A collection of Thanksgiving-inspired recipes to celebrate the holiday deliciously. From candied pecans to bacon Brussels sprouts, dinner rolls to pie, these 30 recipes will have you and your guests gobbling everything up!
“Gobble, gobble, gobble til you wobble, wobble, wobble!” Happy Thanksgiving all! The big day is almost here – family and friends gathering for lots of food, a football game or three and the kick-off of the holiday season! I’ve put together 30 of my most popular recipes to help you take your holiday dinner and get together to the next level!
Do you serve appetizers for Thanksgiving? Or, if you’re not the one who’s cooking, do you like when Appetizers are served? Mom’s version of an appetizer was bowls of chips and pretzels however nowadays, we tend to go a bit fancier; don’t we. I, personally, like to keep it simple. Maybe shrimp cocktail – seriously, no cooking involved! Charcuterie board and maybe one other item. The last thing you want is folks to fill up on appetizers before the main meal! So today I’ve put together a few light appetizers that are super easy to make or for you to take to someone’s house!
Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans & Pretzels
These Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans & Pretzels sweet and flavored with cinnamon and sugar, these candied pecans & pretzel bites are an addicting snack that’s perfect for a crowd or snack attack!
Creamy Baked Brie with Cranberry Relish & Toasted Pecans
This holiday season treat your family and friends to this seriously delicious Creamy Baked Brie with Cranberry Relish & Toasted Pecans! It takes only 15 minutes and will be the hit of your holiday food table!
Homemade Apple Chips
These Healthy, Easy & Delicious Homemade Apple Chips are the perfect snack and treat!
Crab & Zucchini Puffy Bites
These Cheesy Zucchini Crab Puffy Cakes are easy to make and can be made the day before! Just reheat and serve!
Italian Roasted Tomato Crostini
This Italian Roasted Tomato Crostini is light but packed with so much flavor! Caramelized tomatoes with fresh basil, herbed cheese spread, and fresh basil make this the perfect appetizer!
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
While I love turkey and ham on Thanksgiving, I’m all about the side dishes! Give me a big ‘ol scoop of mashed potatoes, buttered corn, green bean casserole and I’m in heaven! Seriously, I could make just a meal of that! Below are some of your most favorited side dishes (and a few of mine) to inspire you to think about other dishes to add to your table!
Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling (Dressing)
This classic PA Dutch Potato Dressing is the perfect side dish to any holiday or Sunday supper! Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to quickly have this be a family favorite for generations to come!
Sophisticated Green Bean Casserole
These Sophisticated Green Beans put an elevated twist on the classic green bean casserole. The Best homemade mushroom cream sauce drizzled over fresh green beans and caramelized mushrooms. Seriously, so incredibly delicious!
Browned Butter Broccoli Pecandine
Skip the boiled broccoli and serve this Browned Butter Broccoli Pecandine with Pomegranate seeds instead! It’s one of the BEST Broccoli recipes!
Butternut Squash Parmesan Gratin
With kisses of crispy bacon and cheese, this Butternut Squash Parmesan Gratin is truly outstanding and a must on every holiday table!
Caramel Pumpkin Dinner Rolls featuring Goetze’s Vanilla Caramel Creams®
Hands down the BEST dinner roll I have ever eaten in my entire life! Super light and fluffy, caramel pumpkin dinner rolls made with Vanilla Caramel Creams® candies!
The Most Perfect Mashed Potatoes
These are truly the Perfect Mashed Potatoes! Mine are skin-on with a little chunk however in the recipe I tell you how to make them super creamy and luscious!
Candied Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Glaze
Even Brussels Sprouts “haters” gobble up these Candied Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Glaze!
The ABSOLUTE BEST Cranberry Relish
With hints of orange, fresh ginger, and cinnamon, this truly is THE BEST Cranberry Relish Ever!
Roasted Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Acorn Squash
With hints of maple, brown sugar and cinnamon, these Roasted Acon Squash slices go perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey!
Baked Creamy Corn Casserole
This Baked Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole is a huge family favorite that has lasted generations!
Roasted Grape Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel
All the amazing flavors of an incredible Sweet Potato Casserole but elevated with roasted grapes and a pecan streusel!
No-Knead Orange Cranberry Raisin Bread
If you can measure, mix and be patient, you can make one of the most delicious no-knead loaves of bread around! With hints of orange zest, cranberries, raisins, and almonds, it’s practically a dessert! So sweet no butter is needed!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is loaded with cranberries, apple slices, toasted pecans, and the most incredible dijon vinaigrette! It’s perfect for the holidays!
Cheesy and Creamy Mac and Cheese
4 types of cheeses make up this luscious and cheesy Mac and Cheese to make it the best!
Sweet Honey Butter Buttermilk Cornbread
Find out my secret to getting super tender, mildly sweet and The Best Buttery Cornbread! You’re going to fall in love with this family recipe! Get your pans ready and let’s start baking!
Apple Streusel Stuffed Acorn Squash
With all of the hints of fall and Thanksgiving, this Apple Streusel Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great addition to your holiday table!
Candied Sweet Potato Wedges
A cross between fries and candied yams, these Candied Sweet Potato Wedges are positively addictive!
Harvest Spice Butternut Squash Maple Soup
With hints of pumpkin pie, apple and maple syrup, this Butternut Squash soup with cream drizzle is a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal!
Now I know you’re probably expecting a Pumpkin pie but honestly, I swear by the one on the original can of Libby’s Pumpkin. Instead, I want to share with you some of the favorites that I serve!
Aunt Nettie’s Orange Nut Cake
Aunt Nettie’s Orange Nut Cake quickly became one of our most favorite cakes ever with such incredible flavors of orange, cranberries, and nuts. It’s truly stunning and fantabulously delicious!
Chocolate Cream Pie
Creamy? ✔ Dreamy? ✔ Chocolatey? ✔ Fantabulously Delicious? ✔ You owe to yourself and everyone you love to make this Chocolate Cream pie!
Orange Cranberry Decadent Bread Pudding
A tip from Mom’s handwritten recipe is what perfected my Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding into a pan of true deliciousness!
Caramel Pumpkin BTS Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
This Pumpkin BTS Cake with Caramel and Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting is truly one of THE BEST pumpkin cakes you’ll ever have!
Double Chocolate Chip Occasion Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Occasion Cookies – Whether it’s for love, mending a broken heart or because you need ME TIME, these cookies are perfect for you! A soft, fudge-like cookie that just melts in your mouth!
Apple Crumb Cake with Apple Cider Glaze
This Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect way to finish up a holiday dinner. This cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a warm beverage is all you need!
Triple Hot Chocolate Mousse Parfaits
‘Tis the season and these Triple Hot Chocolate Mousse parfaits are a great way to have your hot chocolate and eat it too!
I. LOVE. Thanksgiving leftovers! Honestly, it’s probably the only leftovers I look forward to! I have a bunch of “Gobbler” recipes on my site to help you use up those leftovers but below is one of my personal favorites!
These Gobbler rolls are stuffed with all the classics from a great Thanksgiving dinner including the gravy and cranberry relish!