Thanksgiving

All the best Thanksgiving dinner ideas, appetizers, side dishes and desserts to make your Turkey Day simple and delicious.

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
    • 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!
  • SHOPPING: Don’t wait until the last minute. Stores get crowded and ingredients run out, so plan accordingly. 
  • STORAGE: Clean out the fridge the week before to make room for Thanksgiving food.

For our ideal Thanksgiving Menu – check out these recipes.

Lil' Luna's Thanksgiving Menu:

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Total Time: 35 minutes
4.93 from 106 votes

How to Roast a Turkey

Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 15 votes

Crockpot Brown Sugar Ham

Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes

Best Mashed Potatoes

5 from 14 votes

Easy Green Bean Casserole

Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 9 votes

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Total Time: 35 minutes
4.94 from 44 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. 😉

 

 

Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Total Time: 10 minutes
4.98 from 34 votes

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.91 from 22 votes

Turkey Veggie Tray

5 from 28 votes

Funeral Potatoes

Total Time: 50 minutes
4.91 from 90 votes

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes

Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
5 from 4 votes

Pumpkin Delight Dessert

Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.87 from 76 votes

Most Popular Thanksgiving Desserts

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4.89 from 45 votes

Sweet Potato Pie

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 8 votes

Best Apple Pie

Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
4.92 from 25 votes

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Total Time: 27 minutes
4.89 from 18 votes

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
4.75 from 40 votes

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes

Newest Thanksgiving

Holiday Punch

4.5 from 2 votes

Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 1 vote

Cranberry Salsa

Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 3 votes

Oreo Turkeys

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote

Wassail

Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 4 votes

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 5 votes

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 7 votes

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 8 votes

Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 5 votes