PART OF Thanksgiving

125+ 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 (New Cook-Friendly)

"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

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.”


Southern Corn Pudding

"I first made this for Thanksgiving and it was an instant hit. My son, in particular, loves it."

-katherine t.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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


Green Bean Casserole

"This is the recipe I go to when making green bean casserole, except I add a couple of dashes of soy sauce. The addition of that makes all the difference."


Pumpkin Muffins

"I could hardly wait for these to come out of the oven. What an incredible smell, and the taste was even better. Soft, tender, spiced just right and umm, umm good. My husband and I agree that these are some of the best pumpkin muffins we have ever had."


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.

Sweet Potato Casserole

"Excellent for those of us with a sweet tooth! So easy to make. Sometimes I make it with the pecans, sometimes with mini marshmallows and sometimes 'au natural!'"


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."


Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"This is really the only recipe you need for mac and cheese. It is perfect exactly the way it is, but since we are cheese-a-holics in our house, I played with different combinations of cheese to get the strong flavor I was searching for."


No-Fail Turkey Gravy

"We purposefully were looking for a recipe that didn't need to have drippings since we were sent home with a whole cooked turkey and it needed gravy. We chose this and were very happy. This was so easy to make and super tasty!"

-Jaclyn Dawn

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!”


No-Roll Pie Crust

"This is a perfect crust for people who don't like to make them. There is almost no possibility of messing it up.It is actually quite nice as a "pot pie" crust."


Sauerkraut Salad

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


Turducken Roulade

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


Mashed Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan & 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

Cranberry-Glazed Spatchcocked Turkey

Interested in using those cranberries for something other than sauce? Look no further! This turkey method may be a little unconventional, but you're going to love it.

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

Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

"Made this last week for my 86-year-old dad who was born and raised in the South. He said it was the best ever and just yesterday asked my mom for another slice."


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!”


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.”


Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

"These were SO good! And add more evidence to the fact I think bacon makes everything better! The sauce was fantastic too, but the bacon really adds so much to these! The perfect side."


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.”


Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll

"Excellent Dessert!! I add a little orange zest in the cream cheese filling and pecans on top of the filling, before back rolling up."

-Linda Kadlec

Spiced Mulled Wine

"So delicious and warming. Perfect addition to a cold January evening. I also threw a bag of fresh cranberries in the Crock Pot with the rest of the ingredients. The result was very similar to the one I used to drink in Poland during holidays."


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

Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Pear & 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

Apricot-Glazed Turkey with Onion & Shallot Gravy

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


Incomparable Bread Stuffing

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


Slow-Cooker Acorn Squash With Apples & Craisins

“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.

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!"


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!”


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 & 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!”


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."


Stovetop "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

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."


Panini with Turkey, Cranberry & Stuffing

"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

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 & 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.

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!"


Crock Pot Turkey Breast With No-Fail 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

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!”


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!"


Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes With Pecans & Cranberries

“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!”


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

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!”


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!"


Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce

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

-Red Jenny

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!”


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!"


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!”


Homemade Tater Tots

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

-Rebekah of SFD

New York Cheesecake

"This cheesecake is absolutely amazing. It is so light and fluffy, and bakes up beautifully. I added a graham cracker crust to mine because my family prefers their cheesecakes that way."

-Sugar Fairy

Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie

"I have been making this pie for over 40 years. It can't be beat. Others just don't taste right. Baking the pie in a glass or stoneware pie pan helps keep your crust from being soggy on the bottom."

-Donna M.

Kittencal's Brown Sugar Turkey Brine

"Easy and exceptional! This was so moist, and the leftovers were moist days later. This is clearly the best turkey we have ever had! I will not have turkey any other way."


Crunchy Apple Pie

"This was ridiculously incredible. I am not even a huge pie person and I probably ate half this pie between Thanksgiving day and the few days after... I couldn't stay out of it."


Cranberry Sauce

"I have made homemade cranberry sauce before, but never with the orange juice. It added a very nice hint of orange, but it wasn't overpowering. I will never buy canned cranberry sauce again!"

-Bridget Leigh

Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon

Kelsey Nixon's deviled eggs are slightly smoky with a hint of sweet from the brown-sugar bacon. Perfect for every palate around your Thanksgiving table.

Sweet Potato Pie

"I couldn't wait until Thanksgiving to make this. Had to have it now. This tasted just the way my grandmother's did. Rich and flavorful sweet potato filling with a slight spiced touch."


Garlic & Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

"Be very naughty and add bacon to this recipe. Add the bacon grease and go right to heaven! It is wonderful."


Edna's Apple Crumble

"This was incredibly easy! I used Braeburn apples and I took the suggestion of making more of the crumble, but next time I'll stick to the original recipe. The extra crumble overpowered the delicious baked apples."


Roasted Butternut Squash & Shallots

"I have made this recipe many times for company and my guests always leave asking for the recipe. You can use whatever onions you have on hand, plus I substitute maple syrup for the brown sugar and that works well too."


Jiffy Corn Casserole

"I've used this recipe for years. Easy. My grandchildren request it all the time. I add shredded cheese and onion sometimes. Making it tonight with a meatloaf dinner."


Old-Fashioned Candied Yams

"These were really really good! I added some chopped red apples, raisins, and pecans to the yams and it really added a nice touch. This is so easy to make yet fancy enough to serve to company."


Kickin' Buffalo Chicken Dip

"I always make this when serving a crowd and it is a big hit. I substitute half of the blue cheese dressing with ranch dressing for a milder and tangier taste. I always use Pete's hot sauce, which seems to give this dip the perfect level of heat."


Crock Pot Cornbread Dressing

"Being a dyed-in-the-wool Southerner, I was hesitant about cooking dressing in a Crock Pot, but this turned out to be a terrific dish!"


Brined, Rubbed & Deep-Fried Turkey

"Awesome. Our family has deep fried a turkey at Thanksgiving for a few years now and this was the best recipe I have found. The meat was tender and juicy and had a nice apple flavor. "

-Isanti Tigress

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

"Delicious! Rich! Creamy! Decadent! Wonderfully easy! I followed the instructions exactly, I love this cheesecake."


Smoked Turkey

"Actually I found this recipe for my husband, and he prepared the turkey. It was a beautiful brown, moist and tender. Something I hope he will do again."


Sweet Cornbread

"My family can't get enough of this. They love it. I baked it for exactly 29 minutes at 350 degrees. If you don't have an iron skillet, do yourself a favor and get one. They aren't expensive and you'll thank me for nudging you in that direction."


Ranch Roasted Potatoes

"Extremely easy and tasty! I thought these were going to taste like ranch dressing, but instead the mix gave just enough spice and zing to the potatoes."


Original Banana Pudding

"I've made this recipe my entire life. My mother did the same, as did her mother before her. Crowd-pleaser every time."

-Jamie G.

Bread Pudding

"Wow. This was my very first attempt at making bread pudding, so I wasn't sure if I could do it. Easy, easy, easy—and fast! And, the best part of all... absolutely delicious."


Broccoli Casserole with Rice

"Terrific flavor! I used mushrooms and real cream instead of the soup that was called for. I also did not follow the recipe to the letter--just threw in the basic ingredients unmeasured. It was awesome!"


Homemade Pie Crust

"Did a half and half butter to shortening for a bit more flavor. Great crust!"

-Gay Gilmore

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

"So delicious! I love mushrooms, and this simple recipe makes them taste so good! Meaty and juicy on the outside, creamy on the inside. I used sweet apple and honey sausages and that gave them quite a mouthwatering, unique flavor."

-Poor College Studen

Candied Acorn Squash

"I made this for my husband and it was so good, it is going on the Thanksgiving table this year instead of the sweet potatoes."


Creamy Turkey Soup

For a non-traditional take on Thanksgiving turkey, turn your bird into soup! This one is made creamy with the addition of dairy. Also a great option for your leftovers!

Alton Brown's Turkey Brine

"Was a bit nervous to go with a completely different, completely untested recipe this year, but oh my goodness, was my patience rewarded! My family loved it and particularly my awesome-cook mother thought it was the best ever."


Beef Bourguignon

"This was a delicious beef stew. No reason to skimp on the red wine. And the little onions are the best."


Hashbrown Casserole

"This was excellent! I put the cornflakes on top prior to baking, even though the recipe didn't state it that way. I will definitely be making this again!"

-Chef Shelly 1242723

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

"This has been my favorite and most requested Thanksgiving dish for a few years now. I usually leave the pecans out, but included them this year with rave results. I'm glad I found this recipe again."


Lemon Meringue Pie

"I'm in the middle of making my fourth one... in two weeks. I don't generally make pies. Meringue pies scared the beejeezus out of me and this recipe makes me look like a pro every time."


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat!"


Roasted Vegetables

"This is truly a sensational recipe and has become a family favourite. Easy to make and perfect results every time no matter what combination of vegetables you decide to use."


Roasted Vegetables in a Baked Pumpkin

"The colors are fantastic—I included beets, carrots and sweet potatoes, as well as regular potatoes, turnips and parsnips. Make sure you use the fresh herbs—not worth it without those. This is a real showcase recipe."


Shirley's Sausage Stuffing

"I have to jump on the bandwagon to declare this one delicious dish! My family hoarded the dish on one end of the table and I had to beg them to pass it down to my end."


Betty Crocker's Classic Turkey Stuffing

"I loved this stuffing! I made it in France for three people who had never had anything like turkey and stuffing and they LOVED it. They were eating the stuffing alone after the turkey was gone."

-tiffany noel

Mom's Waldorf Salad

"This is just like the salad I grew up with. It's very crunchy and has just the right amount of sweetness."


Apple & Pumpkin Bread

"What I love about this recipe is that it delivers all that is expected. It's super easy to prepare and cooking time was right on the money. I made it exactly as is and wouldn't change a thing."