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The Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Make this Thanksgiving the tastiest one yet
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While Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends, everyone knows that the real star of the holiday is the food. But there’s more to a turkey day feast than just potatoes, stuffing and meat. These 101 incredible Thanksgiving recipes will wow your table … and your taste buds.

Easy Deviled Eggs

Easy Deviled Eggs
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They might not be a great food to serve at a cookout, but on Thanksgiving, deviled eggs are all the rage. The appetizer keeps guests satiated while the turkey is in the oven. This recipe takes just 10 minutes to make and feeds up to 12 people.

For the Easy Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus
Courtesy of Aramark

Every great Thanksgiving feast is loaded with sweet potatoes. But why wait until the main course to break out the seasonal vegetable? Start early with this sweet potato hummus. It’s best served with crackers or bread.

For the Sweet Potato Hummus recipe, click here.

 

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
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If you really want your Thanksgiving feast to feel like a restaurant experience, this roasted kabocha squash soup is the way to go. Packed with a variety of autumnal flavors, this starter is guaranteed to impress.

For the Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup recipe, click here.

Easy Bacon Tomato Appetizers

Easy Bacon Tomato Appetizers
Courtesy of Pillsbury

If you’re looking for ways to use refrigerated pie crust recipes beyond pie, these easy bacon tomato appetizers are an ideal option. Just spread sour cream and bacon bits over cooked pie crust and — voila — you’re done.

For the Easy Bacon-Tomato Appetizers recipe, click here.

Chipotle Beef Tamales

Chipotle Beef Tamales
Courtesy of McCormick

Southerners are known for having delicious food on their tables, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Although tamales require some extra time and effort, they’re a staple for Southerners come turkey day. This recipe uses a whopping 3 pounds of seasoned brisket.

For the Chipotle Beef Tamales recipe, click here.

Southern Sausage Balls

Southern Sausage Balls
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Bring some of grandma’s favorite Southern recipes to your Thanksgiving table this year. These Southern sausage balls require only four ingredients and are ready in 30 minutes.

For the Southern Sausage Balls recipe, click here.

Pomegranate Cranberry Baked Brie

Pomegranate Cranberry Baked Brie
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

If you’re nervous about your guests filling up on appetizers before dinner, a great option is this pomegranate cranberry baked brie. The delicious dip is bursting with the flavors of fall yet is relatively light.

For the Pomegranate Cranberry Baked Brie recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup
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The best part about soup is that it’s one of those comfort foods you can make ahead of time and freeze. Made in 20 minutes, this Instant Pot pumpkin soup is topped with parsley, pumpkin seeds and olive oil. The light starter dish will surely get you in the mood for a hearty serving of turkey and mashed potatoes.

For the Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup recipe, click here.

Idaho Potato Skins

Idaho Potato Skins
Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

One of those dishes Midwesterners always have on their table, potato skins can be served as an appetizer or side dish come Thanksgiving. Load them up with melted cheese, bacon bits and sour cream.

For the Idaho Potato Skins recipe, click here.

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball
Courtesy of French’s®

There are plenty of vintage appetizers that no one makes anymore, but a cheese ball isn’t one of them. If you’re not familiar with the snack, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Cream cheese, bacon and cheese are shaped into a ball. Serve it with crackers or celery.

For the Crispy Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball recipe, click here.

Easy Roast Turkey

Easy Roast Turkey
Courtesy of McCormick

There’s no denying that turkey is the star of the show when it comes to Thanksgiving, but despite this fact, it’s one of the meats that’s often cooked incorrectly. If you’re trying to keep it classic, this roast turkey is an easy recipe for Thanksgiving hosts.

For the Easy Roast Turkey recipe, click here.

Sage-Rubbed Turkey Breast

Sage-Rubbed Turkey Breast
Courtesy of McCormick

There are so many different methods when it comes to cooking a turkey breast — should you air-fry, oven-roast or deep-fry it? For this recipe, the suggested method is the tried-and-true oven.

For the Sage Rubbed Turkey Breast recipe, click here.

Herb-Rubbed Deep Fried Turkey

Herb-Rubbed Deep Fried Turkey
Courtesy of Perdue

Knowing how to choose your turkey is half the battle, but once you have that down pat, this recipe will put all others to shame. After being rubbed with red pepper flakes, thyme and oregano, the turkey is deep-fried, leading to luxurious crispy skin.

For the Herb-Rubbed Deep Fried Turkey recipe, click here.

Brined Turkey Breast

Brined Turkey Breast
Courtesy of McCormick

To ensure a juicy turkey every time, try brining it. Although this technique requires you to prep the turkey about 24 hours in advance, it’s worth it. In general, when cooking turkey, timing is everything, and there are a few reasons why you shouldn’t rely on your turkey’s pop-up timer.

For the Brined Turkey Breast recipe, click here.

Classic Herb Rubbed Turkey

Classic Herb Rubbed Turkey
Courtesy of Perdue

Creating the perfect rub for your turkey is key to making it a successful Thanksgiving centerpiece. This flavorful recipe keeps things classic with fresh lemon juice, parsley and rosemary. But, to prevent it from drying out, make sure you avoid these common turkey roasting mistakes.

For the Classic Herb-Rubbed Turkey recipe, click here.

Bay Leaf and Honey Glazed Turkey with Pear Chutney

Bay Leaf and Honey Glazed Turkey with Pear Chutney
Courtesy of McCormick

Basting your turkey is one of the biggest Thanksgiving dinner mistakes you can make, and the step is totally unnecessary for this deeply flavorful bay leaf and honey glazed turkey recipe. Serve the bird with a pear chutney, made with cider vinegar, dried apricots and pear brandy.

For the Bay Leaf and Honey Glazed Turkey with Pear Chutney recipe, click here.

Lemon Basil Cornish Hens with Roasted Vegetables

Lemon Basil Cornish Hens with Roasted Vegetables
Courtesy of Perdue

Think beyond turkey this Thanksgiving, especially if you’re cooking for a smaller group — this cornish hen recipe is made with a lemon basil rub, artichoke hearts and roasted potatoes. The dish is ready in just over an hour, giving you time to make side dishes and your favorite holiday cocktails.

For the Lemon Basil Cornish Hens with Roasted Vegetables recipe, click here.

Orange Ginger Glazed Cornish Hen

Orange Ginger Glazed Cornish Hen
Courtesy of Perdue

Get creative this Thanksgiving with this unusual meat marinade of Worcestershire sauce, orange marmalade and Dijon mustard. The glaze is spread over a pair of cornish hens, which are then roasted for about 50 minutes.

For the Orange Ginger Glazed Cornish Hen recipe, click here.

Butter Herb Roast Chicken

Butter Herb Roast Chicken
Courtesy of Perdue

While there are plenty of chicken recipes you’re used to making for busy weeknights, this intricate dish isn’t one of them. Seasoned with butter, fresh thyme, rosemary and paprika, this butter herb roast chicken makes just as great of a centerpiece as anything else on Thanksgiving.

For the Butter Herb Roast Chicken recipe, click here.

Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

There’s more to lemons than just lemonade — the fruit also helps make a perfect marinade for chicken. This recipe is a great protein for any holiday feast and the best part? It takes less than one hour to cook.

For the Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken recipe, click here.

Holiday Roast Chicken and Stuffing

Holiday Roast Chicken and Stuffing
Courtesy of Perdue

This chicken recipe is perfect for serving a crowd and the flavor is far from boring. It’s stuffed with garlic and onion and rubbed with butter. While the chicken cooks, start preparing the stuffing, mashed potatoes and other delectable side dishes.

For the Holiday Roast Chicken and Stuffing recipe, click here.

Orange Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham
Courtesy of McCormick

If you’re planning to serve another meat option beside poultry this Thanksgiving, ham is usually the way to go. Check out this step-by-step guide to cooking the perfect ham before you try out this recipe, which adds an orange glaze to the spiral cut meat.

For the Orange Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Courtesy of McCormick

Whether it’s for your Easter feast or Thanksgiving, ham is an undeniable staple on any holiday dinner table. This timeless recipe for honey brown sugar glazed ham will satisfy your sweet tooth and your hankering for a hearty centerpiece.

For the Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Bone In Ham

Instant Pot Bone In Ham
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There are plenty of meals you can make in an Instant Pot, but bone-in ham has to be one of the most impressive ones. The ham marinates inside the slow cooker for 30 minutes, soaking up the flavor of pineapple, brown sugar and ground mustard.

For the Instant Pot Bone-In Ham recipe, click here.

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna
Courtesy of Lindsay Landis from Love & Olive Oil, provided by McCormick

If your holiday guests are vegetarian, lasagna is the perfect alternative to a meat-based dish. This spinach lasagna takes inspiration from grandma’s cooking techniques with its hearty ingredients, cheesy topping and generous seasonings.

For the Spinach Lasagna recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Kale Lasagna

Pumpkin Kale Lasagna
Courtesy of Jason Goldstein

Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some leftovers into the meal, a great example being this decadent pumpkin lasagna, which can be made using leftover kale. The hearty, cheesy dish is great for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

For the Pumpkin Kale Lasagna recipe, click here.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash
Courtesy of C&H Sugar

Pair the pumpkin kale lasagna with this stuffed acorn squash and your table will be rife with vegetarian dinner recipes that are cheap and easy to make. After removing the seeds of the squash, fill it with stuffing, chopped pecans and mixed dried berries.

For the Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission/Recipe author Elizabeth Lindemann

Just as there are over 100 ways to cook an egg, the possibilities are comparably endless when it comes to cooking potatoes. In this recipe, potatoes are cooked in the slow cooker. This is a great dish to make if you’re looking to free up some space on the stovetop.

For the Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes recipe, click here.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
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While it’s ideal to work with fresh potatoes for this bacon and cheese loaded mashed potatoes recipe, potato flakes are a good alternative if you’re in a pinch. The best part about this technique is that potato flakes are a grocery item with a long shelf life, so if you don’t use the whole box on Thanksgiving, you can save them for later.

For the Loaded Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Courtesy of Corrie Cooks

One of the easiest dishes to make using an Instant Pot — a popular kitchen tool — is mashed potatoes. This classic recipe will be ready in under 30 minutes and saves precious space on your stovetop.

For the Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

Just as no tailgate would be complete without chicken wings, no Thanksgiving would be complete without sweet potatoes. In this recipe, the root veggie is roasted and served with cranberries for a colorful dish that will add style to your dinner table.

For the Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries recipe, click here.

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Courtesy of Jason Goldstein

Not only are mashed potatoes one of the tastiest parts of any holiday feast, but they also take less than an hour to cook. If you’re looking to take your mashed potatoes up a notch this year, mix them with brown butter and Parmesan cheese.

For the Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Courtesy of McCormick

To make these bacon and chive mashed potatoes, you must first know the best method for cooking bacon. After rendering out the fat, you can use it to make stuffing, veggies and other side dishes.

For the Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Courtesy of McCormick

When you head to the grocery store for your Thanksgiving haul, be very careful not to forget the potatoes — they’re a holiday food staple. This recipe keeps things classic and lets your slow cooker do the work.

For the Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Courtesy of McCormick

One way to have your kids help out in the kitchen this Thanksgiving is by letting them assist with the potatoes. These garlic mashed potatoes keep things classic with a few simple ingredients. After adding in the essentials, let your little ones stir in the cheese.

For the Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Courtesy of McCormick

Holidays can be stressful at times, but one way to make the season better is by chowing down on some of your favorite foods. This comforting sweet potato mash features autumnal notes of vanilla, ginger and thyme.

For the Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Sage and Cheddar Potato Gratin

Sage and Cheddar Potato Gratin
Courtesy of McCormick

If you’re doing your Thanksgiving shopping online this year, there are plenty of ways to save money, and luckily, potatoes are already a fairly affordable staple. Turn the starch into a superb side dish with this sage and cheddar potato gratin recipe.

For the Sage and Cheddar Potato Gratin recipe, click here.

Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes
Courtesy of McCormick

Turn one of the most iconic desserts in the country, pumpkin pie, into a savory potato dish. Just bake a sweet potato and smother it with yogurt, butter and brown sugar. It’s an easy side dish sure to satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings.

For the Twice Baked Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch
Courtesy of McCormick

Inspired by pecan pie, sweet potatoes are roasted with cinnamon pecan crunch and baked until the top is a beautiful golden brown.

For the Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch recipe, click here.

One-Pot Cornbread Stuffing

One-Pot Cornbread Stuffing
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Is there even a point to Thanksgiving without stuffing? The staple bursts with the comforting flavors of fall and a second helping is practically necessary. Luckily for this cornbread stuffing recipe, there’s no need to dirty up a bunch of dishes — it’s made using only one pot.

For the One-Pot Cornbread Stuffing recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Vegan Sausage Stuffing

Slow Cooker Vegan Sausage Stuffing
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Most Thanksgiving feasts have leftovers, and with a big hit like this slow cooker vegan sausage stuffing, guests will be begging to bring some home. Just make sure they know that stuffing lasts in the fridge for only about four days.

For the Slow Cooker Sausage stuffing recipe, click here.

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Stuffing

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Stuffing
Courtesy of King's Hawaiian

If you’re planning to make a delicious sandwich with your Thanksgiving leftovers, you’ll want to have top-notch stuffing. This recipe combines sliced bread with macadamia nuts and dried cranberries for a sweet twist on a classic.

For the Cranberry Macadamia Nut Stuffing recipe, click here.

Sweet Bread Stuffing

Sweet Bread Stuffing
Courtesy of King's Hawaiian

Making your own bread might be too time-consuming for Thanksgiving, but stuffing is the next best thing. Made with a sliced sweet bread, parsley and dried apricots, this side dish will surprise even the biggest stuffing fanatics at your dinner table.

For the Sweet Bread Stuffing recipe, click here.

Pineapple Stuffing

Pineapple Stuffing
Courtesy of King's Hawaiian

Although you might associate pineapple with grilled summer dishes, the sweet fruit also works well with stuffing. The crushed pineapple and sweet bread add a new flavor profile to a timeless dish.

For the Pineapple Stuffing recipe, click here.

Mango Jalapeño Cornbread Stuffing

Mango Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing
Courtesy of National Mango Board

Cornbread is a dish beloved by Texans, but they’ve likely never had it like this before. Cooked into a pan with jalapeños, mango and diced celery, cornbread is baked into a flavor-packed stuffing side dish.

For the Mango Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing recipe, click here.

Apple Honey Challah Stuffing

Apple Honey Challah Stuffing
Courtesy of Emily Paster, West of the Loop

There are plenty of apple varieties to choose from come November, but for this challah stuffing recipe, you’ll want to use apples with a tart bite. This take on stuffing is loaded with challah, onion, pecans and dried cranberries.

For the Apple Honey Challah Stuffing recipe, click here.

Classic Herb Stuffing

Classic Herb Stuffing
Courtesy of McCormick

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show off your cooking skills, but sometimes the best dishes are the ones that keep things classic. This herb stuffing recipe keeps things traditional, featuring staple Thanksgiving spices like poultry seasoning and thyme.

For the Classic Herb Stuffing recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Rice Stuffing

Gluten-Free Rice Stuffing
Courtesy of McCormick

Long-grain rice is a great way to work some gut-healthy foods into your Thanksgiving dinner. To keep the dish gluten-free, this recipe swaps bread for rice but keeps in the good stuff like dried cranberries, celery and pecans.

For the Gluten-Free Rice Stuffing recipe, click here.

Sage Stuffing

Sage Stuffing
Courtesy of The Chopping Block

One mistake Thanksgiving hosts often make is underestimating the amount of food that’s needed. Luckily, that won’t happen with this classic sage stuffing recipe, which feeds up to 12 people.

For the Sage Stuffing recipe, click here.

Italian Stuffing

Italian Stuffing
Courtesy of Catherine Pappas, Living the Gourmet

Although you might not find this dish on the menu at your favorite Italian restaurant, Italian stuffing adds flair to a beloved Thanksgiving side. What sets this stuffing apart is the addition of salami and cherry tomatoes.

For the Italian Stuffing recipe, click here.

Oyster Stuffing

Oyster Stuffing
Courtesy of Julie Gransee of Lovely Little Kitchen, provided by McCormick

A regional dish you need to try, oyster stuffing is loaded with shucked oysters and smoky bacon.

For the Oyster Stuffing recipe, click here.

Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Stuffing
Courtesy of Nourished by Nutrition

Keeping things vegetarian this Thanksgiving is a great way to keep your grocery store purchases more eco-friendly. And, believe it or not, you can make stuffing vegetarian. Just ditch the chicken stock for veggie stock, like in this apple cranberry stuffing recipe.

For the Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Stuffing recipe, click here.

Mixed Green Salad with Apple Pie Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Apple Pie Vinaigrette
Courtesy of McCormick

Salad is a great cold dish to serve during Thanksgiving so you don’t heat up the house any more than you need to. This mixed green salad is tossed with apples, cheddar cheese and a sweet homemade dressing.

For the Mixed Green Salad With Apple Pie Vinaigrette recipe, click here.

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad
Courtesy of McCormick

Give one of America’s favorite vegetables a face-lift with this creamy broccoli salad recipe, made with mayo, sugar, red wine vinegar, raisins and red onion.

For the Creamy Broccoli Salad recipe, click here.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate

Brussels Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

This colorful salad is guaranteed to brighten up your holiday spread. Shaved Brussels sprouts, chopped pear, pomegranate seeds and crumbled blue cheese are tossed together for this light yet boldly flavorful salad.

For the Brussels Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate recipe, click here.

Kale and Apple Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing

Kale and Apple Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

Thanksgiving is loaded with delicious and nutrient-packed foods, but adding kale to the dinner table is a sure-fire way to chow down on an immune-boosting food. This kale and apple salad is mixed with a homemade maple mustard dressing, making it perfect for fall.

For the Kale and Apple Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing recipe, click here.

Arugula, Orange and Pomegranate Salad

Arugula, Orange and Pomegranate Salad
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

Get a side dish on the table fast with this arugula, orange and pomegranate salad. This light side dish holds up in the fridge quite well, but if the arugula looks a little lackluster, put it in an ice bath to make it last longer.

For the Arugula, Orange and Pomegranate Salad recipe, click here.

Jalapeño Cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread
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If you’re from the South, then you know there’s no Thanksgiving without cornbread. This jalapeño cheddar cornbread can easily be made in a cast-iron pan.

For the Jalapeno Cornbread recipe, click here.

Traditional Cornbread

Traditional Cornbread
Courtesy of Chef Lance Knowling

Jalapeño cornbread is a great recipe if you like something with a little heat, but sometimes keeping things classic is the way to go. Serve this traditional cornbread during the holidays, or for weeknight dinners with some classic Cajun and Creole dishes.

For the Traditional Cornbread recipe, click here.

Chive and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Chive and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
Courtesy of West of the Loop

Not only are buttermilk biscuits a great recipe for brunch, but they’re also a necessity on any Thanksgiving table. This recipe incorporates chives and cheddar cheese for added flavor.

For the Chive and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits recipe, click here.

Cranberry Orange Rolls

Cranberry Orange Rolls
Courtesy of Pillsbury

A treat that you can make out of frozen fruit, these cranberry orange rolls are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving feast. Topped with an orange glaze after being rolled with delicious cranberries and sweet pineapples, this snack is great as a holiday breakfast, side or dessert.

For the Cranberry Orange Rolls recipe, click here.

No Knead Water Rising Twists

No Knead Water Rising Twists
Courtesy of Pillsbury

The first-ever recipe to win the Pillsbury Bake-Off, these no-knead water rising twists are the perfect thing to make if you just want a classic bread recipe on your table this Thanksgiving.

For the No-Knead Water Rising Twists recipe, click here.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Jammy Eggs

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Jammy Eggs
Courtesy of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs

Brussels sprouts may seem like an odd ingredient to pair with eggs, but in this Thanksgiving side dish, it just makes sense. The eggs are boiled for about six minutes, allowing the scrumptious yolk to mix in perfectly with your Brussels sprouts.

For the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Jammy Eggs recipe, click here.

Cinnamon Roasted Carrots

Cinnamon Roasted Carrots
Courtesy of McCormick

Made with fewer than five ingredients, these cinnamon roasted carrots are a kid- and adult-friendly side dish to serve on turkey day.

For the Cinnamon Roasted Carrots recipe, click here.

Collard Greens with Bacon

Collard Greens with Bacon
Courtesy of McCormick

Like cornbread, collard greens are another typical Thanksgiving side dish you’d find on any Southern dinner table. In this recipe, the soul food is served with crispy bacon.

For the Collard Greens With Bacon recipe, click here.

Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn
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How to cook corn is a popular search query among Americans, but no technique is better than creamed corn. Corn, milk, cream cheese and butter form a decadent combination of flavors.

For the Creamed Corn recipe, click here.

Oven-Roasted Corn

Oven-Roasted Corn
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

Whether it’s served alongside a perfectly cooked steak or your Thanksgiving turkey, oven-roasted corn is a timeless dinner side that will never go out of style.

For the Oven-Roasted Corn recipe, click here.

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

The key to making tasty green beans is to roast them. This recipe will take your green beans from zero to hero by pairing them with juicy tomatoes and garlic for added flavor.

For the Roasted Green Beans recipe, click here.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Courtesy of McCormick

Take Brussels sprouts up a notch by cooking them with perfectly crispy bacon.

For the Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe, click here.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Courtesy of Chef Lance Knowling

Loaded with important vitamins, carrots are a must-have veggie for any Thanksgiving dinner, and these roasted rainbow carrots are lathered in tarragon oil, coriander and dijon mustard.

For the Roasted Rainbow Carrots recipe, click here.

Rosemary and Thyme Green Beans

Rosemary and Thyme Green Beans
Courtesy of McCormick

The best part about Thanksgiving is that most of the recipes shine with the use of common pantry staples and spices. Just look at these green beans, which are flavored to perfection with dried rosemary and thyme.

For the Rosemary and Thyme Green Beans recipe, click here.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Courtesy of McCormick

It’s not recommended to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave, but the root vegetable does well in the oven. For this recipe, sweet potatoes are drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

For the Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Vanilla Glazed Roasted Squash and Apple

Vanilla Glazed Roasted Squash and Apple
Courtesy of McCormick

This recipe will fill your house with the spirit of autumn. Roasted squash is cooked with a vanilla glaze, brown sugar and apples for a sweet and savory dish that everyone will want to try.

For the Vanilla Glazed Roasted Squash and Apples recipe, click here.

Easy Roasted Broccoli

Easy Roasted Broccoli
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

Broccoli, a flower that people often confuse with a vegetable, is not to be overlooked this Thanksgiving. To make it really shine, oven roast it with some classic seasonings.

For the Easy Roasted Broccoli recipe, click here.

Roasted Harvest Vegetables

Roasted Harvest Vegetables
Courtesy of McCormick

If you’re hosting a smaller Thanksgiving this year, serve this medley of carrots, parsnips and squash. The blend of roasted vegetables and nutmeg is the only veggie-based side dish you’ll need.

For the Roasted Harvest Vegetables recipe, click here.

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
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Green bean casserole is a must-have during Thanksgiving and this easy-to-make recipe is one of the best around. And while it may be tempting to open the oven and see if those onions have crisped up, not being patient is one bad cooking habit you need to stop.

For the Green Bean Casserole recipe, click here.

Cheese and Macaroni Pie

Cheese and Macaroni Pie
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There are a bunch of unexpected ingredients that go well with mac and cheese, but cream cheese tops them all. This silky dish will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.

For the Cheese and Macaroni Pie recipe, click here.

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
Courtesy of McCormick

There are plenty of vintage casserole recipes that have gone out of style, but sweet potato casserole is certainly not one of them.

For the Candied Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole with Crispy Fried Onions

Broccoli Cheese Casserole with Crispy Fried Onions
Courtesy of French’s®

What’s Thanksgiving without some hearty casseroles? This broccoli cheese casserole is topped with crispy fried onions and tons of cheesy goodness. Pro tip: use frozen vegetables to expedite the cooking process.

For the Broccoli Cheese Casserole with Crispy Fried Onions recipe, click here.

Chipotle Corn Pudding

Chipotle Corn Pudding
Courtesy of McCormick

Corn pudding is not to be overlooked this Thanksgiving. The hearty dish has the integrity of a casserole and the sweet flavor of creamed corn. It’s a tasty and quick dish you can make out of cans.

For the Chipotle Corn Pudding recipe, click here.

Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole
Courtesy Julie Gransee from Lovely Little Kitchen, provided by McCormick

Casseroles are more than just a turkey day staple, they’re a comfort food that can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner any time of year. This tasty broccoli casserole is baked with crispy tater tots and cheddar cheese.

For the Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole recipe, click here.

Cheesy Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Cheesy Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
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Biscuits and gravy is one of the most iconic breakfast dishes around. But when baked into a casserole, it also works well as a Thanksgiving side dish.

For the Cheesy Biscuits and Gravy Casserole recipe, click here.

Stove-Top Mac and Cheese

Stove-Top Mac and Cheese
Courtesy of Karrie Truman, Happy Money Saver

One way to cut down costs when shopping for Thanksgiving is by adding pasta to your table in the form of stovetop mac and cheese.

For the Stovetop Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole
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This classic broccoli casserole is great served fresh and reheated for the days following Thanksgiving. The secret ingredient? Tons of mayonnaise.

For the Broccoli Casserole recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

If you’re a guest during Thanksgiving, make sure you don’t come empty-handed. One way to meet everyone’s dietary requirements and have a hit side dish is to make this gluten-free sweet potato casserole.

For the Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
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Loaded with bacon, cheese and mashed potatoes, this homemade casserole will remind you of weeknight dinners with your parents’ hearty cooking.

For the Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
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There are endless recipes that you can make in your Instant Pot, but this sweet potato casserole is one of our favorites. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, maple syrup and ground cinnamon, the dish is a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors.

For the Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Bacon Gruyere Mashed Potato Casserole

Bacon Gruyere Mashed Potato Casserole
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Crispy golden potatoes and layers of melted cheese topped with yummy bacon … what could be better than this bacon Gruyere potato casserole?

For the Bacon Gruyere Mashed Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Perfect Turkey Gravy

Perfect Turkey Gravy
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Although turkey gravy is a Thanksgiving dish you can just buy at the grocery store, it usually doesn’t hit the spot like homemade gravy does. This recipe makes the sometimes frustrating task of making gravy a breeze.

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Apple Sage Turkey Gravy

Apple Sage Turkey Gravy
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Go the extra mile this Thanksgiving with apple sage gravy. It’s the perfect topping for turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more. Just make sure you know how to time making your gravy — that’s one of the biggest Thanksgiving dinner questions.

For the Apple Sage Turkey Gravy recipe, click here.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce
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Any good turkey needs a top-notch sauce, and nothing says Thanksgiving quite like this homemade cranberry sauce, made with a grated orange peel, vanilla extract and fresh cranberries.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
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Save room on your stovetop by making your cranberry sauce in the slow cooker. The sweet yet tart side loads together cranberries, orange and sugar.

For the Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce recipe, click here.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Dairy-Free Icing

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Dairy-Free Icing
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You don’t have to go to your favorite vegan restaurant to get a good dairy-free dessert, these vegan cinnamon rolls will do the trick for guests of all dietary preferences.

For the Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Dairy-Free Icing recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie
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You have to make room on your Thanksgiving table for some iconic pies, like this sweet potato pie, which is a hit across the South.

For the Sweet Potato Pie recipe, click here.

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies
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Whether they’re served on Thanksgiving or packed for a picnic, strawberry hand pies are one of the easiest desserts to make for a get-together.

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Tart Cherry Amaretto Pie

Tart Cherry Amaretto Pie
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There are plenty of cherry desserts to choose from come Thanksgiving, but this tart cherry amaretto pie is one of the best around. Pie dough is rolled out and stuffed with cherry filling before being topped with more dough and almonds.

For the Tart Cherry Amaretto Pie recipe, click here.

Ultimate Coconut Cake

Ultimate Coconut Cake
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If you want to impress your dinner guests this year, add a cake into the dessert mix. This layered coconut cake is a staple treat in the South and we can understand why — the coconut buttercream frosting is addicting.

For the Ultimate Coconut Cake recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie
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What is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? It’s an absolute must-have, and the star of the dessert table. The dessert requires a handful of ingredients, so make sure none of your pantry staples have expired.

For the Pumpkin Pie recipe, click here.

Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie

Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie
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Pecan pie is taken up a notch by the addition of chocolate in this new spin on a classic pastry. No more oven space? Too bad, you can’t make this, but there are plenty of no-bake desserts you can serve in its place.

For the Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe, click here.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
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Like pumpkin pie, apple pie is another classic dessert during the holidays. Serve this timeless recipe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and your favorite delicious coffee beverage.

For the Apple Pie recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip
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If you don’t have room in your oven for apple pie, cooking this apple pie dip in the slow cooker is the next best thing. And now that we’ve given you plenty of recipe ideas to fill your Thanksgiving table with, here’s everything else you need to know before hosting your own Thanksgiving dinner.

For the Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip recipe, click here.

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