Our 53 Best-Ever Thanksgiving Recipes

🧡 🍁 Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, foodie friends! 🥧 🍂

We are getting excited over here, and ready for a week of throwing down in the kitchen! Whether you’re preparing all week or the morning of, feeding a large family or a small gathering, I’ve got something for you in here. Everything I prepare for Thanksgiving is simple, elegant and totally scrumptious – and I want to keep it easy for you, too!

Looking for the perfect appetizer, fluffy dinner roll, or delicious side dish? Scroll down to find our best-ever recipes. In here, we’re cooking classic favorites and fun twists on traditional Thanksgiving feasting! I’ve got plenty of main courses to pick from, as well as creamy soups, melt-in-your-mouth desserts, cozy ciders, and sparkling cocktails.

Did I tell you we’ve got you covered, or what?

Grab your ingredients, wiggle into that apron, and shake your tail feather to the kitchen! 🦃 With these recipes, you can easily create the most gorgeous, delicious and comforting dishes for Thanksgiving this year.

Ready to get inspired? Here are the direct links to each section:

Thanksgiving Appetizers

The Main Event

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls

Thanksgiving Soups

Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Drinks

Let’s jump in!



Appetizer Recipes

Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey


Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers


Cucumber Tomato Bites with Creamy Parmesan Herb Spread


3-Ingredient Mini Queso Cheese Balls


Firecracker Chicken Meatballs


Bacon-Goat Cheese Jalapeño Poppers


Bacon, Chive + Sour Cream Deviled Eggs



The Main Event

Citrus and Herb Butter Roasted Turkey


Easy Herb Roasted Chicken


Maple-Bourbon Glazed Ham


Thomas Keller’s [3-Ingredient] Roasted Chicken




Side Dish Recipes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Gorgonzola


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese


Honey Glazed Baby Carrots


Honey Butter Cornbread


Best-Ever Sausage, Apple and Sage Stuffing


Garlic and Goat Cheese Potato Gratin


Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Apples and Onions


Buttery Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole


Homemade Cranberry Sauce


Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing


Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes


Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon


Parmesan Vegetable Tian


Lighter Creamed Spinach


Mixed Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Feta and Pecans


Light ‘n Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes



Dinner Roll Recipes

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls


Easy Dinner Rolls


Skillet Garlic Parmesan Focaccia


Buttermilk Biscuits


Quick & Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots



Soup Recipes

Creamy Pumpkin Soup


Easy French Onion Soup


Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Goat Cheese


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup


Creamy Corn Chowder with Bacon



Dessert Recipes

Apple Slab Pie


Easiest Pecan Pie Bars


Soft + Chewy Gingerdoodle Cookie Sandwiches


Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crusts


3-Ingredient Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies


Easy Apple Tart


Oatmeal Lace Cookies


No-Bake Creamy Oreo Layer Dessert


Apple Pie Cookies


Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies


Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies



Drink Recipes

Homemade Apple Cider


Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler


Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea


Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail


Cranberry Orange Prosecco Cocktail


Thank you for joining me for this roundup of our best-ever Thanksgiving recipes! 🍂 I hope you give some of our family-favorite recipes a try in your own kitchen. Please let me know how the recipe turns out for you, if you do end up trying it!

Wishing you a Thanksgiving full of love, laughter and happy moments. 💛 Many warm wishes from my family to yours this holiday season!


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