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I Made 10 Of The Most Popular "Miracle" Thanksgiving Recipes On The Internet — Here's What I Thought Of Each

Instant Pot turkey with gravy, air fryer apple fritters, and everything in between.

If I had to choose one holiday meal to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Thanksgiving dinner, hands down, no question. It is easily the most delicious day of the year. Best of all, when Thanksgiving is over and you're feeling the post-holiday blues, there are tons of leftovers to get you through.

A Thanksgiving plate of food.

But when it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, where do you even begin? There are sooooo many recipes, how do you choose? So I did some of the work for you. I browsed the internet for some of the most promising Thanksgiving recipes — dishes that call for time-saving hacks, minimal ingredients, creative flavor-boosters, and more — and I tried them all.

So here's how some of the most intriguing Thanksgiving recipes on the internet actually taste.

A Thanksgiving dinner plate.

1. Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Here are the ingredients — and everything going into the oven on a sheet pan:

And here's the plated result:

A sheet pan Thanksgiving dinner plated.

2. Tyler Florence's Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

Tyler Florence's mustard mashed potatoes.

Here are all the ingredients you need, all of which go into a pot on the stovetop.

Once the potatoes are boiled, it's time to mash 'em up.

And here's the plated result.

3. Instant Pot Turkey Breast With Gravy

An Instant Pot turkey.

Here's everything you need to make it:

You use the sauté setting on your Instant Pot first to brown the turkey before pressure cooking it.

And here's how it all turned out!

Instant pot turkey breast sliced on a plate.

4. Four-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce.

These are the four ingredients you need, and they all go into one saucepan.

As for the result, here's how mine turned out:

5. Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air fryer apple fritters.

Here are the ingredients you need to make 'em at home:

Air fryer apple fritter ingredients.

First step: make the batter.

Next, pop them into the air fryer.

Here's how my air fried fritters came out:

Apple fritters with icing on top.

6. TikTok's Jiffy Cornbread Bake

Here are the few ingredients you'll need to make it:

There are really just two steps to making this side dish, and it couldn't be easier:

And voilà: Here's how my version of TikTok's Jiffy cornbread looked:

7. Three-In-One Sheet Pan Pie

Here are the ingredients you need to make it:

Ingredients for three-in-one sheet pan pie.

First step: prepare the dough on a sheet pan and make the three fillings.

Now that the hard part is over, it's time to assemble and bake.

And here's how it all came out:

8. Five-Minute Miracle Gravy From Scratch

Gravy in a saucer.

Here's what you need to whip it up at home:

Ingredients for turkey gravy.

It all comes together in a sauce pan.

And here's the final result:

9. Winter Aperol Spritz

A winter Aperol spritz.

Step one: Gather the ingredients.

Step two: Drink!

10. Leftover Stuffing and Egg Breakfast Cups


Thanksgiving hack: turn your leftover stuffing into breakfast! 😋 #happythanksgiving #stuffing #breakfast #fyp

♬ Compromised - Tim Atlas

Here's what you need to make these:

Ingredients for stuffing and egg cups.

If you've got leftover stuffing, these take almost no time to prepare.

And here's how they came out:

Did you try one of these recipes, or do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe everyone should know about? Tell us in the comments below!