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75+ Thanksgiving Recipes!

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Thanksgiving season is upon us which can only mean one thing: lots of yummy recipes! I decided to add all of my favorite top pics for Thanksgiving recipes here to this post for easy access and scrollability. This will hopefully make your life easy and give you lots of inspiration to make this year’s feast your best Thanksgiving yet. Be sure to make enough for plenty of leftovers and make my Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole!

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75+ Thanksgiving Recipes

Let’s get into it! I have this content divided into main groupings as follows:

Feel free to click on the link to navigate you directly to each section for a quicker way to access them all, especially if you’re looking for something in particular.

Thanksgiving Main Courses

While the obvious choice for Thanksgiving would be to make a whole roasted turkey, I’ve got lots of variety when it comes to other options! Whether it’s something traditional or out of the ordinary, I’ve got you covered.

roasted turkey in roasting pan

Beginner Roast Turkey

The simplest method to getting a juicy, golden brown bird every.single.time. I promise it’s so much easier than you think. ANYONE can make a great turkey.

overhead photo of turkey gravy in gravy boat

How to Make Turkey Gravy

Learn how to make Homemade Turkey Gravy with or without drippings to complete your Thanksgiving meal. This gravy recipe is a silky smooth, super flavorful gravy that compliments all things Thanksgiving.

roasted turkey in roasting pan

Dry Brined Turkey

Get seriously tasty and juicy results by dry brining your beautiful Thanksgiving Turkey this year.

whole roasted prime rib on wooden cutting board

Garlic & Herb Prime Rib

Perfect for any Holiday, this Prime Rib recipe couldn’t be easier. Slathered with butter, garlic and herbs and baked to perfection. All you need is a thermometer for perfect prime rib every time.

whole pineapple glazed ham on platter

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Elevate your Ham game this year by using this amazing Pineapple Ham Glaze! Made with only 5 ingredients, it’s so easy and so yummy! It’s a classic recipe with those traditional sweet and spicy flavors that are synonymous with a perfectly baked ham.

Baked ham close-up

Baked Ham

This Amazing Baked Ham is the tastiest and easiest main course you could make for any special occasion or holiday. It’s always a crowd-pleaser with no muss or fuss.

Garlic Pork Loin

This amazing Garlic Pork Loin Roast recipe is served with pre-gravied potatoes. They cook alongside the pork roast making them the perfect side.

Thanksgiving Potato Side Dishes

You can’t have Thanksgiving without some kind of potato. Whether it’s mashed, smashed or twice baked, we’ve got a little something for everyone! Don’t miss my classic mashed potato recipe, though. They have a secret ingredient that makes them extra creamy! And no, it’s not butter or cream.

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is smooth, silky and buttery! Mashed potatoes are delicious on their own or are a perfect addition to any dinner. This recipe is fancy enough for Thanksgiving but simple enough for any weeknight.

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are smooth, silky, and extra creamy. They taste just as delicious as the stovetop version, but made easier because we used the crockpot! 

bowl of garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

What could make Mashed Potatoes even better? GARLIC! These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are to die for. So buttery, creamy, and so so garlicky.

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes…everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is our family-favorite recipe for funeral potatoes that we’ve been making for years. Creamy, cheesy and onion-y. Perfect Thanksgiving.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

This easy recipe for Scalloped Potatoes is one you will make again and again. Extremely creamy and cheesy potato perfection!

plate of pan fried potatoes

Pan Fried Potatoes

Step aside store bought hash browns, Pan Fried Potatoes are here! These simple potatoes are easy, crispy, golden, little bites of heaven! Seared in buttery goodness it’s one of the best potato side dishes out there.

close up photo of twice baked sweet potatoes on baking sheet

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (with a walnut streusel) are a delicious new way to enjoy sweet potatoes this holiday season! They will be a sweet and tasty addition to your Thanksgiving meal.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Eaten as a side dish or a dessert this Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is a classic Thanksgiving dish. Topped with a crumbly pecan streusel!

mashed sweet potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are everything you love about mashed potatoes mixed with the flavors of sweet potatoes. Smooth, creamy and buttery!

Baked potato with butter and scallions

Perfect Baked Potatoes

The humble Baked Potato is the easiest, tastiest, most inexpensive side dish that always pleases a crowd. Crispy and salty exterior with a fluffy and soft interior. Top with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese, chives or whatever your heart desires.

roasted potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish to just about any meal. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, and so versatile!

twice baked potato

Twice Baked Potatoes

Move over baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes are here! The cheesier, creamier, fancier, cooler cousin. Filled with bacon, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and chives, these are the perfect appetizer or side dish.

Potato Casserole

Creamy Potato Casserole

Cheesy Potato Casserole with Bacon, a perfect blend of ingredients for the ultimate comfort food. Creamy, dreamy and easy to make.

Crispy Mashed Potato Rosettes

Crispy Mashed Potato Rosettes

Elevate your mashed potatoes by piping them into rosettes, brushing with melted butter and broiling in the oven.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These Thanksgiving recipes found in this section are more traditional, American sides you would find at a Thanksgiving table across the country. From stuffing to corn casserole, and lots of roasted veggies…you’re sure to have the perfect feast to accompany your turkey and potatoes.

Stuffing

Amazing Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe made with pork sausage, onions, and celery. Bread cubes soaked in broth and seasonings then baked to perfection! A perfect and fail-proof make-ahead dish for the holidays.

cornbread stuffing in dish with serving spoon

Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread Stuffing is in my opinion far superior to that white bread stuff (although I always make both for Thanksgiving). Made with my homemade cornbread and fresh sage, this will be your star side dish this year.

cornbread dressing on white plate

Cornbread Sausage Dressing

This Cornbread Sausage Dressing is to DIE for! Homemade Cornbread (or store bought) mixed together with sausage, onions, carrots and celery and baked to perfection. Make it ahead or day of, tastes great either way. It is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!

roasted acorn squash in white baking dish

Roasted Acorn Squash

Cinnamon and nutmeg make this sweet Roasted Acorn Squash more of a seasonal dish while smoked paprika gives this an unexpected (but delicious) smokey flavor!

cauliflower au gratin on white plate

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Creamy and flavorful Cauliflower Au Gratin uses only a few simple ingredients and is an easy side dish perfect for Thanksgiving! Similar to Scalloped Potatoes but made with cauliflower, this low-carb, cheesy side dish is what dreams are made of.

spooning cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce

This Thanksgiving, make some homemade Cranberry Sauce to go along with your turkey dinner! Easier to make from scratch than you think and tastes so much better than store bought!

Close up of green bean casserole

Green Bean Casserole

This creamy, crispy Green Bean Casserole recipe is everything you need and more for a perfect Thanksgiving meal. It’s simply the best recipe!

roasted brussel sprouts on a plate with other food

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This three-ingredient Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. Perfectly golden and tender in the middle.

Warm Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon is a veggie-packed side dish that is easy, delicious, and takes no time to whip up. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Baked Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.

Buttery Corn Casserole

Is there anything more comforting than a corn casserole? This slightly sweet and savory side dish is a 1-bowl, quick, fix it and forget it wonder that is perfect to serve at Thanksgiving.

Roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

This basic, Roasted Cauliflower recipe is a tasty, low-carb, simple side. All you need is olive oil, salt, pepper and a little oven time to get the maximum caramelized, brown, super flavorful cauliflower.

Maple glazed carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for any holiday or Sunday supper. Delicious on their own, or fabulous with ham or turkey, these glazed carrots won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Only one pan required!

Spoonful of Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing better than Macaroni and Cheese! Get this simple, classic, cheesy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese featuring three kinds of cheese and a crispy, salty topping.

Grandma's Cauliflower

Grandma’s Cauliflower Cheese

Grandma’s Cauliflower Cheese recipe is incredibly simple and made with just a handful of ingredients to create a comforting side dish.

Thanksgiving Breads & Rolls

You can’t have a huge list of Thanksgiving recipes without talking a little bit about bread or rolls! I have so many options to choose from, it’s a little ridiculous. (I like bread. A lot.) I have some classic recipes and some not so classic recipes here, but all are delicious!

pumpkin bread rolls on a serving plate with greenery

Pumpkin Bread Rolls

Look no further for the perfect Thanksgiving bread! Friends, meet (the cutest!) Pumpkin Bread Rolls. This is a pumpkin bread dough, formed into rolls, wrapped in string to form that pumpkin shape and baked to golden perfection.

Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls

Pillowy-soft, Sweet Potato Rolls that are perfect for any occasion. Use simple ingredients, knead together and bake. Then spread with lots of cinnamon honey butter.

dinner rolls in bowl

Dinner Rolls

These classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to any holiday or family dinner. Soft, light and pillowy, these rolls are made with all-purpose flour and honey, perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner spread this year. 

garlic herb biscuits

Garlic & Herb Pull Apart Biscuits

These Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Biscuits are buttery, cheesy and oh so tasty! Easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for the holidays.

holding one crescent roll

Homemade Crescent Rolls

These Crescent Rolls are simple enough to make any weekday but fancy enough for any holiday (I’m looking at you Thanksgiving). They are the easiest recipe and require ZERO KNEADING! It’s a perfect, buttery roll that tastes simply amazing!

 Pumpkin Drop Biscuits with Citrus Honey Butter

Pumpkin Biscuits with Citrus Honey Butter

Pumpkin Biscuits are easy and delicious. Pair them with citrus honey butter and it takes them right over the top.

piece of cornbread with butter and honey drizzled on

Best Cornbread

Fluffy, buttery, and moist, this easy, homemade Cornbread Recipe is the perfect addition to your family dinner table. Or as a delicious snack!

melted butter in warm roll

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These warm, pillowy soft Whole Wheat Rolls are the perfect accompaniment for soup and chillier days! Also delicious alone slathered with butter.

Butter Drop Biscuit

Butter Drop Biscuits

So buttery and delicious, these Drop Biscuits will blow your mind! No rolling or cutting, simply make the dough, drop by the heaping tablespoon onto your baking sheets and bake!

hasselback garlic cheese bread

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

This Hasselback Homemade Garlic Bread recipe has MORE butter, MORE cheese, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite. It’s glorious.

potato rolls in glass baking pan

Mom’s Potato Rolls

My Mom’s Potato Rolls are fluffy, soft, slightly sweet, and nearly perfect in every way! Plus, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, this is a great way to them!

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescents

Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Crescents

These Cheesy-Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls are a simple appetizer: brushed with homemade garlic herb butter, filled with mozzarella cheese, rolled up, and baked! Nothing better than carbs and cheese!

Biscuits

Light & Fluffy Angel Biscuits

These light & fluffy Angel Biscuits are half-biscuit, half-roll! Seriously, the best of both worlds in one tasty package. AND, they are so darn easy to make. 

Thanksgiving Pies

We can’t have a Thanksgiving feast without some kind of pie! While I have over 50 pie recipes, these are my very favorites that would be a perfect addition to any table.

slice of pumpkin pie on a white plate

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Even though this Pumpkin Pie recipe is a really simple and basic version, it is a tried and true, classic recipe that has zero cracking. It’s homemade, easy to make and so flavorful! 

Sweet Potato Pie

Try something a little different this Thanksgiving by making this Sweet Potato Pie! It is perfectly sweetened and so simple to make!

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

Nutty, crispy, and with a caramelized center, this quick and easy Pecan Pie recipe is a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table.

apple pie

Buttery Apple Pie

Nothing is more satisfying or comforting than this Apple Pie recipe with vanilla ice cream. Sweet cinnamon apple slices poured into a homemade, all-butter crust that bakes up flaky, tender and delicious. 

Whipped Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

Whipped Brown Sugar Pecan Pie

When you need a creamy, tasty dessert this Brown Sugar Pecan Cream Pie comes together in less than 15 minutes! Perfect for the Holidays!

Pumpkin Cream Pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie is lighter and creamier than traditional, but just as delicious! Blind bake your pie crust (homemade or store bought) and then fill with a fluffy, creamy, sweet and spicy filling! 

Cranberry Fluff Pie

Cranberry Cream Pie (Cranberry Fluff Pie)

Cranberry Cream Pie has the tartness of cranberries as well as citrusy notes from the orange zest and soft fluffiness from marshmallows!

Double Chocolate Cream Pie

The best chocolate pie is also the easiest with this Double Chocolate Cream Pie recipe! Made with a tasty combo of melted chocolate and mousse! YUM.

slice of coconut cream pie on plate

Coconut Cream Pie

Creamy, sweet, and delicious, this Coconut Cream Pie will blow your mind! Make a simple coconut custard, pour it into a baked pie shell, and refrigerate. Top with lots of whipped cream and enjoy!

slice taken out of a banana cream pie

Banana Cream Pie

Buttery pie crust filled with bananas and sweet creamy filling, this Banana Cream Pie is what dreams are made of.

pumpkin pie bars cut into squares on plate

Pumpkin Pie Bars

A golden oreo crust and a sweet and spicy pumpkin filling makes these Pumpkin Pie Bars irresistible. You just need a dollop of whipped cream!

Other Desserts

Ok, so these are traditionally non traditional. Ha! I always think of pie when it comes to Thanksgiving, but there are so many other options out there when it comes to dessert. If you’re looking for a showstopper, give one of these a try this year.

Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler...cake on the top, hot caramel sauce on the bottom!! Fall dessert central.

Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

One of my all-time most popular recipes, Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler is the ultimate fall dessert with cake on the top and hot caramel sauce on the bottom!

pumpkin roll cake with a slice cut

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Soft pumpkin sponge cake and fluffy cream cheese filling all rolled up into a Pumpkin Roll Cake then dusted with powdered sugar! This is an absolute must on your Thanksgiving dessert table.

close up of a slice of pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Elevate your Thanksgiving meal this holiday season by combining pumpkin pie and the silky texture of cheesecake to get this creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe! Smooth, tangy, and creamy, it’s one of the best desserts you can make this Fall.

whole maple cake with icing and walnuts

Maple Cake

Need a simple, delicious and unique cake that will blow your mind? Try my Easy Maple Cake! Made with simple pantry ingredients, real maple syrup and maple extract, baked low and slow to keep it soft and drizzled with a sweet and creamy maple glaze and topped with walnuts. It’s pure heaven.

slice of pumpkin crunch cake with whipped cream

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

This Pumpkin Crunch Cake is the tastiest (and easiest!) recipe for Fall. It’s like part pumpkin pie filling and part cobbler topping. Made simply with a yellow cake mix, pecans, pumpkin and spices, you will love this delicious dessert.

decorated pumpkin pie sheet cake

Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake

This Pumpkin Sheet Cake is three creamy and sweet layers of cake, sweet pumpkin pudding and whipped cream rosettes. A cross between Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake, this is the perfect make ahead dessert for any Thanksgiving gathering!

scoop of salted caramel apple crumble

Salted Caramel Apple Crumble

This Salted Caramel Apple Crumble recipe that will have you licking your plate clean! Soft apples, topped with a buttery crumble top and homemade salted caramel sauce. Pure heaven!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

These Sweet Potato Cupcakes are moist, sweet, tender, and downright delicious. And the Brown Sugar Marshmallow Frosting is amazing!!!

Pumpkin Cake

Stacked Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate & Caramel Frosting

This Pumpkin Cake recipe is layered between delicious chocolate and caramel frosting. Topped with walnuts, this cake is hard to resist!

snickerdoodle bars stacked on top of each other

Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars are seriously addicting! All the things you love about snickerdoodles plus soft caramel in the middle!

Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These delicious Apple Oatmeal Cookies are topped with creamy brown butter frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s like apple pie meets oatmeal cookie, perfect as a yummy Fall treat!

slice taken out of large pumpkin cheesecake cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

An epic, show-stopping dessert, this Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake is perfect for Thanksgiving! Two spiced pumpkin cakes baked and stacked with a thick layer of cheesecake in between. Covered generously with cream cheese frosting and decorated with pumpkin candies, this will become your new favorite cake!

Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream on top

Buttery Apple Crisp

Fall in love with this Apple Crisp Recipe! A simple, from-scratch, family favorite recipe that always goes over well regardless of who you’re serving it to, with a buttery kick! Similar to my Classic Apple Pie recipe.

Slice of Cheesecake

Classic Cheesecake

This is literally the best cheesecake recipe ever. Seven simple ingredients. No water bath. No cracking ever. It is the only recipe you’ll ever need for classic, jaw-dropping, super creamy cheesecake. Follow my directions and it is simply fail-proof!

No bake cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake has never been so easy or delicious! A silky smooth cream cheese filling surrounded by a buttery graham cracker crust. Enjoy plain or with any desired toppings with no oven required. 

Strawberry Cheesecake slice

Strawberry Cheesecake

Hello Strawberry Cheesecake! The most glorious, delicious, classic dessert is here! This is a showstopper no matter who you serve it to or when you serve it. This recipe is a variation of my classic cheesecake recipe and is one of my favorites. You only need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to make this amazing cheesecake.

Banana pudding

Classic Banana Pudding

Perfectly sweet and delicious, this Banana Pudding will make you never want another dessert again! An amazing no-bake treat that stores for days in the fridge; perfect for Thanksgiving! 

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

Pumpkin Gingersnap Banana Pudding

Perfect for the holidays, this copycat Magnolia Bakery Pumpkin Gingersnap Banana Pudding recipe will blow your mind. Super creamy, slightly spicy with that soft hint of banana, you will DIE over how delicious this copycat recipe is!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner with family and friends! If you make any of these recipes, I would appreciate it so much if you would give it a star review! Enjoy, friends! 🙂

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12 Responses
  1. Gina Malone

    I have been searching for new Thanksgiving recipe ideas! There are so many I want to try, with Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts being on the top of the list! 🦃

  2. Bursa İnşaat

    Totally drooling over your cranberry salsa Lauren!! I’ve got to try that. What a fun round up! Great ideas here. Thanks so much for including me 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Ofis Mobilyası

    Totally drooling over your cranberry salsa Lauren!! I’ve got to try that. What a fun round up! Great ideas here. Thanks so much for including me 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Thanks for linking up to a couple of my Thanksgiving recipes! This is an awesome roundup! Great for Christmas, too 🙂

  5. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    What an awesome roundup of yummy recipes! I’ve found a few new ones to try. Thanks so much for including my Caramel Apple Pie. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Alyssa @ Simply Quinoa

    Oh my goodness, what an awesome round up! Loving the sounds of all these recipes – wish I could try every single one 🙂 And thanks so much for including my Quinoa Salad recipe – really appreciate it! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  7. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    What a great line-up of Thanksgiving recipes, Lauren! So many to choose from – it’s hard to select just a handful, so I’m going to have to have several parties to get all of them in the list :-). Thank you for featuring my recipe! Cheers & good health and have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    What a great round up! I was still deciding on dessert so think I have plenty to choose from! And thank you for including my turkey quesadilla!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Totally drooling over your cranberry salsa Lauren!! I’ve got to try that. What a fun round up! Great ideas here. Thanks so much for including me 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

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