50 Recipes for Thanksgiving

50 Recipes for Thanksgiving

Halloween?!! So old news, so yesterday! Folks, it's November 1st, which means that we are off and running into the unofficial but official "count-down to Thanksgiving" phase. Yep, time is a-racing!! Now, whether you're hosting, lucky enough to be invited to someone's home or going out to eat on the BIG TURKEY DAY, no matter what, you're going to be thinking about holiday food. So, to get the ball rolling and make it a bit easier to cope, especially if you're doing the cooking this year, I've listed 50 tried and true recipes for Thanksgiving appetizers, sides and desserts--everything except the turkey, because that is my mom's specialty (truly, I've never made one myself!!), all of which I hope will help make your Thanksgiving festivities easier, tastier and well...more festive!

As you can see, I've separated things into two categories:  Appetizers & Sides and Desserts, but all the recipes are listed in no particular order of preference or popularity. So while Mom's Cranberry Jello Mold is at #8 and Pecan Pie at #28, these are two longtime dishes that if withheld would cause the crew to let out big howls of disappointment--the number in front of the title has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on that particular dish's belovedness!! So have fun exploring the list and see what would work best with your meal and invitees. I guarantee that all of them are absolutely delish and vetted by personal home judges!! I'll be sharing more Thanksgiving-friendly recipes and tips for less-stressful Turkey Day experiences in the next few weeks, but these are quite enough to get you started. Happy November!!


1. Easy Cranberry-Apple Relish

2. The Best Cornbread

3. 3 Ingredient Maple Roasted Parsnips

4. Butternut Squash and Spinach Gratin

5. Sunday Supper's Wild Mushroom and Brioche Stuffing

6. Holiday Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots-Lightened Up

7. Spoon Bread Souffle

8. Mom's Cranberry Jello Mold

9. Sweet Potato Casserole #2

10. Mom's Sweet Potato Casserole

11. Auntie Mirrie's Roast Potatoes

12. Maple Squash Puree

13. Nancy's Rosy Applesauce

14. Pistachio Cheese Dip

15. Easy Sugary-Salty Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

16. Auntie Susie's Cinnamon-Sugar Cream Cheese Rollups

17. Easy Lemony Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

18. Fork Tined Roast Potatoes

19. Green Beans with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette

20. Crispy Sweet Potato Chip Bake

21. Scallion Mashed Potatoes


22. Last Minute White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

23. Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Salted Peanutty Crust

24. Cranberry Lemon Bundt Cake

25. Maple Pecan Tart

26. Thanksgiving Pumpkin Seed Brittle

27. Pumpkin Silk Bars

28. Pecan Pie

29. Gourmet's Pumpkin Cheesecake

30. Bishop's Cake

31. Salted Dark Chocolate Tart with Cocoa Crust and Pistachios

32. Cranberry Vanilla Coffeecake

33. Francois' Warm Chocolate Tart

34. Apple Crumb Pie

35. Apple Pear Crostata

36. Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread

37. Cranberry Maple Pudding Cake

38. Nick's Rustic Apple Tart

39. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

40. Susie's Maple Pecan Thins

41. Triple Chocolate Cream Pie with Oreo Crust

42. Easy Pumpkin Nut Bread

43. Apple Cranberry Muffins

44. No-Bake Coconut Caramel Pecan Chews

45. Lemon-Vanilla Bundt Cake

46. Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

47. Midnight Milky Way Brownies

48. The Melted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

49. Pecan Sandies

50. The Loveless Cafe's Muddy Fudge Pie




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