80+ All-Time Best Thanksgiving Recipes for the Perfect Feast

Thanksgiving is all about indulging others with an abundance of food and appreciation. So why not treat them with a new recipe for turkey, dressing or casserole for the holiday season.

Roast Turkey (Easy Steps for New Cooks)

"I was born and raised in Germany, so turkey is not really my cup of tea. When I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving, all of my American friends said that they have never had a better turkey! Great recipe, easy to follow."

-Birgit 2

Basic Stuffing Balls With Variations

"These were very good. I added chopped apples, and fresh sage and thyme from the garden rather than poultry seasoning. Because I was making them for Thanksgiving I always try to make as much as I can ahead of time, so I baked them two days before, stuck them in the freezer and when needed, just reheated for about 15 minutes with foil overtop!”

-Jan in Lanark

Cranberry, Feta and Walnut Salad

"Wonderful! I served this salad with a turkey dinner, and it really complemented the meal.”


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"Delicious! I’ve tried other mashed sweets, but couldn't find the right mix until now! Being lazy, I didn't even cut the pieces small, just in big chunks, and used 1% milk instead of heavy cream. I whipped them in the Kitchenaid mixer, and they were perfect!”


Special Green Bean Casserole

"A wonderful dish! The recipe was easy and it was an elegant side-dish for our dinner. I especially liked the sour cream and swiss flavors. I will be making this dish again."

-Miss Annie

Mini Pumpkin Pies

"I made these with a whole wheat pastry flour, and they where lovely. I will make these again. They are great for my packed lunch at work!”

-the veggie plot

Hot Apple Pie

“Yum! This was so smooth and creamy. It tasted just like a slice of hot apple pie. It's the perfect hot beverage to combat chilly weather!”


Turkey Pita Sandwich

“What a quick and easy dish with leftover chicken! I skipped the grapes because I didn’t have them. I toasted the pita over an open fire then stuffed them! Delicious!”


Turducken Roulade

“This is amazing! I just used cornbread and wild rice, and sprinkled each layer with creole seasoning. Everyone loved it!”


Oven-Baked Mushroom Stuffing

“This is a fantastic stuffing! I used portobello mushrooms, and they had a fantastic taste and texture. I'd definitely have it again.”


Stove-Top "roasted" Red Potatoes

"This recipe is perfect. I love that it’s quick to make and tastes just like the real deal. I can't rave enough about it.”


Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

“So delicious! I like brussel sprouts l, but this recipe made me love them! This is how I always want to eat them from now on!”

-Janelle M

Sweet Potato Dumplings

“I made these for dinner tonight in hopes of making something new for Thanksgiving dinner. They are wonderful, and pretty to boot! They made the cut for Thanksgiving Dinner.”


Strawberry Pretzel Salad

"We love this delicious recipe. It is sweet and salty, and in perfect harmony!"


Brandy Alexander

"It starts out strong, but mellows out. Yummy!"


Cranberry Turkey Wraps

"Great for a Thanksgiving get-together with finger foods. I made these just as directed and will definitely make these again."


Stuffed Turkey Breast With Cranberry Glaze

"This dish was excellent as is. The stuffing was moist and flavorful, and the glaze was tasty. We devoured it. I have made it another time since. It's a keeper!”

-Maria in Belgium

Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffing

“We left the bread out of the recipe to avoid gluten and found it great for stuffing pork chops and chickens. Everyone loves the flavor enhancement and moisture of meats stuffed with this recipe!”


Green Beans Almondine

"Yum! I cut the beans into 1 inch pieces and cooked them for 10 minutes. After roasting the almonds in the butter, I added the cooked beans to the same pot and mixed it all together, so the beans borrowed some of the buttery flavor!”


Mashed Potato Spinach Casserole

"We normally have just cheesy mash, so I thought that adding some spinach in there would make a nice change. We loved this! It was the perfect side to our steak! Really easy to make, and delicious!"


Idaho Potatoes Supreme

“This has been a family favorite for years. It’s become a staple at our holiday celebrations and is one of my favorite dishes to make for company. It never fails to be a hit!”


$500 Margarita Bread

“Where do I send my money? This is the best margarita bread I have ever had! The flavor is incredible, and the spread takes it over the top!”


Pumpkin Martini Recipe

"Oh wow! This was wonderful! Practically pumpkin heaven in a martini glass."


Turkey/ Cranberry/ Dressing Panini

"A delicious way to visit Thanksgiving dinner on a bun!"


Leftover Turkey Casserole

"What a great way to use leftovers! This was super simple to make, and tasted amazing!"


Spicy Roast Turkey

“I have used this recipe three times, and it comes out perfect each time. It gives the turkey wonderful flavor without being spicy! My son can’t handle anything spicy, and all my kids love it!”

-Jannelle H

Crock Pot Stuffing

“I added some of the drippings from the turkey. I also used a crockpot liner. Very good!”

-Cyndy B

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

"These were delish! I added some scallions on the top as well."


Philly Mashed Potatoes

"Our family loved this. I used instant mashed potatoes and then stirred everything into that. It made it so easy! I also added some chopped parsley with the french fried onions."


Lazy Cottage Pie

“This dish was great! It is easy, inexpensive, and tasty! I used homemade mashed potatoes, and folded in some shredded cheddar, along with a little more on top! Five stars!”


Leftover Turkey and Leek Pot Pie With Instant Gravy

“Great recipe! The puff pastry can also be substituted for crescent roll dough!”


Spice-Rubbed Smoked Turkey

“The bird turned out fantastic! All I had to do was to maintain the temperature of the grill during cooking. Flavor-wise, I mixed 2 tablespoons of smoked paprika with all the spices and herbs stated in this recipe. Tasted great!”


Thanksgiving Panzanella

This bread salad is a fresh addition to any holiday table.

Easiest Creamed Spinach

“Just made this using our own home-grown spinach and it tasted great! The only thing I added at the end was a good grind of fresh nutmeg, as it goes really well with spinach. Delicious!”

-Bridget C.

Graham Cracker Crust

"This was really good, and really easy! I used cinnamon graham crackers from Trader Joe's and the result was very good!"


Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Divan

"Great, easy dish! I made it with string beans instead of broccoli because I didn't have any. Very versatile and tasted great!"


Easy Crock Pot Turkey Breast With Fail Proof Gravy

“I made this recipe as written. The turkey breast was moist, tender and delicious. I will definitely make this again!”


Upside Down Potato & Onion Tart

"Not only does the taste of this scream out flavor, but the smell in my house while it was cooking had the neighbors inviting themselves to dinner. So good! I can't wait to make it again"

-Bonnie G 2

Garlic Cream Cheese Corn

"I made this with canned corn and it was a great dish! It was a rich veggie dish that would be good for a holiday or everyday dinner."


Cherry Almond Creamy Cheese Pie

“First off, I must start with the crust. The ground almonds make it fantastic! The filling is absolutely decadent, and the cherries on top are divine! I highly recommend using the Amaretto! This is spectacular enough for company and a great time saving dessert!”

-Michelle S

Quick Turkey Pot Pie

"This recipe was quick, and very good. I added some poultry seasoning for a little more flavor and it turned out great! My kids wanted seconds and my daughter is a very picky eater who loved it!"


Honey Brined Smoked Turkey

"I have used this brine recipe several times. I've given this recipe to several people and this is the only way they do their turkey now!"


Bread Stuffing

"This recipe is so good. My family raved about how tasty my dressing was, and I have been cooking for over 50 years. It was by far the best recipe I have ever had!”


Sauerkraut Salad

"This is great! I used a red bell pepper instead of green!"


Mashed Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan and Cream

“My hubby loved these. They were so easy, and the parmesan and cream really did make the shredded brussels sprouts seem mashed. We love roasted brussels sprouts, but this is another great way to prepare them.”

-Ms B

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pie

"Froze it overnight. Fantastic!"


Frozen Cranberry Margaritas

"Absolutely delightful. A wonderful combination of flavors. Not too sweet and not too tart, but just right!"


Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

"Great combination of veggies, left over turkey, and whole wheat pasta in a creamy sauce!"

-R Register

Thanksgiving Leftover Extraordinaire!

"Great sandwich! I made it as posted and heated it in the microwave at work today! Keeping this one for leftover turkey in the future."

-weekend cooker

Good Old Fashioned Drunken Turkey

"I injected about 1/2 cup of whiskey into the turkey in about 10 different areas. It was delicious and was a bit hit with the family!"


Traditional Cornbread Dressing

“This stuffing was really easy to make, and so delicious! It didn’t turn out dry at all and held really well, as you can see I was able to take a slice out!”


Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries With Toasted Pecans

“This was delicious! Made it for Thanksgiving and even the folks who aren't big fans of sweet potatoes loved it. Just enough sweetness, and the cranberries and juice add a nice bit of tang!”


Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

“Our family loves meatballs for dinner. I'm always looking for ways to spruce them up with different sauces. This was a hit! The kids loved them, even my picky daughter.”


Pumpkin Pecan Pie

“I love pecan pie and my husband prefers pumpkin. This was a great combo of our favorites! It is almost like a sweeter pumpkin pie, with the yummy pecan topping.”


Caramel Pear Pie

"My husband isn't a dessert guy, but he absolutely loved this pie. I made my own caramel for it! Definitely a new favorite pie."

-Hot Mama Chef

Day After Turkey Sandwich

“This is exactly how I like my turkey sandwich. I actually enjoy this more than the turkey on Thanksgiving day. I use some butter on the bread too!”

-Wild Thyme Flour

Cranberry Butter

“Wow, this is good! I did it with orange zest, and without it another time. Both ways are delicious, and also goes great on pancakes!”

-Dienna B

Fried Turkey Rub With Cajun Injection

“I used this recipe as an injection to marinade a whole chicken. I added cumin and apple juice. It was my first spatchcock chicken, and it turned out so juicy and wonderful.”


Bread Dressing for Turkey

Easy dressing which goes well with simple turkeys or chickens

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Squash

"Delicious! I added some fresh ginger as well to give it a bit of spiciness!"


Cranberry Maple Carrots

“I made this for our big Christmas meal, and it was absolutely fantastic! Not only did it taste out-of-this-world, it was beautiful the way the caramelized cranberries turned into rubies amongst the carrots. Very festive!”


Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Pear and Pistachio

A great addition to your Thanksgiving table with its citrus-y, pistachio crunch, and its sweetness from the pears!

Raspberry Almond Pie

What better combination than raspberries, chocolate, and almond? This is sure to be a huge hit at your Thanksgiving table!

Cranberry Wobbler

“Fantastic, we all loved it. I used orange flavored jell-o, mandarin oranges and walnuts!"

-Docs Mom

Turkey Barbecue Sandwich

"This recipe is great! It's got just the right tang to make this a top quality BBQ sauce for any type of meat!"


Apricot-glazed Turkey with Onion and Shallot Gravy

"Best turkey ever, and DH couldn't get enough. This may be the only recipe I will ever need."


Bread Stuffing - Nothing Compares With This!

“This was a really awesome stuffing. We loved the caraway seeds. It was completely gone by day one.”


Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce

"Wonderful. I used light brown sugar and added a cinnamon stick. Very easy and tasty."

-Red Jenny

Sweet Acorn Squash With Apples and Craisins (Crock Pot)

“Up until trying this recipe, my children and I had never tried acorn squash. I am happy to say that we all loved this recipe. The squash came out tender and full of flavor!”


Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

“I needed an emergency fast dessert for a group and I had a couple of tubes of crescent roll dough. This was too easy! Everybody loved them.”

-pattikay in L.A.

Danish Braid

“Yikes! This is amazing. This is my first stab ever at a pastry, and with this recipe I feel I have nothing to be ashamed of. To my delight, it came out as flaky and airy as I could have wished!”


Citrus Cranberry Delight

“Wonderfully refreshing cocktail on a brutally hot summer's day! The mixture of the fresh lime juice with the cranberry and splash of ginger ale is terrific!”

-Bev I Am

Perfect Turkey in an Electric Roaster Oven

I followed the directions perfectly and my turkey was amazing for Thanksgiving! Making this for Christmas too! Can’t wait.”

-Beth D

Cornbread, Sausage, Apple, & Pecan Stuffing

“Absolute love this recipe! It's my first attempt with making homemade stuffing. I grew up on Stove Top. I'm glad I switched!”


Slow Cooker Green Beans

"This is a family favorite and is requested every holiday. On Thanksgiving it is perfect, because the stove and oven are full of other delights. The slow cooker is an excellent second option!"

-Mary S

Sweet Butternut Squash With Apples

"Truly delicious!"


Smoked Gouda Brussels Sprouts Gratin

“Brussel sprouts are my favorite veggie. Combine them with gouda and it is a match made in heaven!”


Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins

"I love the way the chocolate chips make the cranberries less tart!"


Cranberry Brie Bites

“These were a big hit at our get together last night. I can't believe how easy it was!”


Hot Apple Pie

"I made this with hard apple cider and vanilla flavored vodka. Really enjoyed it! This recipe is such a keeper!"


Leftover Stuffing Balls

“A nice change of pace for all of my leftover stuffing! I added corn and cheddar cheese, and used a cookie dough scoop to form evenly-sized balls. My family really liked them!”


Brie Bread

“This is just divine! I could have eaten the whole mixture by itself with a spoon!”


Pumpkin Crunch Mini Muffins

“Very yummy muffins! They had a very nice texture, and the sugar topping gave them a lovely crunch on top!”


Quinoa Stuffed Kabocha Squash

"Kabocha is an excellent source of beta carotene, iron, vitamins C and E, potassium and dietary fiber. It also contains the highest amount of cobalt among all the vegetables, which is essential to produce insulin, thus making kabocha diabetic-friendly."


Homemade Tater Tots

"These were tasty and a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes as suggested."

-Rebekah of SFD