Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is fast approaching so I wanted to share some of my family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you! These best Thanksgiving recipes will make planning your Thanksgiving menu a breeze!
In here you’ll find classic recipes and new takes on old favorites. I love this holiday because it centers on family and food! (My husband would add that it centers on food, family … and football!)
Serve this spinach dip to tie people over as they are waiting to dig into these delicious recipes!
Does your family typically not eat breakfast before the Thanksgiving meal? Mine does! They are trying to make room for all the amazing Thanksgiving recipes! But it can be nice to have a themed Thanksgiving appetizer. These turkey meatballs with cranberry sauce is a fan favorite.
These are the best fluffy dinner rolls you will ever make! They are light, soft, and buttery. I love dipping these in a bit of homemade cranberry sauce or even herb gravy!
The best butter dinner rolls recipe is here! These famous lion house rolls are rolled out like cinnamon rolls, buttered with melted butter and then rolled up. They are amazing plain, with jam and butter or dipped in some delicious gravy!
Your taste buds will thank you for this rosemary garlic and parmesan dinner rolls recipe. Add some flair to your rolls with this recipe.
Best Vegetable Dishes for Thanksgiving
If you are looking for one of the best Thanksgiving side dishes, this is it! This sweet potato casserole is everyone’s favorite! Kids and adults alike always ask me for the recipe.
For some reason green bean casserole is a common side dish recipe for this holiday feast…and I’m not complaining! This is the best green bean casserole because it doesn’t have any cream of mushroom soup and has delicious bacon as a welcome addition!
These creamy mashed potatoes has the perfect balance of butter and salt! It’s made with half and half so it is ultra creamy and delicious!!
Serving mashed potatoes is a must with homemade stuffing, juicy turkey and homemade gravy. But you can also add a nice flavor element by using browned butter in the mashed potatoes! Give is a try and I’m sure you’ll be hooked!
Really cut down on prep time by using baby carrots — no need to peel or cut!
When it comes to easy Thanksgiving side dishes, this is it! Add the Brussels sprouts to a pan and bake. Easy as that! While there are traditional staples to dinner, I feel like you can really mix things up with the vegetable side dishes! This is a great recipe for that.
We always have sweet potatoes this holiday season as well. If you’re looking for a different recipe than the sweet potato casserole recipe from above, this is it! Candied yams is a delicious Thanksgiving recipe that people typically haven’t tried before. But they will come back for seconds and thirds! Trust me. It’s that good.
Sometimes it is nice to keep the Thanksgiving sides simple and easy! But don’t worry, we don’t have to compromise on flavor! These roasted carrots are easy to make and completely delicious!
Making a sheet pan roasted root vegetables for your side dish is the perfect hands-off recipe. Use butternut squash, potatoes, carrots, and more!
Most Popular Thanksgiving Dishes
If you’re looking for the best old fashioned dressing recipe for Thanksgiving, this is it! This is your classic Thanksgiving stuffing recipe! It is moist (but not soggy) and not dry! It has plenty of flavor and is easy to make as well.
So my favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing! I love it so much. And while I feel pretty possessive about the stuffing recipe being traditional (see the recipe above), I am completely obsessed with this Italian sausage stuffing recipe! It’s such a delicious twist and is really the best stuffing recipe!
Now, some will say that Thanksgiving is the most important meal of the year (toss up with Easter and Christmas dinner in my opinion! So many delicious dinners!). And it wouldn’t be complete without all the delicious Thanksgiving turkey recipes! I’ve included this honey glaze recipe because it has a delicious glaze that will make turkey day special and delicious!
Making turkey in a bag is a great way to keep the meat juicy and delicious!
Best Thanksgiving Pies
Traditional Thanksgiving Pies
Growing up, our Thanksgiving pies spread always included a pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and a chocolate pie. Those were the staples in my family! Over the years, additional varieties of pies made an appearance like some fruity pies or more indulgent pies (featuring chocolate or peanut butter).
This first category of pies includes delicious pie recipes for those traditional Thanksgiving pies!
First off, making an all-butter pie crust in the food processor really cuts down the Thanksgiving prep time. This batch makes two crusts, so you’ll get two pies out of this one pie crust recipe!
Let’s kick off this dessert section with my yummy praline pumpkin pie recipe! This is your classic pumpkin pie with a delicious pecan topping. It gives a nice crunch to the pie and adds the perfect element of texture and flavor.
Making a crustless pumpkin pie is the perfect way to cut back on some of those extra calories! It’s also a great gluten free pie option for those in your family who have celiac disease. Just be sure that all the ingredients going into the pumpkin pie filling are certified gluten free as well.
One of my uncles growing up would always make a pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving. As a kid, I always opted for the chocolate pie options, but I have totally been missing out! This pecan pie is packed with flavor, texture, and a delicious custard base that is making my mouth water just thinking about it!
Were chocolate cream pies a thing at your Thanksgiving dinners? They were at mine! There were a variety of chocolate pie recipes that graced our Thanksgiving table over the years, but this French silk pie recipe is my all-time favorite! It’s silky smooth, richly chocolate, and oh so delicious!
Non Traditional Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
I find that it can be fun to mix things up with pies! Pumpkin is a must for our pie recipes, but have you considered adding biscoff?! It’s a total game changer. This is a no-bake pumpkin pie recipe that has a biscoff crust and some biscoff cookie butter in the filling as well. It’s the ultimate combination! You will love it.
We’ve had a few banana cream pies grace our Thanksgiving desserts table, and this banoffee pie is a fun twist! It has a delicious toffee layer, topped with freshly sliced bananas and some fresh whipped cream!
I’ve already told you that having a chocolate pie after our Thanksgiving feast is a must. But it’s fun to mix things up with the types. I’m a big brownie lover (which you probably know!), so this brownie pie recipe is the perfect combination of pie + brownie!
I’m all for the no bake pies because they are easy to prep the day before. This frozen peanut butter pie is perfect for that! Plus, it’s always a hit thanks to the chopped up Reese’s peanut butter cups on top!
So we’ve covered plenty of indulgent desserts, but I am a big fan of fruity or zesty options as well! I made this key lime pie recipe for last Thanksgiving, and it was completely gone! Some people didn’t even get a slice. Looks like I’ll need to make two this year!
Are you completely overwhelmed with all the Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Did pies totally slip your mind? Or are you looking for a delicious pie that no one else will bring to your Thanksgiving party? Either way, this frozen asphalt pie is the perfect option! Make it in advance and bring it out to serve. It’s super easy to make and the perfect frozen treat.