The Best Thanksgiving Recipes!

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes!

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Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you ready to host your family and friends? If you’re still looking for last-minute Thanksgiving menu ideas, I’ve got you covered with a collection of the best Thanksgiving recipes, all in one spot! These are tried and true recipes that will satisfy everyone, including a turkey recipe, side dish ideas, potatoes and dessert! Plus, a bonus recipe at the end for all that leftover turkey – just scroll to the bottom!

Garlic Butter Turkey

First up, we’ve got the star dish of the night: Thanksgiving turkey! This recipe makes the JUICIEST and most delicious turkey ever! It’s covered in garlic butter, then stuffed with citrus and more garlic!

Best Turkey Recipe with garlic butter

Smoked Turkey Tutorial

Try making a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving this year! You’re going to love the smoky flavor!! I use my classic Garlic Butter Turkey recipe, then prepare the turkey in a smoker!

how to smoke a turkey video tutorial with smoked turkey

Apple Cider Brine

Use my ‘Apple Cider Turkey Brine’ this year and make your turkey extra juicy and extra flavorful! It’s super easy, takes just 10 minutes and you’ll notice the difference!

apple cider with spices, apples and citrus for turkey brine

Stuffed Turkey Rolls

Just a few people coming over and you don’t want to make a full turkey? Try my stuffed turkey breast rolls with spinach, mushrooms and BACON! These rolls are so juicy and delicious!

Oven-Roast Whole Duck

If you’re not a fan of turkey (although my garlic butter turkey recipe will change that!!), try this whole roasted duck instead! It’s so juicy, flavorful and delicious!

Side Dishes
Sweet Potato Casserole 

The BEST ever recipe for this Thanksgiving classic, made with homemade marshmallow meringue and brown sugar pecans. This sweet potato dish is a must for the holidays!

sweet potato casserole with pecans, brown sugar and marshmallow

Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes

My all-time favorite and go-to recipe for creamy and buttery mashed potatoes! Made with chicken broth, loads of butter and cream, plus an herbed butter topping! This recipe goes so well with my turkey and gravy recipes!

fluffy butter mashed potatoes recipe with herb butter topping

Loaded Garlic Potatoes

Try my loaded, cheesy bacon garlic potatoes for a mind-blowing alternative to regular old mashed potatoes! This side dish is ridiculously delicious! I always make sure to make a lot of these potatoes because they’re the first to go!

Butter & Thyme Sweet Potato Mash

You’ll LOVE my creamy and delicious ‘Mashed Sweet Potatoes’ with fresh thyme and lots of butter! These are so fluffy and delicious, a great alternative to regular mashed potatoes!

butter and thyme mashed sweet potatoes in blue bowl with butter

Garlic Baby Potatoes

Try these pan-seared baby garlic potatoes with garlic butter! They are so delicious, crispy, buttery and garlicy! I make these for almost every dinner I host and they’re always a hit!

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

You can never go wrong with simple, oven-roasted sweet potatoes! This is a recipe I enjoy year-round, but especially in the fall and for Thanksgiving!

Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Try those roasted sweet potatoes with this delicious ‘Massaged Kale & Sweet Potato Salad’! Made with crunchy almonds and creamy cheese! I enjoy this salad every fall!

kale and sweet potato salad recipe with crumbled feta and almonds

Kale Pomegranate Salad

I serve this kale pomegranate salad EVERY year! It’s my go-to salad for Thanksgiving! It’s always a hit and people are always asking for the recipe! I love that it’s so bright and colorful, too!

Olivier Potato Salad

If you come from an Eastern European family, you know you must have Olivier Salad (Russian potato salad) for any special occasion or holiday! This delicious salad is made with potatoes, carrots, eggs, pickles, sausage and more!

Olivier Russian potato salad with eggs, carrots and sausage

Bacon Macaron & Cheese

The creamiest mac and cheese recipe ever, with three types of cheeses and bacon bits! This is so perfect for Thanksgiving!

best comfort food mac and cheese recipe with bacon

Stuffed Butternut Squash

This incredible oven-roasted squash is stuffed with creamy mushroom risotto. You’ll love the addition of the crunchy pecans and tart cranberries!

Stuffed Butternut Squash with mushroom risotto and cranberries

Sweet Potato Casserole

If you love sweet potatoes, you’re going to love this casserole dish with juicy pork, goat cheese and pomegranate! Don’t like pork? You can omit it all together or use chicken or turkey instead!

maple glazed pork and sweet potato casserole with pomegranate and goat cheese

Serving Suggestions
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

No turkey dinner is complete without the best homemade ‘Orange Cranberry Sauce’! This sauce is so easy to make and pairs so well with any turkey!

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Bacon Garlic Rolls

Take dinner rolls from boring to delicious with my bacon, garlic and cheddar stuffed rolls, served with the most delicious garlic butter! These are a crowd-favorite! So delicious!

bacon and cheddar filled garlic dinner rolls with parsley

The Best Turkey Gravy

Check out my turkey recipe for this ‘Turkey Drippings Gravy’ recipe! It’s the one and only I ever use! Just collect all the flavor from the pan and turn it into the best gravy!

Desserts
Maple Pecan Pie

The BEST ever pecan pie recipe made with my all-butter pie curst and without any corn syrup! This recipe is made with real maple syrup and tastes even better!

slice of classic pecan pie with whipped cream

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

This delicious amazing cheesecake recipe is going to be star of your family dinner! It’s a caramel cheesecake topped with apple pie filling! Plus, whipped cream and more caramel!

caramel cheese with apple pie filling and homemade caramel sauce; Thanksgiving dessert

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you make only one dessert for Thanksgiving this year, make this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake! It’s just too good not to make! This cheesecake is so fluffy, creamy and delicious!

Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without pumpkin pie and this one is amazing! It’s made with a touch of maple syrup and a hint of bourbon! Plus, whipped cream on top!

maple pumpkin pie with maple whipped cream

Apple Butter Tart

This stunning apple tart is so delicious! It’s made with my ‘All-Butter Crust’ recipe, loads of cinnamon sugar and thinly sliced apples! The sliced apples are layered over a bed of apple butter!

best apple tart recipe with all-butter crust

Apple Pie Parfaits

I love apple pie as much as anyone else, but if you’re short on time, try this recipe for apple pie cups! Super easy to make and tastes just like apple pie!

Recipes for Leftovers!
Cranberry Croissant Sandwich

BONUS! Have lots of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce? Slice it up and use it in place of pork tenderloin for this croissant sandwich; SOO good!

Cheesy Turkey Quiche

Enjoy your leftover turkey the next morning with this delicious breakfast quiche! It’s super easy to make, too and you can use store-bought pie crust!

cheddar turkey quiche topped with avocado

Cheesy Potato Casserole

I love this easy potato casserole with leftover turkey! Made with crushed baby potatoes, a creamy mushroom sauce and juicy turkey/chicken!

crushed baby potatoes over creamy mushrooms and chicken casserole

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