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A Classic Holiday Menu

Turkey and all the trimmings. Without all the stress.

The holidays are a time of family traditions. But one tradition we can all do without is the holiday stress. Our turkey dinner menu lets you prepare marvelous holiday classics using a crafty chef’s shortcut here and there so you can stay cool and calm in the kitchen—with no sacrifice in flavor or presentation.

Happy Holidays from everyone at The Food Channel...and bon appétit!

If you’re tired of white meat that comes out too dry while the dark meat gets undercooked, our Lemon Herb Salted Turkey recipe will be a godsend. It lets you do a lot of the prep work in advance to take the pressure off on the day of the holiday dinner. Scroll down to view Chef Trip’s “How To” Simple Turkey Roast and Gravy Video.

We’ll show you how to do a great golden roasted turkey stock, too, to create fabulous Apple-Herb Turkey Gravy.

Our Classic Turkey Stuffing recipe is traditional and indulgent. It combines the flavors and textures of several breads but is simple to prepare in a cast iron skillet.

You’ll love our Holiday Cranberry Salad, loaded with fresh fruit and tart, sweet flavor.

Cheesy Cream Corn with Smoky Bacon. Sweet kernel corn and melted Cheddar cheese join forces to make this an amazing side dish. Then you top it off with chunks of rich, smoky bacon!

Our Sweet Potato Soufflés straddle a line somewhere between a side dish and dessert, but they’re sure to find a place at your table.

You’re probably not going to get around serving a pie for dessert. Why not serve a traditional, yet simple, Pecan Pie? It’s nutty and decadent, and everyone will want their slice of this pie.

Here’s a holiday dessert that harkens back to Bob Cratchit and Mr. Scrooge. Try our Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce. It’s a feast for the eyes and will melt in your mouth.

The Classic Holiday Menu:

Lemon Herb Salted Turkey

Apple-Herb Turkey Gravy

Classic Turkey Stuffing

Holiday Cranberry Salad

Cheesy Cream Corn with Smoky Bacon

Sweet Potato Soufflés

Pecan Pie


Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce

More Holiday Recipe Ideas:

Classic Side Dishes

The Cranberry Collection: 8 Sensational Recipes

Libations for Your Holiday Celebration

Video: How to Roast a Turkey and Make Homemade Gravy