All the Thanksgiving recipes you need to help build your delicious Thanksgiving Menu. From appetizers to sides to main dish and dessert – we’ve got you covered!

THANKSGIVING RECIPES

All the Thanksgiving recipes you need to help build your delicious Thanksgiving Menu. From appetizers to sides to main dish and dessert – we’ve got you covered!

THANKSGIVING DINNER TIPS

We all know that Thanksgiving is wonderful, but often stressful. Here are some things to organize and plan to make the day easy peasy!

  • THE MENU – BE SURE TO USE OUR FREE PRINTABLE THANKSGIVING MENU PLANNER.
    • How much to make? Figure out about how many people will be attending. Then, decide how much to make of each item. Add a new dish for every 5-8 people attending. 
    • Don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring a dish. Most are happy to help!
  • STORAGE: Clean out the fridge the week before to make room for Thanksgiving food.
  • SHOPPING: Don’t wait until the last minute. Stores get crowded and ingredients run out. There are also many things you can buy ahead of time that you can freeze like:
    • Meats (turkey, ham etc.)
    • Hash browns (for potato casseroles like Funeral Potatoes)
    • Frozen Veggies for sides
    • Cheeses – Shredded
    • Dessert ingredients (and desserts like pies)
    • Juice concentrates (for drinks)

Other items that can be stored in the fridge or pantry for at least a week, include:

  • Dips
  • Crackers
  • Canned Goods
  • Cheeses (for boards and appetizers)
  • Candies (for guests to munch on)

For our ideal Thanksgiving Menu – check out these recipes.

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Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Roast Turkey

3 hours 20 minutes

5 from 8 votes

Crockpot Brown Sugar Ham

3 hours 40 minutes

5 from 25 votes

Garlic Prime Rib

3 hours 35 minutes

5 from 19 votes

Honey Glazed Ham

4 hours 10 minutes

5 from 17 votes

PLAN A COOKING SCHEDULE

Plan a scheduled based on these questions:

  • What can be made ahead of time?
  • Can anything be made in a crock pot?
  • What are all the items that need to be cooked in the oven and in what order?
  • Can any items go into the oven at the same time?
  • What are all the items that need to be cooked on the stove top and what order?
  • How can I keep items warm? 
  • Do any dishes need to be reheated?

Jot down a schedule for yourself to keep you on track and always add a buffer of 30 minutes. 😉

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Thanksgiving Sides

Funeral Potatoes

50 minutes

5 from 486 votes

Homemade Dinner Rolls

2 hours 40 minutes

5 from 233 votes

Green Bean Casserole

30 minutes

5 from 22 votes

Creamed Corn

20 minutes

5 from 43 votes

TIPS + TRICKS FOR THANKSGIVING SIDES

How much to make? The following information can help guide you in how much to make.

  • Potato dish: plan 6 oz per person
  • Vegetable dish: plan 4 oz per person
  • Plan 1 ½  rolls per person 
  • Anticipate needing ½ cup salad per person

Make ahead of time! And be sure to use different cooking methods like the oven, instant pot and slow cooker to help out.

Keeping Sides Hot: Here are a few ideas you can use to help keep your food hot:

  • A cooler: Not just for keeping food cold. Its insulation will also help retain heat. Cover the pots and pans with a lid or foil and stack them inside. (Be sure that they don’t smoosh the food underneath)
  • Use the grill. A gas grill, with a thermometer, will work to keep foods warm. Keep the internal temp around 200°F.
  • A crock pot set to low or warm. 
  • Use an insulated food carrier
  • Chafing Dishes

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Thanksgiving Desserts

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

1 hour 5 minutes

4.70 from 13 votes

Pecan Pie

1 hour 15 minutes

4.78 from 18 votes

Chocolate Cream Pie

3 hours 30 minutes

5 from 10 votes

Best Apple Pie

3 hours 45 minutes

4.97 from 60 votes

Dessert Tips

Keep these tips in mind when making your Thanksgiving Desserts.

  • Make as many desserts ahead of time as possible. Most desserts store well and still taste delicious the next day.
  • Plan for people to have 2 desserts. A few guests won’t want to have dessert while others will only want 1 or 2 servings. Some, with a sweet tooth, will desire more. Planning 2 desserts per person will ensure everyone gets their fill.
  • Have a separate serving area for desserts. Place small saucers, utensils and napkins next to the dessert display.
  • Using tiered trays is a beautiful way to present desserts as well as save space.
  • Adding a label to each dessert gives a nice finish to the display. You can even include important allergy information on the labels.
  • Leftover desserts can be boxed up and sent home with guests. many desserts can also be stored on the counter or freezer to be enjoyed at a later date. See the individual recipes for storage information.

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Thanksgiving Collections

Thanksgiving Appetizers

5 from 13 votes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

5 from 9 votes

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

3 hours 20 minutes

5 from 12 votes

Thanksgiving Desserts

1 hour 12 minutes

5 from 15 votes

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Thanksgiving Recipes

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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

25 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Monkey Bread Muffins

19 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

48 minutes

4.99 from 55 votes

Cranberry Salsa

10 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 11 votes

Wassail

30 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Mexican Hot Chocolate

30 minutes

5 from 17 votes

Spritz Cookies

21 minutes

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Cranberry Salad

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Toffee Recipe

2 hours 25 minutes

5 from 51 votes

Peanut Brittle

55 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Ginger Snap Cookies

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 27 votes