25 Top Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

Looking for the Best Thanksgiving Recipes? We have them all – Appetizers, dinners, side dishes and, of course, desserts! We found the very best recipes ever to complete your Thanksgiving menu!

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The Best Thanksgiving Recipes

I love that the holidays are approaching. I am so looking forward to catching up with friends and family and enjoying special moments with them.

Our lives are so busy, but the holiday season seems to help us stop and appreciate all that we have with those that we love so much.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate what we’ve been given than with our family gathered around the Thanksgiving table and enjoying some amazing food.

Today, I want to share some of the most pinned Thanksgiving recipes. We’ve got amazing appetizers, delicious dinners, scrumptious side dishes and of course, show-stopping desserts! Looking for some easy Make-Ahead Appetizers to make your holiday cooking easy!

You are definitely going to want to try a few of these out, some even sooner than Thanksgiving!

Let’s see those delicious Thanksgiving recipes…

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Let’s start with dessert, basically because I love dessert!

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This homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake made with an easy buttery and moist vanilla cake and topped with delicious caramelized pineapple topping and even a cherry on top.

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This easy Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue recipe uses a pre-made pie crust and filled with brown sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and of course, mashed sweet potatoes! TheMarshmallow Meringue is literally the icing on the cake!

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This Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cakeis layered with fresh apples, cinnamon crumble and a delicious apple cider glaze drizzle. You should warn your guests to leave room for dessert with this baby!

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Are you looking for a “healthier” dessert option? Our Caramel Apple Nachos are an easy no-bake dessert recipe that will delight both kids and adults!

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Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings by Sugar Apron

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake by Princess Pinky Girl

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Rice Krispie Treat Thanksgiving Turkey (source unknown – if you know the source, please email me so I can add it)

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Let’s be honest, short of dessert, the appetizers are always the best part of the meal! The problem is when I fill up on the apps and then have no room for dinner or, gasp, dessert! That is a real life problem!

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How to make a Turkey Vegetable Tray

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Turkey Meat and Cheese Platter by Also, That’s It

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So, this Baked Salami may not be the best picture, but it is honestly my kids favorite appetizer! It comes out of the oven pipping hot and you cut it up with toothpicks sticking out and dip it in some yummy honey mustard sauce. The best!!!

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Our Brie Bites were new last year and they were a huge hit! Not only were they really quick and easy to make, they were addictive! 3 ingredients and 15 minutes!!

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Baked Spinach Artichoke dip is a total no-brainer for an easy appetizer. Everyone always loves it and it is a must have at our Thanksgiving!

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without the traditional, and non-traditional, side dishes! I could honestly load up on the vegetables and potatoes and call it a day! Confession – the majority of our recipes here are side dish recipes! We cannot get enough of them!

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Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole by Chef-in-Training

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Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots by Cooking and Beer

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Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Little Spice Jar

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Creamy Green Bean Casserole from Scratch by Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Corn Casserole: A Family Favorite by Two Sisters Crafting

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Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots by Diethood

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Grandma’s Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing by Tastes of Lizzie T

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Rosemary Dinner Rolls by Cooking Classy

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Pecans, Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Cranberries by Julia’s Album

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Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad by Le Creme de la Crumb

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Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme by Cakes Cottage

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Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole by Le Creme de la Crumb

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Cranberry Sauce by Simply Recipes

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The most amazing roasted corn by Hugs and Kisses XOXO

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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash by Chew Out Loud

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli by Damn Delicious

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Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing by Averie Cooks

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole by Gal on a Mission

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5 Star Apple Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing by Wicked Good Kitchen

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Crispy Potato Roast by Joyously Domestic

Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes

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Super Moist Turkey Baked in Cheesecloth by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

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Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe by Center Cut Cook

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What are the top 10 most popular Thanksgiving foods? ›

Top 10 Thanksgiving Dishes
  1. Turkey.
  2. Stuffing/Dressing.
  3. Pumpkin Pie.
  4. Sweet Potato Casserole.
  5. Mashed Potatoes.
  6. Ham.
  7. Green Bean Casserole.
  8. Cranberry Jelly.
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What are the top 20 Thanksgiving foods in America? ›

Top 20 Thanksgiving Recipes
  • Apple Stuffing.
  • Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread.
  • Asparagus Bake.
  • Creamy Green Bean Casserole.
  • Cranberry Sauce.
  • Creamy Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes.
  • Turkey Gravy.
  • Apple Pie.

What are 4 commonly consumed foods at Thanksgiving other than turkey? ›

Cornish game hen, goose, duck, ham, beef, salmon, and mushroom recipes make worthy centerpieces for holiday meals.

What is your least favorite Thanksgiving dish? ›

Among the many side dishes enjoyed by Americans during Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, roasted vegetables, sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole made the list of least-liked side dishes.

What are the top 5 Thanksgiving foods in the US? ›

An American Feast - Foods that Make Up an American Thanksgiving...
  • Turkey. Just as it's a traditional meat used for Christmas dinner, turkey is favoured because it's big – and that means it can feed a whole family. ...
  • Cranberry sauce. ...
  • Vegetables. ...
  • Marshmallow sweet potatoes. ...
  • Pumpkin pie. ...
  • Pecan pie.

What are 3 main foods on Thanksgiving? ›

The traditional roasted turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are on almost every modern Thanksgiving menu, in some form or variation. This menu has evolved over time and continues to evolve today.

What are the 12 most popular Thanksgiving dishes? ›

Scroll through to take a look at our most popular Thanksgiving recipes.
  • 01 of 24. Perfect Turkey. ...
  • 02 of 24. Roasted Brussels Sprouts. ...
  • 03 of 24. Cranberry Sauce. ...
  • 04 of 24. Homemade Mac and Cheese. ...
  • 05 of 24. Sweet Potato Pie. ...
  • 06 of 24. Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll. ...
  • 07 of 24. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast. ...
  • 08 of 24. Cream Corn Like No Other.
Oct 26, 2023

What is a basic Thanksgiving dinner menu? ›

But a few things are guaranteed, no matter where I am or who I'm with: There will be turkey; there will be stuffing; there will be cranberry sauce, gravy, potatoes, and pie.

What is America's favorite Thanksgiving side dish? ›

What is America's favorite Thanksgiving side? Mashed potatoes took home the top spot for this year's favorite side. The top five most popular holiday side dishes include: Mashed potatoes.

What does everyone cook for Thanksgiving? ›

Turkey: Roast turkey is the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals. It is often seasoned with herbs and spices and served with gravy. Stuffing: Also known as dressing, stuffing is made with bread cubes, onions, celery, herbs, and sometimes sausage or other ingredients. It is often baked inside the turke.

Which food was not served at Thanksgiving? ›

For one thing, macaroni and cheese is definitely not a traditional Thanksgiving food, nor did the Pilgrims and Wampanoag have oven-safe dishes for baking green-bean casseroles. Or marshmallows.

What is the most important food on a Thanksgiving table? ›

Stuffing. Good stuffing is key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner. At its simplest, stuffing is seasoned bread cubes mixed with onions and herbs. The stuffing is traditionally baked inside the bird but can also be baked in a separate baking dish.

What two food items were not present at the original Thanksgiving? ›

It is also worth noting what was not present at the first Thanksgiving feast. There were no cloudlike heaps of mashed potatoes, since white potatoes had not yet crossed over from South America. There was no gravy either, since the colonists didn't yet have mills to produce flour.

What is the most eaten food on Thanksgiving? ›

Turkey is the most common main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner, to the point that Thanksgiving is sometimes colloquially called "Turkey Day." Alexander Hamilton proclaimed that "no citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day", and Benjamin Franklin had high regard for the wild turkey as an ...

What is the most famous food for Thanksgiving? ›

The 10 Most Popular Thanksgiving Dishes
  • Roast turkey. We've already filled you in on how to carve a turkey like a chef. ...
  • Stuffing. Good stuffing is key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner. ...
  • Mashed potatoes. ...
  • Green bean casserole. ...
  • Corn casserole. ...
  • Sweet potato casserole. ...
  • Honey-glazed Brussels sprouts. ...
  • Cranberry sauce.
Nov 2, 2022

What is mostly eaten for Thanksgiving? ›

As celebrated in the United States, the holiday of Thanksgiving usually revolves around a bountiful meal. Typical dishes include bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and, above all, turkey.

What is the most popular food to eat on Thanksgiving dinner? ›

IF you mean a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner: roast turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, string beans, rolls, cranberry sauce; mushroom dish, maybe a salad or 2, maybe wild rice; pumpkin pie and/or apple pie.


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