These Are the Best Grocery Store Shortcuts For Thanksgiving

This year, we’re thankful for supermarket time-savers. These picks practically make themselves — but taste as good as Grandma’s.

1

Best Biscuit: Mason Dixie Ready-to-Bake Frozen Biscuits

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Canned varieties didn’t stand a chance next to these buttery, flaky beauties. They bake from frozen—no need to thaw.

To buy: $8.50 for 6; at grocery stores.

Photo by Mason Dixie
2

Best Dip: The Spice Hunter Organic Green Onion Dip Mix

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Unlike competitors, this garlicky dip rivals homemade. Mix with sour cream or yogurt and serve with crudités.

To buy: $2; amazon.com.

Photo by The Spice Hunter
3

Best Chicken Stock: 365 Everyday Value Organic Chicken Stock

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Rich and well seasoned, this stock lends flavor to stuffing, gravy, casseroles, and stews.

To buy: $2 for 32 oz.; Whole Foods.

Photo by Whole Foods


4

Best Cranberry Sauce: Cucina Antica Cranberry Sauce

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This jar is packed
 with whole cranberries, fresh ginger, and
 orange zest.

To buy: $6; amazon.com.

Photo by Cucina Antica
5

Best Piecrust: Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Pie Crusts

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This crimped crust
 begs for pumpkin filling.
 It bakes to a golden
 finish and holds
 its shape, too.

To buy: $3; at grocery stores.

Photo by Mrs. Smith's
6

Best Stuffing: Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing

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Tasters loved the crispy edges and fresh-herb
 flavor. Dress it up
 with carrots, celery,
 and onion.

To buy: $16 for two; amazon.com.

Photo by Pepperidge Farm