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Thanksgiving and good food always go together here in the South. But whipping up a feast for family and friends can become stressful. Let natural gas come to your rescue!

You can cook like a pro — 90 percent of professional chefs use natural gas for cooking — on your trusty natural gas stove. Walton Gas has scoured the internet to find stovetop recipes for many traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Each can be made quickly and easily with the precision temperature control and instant heat that cooking with natural gas offers. 

Each recipe can be made quickly and easily

with the precision temperature control and instant heat

that cooking with natural gas offers.

By the time your turkey slides out of the oven, the rest of the meal will be ready to go. Your family and friends will love the food — and only you will know how simple it was to make.

Registered dietician and chef Julie Andrews of The Healthy Epicurean prefers natural gas for cooking her Rustic Yukon Mashed Potatoes recipe.

Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce

Beat the Thanksgiving morning rush by making this recipe, shared by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (www.cranberries.org), before you go to bed the night before. Just refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.

Stovetop Thanksgiving Stuffing

Yes, you can make stuffing on the stovetop that’s not from a box. This version from thekitchn.com is whipped up in a skillet using crusty bread, herbs and vegetables.  

Rustic Yukon Mashed Potatoes

You’ll need only a few ingredients to make this no-fuss recipe for fluffy, creamy whipped potatoes shared by registered dietician and chef Julie Andrews of The Healthy Epicurean. They can be mashed right in the pot, so they’ll stay warm until you’re ready to serve them.

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Pick up some Georgia-grown apples to make this flavorful side dish shared on the Life Made Simple (lifemadesimplebakes.com)

Green Bean Casserole

Who says a casserole has to be cooked in the oven? On her Dinner, then Dessert website, private chef Sabrina Snyder shares a new twist (no canned soup) on a classic — made in a skillet on the stovetop. 

Once you’ve made these quick and easy dishes, the cleanup of your natural gas stovetop will be a snap, too. Features like removable control knobs, porcelain drip pans under the burners and a raised edge around the cooktop to keep spills under control reduce your time spent cleaning the kitchen.

Happy Thanksgiving!