Kelsey Nixon's Easy Thanksgiving Menu

Get Kelsey Nixon's essential and easy Web-only Thanksgiving recipes, from sausage-stuffed mushrooms to a twist on a pumpkin dessert.

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Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Serve up this bite-size savory appetizer and start your Thanksgiving feast off on the right note. Mushroom caps are generously topped with a sausage, breadcrumb and cream cheese mixture.

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Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Let the flavors of fresh herbs shine in this easy recipe for roasted turkey. And to guarantee a moist bird, purchase a pre-brined turkey.

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Baked Apple-Pear Stuffing

Sweet meets savory in Kelsey's easy stuffing recipe that's loaded with apples, pears, raisins and sweet Italian sausage.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Pancetta and Parmesan

Lemon juice adds just the right note of acidity to roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta.

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Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes, beets and pears get dressed up with a sherry vinaigrette for an easy Thanksgiving side dish.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

Skip the mashed potatoes this year in favor of Kelsey's cheesy, tangy twice-baked potatoes that are creamy on the inside, crispy on the top.

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Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce

Each bite of Kelsey's rich bread pudding is studded with pecans and apples and drizzled in an indulgent caramel sauce. Who says you can't have seconds on dessert?

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Pear Crumble with Pomegranate Sauce

Celebrate the fall harvest with this easy dessert recipe from Kelsey: A perfectly spiced pear crisp is topped with a pomegranate-honey sauce.

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Spiced Pumpkin Crumb Cake

This twist on Thanksgiving dessert features all the flavors of pumpkin pie layered in with buttery cake and a brown-sugar-based crumb topping.

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Turkey Pot Pie

Give your leftover turkey a comfort-food makeover with Kelsey's turkey pot pie recipe. What's her secret for keeping the prep time minimal? Use puff pastry for the crust.

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