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!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

A collage of images featuring the best Thanksgiving recipes! Images include a sausage stuffing recipe, praline pumpkin pie, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and homemade dinner rolls!

Thanksgiving Appetizers

Serve this spinach dip to tie people over as they are waiting to dig into these delicious recipes!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This hot spinach artichoke dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at parties or gatherings. It's creamy, cheesy, and has a hint of garlic flavor too!
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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.

Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Chutney
Delicious turkey meatballs are paired with this flavorful and easy to make cranberry chutney. Whether you’re making this for dinner or as an appetizer, everyone is bound to love it!
Turkey meatballs with cranberry chutney atop the meatballs.
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Bread

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 Most Amazing Dinner Rolls Recipe
There’s nothing like fresh warm homemade dinner rolls straight out of the oven! These rolls are easy to make and even easier to devour!
Golden topped homemade rolls topped with melted butter.
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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!

Lion House Rolls
Our go-to roll recipe is from Lion House cookbook is our absolute favorite! The rolls are soft, fluffy, and have a subtle sweetness to them that makes you want to eat them all day.
A side view of a baked Lion House Roll.
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Your taste buds will thank you for this rosemary garlic and parmesan dinner rolls recipe. Add some flair to your rolls with this recipe.

Rosemary Garlic and Parmesan Dinner Rolls
Fluffy dinner rolls covered in a rosemary garlic and parmesan butter sauce.
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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.

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato casserole is a holiday dinner must-have! Creamy sweet potatoes are topped with a sugary and buttery pecan topping.
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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!

Bacon Green Bean Casserole
This creamy Bacon Green Bean Casserole is a perfect side for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter… any holiday meal or get together! This recipe uses fresh green beans and salty bacon for the ultimate green bean casserole!
A serving spoon scooping out French fried onion topped Bacon Green Bean Casserole.
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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!!

Mashed Potatoes
The most perfectly creamy mashed potatoes! This is the best mashed potato recipe to serve along side any meal whether it be a casual gathering or Thanksgiving or holiday party. Everyone RAVES about these potatoes!
A black rimmed plate filled with Homemade Mashed Potatoes made with half and half and butter.
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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!

Brown Butter Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Lets elevate the flavor of classic mashed potatoes by using browned butter and adding rosemary!
A black bowl full of Brown Butter Rosemary Mashed Potatoes.
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Really cut down on prep time by using baby carrots — no need to peel or cut!

Roasted Baby Carrots
This side dish is so versatile and goes with any meal! Using just simple baby carrots, butter, and salt and pepper, you get the best perfectly roasted baby carrots!
Roasted Baby Carrots topped with thyme and parsley on a bronze oval plate.
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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.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Jazz up your veggies by adding bacon! Yes, this side dish is incredibly addicting. You won't be able to stop eating it.
A sheet pan with Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon on it.
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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.

Orange Juice Candied Yams with Apples
Delicious candied yams with apples bathed in an orange and apple sauce. 
Orange juice candied yams in a baking dish topped with apples.
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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!

Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots
A buttery, brown sugar, thyme infused sauce covers healthy carrots, making for a…. healthy-ish side dish!
A close up photo of Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots on a tan parchment paper.
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Making a sheet pan roasted root vegetables for your side dish is the perfect hands-off recipe. Use butternut squash, potatoes, carrots, and more!

Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables
These Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables come together so easily. They're a perfect side dish for so many meals!
A gray plate on a white background with easy Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables topped with herbs on it.
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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.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe
So flavorful and perfect for your Thanksgiving meal! It's easy to make and can be made in advance. 🙌🏼
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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!

Italian Sausage Stuffing
This Italian Sausage Stuffing is loaded with root vegetables and made with French bread. It's a delicious take on the classic stuffing recipe!
Vegetable Stuffing in a glass baking dish, featuring purple onion, sweet potato, and Brussels sprouts.
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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!

Dry-Brined Turkey With Tangy Honey Glaze
Our never-fail turkey is excellent in every way that other turkeys often fall short.
Dry-Brined Turkey With Tangy Honey Glaze
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Making turkey in a bag is a great way to keep the meat juicy and delicious!

Roast Turkey in a Bag
Roast Turkey In a Bag is a fool proof way to bake a delicious, juicy, and tender turkey. No dry meat here!
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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!

Food Processor Pie Crust
We love this pie crust! The buttery, tender, and super flaky crust is the perfect accompaniment to any pie!
An All Butter Food Processor Pie Crust in a pie plate with fluted edges on a gray background.
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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.

Praline Pumpkin Pie
This praline pumpkin pie is always a huge hit at Thanksgiving! It takes pecan pie and pumpkin pie, and marries the two together for something absolutely delicous!
A slice of praline pumpkin pie.
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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.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie
This Crustless Pumpkin Pie gives you a delicious pumpkin pie, without the crust!
Overhead photo of a slice of whipped cream topped Crustless Pumpkin Pie on a plate with a fork to the side.
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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!

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe
This delicious Southern pecan pie recipe takes 5 minutes to make! A delicious smooth and custard like base is topped with a crunchy, toasted pecan topping. It's baked in a flaky pie crust and makes for the most amazing pie!
A pecan pie on a white background with pecan pieces in the background.
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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!

French Silk Pie
This French Silk Chocolate Pie is perfectly rich and creamy. Sugar, butter, chocolate, and eggs (with a splash of vanilla for good measure) produce this irresistible pie! Pair this pie with a graham cracker crust or my all butter pie crust for a dessert that everyone will rave about!
A French Silk Pie on a graham cracker crust with a slice removed from the full pie.
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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.

Biscoff Pumpkin Pie
A biscoff pie crust is filled with a creamy cream cheese biscoff pumpkin pie filling, and let me tell you, it's AMAZING!
Biscoff Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream on a wood plate.
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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!

Banoffee Pie
A delicious graham cracker crust topped with smooth toffee, banana slices, and freshly whipped cream. 
A Banoffee Pie on a white plate, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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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!

Brownie Pie
This fudgy brownie pie is baked in a butter pie crust and is loaded with delicious cocoa and lots of chopped chocolate. It bakes up beautifully and has the iconic crackly brownie top!
A brownie pie sliced into several servings, with one slice topped with white whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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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!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
If you like peanut butter, you'll love this pie! It's a great (and easy) recipe you can make year-round.
A No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie topped with hot fudge and chopped peanut butter cups.
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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!

Key Lime Pie
This creamy key lime pie is sweet and tangy! We use fresh key limes to deliver that iconic flavor. The filling is made with only 4 ingredients: sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, and key limes. It's paired with my homemade graham cracker crust to deliver one of the best pies you'll ever have!
A metal spatula holding up a slice of key lime pie.
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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.

Asphalt Pie
Oh how I adore this pie! I could eat it every day without batting an eye. This recipe features an Oreo pie crust (homemade of course) filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream then topped with whipped cream, lots of caramel, and crushed Oreos. It's a pie to be enjoyed year round!
A slice of Asphalt Pie on a white plate.
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