The 15 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Can you believe it’s already Thanksgiving time? Where did this year go??! This time of year is so speedy. Before you know it, I’ll be wishing you a happy new year once again!

Well, it is November, so let’s get cracking on Thanksgiving! Have you started planning your menu yet? I’ve got as far as I’m making a turkey, but that’s about it. 🙂 So I thought putting together a list would help me see what I’ve done over the years. And I’m sharing my list with you in the hopes that you’ll find a few things here that you might want to make this year!

In this list, you’ll find everything from a big turkey (or a small chicken) to side dishes, desserts and what to do with those leftovers! There’s so much good stuff here, I just want to make it all!

Decisions decisions. If you had to pick 3 things to make, what would you make? Let me know in the comments below!

Ps – there might be a few more than 15 recipes mixed in here but I just want to make sure you have all the good stuff to make the best possible meal!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! image_6483441

The 15 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Let’s start with the basics! Here’s How to Roast a Turkey (or if you don’t have that much time, here’s how to do it with a chicken). Or, if you’re short on time but want to use a turkey, try spatchcocking it!img_7320_jpgimg_2446_jpg
  2. Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes: creamy, decadent and oh so delicious! And if you want an amazing potato spin, try these French Onion Soup Potato Gratin. They’re outstanding!!
  3. My Gram’s Pumpkin Soup: all the flavors of fall mixed into one pot!img_8471
  4. Easy Apple Stuffing Loaf: a luxurious stuffing filled with all your favorite foods, baked into the perfect little loaf! And if you want a yummy spin, try this one: Cornbread Brioche Custard Stuffing!
  5. Classic Mac & Cheese: creamy with a slight crunch and the perfect comfort side-dish (if you’re feeding a crowd, here’s how to make a sheet pan mac and cheese version!)img_8409_jpg
  6. Basic Sweet Cranberry sauce: this is so super easy to make and full of flavor (and this Roasted Grape, Apple and Cranberry Sauce is a close second!)img_1962
  7. Sweet Cast-Iron Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread: I love a good cornbread! Try this one or try my other favorite cornbread recipe!img_4524
  8. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Meringue: a fun twist on traditional sweet potato pie!img-2289
  9. Some green on the plate with this Roasted Balsamic Asparagus: Not into green beans? Try this instead!img_3168
  10. Brussels Sprouts with a Twist: an amazing salad mixed with dried fruit, nuts and cheese – so so good! Or just roast up some Carrots and Brussels Sprouts for an easy side dish!34c23c9f-40c2-4389-88eb-6fb75fc8d4c5
  11. Corn Pudding: My cousins favorite – it’s super creamy and full of corn-flavor. This one is a must!img-2453
  12. Creamed Spinach: Basic, easy and just what you need on a busy holiday!img_1228_jpg
  13. The Most Amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake: Seriously, the most amazing! You have to make this unless you’re more of a traditionalist – then try this Awesome Pumpkin Pie. img_7305_jpg-1
  14. A Double-Crust or Single-Crust Apple Pie: Or, if you want another option, try one of these apple pies!img_0793
  15. And don’t forget… here’s an idea for what to do with your leftover Thanksgiving carcass!! Or this Turkey Dumpling Soup!img-2756 


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