Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

PHOTO: The best Thanksgiving recipes on "Good Morning America."
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As Thanksgiving approaches, we've searched the "GMA" recipes database to find our top picks for the holiday. Whether you're making a traditional, vegetarian, or international inspired meal, these recipes are sure to become annual favorites.

PHOTO: Stephanie O'Dea's slow-cooker stuffing for Thanksgiving.
Stephanie ODea
Are you overwhelmed with holiday cooking? These make ahead recipes cut your Thanksgiving day meal preparation in half. Dust off your slow cookers and get these dishes going tonight!

PHOTO: Carla Hall's roasted garlic spread is shown here.
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Give your guests something to munch on before the big dinner starts. These appetizers are quick and easy so you can focus on spending time with family and getting the meal together!

PHOTO: If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, Good Morning America has tips for you to make sure you have the right amount of turkey for everyone.
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The centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal, the turkey can be one of the most difficult items to prepare. Whether you decide to roast or fry, brine or season, these recipes will guarantee that your guests will ask for leftovers.

PHOTO: Sandra Lee's golden raising and walnut stuffing is shown here.
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Don't let the turkey steal the show! Adorn your table with these sizzling sides. Not only are they delicious, they are also a breeze to make. From potatoes to stuffing to casserole- we've got everything you need for a fantastic holiday.

PHOTO: Melissa Clark's spiced maple pecan pie with star anise.
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Arguably the best part of dinner, Thanksgiving desserts are a sight to be seen. From pies to cakes to cookies, fill your table with some of these decadent and splurge-worthy recipes.

Tip: To get ahead on the holiday baking, make your crust dough and freeze it in your pie pan. Defrost, and then bake!

PHOTO: Cranberries are a traditional ingredient on Thanksgiving tables.
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With the holiday season almost here, what better way to kick off our favorite recipe guide than with cranberries. These frozen gems can last up to a year in the fridge, and add a sweet and tart flavor to any dish. Whether you're making a main course or dessert, incorporate these bright red berries in your favorite pork dish or mix them into the filling of a classic pear tart.

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