Simple Thanksgiving Sample Menu from Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee
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Turkey versus ham? Cobblers versus pie? Pecan versus pumpkin?

Thanksgiving occurs every November and every year it's the same headaches: serving a moist, fully-cooked bird, creating several side dishes that everyone will love and ending the holiday celebration with a dessert or a few that has folks talking into the new year.

This year, "Good Morning America" did the hard work for you. We put together five full-course meals using recipes from some of our most popular guests like Sandra Lee to save you the time and the hassle.

At the end of each rundown is a shopping list of what you'll need from the supermarket.

Good luck!

Spicy Molasses-Glazed Ham

Spicy Molasses-Glazed Ham

One family-size ham makes a succulent entree for Thanksgiving but don't forget those holiday leftovers. This tasty ham can then encore as fun-to-eat skewers and a down-home casserole. A molasses glaze pairs with pineapple to make luaulike kabobs, then takes on a pepper Jack kick in a cheesy meat and potato hot dish.

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Prosciutto-Tied Asparagus

Prosciutto-Tied Asparagus

Tired of the same old holiday sides? Don't want to be a slave to your kitchen? As always, Lee helps you get the taste of homemade without all the work. So forgo the mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce and try asparagus. Add some lemon juice and wrap them in prosciutto and get fancy.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

And while you're busy cooking up Thanksgiving dinner the easy way, make these mushrooms that include Italian links, spinach, pimiento and Romano cheese.

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Gingerbread Tiramisu

Gingerbread Tiramisu

You're wondering what gives, right? Tiramisu? This was supposed to be fancy AND easy? Did we mention Betty Crocker mix? Check out the link below to see the ingredients and directions but be warned. The recipe calls for coffee-flavored liqueur, dark chocolate and maraschino cherries. Delicious! Yes, we know. And did we mention easy?

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Apple-Pecan Bread Pudding

Apple-Pecan Bread Pudding

If you've got a slow cooker -- or plan to buy one before Thanksgiving -- you've got another dessert to serve those non-tiramisu-liking guests. This recipe will save you money and time in the kitchen.

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Shopping List


caramel topping


whipped dessert topping

ginger preserves

dark rum

Oils, Condiments and Spices:

canola oil cooking spray

habanero chiles


dry mustard


extra virgin olive oil

Greek seasoning


Baking Goods:

apple pie filling


evaporated milk

brown sugar


confectioners sugar

vanilla extract

coffee or coffee-flavored liqueur


bittersweet dark chocolate

maraschino cherries

Betty Crocker gingerbread cake mix


dark brown sugar

Dairy and Juices:

egg beaters

cream cheese


Romano cheese

Fruits and Vegetables:

pineapple tops

white button mushrooms

frozen chopped spinach

lemon juice




Buter or Deli:

hot Italian links


7- to 8-pound cooked ham