Our team of app nerds spent some quality time searching for the best Thanksgiving recipe apps for iPhone and iPad so you don't have to. Weather you want to brine a turkey, make a killer green bean casserole, try some new thanksgiving appetizers or find the perfect recipe for sweet potatoes, we found two apps that are simply terrific. You can be thankful for that.
Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach (free) is a highly rated app for both iPhone and iPad. The step-by-step recipes are easy to understand with each step contained on a separate page. Simply swipe forward or back to follow along. I prefer this intuitive reading method rather than having to scroll.
The bonus with Chow's app is the handy shopping list that makes the cooking process fool proof. You can also access Chow's website from inside the app for more recipes and excellent videos on carving your turkey or even discover tips on how to fix an undercooked turkey. The website offers a huge number of additional recipes that will help you fill in for any the app leaves out.
Thanksgiving ($.99) is the second app our team found to be an exceptional cooking resource but it's only formatted for iPad. The big win here is the amazing step-by-step videos organized by course including the printed recipes to follow along with. You can quickly download the videos direct to your iPad if you choose not to stream them. You will not find a cleaner or more well thought out iPad recipe app for a buck. Two of our favorites recipes are the no-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake and the Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese.
While Thanksgiving Recipe (Free) from FriendsEAT.com deserves an honorable mention, it's the lack of photos that makes this freebie difficult for the cooking novice to utilize. We suggest you don't download Gourmet Live either for your Thanksgiving recipes. Even though you'll find a few how-to treats like their Pear and Cranberry Cobbler, this app is more of a slick holiday magazine looking to upsell viewers with fees for the good stuff.
As you can tell, it's hard to find more than a few quality Thanksgiving recipe apps in the App Store. If there are any you would recommend please tell us why in comments. Good luck on carving that turkey, it's my favorite part of any Thanksgiving dinner other than the planned over eating session.