There is nothing more comforting than gathering around a delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving meal with loved ones. If you are looking for the perfect Thanksgiving menu, check out our recipes below!
If you make any of these Thanksgiving recipes, leave a comment and let me know how your Thanksgiving menu turned out!
If you are new to hosting Thanksgiving it can be really overwhelming. The turkey alone is enough to create small panic attacks. But I have you totally covered!
Below you will find the perfect turkey recipe. It is tried and true and one that we use year after year. It is the most moist turkey recipe out there, and I can’t wait for you to be a convert.
Beyond that, you will find main dishes for the non turkey lovers. We have amazing appetizers, side dishes, every potato recipe you can think of, salads, breads, desserts, and of course cocktails.
You are bound to find enough to fill out your holiday table. And as always, all of my recipes contain simple, easy to find, ingredients and detailed instructions.
Thanksgiving Main Dishes
The shining star of your Thanksgiving meal, these main dishes will wow your crowd while still being simple enough for you to prepare without stress. My roast turkey recipe is always our go to, but we have two recipes for turkey breasts if you are serving a smaller crowd. I also have lots of other show stopping main dishes for those who don’t love turkey.
This Roast Turkey recipe is the best! With my detailed video and step by step instructions you will know how to brine a turkey like a pro.
Making a Crockpot Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving is the perfect way to keep your oven open for your side dish recipes. This turkey recipe is so easy and turns out incredibly moist.
This Turkey Breast Recipe makes the most delicious roast turkey breast. It turns out moist, delicious, and perfect every single time.
Prime Rib is the perfect centerpiece for a holiday table or a Sunday dinner with the family. This Prime Rib Roast recipe is flavored perfectly and roasts easily in the oven leaving you with the most tender beef recipe.
Honey Baked Ham is easy to make with our perfect ham glaze recipe. You will be shocked by how easy this show stopping holiday recipe is.
This Easy Top Round Roast Beef Recipe is going to become a regular in your house after you see how easy it is to make. Our fail proof cooking method leaves you with a flavorful and tender roast that you prepared in five minutes.
My Pork Chops with Apples is an easy dinner that is sure to impress. Simple ingredients come together with earthy flavors to bring you this savory pork recipe with a hint of sweetness.
Appetizers are the perfect thing to hold over your guests while you are working on pulling everything else together. These simple appetizer recipes all come together quickly and many of them can even be made ahead of time.
These Cranberry Brie Bites come together so fast with just four ingredients. Cranberry and brie go together seamlessly with the tart sweet flavor and the smooth buttery taste of the brie. These are holiday perfection!
Entertaining is easy with this Holiday Cheese Board! This meat and cheese board comes together easily with great items to make it festive.
A Cheese Ball recipe is a classic appetizer that everyone can get behind. This simple and easy 5 ingredient recipe is the perfect party food.
Orange Honey Baked Brie Recipe that is only four ingredients and so easy to put together. Your party guests will want this simple appetizer every time they come over.
Crockpot Little Smokies are an easy appetizer that are always a crowd pleaser. Even better, these can be whipped up the day before and put out before a party.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are such a delicious holiday appetizer. They are easy to make ahead of time, and even easier to eat.
This Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is such an easy dessert and perfect for parties. It makes for a great holiday recipe and will be the first thing to go.
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
The sides are many people’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal, and we have you totally covered. Below you will find tried and true recipes that we use year after year. You will definitely want to start with my stuffing recipe, absolutely add in my easy cranberry sauce, and you can’t miss my from scratch green bean casserole.
This is literally the BEST Homemade Stuffing Recipe. It has everything you love about a classic stuffing, plus I have instructions for how to make this the night before!
Crockpot Stuffing frees up your oven while still giving you the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe you could ask for. This is going to become a family favorite!
This homemade Green Bean Casserole will put the canned version to shame. Creamy, delicious, and with the perfect green bean texture your family will love.
This Cranberry Sauce is only THREE ingredients and is the most flavorful fresh sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. You’ll never reach for the canned stuff again!
This Corn Casserole is made completely from scratch and is epically delicious. This cornbread casserole is made from my popular, moist cornbread recipe and is a side dish you don't want to pass up.
Honey Roasted Carrots are a great weeknight side dish and delicious enough to serve at the holidays. No need to worry about how you will get your vegetables in with these simple roasted carrots.
This homemade stuffing is super simple to make, yet packs such a flavor punch that it will seem like you spent hours in the kitchen.
Cranberry Relish comes together in less than 10 minutes and can be made the night before. It will add the perfect bright flavor to your holiday plate.
Creamed Peas are such a delightfully delicious side dish recipe! Made with easy-to-find ingredients, this is a perfect weeknight side but also great for holidays!
This Creamed Corn recipe comes together on the stovetop in about 15 minutes, making it the perfect addition to the table. It is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but delicious enough to grace your holiday table.
Instant Pot Acorn Squash makes for the perfect hands off side while freeing up your oven for other dishes! This is a great way to add vegetables to your dinner without any fuss.
This Crockpot Cranberry Sauce is going to be the hit of your holiday meal! A homemade cranberry sauce that is so easy to make and will be very loved.
My Acorn Squash Soup is easy to make, creamy, and a perfect healthy side dish. This amazing soup is vegan, but delicious enough to be a holiday side dish.
Thanksgiving Potato Recipes
A true Thanksgiving staple, these potato recipes are easy to make and are so delicious! We have everything from scalloped potatoes to mashed, and everything in between. It’s going to be hard to pick which to start with, but I highly recommend my Candied Sweet Potatoes. They are done completely on the stovetop, freeing up your oven and tasting amazing.
Candied Sweet Potatoes will be the hit of your holiday table. They look incredibly fancy, but in reality are the simplest side dish recipe.
Made with just three ingredients, this easy mashed potato recipe is simple enough for a weeknight meal, but delicious enough to make for holidays.
This Sweet Potato Casserole is a sweet potato lover’s dream. An easy sweet potato casserole that is perfect for the holidays or a weeknight dinner!
These are The Best Scalloped Potatoes! Made with chicken stock and heavy cream, they are a lighter version than the original with all the taste you love.
You will love these delicious Hasselback Potatoes. This elegant side dish is easy to make and full of perfect buttery garlic flavor.
This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is very simple and a great way to bring some variety to your Thanksgiving table. They are so delicious and don’t need anything extra like gravy.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look like you slaved over them, but truly they are an easy delectable side dish that will leave your guests in awe.
Instant Pot Potatoes are so easy to make, and are the perfect fast side dish for so many dinners. These buttery little beauties practically melt in your mouth. My family is obsessed with this easy garlic potato recipe.
Introduce your Thanksgiving feast with one of these crisp, delicious salads. Easy to make, but full of flavors that will compliment your holiday meal, these are a must make. My Apple Pecan Fall Salad is one of my most popular, but all of the others are just as delicious.
This Fall Salad with apples and pecans is perfect for autumn! This salad, made with delicious honey mustard dressing, is a great holiday side dish or just a hearty lunch.
This Fall Harvest Salad comes together with simple ingredients. With its variety of colors and flavors, it is perfect for a holiday table but easy enough for a weekday lunch.
This Winter Salad is full of the perfect combination of flavors that will have you making it well into the new year.
This Brussels Sprout Salad is easy enough for weeknight dinners, but fancy enough for holidays. All of the different flavors in this recipe come together to create an elegant side dish fit to be a family favorite.
This Kale Salad is easy to make and absolutely delicious. I love this recipe for lunch, but it also makes the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or holiday table.
Bread and Dinner Rolls
A warm comfort to add to your Thanksgiving meal, baking these easy bread recipes will smell delicious and go great with all Thanksgiving meal components.
Dinner Rolls that come together in about an hour are basically magic. These homemade rolls are easy to make, light and fluffy, and perfect for weeknight dinners or holiday meals!
This Cornbread recipe is absolute perfection! It has the best taste of corn while still being slightly sweet and moist. Best of all, it is very easy to make!
These recipes are the perfect sweet treats to round out any Thanksgiving menu. While Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie are the perfect staples, we have lots of great desserts for your holiday table. Make one or make them all for the perfect after-meal treat.
This Perfect Pumpkin Pie from scratch is the BEST! A staple on any Thanksgiving table, it gets a little help from the blender so making it is really simple! It is smooth, delicious, and you will want to make it year after year.
Even the guest who doesn’t like nuts in their dessert will fall head over heels for this delicious and easy Pecan Pie Recipe!
Chocolate Chess Pie is going to be your new go to dessert. This perfect pie tastes like an extra soft and chocolatey brownie in the best pie crust.
This Chocolate Pecan Pie tastes like the cross between the most delicious brownie and pecan pie. It will be your new favorite holiday tradition.
Topped with the best cream cheese frosting, you won't be able to resist this amazing pumpkin spice cake.
This Pumpkin Cheesecake has the perfect pumpkin flavor with smooth cheesecake texture and the best chocolate ganache on top. With these easy to follow instructions, you will have the best pumpkin cheesecake.
These No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups are fool proof and make such a cute and fun holiday dessert!
Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies are the perfect fall spin on Puppy Chow. This fun treat is easy to make, and even easier to eat!
These cranberry oatmeal cookie bars are chewy, full of delicious flavor, and easy to make.
This Pumpkin Fudge recipe uses real pumpkin and a few other simple ingredients to make a melt in your mouth fudge!
A Thanksgiving menu is not complete without festive beverages. These cozy cocktails will warm you from the inside out. We have great adult drinks, but we also have a non-alcoholic Holiday Punch, and a great Crockpot Spiced Apple Cider that is perfect with or without alcohol.
Fragrant and just sweet enough, the classic Mulled wine is the ultimate cozy cocktail. It’s easy to make and great for serving a crowd. The cozy notes of cinnamon, citrus, and vanilla mixed with a bold red wine make it perfect for the Holiday season.
This Crockpot Spiced Apple Cider fill your home with the best aroma. Throw the ingredients in your crockpot and forget it until it's time to enjoy! Make a kid friendly batch and keep some brandy on the side for the grown ups.
This Cinnamon Whiskey Sangria is only four ingredients and delicious all year round. It is a particularly amazing spin on my red sangria recipe, perfect for a ladies' night and even better for holiday get togethers.
The perfect Thanksgiving cocktail, it is an easy to make, pretty, festive, and delicious twist on the classic moscule mule!
This easy Holiday Punch is a kid-friendly drink everyone at the party will love! This fruity and bubbly punch only takes 10 minutes to make!
This Holiday Sangria is perfect for your holiday party! Made with only three ingredients, this is the perfect cocktail for the holiday season.
I pretty much want to make every single one of those recipes. However, I am not planning on buying four turkeys, so I will have to choose :)
Lisa Longley says
Ooooo! Then in that case, make my turkey!! You won’t regret it!
Terri Jones says
Thank you so much for these wonderful recipes! Now the hard part is choosing which ones I want to make. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 💖💖
Lisa Longley says
Happy Thanksgiving to your family too!