With the holiday buzz already upon us, we may already start to feel a little stressed out. Before you know it, Thanksgiving is around the corner and you still haven't made the dish you told your grandma you were bringing to dinner. Thanksgiving recipes usually call for long cook times, a slow cooker, and an array of spices and cooking utensils. Let's be honest here, no one has time for all of that. Nor do we want to spend the whole day cooking when we could be spending it with our loved ones. These simple and quick last minute Thanksgiving dishes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time. 

Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is a classic to have during Thanksgiving dinner, but often times the recipe can get a little messy. This easy creamed corn only takes 15-17 minutes to bake so you have more time to spend with friends and family.

Cornbread Muffins

Thanksgiving isn't complete without cornbread on the side. However, making your own cornbread from scratch can take time up a good chunk of your time and it isn't always foolproof. These mini cornbread muffins are the perfect size to accompany your plate. Plus, this recipe can be accommodated from its original Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins into regular ones.

Roasted Turkey

Now, I know what you may be thinking, a roasted turkey is not a quick and easy meal. With all the carving, basting, and temperature checking it sounds like a meal you'd rather leave up to someone else to make. However, Martha Stewart's recipe is anything but complicated. Apart from its small list of ingredients, the prep time is only 25 minutes.

Cranberry Sauce

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Helena Lin

Nothing accompanies a big plate of turkey better than some cranberry sauce on the side. If you were the one assigned to bring some to the table but forgot, don't buy the cheap store bought version. This recipe only takes 30 minutes and yields 3 1/2 cups worth of cranberry sauce. Not to mention it puts a new spin on a timeless classic. 


Helena Lin

For those of you who don't like the sweetness of cranberry sauce to pour over your turkey, then a savory gravy is the choice for you. As essential at a Thanksgiving dinner as the turkey itself, this gravy recipe will please all types of eaters because it is vegan. Although vegans don't eat meat, there's no reason for them not to enjoy traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

Pumpkin Pie Crescents

There's always at least little room for dessert after a Thanksgiving meal, and there's definitely going to be room if you're bringing these to the table. These pumpkin pie crescent rolls put a new spin on the traditional pumpkin pie with less of the hassle. Their short bake time allows you to make heaps so that there will be plenty to go around

Take the hassle out of last minute cooking this Thanksgiving. These dishes will have you spending less time cooking and more time enjoying the holiday's with your love ones. There's no need to add more stress to the already stressful holiday season when these recipes will make your Thanksgiving meal easier to achieve.