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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
The creamiest mac and cheese recipe ever, with three types of cheeses and bacon bits! This is so perfect for Thanksgiving!
This incredible oven-roasted squash is stuffed with creamy mushroom risotto. You’ll love the addition of the crunchy pecans and tart cranberries!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
I love this easy potato casserole with leftover turkey! Made with crushed baby potatoes, a creamy mushroom sauce and juicy turkey/chicken!