5 Thanksgiving Recipes That'll Steal the Show

Prepping this year's Thanksgiving recipes using parchment paper roasting bags ensures the juicy turkey and flavorful sides are cooked naturally to perfection. Extra bonus? Cleanup is a breeze and the mess is kept at bay. Happy holidays, indeed!

This post is written in partnership with If You Care.

While it’s the turkey that proudly sits at the center of the Thanksgiving table, we all know it’s the sides that garner just as much attention.

Let's give both the care they deserve this year.

Non-stick parchment paper roasting bags are great for cooking the turkey in, but we also love using them to create easy and delicious Thanksgiving sides. That’s because the roasting bags seal in moisture to optimize tenderness in both meats and vegetables, so you can bet on each component of your meal being perfectly cooked. And because they can withstand up to 425°F, they're primed and ready for any roasting task this season!

Even better, unlike plastic bags, parchment paper roasting bags are all-natural, unbleached and totally chlorine-free, so they can go straight into the compost bin with your food scraps. That means you can relax at the table rather than worry about the pile of dishes in the sink (the ultimate holiday gift, no?)

So today to inspire your holiday planning, we rounded up five festive recipes that are even better when made in parchment paper roasting bags. Dinner prep will not only be a whole lot simpler, your whole meal is guaranteed to be the most memorable yet!

  • Fig and Cider Glazed Turkey

    You don't need a long list of ingredients or complicated methods to make the most memorable turkey you've ever had! Here, rosemary, figs and shallots join forces to create a fragrant, special bird. And, of course, we're using a parchment paper roasting bag to keep the turkey super tender and moist.

  • Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

    Kick up the flavor this holiday with this delicious vegan curry made with parchment roasting bags. All that beautiful curry flavor gets sealed in to create a perfectly roasted curry in only 35 minutes!

  • Roasted Elote

    Shake things up this year with a little Mexican flair. Corn, cotija cheese, garlic and chili powder join forces to make one super flavorful side the whole family will love!

  • Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Lemon and Thyme

    Imagine tender, sweet carrots roasted with lemon, thyme, butter, white wine and olive oil. Now imagine them roasted in a parchment roasting bag to completely seal in all that flavor. Talk about a new winning holiday side!

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  • Citrus Herb Turkey

    A special holiday requires a very special main dish and this turkey filled with a homemade stuffing featuring fresh cranberries and orange is just the thing. It cooks in a parchment roasting bag with orange juice, apple juice, thyme and rosemary – making for one super fragrant, unforgettable bird.