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19 Things To Make For Thanksgiving If You Don't Have An Oven

Do your thing on (or off) the stove and let all those other chumps fight for oven space.

1. Start off the snacking with some adorable pumpkin deviled eggs.

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Those cute stems are little pieces of chives. Get the recipe.

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2. Butternut squash soup is a good way to keep people from getting hangry without filling them up too much.

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No need to roast the squash — it all happens in one pot. Get the recipe.

3. Deep-fry your turkey instead of roasting it for beautifully crispy skin and juicy meat.

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If you have an outdoor space, you can fry a turkey. It's really not that hard or scary, promise! Here's a step-by-step guide to exactly how to do it.

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4. For those with a fear of frying, you can braise turkey legs on the stove.

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This is a great route to take when you Just Can't deal with roasting (or frying, or grilling) a whole bird. Get the recipe.

5. Classic cranberry sauce only takes about 20 minutes to cook.

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Get the recipe for this simple sauce with orange zest or lots more creative ideas here.

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6. But if you'd rather free up a burner on the stove, try a fresh cranberry relish instead.

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No cooking necessary, but you'll want a food processor to chop up the cranberries. Get the recipe.

7. Stir spinach into a creamy cheddar sauce to make a side even veggie-haters will go nuts for.

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Sort of like the beautiful love child of salad and mac 'n' cheese. Get the recipe.

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8. Shake up the usual side game with this beautiful quinoa dish.

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The fennel gets lovely and caramelized during a quick stovetop sauté sesh, and the pomegranate makes this the prettiest thing you'll eat day. Get the recipe.

9. Make stuffing in a slow cooker instead of the oven.

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Try this recipe with thyme, sage, and sausage, or follow the same basic steps with your own favorite stuffing. It's a good idea to line the sides of the crockpot with tin foil so that the bread doesn't burn.

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10. Go no-holds-barred on the mashed potatoes by adding cream cheese, sour cream, AND butter.

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Listen, if you're passing up casseroles as a category, you need to make up for it somewhere. Get the recipe.

11. And remember, sweet potatoes want to get in on that mash party too.

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The best part is that you can cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave. Get the recipe for this maple and chipotle-spiked mash.

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12. Add this pear and fennel salad to the mix to keep things fresh.

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Never underestimate the power of something crisp and cool to help you eat more of everything else. Get the recipe.

13. You can also turn shredded Brussels sprouts and kale into a shockingly addictive salad.

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No heat, just cheese. Get the recipe.

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14. All these swaggy green beans need is a little pancetta and a few minutes in a hot skillet.

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15. Swap out snoozy old pie for easy no-bake pumpkin cheesecake.

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Everyone loves a double decker. Get the recipe.

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16. A pretty pumpkin mousse icebox cake is also a worthy centerpiece.

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All it requires are your stacking skills and some alone time in the fridge. Get the recipe.

17. Pumpkin pie crepes are another creative way to honor the Spirit of the Gourd when you have zero oven space.

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Then again, you might want to save these for brunch the next day. Get the recipe.

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18. This sweet apple tart happens to be oven-free, gluten-free, AND vegan.

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But the nut-based crust and spicy sautéed apple filling will be equally pleasing to everyone. Get the recipe.

19. You can also just focus on the part of dessert everyone likes best (ice cream) and make this creamy pumpkin gelato.

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With little bits of candied ginger and dark chocolate, for extra eXciTEmeNt. Get the recipe.

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