Thanksgiving

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!

Pumpkin Delight Dessert

Tasty 4 layer pumpkin delight dessert starts with a crunchy pecan crust topped with creamy pumpkin, cream cheese, and whipped cream layers! Layered desserts are so impressive, and usually feed…

3 hours 35 minutes

4.89 from 110 votes

Homemade Dinner Rolls

These are our ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dinner Rolls! They are soft, butter-y and always the hit for any dinner or holiday get together. It’s so hard to eat just one! Whether…

35 minutes

4.94 from 145 votes

Funeral Potatoes

Cheesy and delicious Funeral potatoes (aka Cheesy potatoes, Party Potatoes). This simple casserole is a potato lovers dream. With cheesy, sour cream, butter, cream of chicken and Hash Browns, these…

50 minutes

4.93 from 122 votes

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This delicious pumpkin dump cake recipe is complete with all the fall flavors, pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon spice. With how easy it is, you’ll be making this cake all fall…

1 hour 5 minutes

4.85 from 70 votes

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 6 votes

Crockpot Brown Sugar Ham

3 hours 10 minutes

5 from 15 votes

Garlic Prime Rib

3 hours 35 minutes

5 from 17 votes

Honey Glazed Ham

4 hours 10 minutes

5 from 9 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

4.93 from 122 votes

Homemade Dinner Rolls

35 minutes

4.94 from 145 votes

Easy Green Bean Casserole

30 minutes

5 from 14 votes

Creamed Corn

20 minutes

5 from 14 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

4.64 from 11 votes

Pecan Pie

1 hour 15 minutes

4.64 from 11 votes

Chocolate Cream Pie

3 hours 30 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Best Apple Pie

3 hours 45 minutes

4.95 from 34 votes

Dessert Tips

  • 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 6 votes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

5 from 6 votes

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

3 hours 20 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Thanksgiving Desserts

1 hour 12 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Newest Thanksgiving

White Chocolate Berry Pancakes

15 minutes

5 from 1 vote

Creamy Turkey and Noodles

1 hour 10 minutes

4.5 from 6 votes

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

2 hours 8 minutes

5 from 3 votes

Hamburger Dip

2 hours 10 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Baked Brie Puff Pastry

30 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Chicken Stuffing Casserole

1 hour 20 minutes

5 from 5 votes

Thanksgiving Appetizers

5 from 6 votes

Thanksgiving Desserts

1 hour 12 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Ham and Potato Casserole

50 minutes

5 from 5 votes

Sausage Cream Cheese Dip

10 minutes

5 from 4 votes

French Onion Chicken Casserole

45 minutes

4.77 from 56 votes

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

12 minutes

5 from 6 votes