Every Single Thanksgiving Recipe You Could Ever Need
Depending on how you look at it, finding and pulling together all the recipes you need for Thanksgiving can either be exciting or the part you dread. But whether it’s totally fun or kind of overwhelming, we want to make this process as easy as can be this year. So we’re putting all the Thanksgiving recipes we have into one place for you. No more bookmarking a bunch of recipes or trying to remember where you saw that one for smashed sweet potatoes. We have them all right here, including something for every eater at the table.
You’ll find recipes for turkey, of course, but also non-turkey mains. We’ve got classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green-bean casserole, and twists like garlicky Parmesan sweet potatoes, hot honey Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin slab pie, so you can mix it up a little as well. Here are over 200 Thanksgiving recipes to choose from, so you can cook your most delicious feast yet.
From brining to cooking a classic roast turkey to cooking a turkey that’s still frozen (yes, you can do it!), here are basics.
Ready to go beyond a basic roast turkey? Here are some of our absolute favorite to try.
Recipes That Don’t Require a Whole Turkey
When you’re having a smaller dinner and craving turkey, but don’t want the hassle of cooking a whole bird (or all the leftovers), stick one of these recipes that call for turkey breast or turkey thighs.
Turkey isn’t the only option for Thanksgiving. Try one of these holiday-worthy mains.
It doesn’t matter whether you make it in advance, use the turkey drippings, or go for a vegan option, Thanksgiving dinner simply isn’t complete without the gravy.
Go for a classic creamy, buttery mash, or give this traditional side a flavorful twist with buttermilk, cream cheese, or a generous helping of garlic.
Sweet potato casserole is a classic, but you also can’t go wrong with a creamy mash or even crispy-edged smashed potatoes.
Stuffing and Dressing
It’s impossible to think about Thanksgiving dinner without considering the stuffing (or dressing!). Take your pick between starting with sourdough, cornbread, or store-bought croutons.
Even better than serving cranberry sauce with dinner is spreading on your leftover turkey sandwich the next day.
Green Bean Sides
For a totally classic dinner you can’t go wring with green bean casserole or simple sautéed beans. Change things up with a squeeze of lemon and breadcrumbs or toss the beans with spicy harissa before roasting.
Roasting is just the beginning for these green globes.
When it doubt remember that you can never go wrong with glazed carrots or a creamy gratin.
A creamy, cheesy casserole is a welcome side any day of the year. It’s an especially good option if you need a dish that can be made in advance or that travels well.
Other Favorite Sides
It’s the middle of fall, which means winter squash, mushrooms, kale, cauliflower, and wild rice all make great side dish options for your holiday table.
Thanksgiving Salads and Slaws
Amid a hearty dinner and sea of rich sides, a fresh and vibrant, veggie-packed salad or slaw is always a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving table.
Bread, Rolls, and Biscuits
No matter how many sides are on the table, a basket of warm rolls or bread is always a welcome addition.
No matter how full the dinner plate, there is always room for dessert, especially when it involves pie. Pumpkin pie and apple pie are delicious traditions, and we have fun variations for each. Let’s also not forget sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and creamy custard pie.
Other Thanksgiving Desserts
Of course, pie isn’t the only option when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert. If you love pumpkin pie, but don’t actually feel like making a pie, go for the pumpkin custard.
Beer and wine is all well and good, but your holiday deserves a festive cocktail or mocktail that feels extra-special.
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