My Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s one of my favorite holidays because I love to be in the kitchen with family cooking and then enjoying all our efforts around the table! I spend a lot of time looking at recipe ideas each year and always try a couple new ideas along with our family favorites. Over the past few years Friendsgivings have also been a big part of our November and this year we have three! I love feasting on fancy food with my friends and it also gives me the opportunity to test out even more holiday recipes! So below I have gathered all the recipes I’ll be enjoying on Thanksgiving this year, plus a bunch of other ideas for you that I love! What’s your favorite food to eat on Thanksgiving? Do you host or bring a dish to pass to a family members home?


Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Cranberry Brie Flatbread

More Appetizers:

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

Turkey Shaped Veggie Tray

Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

Main Event:

Juicy Roasted Turkey I’ve made this a few times and love how there are lots of tips with this recipe!


Helpful Turkey Tips:

How to thaw a turkey

How long to cook a turkey chart

Thanksgiving countdown planner

How much to serve at Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Entree Ideas:

Mushroom gravy– Vegan

Whole Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin (omit sausage and swap vegetable broth for chicken stock, add chickpeas or other beans if desired)

Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

Easy Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter & Sage


Holiday Mashed Potatoes The creamiest and best mashed potatoes that everyone raves about

Creamed Corn Spoonbread from Magnolia Table cookbook

Apple Walnut Stuffing uses a box mix to save time, but adds some flavorful additions

Cinnamon Streusel Swirled Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole we have this every year!

Rosemary Rolls so fluffy and full of flavor

Cranberry Sauce

Other sides:

Garlic and Bacon Green Beans

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Craisins

Green Beans with Balsamic Glaze

Maple Cheddar Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Seeded Pumpkin Breadsticks


Pecan Pie Bars these are incredible and easier to make and serve than pie!

Caramel Apple Pie based on this recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Praline Topping based on this recipe

More Desserts:

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Filling so moist and the brown butter flavor is unexpected and delicious!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Spice Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Apple Slab Pie with Crumb Topping

Pear Cranberry Crumble Pie

Pie Crust Design Tips if you’ve always wanted to make a beautiful pie, but find it intimidating check out these easy to follow tips!


Mulled Wine

Mulled Cider

More Drinks:

Apple Cider Mimosa

Cranberry Apple Margarita

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Ways to Use Leftovers:

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Turkey Orzo Soup

Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese

Turkey Croquettes

Thanksgiving Bowl- Vegan

Five Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce I get extra cranberry sauce now so I can make this cranberry sauce bread every year!

Breakfast Ideas:

Easy Acorn Donut Holes

Pumpkin Pie Waffles with Pumpkin Granola

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie Cream Filled Pumpkin Donuts

DIY Decor:

Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

Pumpkin Pie Garland

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

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