning them on the stovetop in an oven-proof skillet, and then transferring the pan to the oven.

Chicken Thighs with Couscous and Olives
Chicken Thighs with Couscous and Olives

Lentil Soup With Sausage

This easy lentil soup starts with browning slices of kielbasa—a Polish sausage, which imparts lots of flavor in little time.

Lentil Soup with Sausage
Lentil Soup with Sausage

Pork Burgers With Crispy Carrot Fries

By the time you're done searing these southwestern-inspired burgers, the carrot fries will be tender and perfectly cooked.

Pork Burgers with Crispy Carrot Fries
Pork Burgers with Crispy Carrot Fries

Saucy Shrimp and Noodle Stir-Fry

The beauty of a stir-fry is how fast it comes together, and this shrimp stir-fry is proof.

Saucy Shrimp and Noodle Stir-Fry
Saucy Shrimp and Noodle Stir-Fry

Sweet Stuff

Orange and Clove Basque Cheesecake

This crustless cheesecake originates from the Basque region of Spain, and it's lighter in texture than the classic version you might be more familiar with.

Orange and Cloves Basque Cheesecake
Orange and Cloves Basque Cheesecake

Better for You

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancakes

These better for you buttermilk pancakes are irresistibly fluffy and tender, and just so happen to be made with a fall-favorite vegetable.

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancake
Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancake
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