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A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More Menus

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A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More Menus

The first long weekend of fall might look a little different this year, but if you're still cooking up a meal, we have a Thanksgiving menu for you, from a four-person spread (ready in 1 hour!), to a friendship-inspired spread of simple, comforting dishes. So, even if you're short on time, you can still serve a delightfully festive feast.

Here are all the traditional favourites, tweaked for maximum flavour and minimal stress.

A Thanksgiving dinner in under 4 hours

By butterflying your turkey, you cut your cooking time in half!
Butterflied roast turkey with gravy
Brown butter green beans
 
Leek, hazelnut and dried pear stuffing 
Roast garlic mashed potatoes 
Carrot and parsnip casserole 
Sugar and spice kabocha squash 
Homemade cranberry sauce 
Pumpkin creme brûleé 
White chocolate bark

Classic Thanksgiving turkey dinner.Photo, Erik Putz.

Our All-Time Favourite Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether in person or in spirit, celebrate the abundance of the season with our favourite fall recipes.
Brined roast turkey
Chestnut and sage stuffing
Yukon mashed potatoes
Homemade cranberry sauce
Pumpkin cheesecake with bourbon whipped cream

A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More Menus

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving

You won't be missing the turkey at this vegetarian Thanksgiving feast.

Butternut squash wellingtons
Easy cranberry sauce
Mushroom gravy
Fig and radicchio salad
Cheesy creamed corn
Miso mashed potatoes
Gingery green beans with crispy fried onions
Classic apple pie

A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More Menus(Photo: Erik Putz; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Christine Hanlon)

Rustic Thanksgiving

Don’t worry about fancy plating with this menu; it’s supposed to be a homestyle feast!
Chestnut and sausage stuffing
Creamed kale
Sweet and sour carrots
Parsnip-potato mash
Honey and herb turkey
Apple crumble with vanilla custard

A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More Menus

Modern Thanksgiving

Forgo the turkey for pork tenderloin filled with hearty fall flavours. 
Creamy mushroom pâté
Roasted fennel with parmesan-lemon vinaigrette
Pork tenderloin with spiced plums and walnuts
Chocolate bourbon pecan pie

Pork tenderloin with spiced nuts and walnutsPhoto, Sian Richards.

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1-hour Thanksgiving for 4

Even if your dinner is small this year, you can still have an impressive, festive dinner.
Smoked salmon and watercress wraps
Spiced parsnip and sweet potato mash
Sugar snap pea and water chestnut sauté
Roast turkey breast with bacon-cranberry chutney
Creamy pear and mascarpone brioche

A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More MenusPhoto, Sian Richards.

Roast chicken Thanksgiving

Consider roasting a chicken for smaller dinners instead of a massive turkey.
Apple sparkler
Lemony mushroom and herb crostini
Smashed herbed potatoes
Sautéed Swiss chard with capers
Spatchcock roast chicken with grapes
Apple-pie dumplings with caramel sauce

Spatchcock roast chicken with grapesPhoto, Angus Fergusson.

Classic Thanksgiving

These recipes are classics for a reason.
Nutty green beans
Homemade cranberry sauce
Sausage stuffing with water chestnuts
Creamy brussels sprouts with snap peas
Potato and celery-root mash
Traditional pumpkin pie

A Deceptively Easy Thanksgiving Feast In Under 4 Hours. Plus, 7 More Menus

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