Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Totally Count On

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A delicious collection of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for some five-star-reviewed, tried-and-true, legit-amazing Thanksgiving recipes that won’t let you down?

We’ve gotcha covered, friends. ♡

From nostalgic old-fashioned classics to lightened-up modern twists, make-ahead options to last-minute quick fixes, sweet treats to savory faves, plus options for all kinds of dietary preferences around your table, there’s something delicious on this list for everyone. So whether you are just now starting to plan out your Thanksgiving menu, or maybe you’re simply needing a final recipe or two to fill in the gaps, scroll down through the list below or click on any of the following categories to find some tasty inspiration:

  • Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Bread Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Potato Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Veggie Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Salad Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Soup Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Wishing you all a cozy, safe, and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving this year. I’m so grateful for each of you. ♡♡♡

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Holiday Cheese Board

Holiday Cheese Board: Easy to scale for different sizes of gatherings (from 2 people to 20+) and always a crowd fave. See the full post for my best tips on how to create a balanced, beautiful, irresistibly delicious board.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip: My go-to recipe for this classic dip — just dump all of the ingredients in a Crock-Pot, stir, heat, and you’re ready to go. (Or if you don’t own a slow cooker, you can just as easily bake this dip in the oven too!)

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip Recipe

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip: I promise — you won’t even miss the chicken in this irresistible vegetarian version!

Homemade Extra-Bold Chex Mix Recipe

Extra-Bold Chex Mix: Homemade Chex mix is always a tradition around the holidays in our family. I love to make it with an extra portion of that irresistibly salty, savory sauce. Feel free to add in some sweets (such as M&Ms or chocolate chips) for a bit of sweet and savory action too!

Homemade Dinner Rolls

1-Hour Soft and Buttery Dinner Rolls: Our readers all love this simple recipe for warm homemade dinner rolls! Easy to make by hand or with the help of a stand mixer in about an hour.

Pumpkin Bread

Perfect Pumpkin Bread: Perfectly moist, easy to make by hand (no mixer required), and full of the best pumpkin flavor!

No Knead Bread: I’ve experimented with many no-knead bread recipes over the years and this is my tried-and-true favorite. It’s incredibly easy to make, perfectly crusty and golden on the outside, and soft and flavorful on the inside. Two versions are included in this post — one that’s made a traditional (overnight) rise, and one with a faster (1.5-hour) rise.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Sausage and Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Sausage and Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Stuffing: My all-time favorite stuffing recipe — packed with the perfect balance of sweet and savory ingredients, seasoned with lots of fresh herbs, and always so hearty and comforting.

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing: A different take on stuffing that’s a bit healthier, easy to make, and it’s also naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Thanksgiving Potato Recipes

The BEST Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The BEST Mashed Potatoes: My go-to recipe! They’re perfectly rich and creamy, full of great flavor, easy to make, and always a crowd fave. (Or if you happen to own a pressure cooker, check out my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes method too.)  I love serving these mashed potatoes with my favorite Mushroom Gravy.

Baked Potato Recipe

Perfect Baked Potatoes: Everything you need to know about how to make perfectly baked potatoes in the oven.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes: My favorite recipe for cheesy, creamy, garlicky, crazy-delicious scalloped potatoes.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Butter

Baked Sweet Potatoes: My favorite method for how to bake sweet potatoes in the oven that are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Plus lots of ideas for fun baked sweet potato toppings too!

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole: A more savory take on sweet potato casserole, made with a creamy garlicky mashed filling and sprinkled with the most irresistible maple rosemary walnut topping.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

The BEST Green Bean Casserole: Easy to make 100% from scratch with fresh green beans, a creamy mushroom sauce, and the most irresistible homemade crispy onion topping. Tons of our readers agree that this casserole really is the best!

“Everything” Roasted Asparagus: Quick and easy to make, and sprinkled with irresistible everything bagel seasoning.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn: Easiest creamed corn recipe ever! Just dump everything in the Crock-Pot and you’re good to go.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: My best tips for how to make perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts. Plus lots of different ideas for seasonings!

Roasted Artichokes Recipe

The Most Amazing Roasted Artichokes: Barclay’s famous artichokes! To put is simply…we’re obsessed with them. 

Easy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower: One of my favorite roasted veggies that’s also easy to customize with your favorite seasonings.

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Feel-Good Fall Salad Recipe

Feel-Good Fall Salad: One of our readers’ favorite autumn salads, made with a yummy mix of roasted sweet potatoes, fresh avocados, goat cheese, nuts, dried cranberries, and a simple lemony dressing.

Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts

Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Nuts: The most delicious seasonal salad made with juicy pears, crisp greens, tangy gorgonzola (or feta or goat cheese), creamy avocado, candied walnuts (or pecans), and a quick vinaigrette. One of my faves.

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad Recipe

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad: This beautiful shredded Brussels sprouts salad is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, and holds up beautifully in the fridge if you would like to prep it up to 3 days ahead of time.

Our Family's Favorite Salad

Our Family’s Favorite Salad: So named because our family has served this salad for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember! It’s made with a zesty blend of artichokes, roasted red peppers, toasted pine nuts, and a Parmesan dressing.

Everyday Salad Recipe

Everyday Salad: The super-simple easy side salad recipe that we make at least once a week in our house! The dressing is very flexible and can work with just about any other ingredients you might like to add in.

Thanksgiving Soup Recipes

Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup: My favorite soup of the season! It’s easy to make in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot, or on the stovetop. It’s easy to make vegan and gluten-free. And we absolutely love it.

The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe | Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or Stovetop

Butternut Squash Soup: My tried-and-true butternut squash soup recipe! It’s also easy to make in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot or on the stovetop, and is both vegan and gluten-free.

Thai Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Thai Curried Pumpkin Soup: A quick 20-minute recipe made with the most delicious curry seasonings! It’s also gluten-free and vegan.

Lemony Artichoke Soup Recipe

Lemony Artichoke Soup: The credit for this lovely soup goes to my mother-in-law. It has been a family favorite for years and is easy to make in just 30 minutes or so with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Pie

Best Pumpkin Pie: Naturally-sweetened with maple syrup (instead of white sugar), made with your choice of milk (regular cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc), and SO GOOD. Taste just like the classic pumpkin pie — just modernized a bit.

Classic Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Roll: My all-time favorite pumpkin dessert, filled with the most delicious cream cheese filling and made a bit easier with my parchment rolling method. (No towels needed!)

Maple Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Maple Cranberry Sauce: Classic cranberry sauce that’s easy to make in 10 minutes, sweetened with maple syrup instead of traditional white sugar.

Easy Cranberry Crisp Recipe

Cranberry Crisp: Easy to make in a single larger baking dish, or in cute little ramekins as pictured above. And so delicious!

Homemade Pecan Pie with Ice Cream

Maple Pecan Pie: My naturally-sweetened take on classic pecan pie that is arguably even more delicious than the original! It’s sweetened with maple syrup (instead of corn syrup) and so, so delicious.

Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Homemade Apple Cider Recipe | Stovetop, Crock-Pot or Instant Pot

Homemade Apple Cider: One of my favorite recipe for holiday entertaining. Easy to make from scratch in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot or on the stovetop, and so delicious. (It’s also great mixed with bourbon!)

Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine: Super-simple to make, and guaranteed to make your home smell amazing. Feel free to make yours with red, white or rosé wine.

3-Ingredient Cranberry Bourbon Fizz

Cranberry Bourbon Fizz: A quick, festive, 3-ingredient cocktail that’s always a hit around the holidays.

Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Maple Old Fashioned: My favorite way to make this simple classic cocktail — sweetened with just a hint of real maple syrup.

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