It’s that time of year again, where you’ll be gathering around the dinner table with your family and a huge feast in front of you.

Unfortunately, your iPhone won’t cook the meal for you, but it can offer you some great apps for getting to grips with cooking and timings. Here’s the best of the bunch.

The best

Butterball Cookbook Plus

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-10-19 :: Category: Game


It’s the name that we all associate with huge turkeys and everyone’s favorite holiday, so of course the official Butterball app is essential. It's got hundreds of recipes, and the themes aren't solely restricted to the holiday season.

With a selection of how-to videos, as well as calculators and conversion charts, you won't feel so intimidated when it comes to knowing the right time to start preparing and cooking.

The rest

Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-10-29 :: Category: Game


It’s an old app so it doesn't look very stylish but Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach is still ideal if you've never hosted Thanksgiving before.

The app guides you through preparing up to 9 seasonal dishes each step of the way.

Thanksgiving: A Bon Appétit Manual

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-10-12 :: Category: Game


A more stylish alternative, Thanksgiving: A Bon Appétit Manual offers 101 classy recipes that typically take the usual Thanksgiving concept and make it look a little more modern and fancy.

Alongside that are various guides and videos. Traditionalists may baulk at some suggestions, but it’s a fun twist on the usual methods.

Thanksgiving Menu Maker from Fine Cooking

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Game


Offering customized shopping lists, and a way in which to pick out your favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving Menu Maker from Fine Cooking is great for flexibility.

It’ll suggest great ideas for your main, sides, starters, and desserts, so you won't even have to think about it. General tips for cooking the perfect turkey completes the package.

What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Do you have another favourite cooking app? Let us know in the comments below!

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