Thanksgiving Recipes and Menus

Our Best Recipes for a Memorable Thanksgiving Feast

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When you're planning your Thanksgiving dinner menu, choose from these excellent recipes and ideas. You'll find recipes for roast turkey, baked ham, a wide variety of potato and sweet potato dishes, side dish casseroles, dressings and sauces, vegetable and fruit salads, bread and rolls, cranberry recipes, pies and desserts, and much more.

Or you might want to take a look at the menu suggestions below for a well-planned make-ahead dinner, a classic dinner, a traditional Southern-style meal, or one with lightened-up dishes.

Main Dish Recipes Here you'll find a variety of Thanksgiving turkey recipes, baked ham recipes, and recipes for pork roasts and other poultry, including Cornish hens and other special roast recipes.

Potatoes Here are some of my favorite special occasion potato recipes, including make-ahead mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with rutabagas, fabulous Cheddar scalloped potatoes, and many more.

Side Dish Recipes
Choose from 80 holiday dinner favorites, including variations of the ever-popular green bean casserole, squash bakes, sweet potatoes several ways, asparagus dishes, corn casseroles, peas, creamed onions, and many more.

Stuffing and Dressing Recipes Choose from 28 flavorful dressing recipes and some safety tips. Recipes include basic bread or cornbread dressing, oyster dressing, sausage dressing, slow cooker versions, and several casseroles with dressing.


Relishes and Salads Cranberry relish and chutney recipes, spinach salads, bean salads, the ever-popular 7-layer salad, and more.



Fruit Salad Recipes Cranberry salads, ambrosia recipes, frozen fruit salads, gelatin salads, and more.

Bread and Rolls Bread machine recipes, yeast breads and dinner rolls, a variety of biscuit recipes, cornbread, and others. ​

Thanksgiving Desserts Here you'll find a wide variety of desserts, including cranberry desserts, pumpkin and apple pies, pecan pie, cheesecakes, bread puddings, and more.



Safely Cooking a Whole Turkey or Whole Turkey Breast Some guidelines for cooking a turkey, including roasting tips and temperatures.

Turkey Basics: Stuffing the Bird Safely  If you're cooking the stuffing in the bird, here are some safety measures you should be aware of.

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