Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Whether you have a full house or are limiting it to just your family members, this full Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and Recipe Guide is here to make planning and cooking on the biggest food day of the year a breeze.
These are some of the star dishes I plan on serving on Turkey Day, and I hope you do, too!
Cocktail hour: Get everyone in high spirits for the big meal with drinks like my Pomegranate Cranberry Champagne Punch! You can also leave out the alcohol and make mocktails for anyone who wants one.
Appetizers/finger foods: Nothing too heavy, but it’s great to have tasty bites for people to graze on in anticipation of the forthcoming feast.
Salad: This helps cleanse the palette and give people some clean veggies before they dig into all of the delicious brown foods.
Entree: It’s not Thanksgiving without a roasted turkey! We’ve perfected our recipe to yield a juicy, tender, crispy-skinned bird that will be the star of your holiday meal.
Sides: Some argue that the best part of Thanksgiving is the sides, and we won’t hate it! We’ve included some of our favorite side dishes like homemade cranberry sauce and creamy mashed potatoes that will round out your holiday spread.
Breads: You need some sort of bread on your Thanksgiving plate to sop up all of that goodness from your meal!
Dessert: No feast is complete without something sweet at the end. These recipes are sure to leave your family smiling and content after such a delicious meal!
Deviled Eggs are a southern staple that have become popular across the country because of their rich flavor, simple assembly, and classic look. They make a wonderful appetizer or side dish at any get-together with family and friends. Even better — start them in your Instant Pot!
Roasted Broccoli is the perfect side dish to serve alongside any meal! This broccoli is roasted over high heat until golden brown and tender then tossed with lemon juice and parmesan cheese! This recipe will convert any broccoli haters!
Learn how to make the BEST soft and fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes! These sweet potatoes are made with butter and cream to make them super rich! I've included two fun variations below to serve these potatoes: A sweet option and a savory option!
Skip the can and make delicious, flavorful creamed corn at home with a few pantry staples. Trust me, you'll never go back to the pre-made stuff after you try this recipe! It's perfect for weeknight dinners or holiday meals.
Cranberry Sauce doesn’t have to come out of a tin can. This homemade recipe makes for the perfect holiday side dish. Fresh cranberries are cooked with orange zest, orange juice, and brown sugar to create a thick, colorful, sweet, delicious fruit reduction that your guests are sure to love.
Thick Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. A copycat version of the Levian Bakery cookies we all love! They are incredibly soft on the inside and firm around the edges. These chocolate chip cookies are super thick and fluffy and loaded with tons of chocolate chips and walnuts!
Planning to make any of these recipes this Thanksgiving? I’d love to see them! Follow me on Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and then post them on your feed with me tagged. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes this holiday season!