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100+ of our Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever

by Sidney Yang – Updated Nov 28, 2021
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100+ of our Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever
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Here are our best recipes for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, side dishes, desserts, and more to help you along the way. This roundup lists our best Thanksgiving recipe ideas to complete your holiday feast. Enjoy! ❤️ 🦃 

Our Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Our Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

If you’re looking for classic Thanksgiving recipes or new Thanksgiving recipes, read on to find over 40 of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. With ideas ranging from all-time classics like mashed potatoes and green beans to inventive stuffings and casseroles, you’re sure to find a side dish you’ll love.


Garlic Butter Roasted Butternut Squash

Try this creative Thanksgiving side with a stunning presentation! This Hasselback-style butternut squash is way easier than it looks, believe us!

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes

These crispy roasted garlic potatoes are the perfect side for any of your meals!

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A flavorful and elegant holiday side dish. This side recipe is very easy and let you hands free for other recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

One of our most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, these sweet potatoes will steal the show!

Garlic Butter Parmesan Baked Butternut Squash

These garlic butter parmesan roasted butternut squash slices are a true restaurant-quality side dish! Melt-in-your-mouth and packed with flavor, you'll love our baked butternut recipe!

Green Beans with Garlic Parmesan

Traditional Thanksgiving recipes for side dishes always include green beans, and this recipe will not disappoint!

Thanksgiving Apple Sage Stuffing

Apple sage Thanksgiving stuffing is so crisp and moist at the same time - Your guests will literally stuff themselves!

Balsamic Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic and honey make everything better, especially these Brussels sprouts served warm as a Thanksgiving side dish.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Glaze

Say hello to your new favorite one-pan side dish for Thanksgiving. Your guests will go crazy over the melt-in-your-mouth texture and taste this sweet potato side dish.

Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet

This garlic mushroom and cauliflower recipe is super nourishing and easy to whip up!

10-Minute Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This Instant Pot mashed sweet potato recipe is effortless and crowd-pleasing. The best way to make mashed sweet potato in a pressure cooker!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A classic Thanksgiving recipe made modern and fresh with deliciously roasted sweet potatoes.

Cheesy Green Beans Casserole

This green beans casserole recipe is a delicious side dish to enjoy for a casual dinner.

Simple Butternut Squash Steaks with Garlic Butter

Butternut Squash Steaks with Garlic Butter is a quick and easy side dish for a weeknight or a holiday gathering.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe is silky-smooth, simple and delicious side dish perfect for weeknight meals or holidays.

Sautéed Green Beans with French Onions

These sautéed fresh green beans with French onions are the perfect and easiest accompaniment to any main course.

Roasted Butternut Squash

A unique Thanksgiving side with butternut squash and truckload of flavor. Thin butternut squash slices are seasoned and roasted in the oven until the edges are crispy.

Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes Carrots and Zucchini

These roasted vegetables make a great savory side dish that pairs well with just about anything. Try our roasted potatoes, carrots, and zucchini recipe today!

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Parmesan

A delicious green bean casserole recipe with a creamy parmesan sauce and crispy bacon. This green bean casserole is the perfect side for a festive meal!

Parmesan Mashed Spaghetti Squash

Soft and velvety, this Mashed spaghetti squash recipe makes a light Thanksgiving side dish.

Garlic Browned Butter Baby Potatoes

Looking for a more traditional Thanksgiving recipe for sides? These epic baby potatoes are the perfect side dish to your turkey!

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

These epic roasted garlic parmesan green beans are crispy and golden on the outside, yet tender on the inside.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato with Balsamic Honey Glaze

Another Thanksgiving classic recipe with roasted veggies and a fantastic glaze full of sweet, zesty flavors.

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Don’t be surprised when you find yourself eating these oven-roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes straight off the sheet pan!

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

This cheesy asparagus casserole is the best side dish to any meal!

2-Minutes Instant Pot Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Cream Cheese Parmesan Sauce

Creamy and savory, this side dish with Instant Pot Brussels sprouts and bacon is outstanding all on its own!

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

A great twist on the Thanksgiving classic recipe: mashed potatoes never got such rave reviews at our studio when we first tested them!

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

An easy and luxurious side dish that will turn everyone into Brussels sprout addicts.

Cinnamon-Honey Glazed Carrots

Sweet and rustic - An easy and quick side dish everyone will rave about.

Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

These roasted carrots are the perfect side for a weeknight meal or a holiday crowd.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

This roasted potatoes with garlic parmesan recipe is a satisfying side dish that will make you forget all about the main course!

Baked Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

A shockingly good alternative to Alfredo pasta

Extra-Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Silky-smooth and delicious, these creamy mashed potatoes make the perfect side for any occasion.

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

These roasted carrots are the perfect side dish for your Sunday roast or an easy side for a holiday table.

Bacon Roasted Pumpkin

We love traditional Thanksgiving recipes with some creative twist. Make this simple yet impressive bacon & pumpkin recipe for a sensational side dish.

Slow-Cooker Carrots with Honey Balsamic Glaze

These slow cooker glazed carrots are an easy and delicious side dish, perfect for your holiday dinners.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

These crave-worthy garlic roasted potatoes make the perfect side dish to virtually anything!

20 of our Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

20 of our Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Looking for new and creative appetizer recipes for Thanksgiving? Pull out all the stops and tempt your Thanksgiving guests with these easy appetizers like our cranberry nut cheese ball, cheddar corn dog muffins, and stuffed mushrooms.


Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo Appetizers

Crispy Shrimp and Chorizo are so easy and incredibly delicious. This is one MUST make Thanksgiving appetizer!

Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs

Bite-sized with big flavor! Perfect for Sunday brunch.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Serve this crowd-pleasing finger food with a spicy twist before the big turkey dinner!

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls

These easy Thanksgiving appetizers to make-ahead are so delicious they won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser!

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheese Balls

If there is one Thanksgiving recipe you shouldn't forget on your holiday menu, it's this cheese balls. So crispy and cheesy at the same time!

Spinach Dip Puff Bites

These spinach dip puff appetizers made into a muffin tin are the perfect party appetizer for the holidays

10-Minute Roasted Pizza Mushrooms

Do you need appetizers for Thanksgiving? Well, these pizza stuffed mushrooms will definitely make you say YES!

Honey-garlic Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Crisp and sticky - The ultimate last-minute appetizer!

Cheddar Corn Dog Mini Muffins

This crowd-pleasing appetizer couldn't be easier. Simply dip sausage bits into a corn dog mixture in a mini muffin pan, then bake - Thanksgiving magic!

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These bacon and Brussels sprouts bites are a perfect addition to your snack table for a festive dinner!

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

These Baked Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for your next backyard bash.

Pepperoni Pizza Cups

You might want to double the recipe, because these won't last long.

Baked Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Trust us, these tiny bacon appetizers will disappear from the buffet table before you can say "Come on in."

Succulent Shrimp Shooters with Mango Sauce

This light Thanksgiving appetizer recipe is all about sweet and spicy!

Bacon Puff Pinwheels

These hot Thanksgiving appetizers are super easy to whip up. Bacon, cheese, and a sheet of puff pastry are all you need to make them!

Strawberry Balsamic Crostini

An elegant and tasty appetizer for all your party needs.

Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Toasts

A quick and easy appetizer to please your guests at any spring or summer event.

Radishes with Chive Butter

A classic appetizer for Thanksgiving. These radishes are fresh, crisp, and delicious!

Last-Minute Appetizer: Goat Cheese Grape Balls

This simple no-cook Thanksgiving appetizer is perfect for a last-minute snack if the Turkey takes too long in the oven!

Basil & Tomato Bruschetta

These Tomato Basil Bruschetta are perfect for a snack or as a great appetizer for a party. One of the best ways to enjoy the Summer's bounty for sure!

The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes of All Time

The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes of All Time

Thanksgiving recipes are all about the turkey, right? Get trusted recipes for preparing the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece. Find our best recipes for roast turkey, brined turkey, deep-fried turkey, and more.


Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

The best way to save time preparing your Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, the oven is freed up to make all the sides!

Roasted Turkey Thighs with Garlic Herb Butter

The best Thanksgiving turkey recipe ever! Try this easy roasted turkey recipe filled with garlic, herb, and butter flavors!

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

If you're not big turkey eaters, and don't want to cook a whole bird, a Turkey breast is the way to go for a light Thanksgiving recipe.

Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic

Looking for a new and creative Thanksgiving recipe? This slow-roasted turkey leg is definitely what you want to try this year!

Slow Cooker Honey Turkey Thighs

Fix-it and forget-it

Carrot Mushroom Turkey Hand Pies

These portable turkey hand pies are a great way to remix your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers!

Our Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails

Our Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails

Spike up your dinner with these cocktails recipes for Thanksgiving! From apple cinnamon Moscow mules to warm spiced wine, we have the best Thanksgiving cocktails to enjoy before, during, or after the big meal. Enjoy also our warm drinks and fall punch to fill your cup on Thanksgiving.


Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule

Start your Thanksgiving dinner with this Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule. The perfect drink to ring in the holiday season!

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

A thanksgiving signature cocktail that will get you rave review!

Cranberry Pineapple Sangria

This Cranberry Pineapple Sangria cocktail is the perfect special drink for your holiday plans.

Cranberry-Gin Cocktail

An easy Thanksgiving cocktail with cranberry and orange slices to to make your gathering and your guests feel extra special.

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider with Orange

This slow cooker spiced apple cider with orange is sweet, spicy and heartwarming. Perfect for the Holidays!

Mulled Apple Cider

No gourmet Thanksgiving menu would be complete without this warm, spicy classic.

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Latte {Dairy-Free}

This healthy pumpkin spice latte is super cozy, low in calories, and full of Fall flavors!

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

This easy champagne cocktail with tangerine and pomegranate is the perfect drink to ring in the new year!

Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

This Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail is the perfect starter to celebrate the holidays!

Raspberry Gin Fizz

Your guests will love this bubbly and refreshing holiday drink!

The Ginger Turmeric Mocktail That Keeps Your Body Optimized

An energetic non-alcoholic Thanksgiving drink for those of us who have to drive after a loaded Thanksgiving dinner!

Spiced Mulled Wine

Fragrant and spicy — This will warm you up from head to toe.

Holiday Drinks: Persimmon Champagne Cocktail

This persimmon-champagne mix makes an especially vibrant clean cocktail, perfect for a New Year’s Eve toast.

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

The perfect cocktail recipe during season transitioning.

Pomegranate & Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

The perfect Thanksgiving welcome drink!

Holiday Punch!

This Holiday punch recipe is so simple to make, delicious, and refreshing!

Fall Sangria with Apple and Cranberries

Would the table be complete without this Thanksgiving drink?

Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Do Thanksgiving dessert right with these recipes for apple pies, layer cakes, custard, and other classics. Even after an epic Thanksgiving dinner, there is always room for dessert, right? From classic pies to cakes, to cookies and more, we have got you covered. Here we are sharing our most popular and favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes that go beyond pumpkin pie.


Cinnamon Apple Tart

Sweet and crispy, this delicious apple tart consists of a layer of cinnamon-infused apples on top of a buttery, flaky crust.

Nutella Stuffed Cookie Cups

Make your end of Thanksgiving dinner extra special with these muffin-like cookie cups filled with gooey chocolate!

French Cinnamon Apple Tart

We challenge you NOT to eat up this Thanksgiving dessert before dinnertime!

Baked Cinnamon Apples

These baked cinnamon apples are a super easy seasonal treat that tastes so good!

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits with Crumble Topping

Looking for fun recipes for Thanksgiving? Switch up your regular pumpkin pie recipe and try these delicious pumpkin pie parfaits instead!

Instant Pot Applesauce

A traditional Thanksgiving dessert that will please both kids and adults. This applesauce is amazing and comes out perfect every time.

Rose Apple Tarts

An elegant Thanksgiving dessert that's easier to make thank it looks.

Caramelized Maple Acorn Squash Dessert

This lovely dessert will make an highly appreciated appearance on your table for the holidays.

Caramel Apple Skillet Crumble

Enjoy quick, easy fall comfort food at its best.

Fresh Apple Pie

One of our top-10 Thanksgiving dessert! This apple pie is a treat that everyone at your table will enjoy - especially the crust!

Apple Layer Cake with Salted Caramel

This easy apple cake for Thanksgiving is incredibly moist, with a scrumptious layer of apple sauce, and packed full of Fall flavors.

Chocolate Red Kuri Pumpkin Pie

Try this delicious twist on a classic Thanksgiving favorite for your next holiday dinner!

Chocolate Marbled Cake with Caramelized Walnuts

Moist and soft with alternating bites of chocolate and vanilla this chocolate marble cake recipe is definitely a sure-fire keeper.

Vanilla Caramel Custard

Sweet caramel pairs perfectly with the subtle vanilla flavors for an association you simply cannot miss.

Best Salad Recipes for Thanksgiving

Best Salad Recipes for Thanksgiving

These healthy Thanksgiving salad recipes are the holiday hero we need. Sure, turkey and stuffing may be of importance, but even the most indulgent dinner requires balance. These Thanksgiving salads will help you start your meal off with a bang because once you've eaten your vegetables, you can go hard on everything else!


Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

This broccoli salad recipe is naturally gluten-free and low carb. A must for a healthy lunch or potluck - Try this delicious broccoli salad ASAP!

Shredded Carrot Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

This shredded carrot salad makes the perfect addition to a potluck or brunch.

Roasted Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad

This rich salad for a vegetarian Thanksgiving will roundup your holiday meal. Sweet potato, Brussels, Kale, what else?

Healthy Sautéed Kale Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Cranberries

This healthy kale salad recipe is not only colorful, but it’s flavorful too!

Bacon Cauliflower Salad

This bacon cauliflower salad recipe is easy to make, super crunchy and nourishing!

Apple Cranberry Bacon Kale Salad

After all that heavy Thanksgiving dinner stuff, you need a good salad. And this easy salad with apple, bacon and kale is exactly what you need.

Mixed Berries Spinach Salad

Simple, healthy and delicious - Perfect if you have company.

Kale Salad With Quinoa, Apples and Cheddar

Need a quick, healthy, and energizing lunch? This kale quinoa salad is here to come to the rescue!

Simple Sesame Beet Salad

A vegan Thanksgiving salad recipe that's so easy, you could even hand it off to any of your guests.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Beet and Carrots

A Chopped Salad That's Perfect For Tomorrow's Lunch

Broccoli Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

The ultimate salad for this Thanksgiving season.

Autumn Crunch Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

A crowd-pleasing salad to have in your sleeve for a big Holiday feast.

Beet & Citrus Winter Salad

Beat the winter blue with this winner packed with vitamins and amazing flavor.

Cheese Kuri squash Salad with Tangerine Dressing

Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be complete without this colorful salad. You'll love the zesty citrus dressing.

The Best Detox Salad

Cleanse your system and keep your body healthy and happy for this new year!

Beet Carrot Pomegranate Salad

Healthy and absolutely delicious, this beet, carrot and pomegranate salad is perfect on its own or as a side.

Clean Eating Red Cabbage Salad

Perfect for a quick lunch on the go or a fresh dinner starter, this tangy raw slaw is also supremely cleansing.

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