This is your ultimate Thanksgiving Menu Guide- all the Thanksgiving recipes you need in one, convenient place! Categorized with an easy table of contents that lets you browse side dishes, appetizers, main dishes, breads and butters, drinks, salads and desserts, everything you need to whip up and serve your Thanksgiving dinner has been organized and put right at your finger tips!
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time, the hundredth time or bringing a special side dish or dessert, this list of Thanksgiving recipes is your new best friend!
Find all the Thanksgiving classics– like Chicken and Dressing, Sweet Potato Casseroles with Pecan or Marshmallow Toppings, Green Bean Casserole, even Ambrosia and Jello Salads, plus a few new dishes your friends and family are sure to enjoy- organized and ready to make your Thanksgiving preparations simple and convenient!
Table of Contents
TIP: No matter at what time you are serving your Thanksgiving meal, your family and friends will love a little bite or two to nibble as they wait. Nothing invites gathering ’round, settling in and catching up like a seasonal appetizer or two.
Consider that guests will eat 2-3 finger food servings before a m. This will help you decide how many appetizers and how much of each you will need to make.
TIP: Having a signature drink for the day is one way to make this Thanksgiving stand out from all the rest. Serve these sippers with your apps or save the hot drinks for dessert! Either way, your guests will feel special.
TIP: No southern table is complete without a fruit salad. This year, mix it up and throw a green salad in there too. With all of the rich, starchier holiday sides, your guests will love the balance!
TIP: We all have our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes (Isn’t Thanksgiving really all about the sides anyway?). Whether you’re wanting to recreate a family favorite or looking for something special that will fit in with what your family expects, there’s always room on the Thanksgiving table for another side dish. To create a delicious meal, consider including different colors and textures when choosing side dishes.
Tip: A bone-in turkey breast or pork tenderloin is a great option for small gatherings or when you need extra but not enough to cook a whole ham or turkey.
Breads & Butters
TIP: A little extra special touch here is another one of those details that can really set this year apart from others! Want to bring a fun hostess gift? Make one of these easy whipped butters. They make a wonderful, thoughtful surprise!
TIP: My go-to dessert rule is to serve something that’s easy to pick up and nibble, like cookies, bars or a candy, along with the main dessert, like a cake or a pie. This is a great option for kids and for that someone who just wants “a little something sweet,” but not a whole serving of dessert. Also, as the evening wears on, everyone loves a grab a little sweet treat to snack on!