A collection of Thanksgiving-inspired recipes to celebrate the holiday deliciously. From chilled shrimp cups to puff pastry bundles, Thanksgiving dressing to the best green beans, these 30 recipes will have you and your guests gobbling everything up!
Welcome to the “Gobble, gobble, gobble til you wobble, wobble, wobble!” 2021 edition! 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 it 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!
Sweet Heat Sriracha Candied Pecans & Pretzels
Sweet heat flavored with sriracha and honey, these candied pecans & pretzel bites are an addicting snack that’s perfect for a crowd.
Cheesy Asparagus & Salami Puff Pastry Bundles
These Puff Pastry Bundles are filled with grilled asparagus, salami, smoked gouda, & garlic herb cheese spread and topped with Smoked Sea Salt Flakes. They are such an easy and elegant appetizer, brunch dish, or perfect for meal prep!
Artichoke Caprese Bites
These light and refreshing Artichoke Caprese bites take your tastebuds to Italy with each delicious bite! A delicious blend of Italian marinated tomatoes, artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella, & basil.
Chilled Shrimp Cucumber Cups with Creamy Herb Sauce
Crunchy cucumber cups are the base for chilled shrimp in a creamy lemon & fresh herb sauce! It’s the perfect summer and party appetizer!
Cheesy Dill Pickle Bacon Cheese Ball
Chopped dill pickles mixed with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and seasonings make this dish the life of any party!
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 favorite 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 for 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!
Honey Mustard Coleslaw
Just 5 ingredients are needed to make one of the best coleslaws you’ve ever had! Perfect as a side, snack, or on sandwiches!
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!
Authentic Italian Wedding Soup
This Authentic Italian wedding soup is like a bowl of pure comfort and a hug from an Italian Nonna! Mini meatballs, escarole, carrots, and acini di pepe pasta make this the best anytime soup!
Baked Creamy Corn Casserole
This Baked Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole is a huge family favorite that has lasted generations!
Sweet Honey Butter Buttermilk Cornbread
Find out my secret to getting super tender, mildly sweet, and buttery cornbread! You’re going to fall in love with this family recipe! Get your pans ready and let’s start baking!
Garlic Herbed Roasted Portabello Mushrooms
These roasted mushrooms are one of the best side dishes that pair perfectly with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans.
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!
Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms
These green bean casserole stuffed mushrooms are perfectly scrumptious!
Candied Sweet Potato Wedges
A cross between fries and candied yams, these Candied Sweet Potato Wedges are positively addictive!
Best Broccoli Slaw Salad
This is a new spin on a classic broccoli slaw. Crispy and packed with veggies, seeds, cranberries, and bacon topped with my Grandma’s amazing old-fashioned boiled dressing.
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!
Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow Filling
Everything you love about hot chocolate but as the best cookie, you’ll ever eat! Fudgy, decadent, and with a soft marshmallow filling!
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!
Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts
Crispy Phyllo Dough tarts coated in a luscious chocolate ganache and filled with light & fluffy peanut butter whipped mousse
Brownie Truffle Stuffed Chocolate Chubby Cookies
These chubby triple chocolate cookies are stuffed with a brownie ganache center making them irresistible. Rich, decadent and truly one of the best cookies you’ll ever eat!
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 are all you need!
Chocolate Sweet Rolls with Fudge Frosting
The absolute BEST chocolate sweet roll ever! Gooey, chocolatey, decadent, and perfect anytime thanks to a secret ingredient and fudgy frosting!
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!