50+ Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Recipes is a round-up of some of the best Thanksgiving recipes including appetizers, turkey, side dishes, desserts and vegetarian options!

Collage of Thanksgiving Day recipes

I know I don’t normally post on Sundays, but it was very important that I get this 50+ Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Recipes round-up to you ASAP.  There are so many options to tempt you and quite possibly disrupt what plans you’ve already made for the big day!

Before I get started, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to stop posting weekly meal plans.  I know many of you find them very useful, but I’ve been posting them for a couple of years now and I’d like to focus my efforts in another direction.

Now onto this round-up.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, which I’ve told you a time or ten. 🙂  It’s extra special to me because it’s simply about remembering what we’re thankful for, as well as enjoying a fabulous, gluttonous meal with the ones we love.

Normally I host Thanksgiving and it’s a lot of work, but nothing gives me more joy than to sit down at the table and see everyone enjoying the food I’ve prepared.  The dishes that I and other family members make year after year are tradition, and that’s what creates memories that will last a lifetime.

I’ve learned how to make my life easier by prepping as much as possible in advance to keep myself from being in a frenzy on Thanksgiving Day.  I don’t do everything myself either — I always receive contributions to the meal like side dishes, appetizers, drinks and desserts. 

Whether you’re hosting dinner yourself or bringing a dish or few to your gathering, this round-up of 50+ Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Recipes has got you covered!

This round-up includes appetizers, turkey, gravy, side dishes, cranberry sauce, breads and roll, desserts and a multitude of vegetarian options for my vegetarian friends.

I hope this round-up contains dishes that will inspire you to create them and that they’re delicious enough to be a part of your Thanksgiving tradition for years to come. 🙂



Collage of Thanksgiving appetizer recipes

Butternut Squash Hummus with Spiced Pepitas

Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie by Kitchen Confidante

Easy Cheeseball by My Kitchen Craze

Endive Bites with Pears, Blue Cheese and Pecans

Honey Thyme Whipped Goat Cheese & Fig Bites

Orange Sugared Cranberries

Roasted Cauliflower Dip (Vegan) by Cookin’ Canuck

Rosemary Gruyere Crisps by Cook Nourish Bliss

Spicy Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts



Collage of Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes


Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast by Sweet and Savory Meals

Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey by Life Made Sweeter

Lemon Rosemary Brined Turkey Recipe by Bake. Eat. Repeat

Perfect Spatchcock Turkey

Simple Herb & Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast

Ultimate Smoked Turkey Recipe by Call Me PMC

Easy Homemade Turkey Stock

5-Minute Maple Bourbon Gravy by The Suburban Soapbox

Roasted Garlic Gravy by Nomageddon


Side Dishes

Collage of Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Butternut Squash Casserole with Oat Pecan Streusel

Butternut Squash Wild Rice Salad by Cooking on the Front Burners

Candied Sweet Potato Stacks by Cooking with Curls

Cheesy Rosemary Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Pecans {GF option} by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes by The Lemon Bowl

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing by Delightful E Made

Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole by Kristine’s Kitchen

Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots

Maple Walnut Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes by Savory Nothings

Paleo Cranberry Sauce by Bakerita

Port Cranberry Pear Sauce

Roasted Parmesan Herb Sweet Potatoes by Pumpkin ‘n Spice

Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Cornbread Stuffing by Life Made Sweeter

Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce by Life Made Sweeter

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Streusel by Celebrating Sweets

Wild Rice Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Pears and Pecans by The Roasted Root


Salads, Soups and Veggies

Collage of Thanksgiving Salads, Soups and Veggies

Apple Cider Green Beans by Joy Food Sunshine

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup by Floating Kitchen

Butternut Squash Pomegranate Salad by Kristine’s Kitchen

Cranberry Pear Salad with Fresh Pear Vinaigrette

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower by Cook Nourish Bliss

Green Bean Bundles by Dinner at the Zoo

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta by Peas and Crayons

Honey Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Seeds by Vintage Mixer

Maple Pear and Goat Cheese Salad by Cookin’ Canuck

Maple Thyme Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Carrots and Parsnips

Persimmon and Spinach Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup 

Roasted Sweet Potato, Beet and Apple Salad by Spoonful of Flavor

Breads and Rolls

Collage of Thanksgiving Breads and Rolls Recipes

Butternut Squash Cornbread Muffins

Cranberry Caramelized Onion Herb Focaccia by Floating Kitchen

Fresh Herb Dinner Rolls by Cook Nourish Bliss

Parker House Dinner Rolls by Completely Delicious

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Maple Cornbread by Life Made Sweeter

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls by Bunny’s Warm Oven

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins by Making Thyme For Health


Hearty Vegetarian Options

Collage of Thanksgiving Vegetarian Options

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chickpea Rice Casserole

Roasted Delicata Squash, Fig and Persimmon Wild Rice Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale and Farro Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing by Making Thyme For Health

Sweet Potato Kale Brown Rice Casserole by Cook Nourish Bliss

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Floating Kitchen

Vegan Shepherd Pie by Letty’s Kitchen

Vegetarian Rye Bread Onion and Apple Stuffing by Savory Nothings



Collage of Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Apple Crumble Pie by Bakerita (GF, Paleo, Vegan)

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Classic Key Lime Pie

Classic Pecan Pie by Completely Delicious

Mini Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust

Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars with Oat Crust

Mini Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecakes

No Bake Healthy Chocolate Silk Pie (Vegan) by Joy Food Sunshine

Pear Ginger Crumble Pie

Pumpkin Layer Cake by Swanky Recipes

Pumpkin Pie by Live Well Bake Often

Rustic Apple Galette with Caramel Sauce by Blahnik Baker

Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze by A Latte Food

Swirled Chocolate Pumpkin Pie by Kristine’s Kitchen

Vegan Pumpkin Gingerbread Pie by Making Thyme For Health


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