Recipes From the November 2021 Issue of Real Simple

Make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, easy dinners, and a better-for-you breakfast classic—all from the latest issue of Real Simple.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Smoky Maple Turkey

Start by coating the turkey in a smoky maple butter that goes under the skin for a pop of flavor.

Vegetarian Gravy

This make-ahead vegetarian gravy is rich, flavorful, and silky.

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Easy Dinners

Apple-Cheddar Quesadillas

Thin slices of sweet-tart apple rest on a bed of melty cheddar cheese. But the secret ingredient here is the tangy honey mustard.

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Chicken Thighs With Couscous and Olives

The secret to perfect chicken thighs is browning them on the stovetop in an oven-proof skillet, and then transferring the pan to the oven.

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Sweet Stuff

Orange and Clove Basque Cheesecake

This crustless cheesecake originates from the Basque region of Spain, and it's lighter in texture than the classic version you might be more familiar with.

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Better for You

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancakes

These better for you buttermilk pancakes are irresistibly fluffy and tender, and just so happen to be made with a fall-favorite vegetable.

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