This year, we’re thankful for supermarket time-savers. These picks practically make themselves — but taste as good as Grandma’s.
Best Biscuit: Mason Dixie Ready-to-Bake Frozen Biscuits
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.
Best Dip: The Spice Hunter Organic Green Onion Dip Mix
Unlike competitors, this garlicky dip rivals homemade. Mix with sour cream or yogurt and serve with crudités.
To buy: $2; amazon.com.
Best Chicken Stock: 365 Everyday Value Organic Chicken Stock
Rich and well seasoned, this stock lends flavor to stuffing, gravy, casseroles, and stews.
To buy: $2 for 32 oz.; Whole Foods.
Best Cranberry Sauce: Cucina Antica Cranberry Sauce
This jar is packed with whole cranberries, fresh ginger, and orange zest.
To buy: $6; amazon.com.
Best Piecrust: Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Pie Crusts
This crimped crust begs for pumpkin filling. It bakes to a golden finish and holds its shape, too.
To buy: $3; at grocery stores.
Best Stuffing: Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing
Tasters loved the crispy edges and fresh-herb flavor. Dress it up with carrots, celery, and onion.
To buy: $16 for two; amazon.com.