11 Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Traditional is the typical way to go, but there are many ways to design a festive feast. Here are 11 fun takes on this year's big meal.

Part of: Thanksgiving: Hosting Tips

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Small Thanksgiving

Perfect for a small crowd (or two people with big appetites!), this Thanksgiving menu features impressive recipes that are a cinch to scale down.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

With a little bit of planning and this savvy Thanksgiving menu, you'll be free to relax with friends and family on the big day.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Turkey, schmurkey — everyone knows Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes! This menu will wow your family with its awesome veggie-packed options.

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Classic Thanksgiving

Master the classics with these must-have recipes for a wonderfully traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Thanksgiving for a Crowd

This menu has everything you'll need when serving a big group, from soup to nuts — literally!

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Tropical Thanksgiving

In the mood for something different this year? Start a new Thanksgiving tradition by going island-style with your holiday menu.

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Pay homage to our friendly neighbor up north with this hearty and creative Thanksgiving menu.

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Southern Thanksgiving

No matter where you're hosting the big gathering this year, everyone will love this Southern-inspired Thanksgiving spread.

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Budget Thanksgiving

Your family — and your bank account — will be truly thankful for this splendid from-scratch Thanksgiving dinner.

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Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Who says turkey has to be the star attraction every Thanksgiving? This dynamite menu features a succulent ham instead.

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From Scratch Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about the food, so why not pull out all the stops when it comes to your meal? A little extra time and love goes a long way.

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