Thanksgiving Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss

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A growing list of the tastiest Thanksgiving recipes the internet has to offer! From traditional sweet potatoes, tasty desserts, classic entrees, and unique cocktails, this list has it all!

As the name implies, we complied a pretty large list of Thanksgiving recipes you have to try.

Before we get started, this round-up isn’t just your Grandma’s favorite recipes.

We’ve included cocktails and desserts, so you’re bound to find something you love on this list. Now, enough chic-chat, let’s get to the food!

When you’re done looking at this list, check out game day dip recipes or our Memorial Day recipes for ideas for your next big game party!

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Thanksgiving Drinks and Cocktails

Every Thanksgiving table needs a drink of some sort. Here are our favorite options for grown-up and kid-friendly drinks that everyone will enjoy!

Two bourbon smash cocktails garnished with mint.

Bourbon Smash

Our bourbon smash combines bourbon, fresh mint, and lemon juice to create a delicious cocktail that's perfect for your next dinner party!
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The finished mock cranberry cocktail garnished with some fresh mint.

Mock Cranberry Cocktail

Love the idea of entertaining but don't care for alcohol? Then try our mock cranberry cocktail recipe. It's the perfect holiday mocktail everyone can enjoy!
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The finished white russian cocktail without any extra garnishes.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Vanilla vodka and pumpkin spice creamer are the stars in our pumpkin spice white Russian. The traditional cocktail is now infused with Fall flavors!
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Glass of instant pot iced tea with lemon.

Iced Tea

Instant Pot Iced Tea is a cinch to make, incredibly smooth, and almost completely hands-off.
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The coffee drink has been garnished with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Treat yourself to the flavors of Fall with our pumpkin spice latte recipe made in a pressure cooker. There's no better way to start your day!
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A close-up picture of the drinks surrounded by fresh limes and cranberries.

Vodka Cranberry Cocktail

A simple vodka cranberry cocktail perfectly balanced to quench your thirst for a sweet, yet tart beverage. Vodka blended with a simple syrup, cranberry juice and a touch of lime is all you need.
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Close up view of a coffee cocktail in a glass mug.

Coffee with Kahlua

Coffee with Kahlua is a warm and creamy coffee drink made with your favorite creamer and Kahlua Coffee Liqueur. It's completely customizable and the perfect drink to enjoy on a chilly day wrapped up in your favorite blanket.
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Two pecan pie martinis in glasses rimmed with brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans.

Pecan Pie Martini

A festive, simple pecan pie martini made with a blend of seasonal vodkas and Irish cream liqueur. It's sure to be a hit at your next holiday party. 
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Top down view of whipped cream with caramel sauce on top of coffee.

Frangelico Coffee

Frangelico Coffee is hot, freshly brewed coffee mixed with Frangelico, Irish cream liqueur, and Kahlua. It's great for a warm, boozy afternoon drink.
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Two martinis for fall.

Pumpkin Martini

Our Pumpkin Martini is the perfect fall cocktail made with whipped cream vodka, pumpkin spice Irish cream liqueur, and pumpkin purée. Enjoy hints of pumpkin pie spice as you sip on this decadent martini recipe that's sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving dinners.
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Two apple cider mimosas in champagne glasses.

Apple Cider Mimosas

Our apple cider mimosas feature champagne, apple cider, and caramel vodka. Make them individually or in a pitcher for a party!
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The finished apple sangria poured into two white wine glasses.

Apple Cider Sangria

Just in time for Fall, our simple apple sangria recipe! It's features crisp apples combined with white wine, apple cider, and our favorite vodka.
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Thanksgiving Appetizers and Starters

Our family loves to snack on finger foods and snacks while the main meal is cooking. Here are some of our favorites!

A top-down photo of the finished easy deviled eggs, garnished with paprika and sitting on a pottery serving dish.

Easy Deviled Eggs

Our easy deviled eggs are a quick finger food with a smooth and creamy filling paired with bits of sweet onion and crunchy dill pickle cradled in half a boiled egg. 
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Ham and cheese pinwheels stacked on a plate.

Ham and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Quick, simple and so delicious! This ham cream cheese pinwheels appetizer features flavored cream cheese, deli ham, and pickled jalapenos.
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Crab stuffed mushroom in front of a cast iron pan.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Our crab stuffed mushrooms recipe features velvety mushrooms filled with a savory crab, onion, and green pepper filling. They cook to a perfect golden brown in 25 minutes.
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An aerial view of the jalapeno cheese ball with crackers.

Jalapeño Cheese Ball

Our savory jalapeno cheese ball is loaded with fresh jalapenos, cheddar, Monterey Jack and cream cheeses, and chopped pecans!
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Mushrooms on a plate next to a green towel.

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect party appetizer. Poppable, bite sized mushrooms are deliciously stuffed with savory Italian sausage in a creamy cheese filling. Serve a batch for the holidays or make them as an appetizer before dinner. They’re a real crowd pleaser.
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Easy tomato bruschetta with fresh basil.

Classic Bruschetta with Parmesan Cheese

Classic Bruschetta with Parmesan Cheese is an easy bruschetta recipe that combines tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, and olive oil topped off with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese for a vibrant flavor experience.
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A top-down view of the cheesy jalapeno popper rolls.

Jalapeño Popper Rolls

These jalapeno popper rolls have all the flavors of your favorite spicy appetizer! Fresh baked and ready to eat in 30-minutes or less.
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Crockpot BBQ Meatballs

Crockpot BBQ Meatballs are an easy appetizer recipe that takes 5 minutes to prep and only has 3 ingredients. Super simple and full of flavor!
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Thanksgiving Entrees and Main Dishes

Thanksgiving entrees are fairly traditional. We’ve decided to toss in some meal ideas for that leftover turkey and ham, too. Just in case!

Roast turkey leg with green beans on a plate.

Oven Roasted Turkey

This method for Roast Turkey shows you exactly how to make an oven-roasted turkey using simple steps and simple ingredients. Prepare roasted turkey for your holiday meals, or as a weeknight treat that will yield plenty of leftovers! 
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A close-up of the finished baked ham.

Oven Baked Glazed Ham

Who doesn't love a great Easter ham with a brown sugar glaze? Our simple glazed ham recipe only uses four ingredients to create a delicious holiday ham!
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A turkey salad sandwich with lettuce on a golden croissant.

Leftover Turkey Salad

Wondering what to do with the leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Try our turkey salad recipe featuring tangy Dijon mustard, mayo, and crunchy celery and onions!
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A thanksgiving slider on made with all the fixings.

Thanksgiving Sliders

Give yourself a break this holiday and use all those delicious dishes to create Thanksgiving sliders that everyone can enjoy!
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The ham flatbread on a wooden cutting board.

Ham Flatbread

Our ham flatbread recipe combines the flavors of cured ham, sweet colorful peppers, creamy ranch dressing and rich mozzarella cheese.
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Two big bowls of ham and beans sitting on a towel.

One Pot Ham and Beans

A delicious ham and beans recipe that’s as simple as the name implies. Pinto beans simmered in a flavorful broth to create a dish that everyone will love!
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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

This is probably the largest and most diverse category of recipes. Thanksgiving side dish recipes ranges from mac and cheese and brussel sprouts to stuffing and mashed potatoes. We have tons and tons of recipes to choose from!

The finished green bean casserole served on a small saucer.

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Have you ever wanted to make a fresh green bean casserole? Well now you can using our simple recipe. A fresh side everyone will love in less than an hour!
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Top down view of diced red potatoes.

Onion Soup Potatoes

Simple to make and scrumptious to eat, these Onion Soup Potatoes are your new weeknight side dish staple! Using just four ingredients and only one pan, this recipe is as deceptively easy as it is deliciously filling.
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An aerial view of the shaved brussel sprout salad.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

A sweet and savory shaved brussel sprout salad made with fresh ingredients and a homemade lemon-honey vinaigrette.
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Potatoes with cinnamon butter on a plate.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Baked Sweet Potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, served with a deliciously whipped cinnamon butter. A sweet alternative to a traditional side dish of baked potatoes, this recipe is definitely one to add to your holiday arsenal! 
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White serving dish filled with brussel sprouts.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts – Lightly drizzled in olive oil and seasoned with a touch of salt and pepper, this base recipe is perfect to customize while teaching you how to get the perfect brussel sprouts every time.
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Instant pot mashed sweet potatoes served with butter.

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Our Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes combine sweet and savory flavors to create a tasty side dish that's perfect for the holidays!
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Three Cheese Mac and Cheese

Our 3 cheese mac and cheese is a cheesy, comforting side dish. It's loaded with Gouda, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses!
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Eight cornbread muffins stacked in a bowl with a towel.

Cornbread Muffins

Delicious homemade cornbread muffins are easy to prepare. All it takes is a little know how and a simple recipe with easy to follow directions.
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Top down view of sage stuffing in cast iron.

Sage Stuffing

This Sage Stuffing is made with fresh white bread, herbs, and the unique addition of hard-boiled eggs and is perfect for the holidays!
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The finished sweet taters split open and topped with butter.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Who says you can't make sweet potatoes in a pressure cooker? Try our Instant Pot sweet potatoes recipe to have perfectly cooked taters in less than an hour!
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Final shot of the garlic mashed potatoes in a bowl, with butter and parsley.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A quick, simple garlic mashed potatoes recipe loaded with butter, garlic, and rich heavy cream. It's the perfect, comforting side dish for any entree. 
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The macaroni and cheese being scooped from the iron skillet.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Looking for a quick and easy macaroni and cheese recipe? Our version uses a mixture of shredded cheddar and Gouda to create a delicious cheesy pasta dish!
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Two bowls of garnished ranch potatoes, ready to be served.

Oven Baked Ranch Potatoes

Looking for a simple side dish for tonight’s dinner? Then try our 4-ingredient oven baked ranch potatoes. Golden potatoes seasoned with a blend of spices!
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Maple glazed carrots in a cast iron skillet next to a blue linen.

Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots are a must for this year's Thanksgiving table. They are lightly sweetened and perfectly balanced to complement a savory main dish.
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The final picture of the sauce in a white serving bowl surrounded by cranberries and orange wedges.

Orange Cranberry Sauce

This orange cranberry sauce is a twist on the traditional holiday favorite. It’s full of fresh, tart cranberries, and sweet orange juice.
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A close-up view of the buttered sprouts in a bowl.

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Tender sprouts with a quick butter topping. Try our fast and simple Instant Pot Brussel sprouts recipe that only takes 12 minutes from start to finish!
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Cornbread Dressing

This easy Cornbread Dressing Recipe mixes Cornbread and French bread for a great texture and flavor. Serve this comforting side at your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table or as a weeknight side with any protein dish. 
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Freshly baked rolls in a white pan.

Brioche Rolls

These homemade Brioche Rolls are soft and airy, but dense enough to hold up to any hamburger or sandwich. They're easy-to-make, so much better than store-bought, and have the best buttery, subtly sweet flavor. 
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Crock pot baked potato with toppings.

Crockpot Baked Potatoes

There really is nothing the Crock Pot can’t do, and these Crock Pot Baked Potatoes are no exception.
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Crock pot baked potato with toppings.

Crockpot Baked Potatoes

There really is nothing the Crock Pot can’t do, and these Crock Pot Baked Potatoes are no exception.
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The yeast rolls have baked and are ready to serve.

Homemade Yeast Rolls

Our homemade yeast rolls are just like the one's Grandma used to make. Warm, tender dinner rolls topped with melted butter. Serve them as-is or with honey!
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Scoop of casserole with corn on a plate.

Corn Casserole

Corn casserole made with creamed corn, corn muffin mix and a few other inexpensive ingredients make a fluffy, sweet, and buttery casserole you’ll be craving over and over again. 
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A serving of sausage stuffing on a plate.

Sausage Stuffing

This Thanksgiving try our homemade sausage stuffing made with Italian sausage, crusty French bread, and variety of savory spices!
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Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving dessert recipes might just be my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. Whether it’s blueberry pie, pumpkin ice cream (not traditional but tasty anyway!), or a simple banana bread, you really can go wrong saving a tiny bit of room for dessert.

Close up view of pumpkin cake sprinkled with cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Cake

Our Pumpkin Cake is a moist pumpkin spiced cake topped with a decadent butter and cream cheese frosting! It's so easy to prepare, and doesn't last long.
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Close up view of a sliced pumpkin roll.

Pumpkin Roll

This classic Pumpkin Roll is a fall favorite! It's made with a moist pumpkin cake rolled up with a tangy cream cheese frosting.
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The last picture showing a slice of the pie on a white plate garnished with a cinnamon stick.

Apple Pie

A Granny Smith Apple Pie is the perfect combination of tart apples, savory spices, and sugary sweetness cradled in a flaky, buttery crust.
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A large piece of buttermilk pie topped with whipped cream.

Buttermilk Pie

A quick and easy buttermilk pie. It's an old fashioned recipe, made from scratch, using simple ingredients. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool!
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The pecan pie has baked and is ready to serve.

Easy Pecan Pie

Our easy pecan pie recipe shows you how to create this Southern staple in just five simple steps. All the flavor of Grandma's pecan pie without the hassle!
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Square piece of pumpkin cheesecake on a plate.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are rich and creamy. The perfect combination of sweet pumpkin, spices, and creamy cheesecake all on a shortbread crust and served in bars that fit right in your hand.
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Baked and sliced loaf of orange cranberry bread drizzled with orange glaze.

Orange Cranberry Bread

This Cranberry Orange Bread is incredibly moist, deliciously dense, loaded with orange flavor and juicy cranberries, and finished with a sweet orange glaze. Just 15 minutes to prep!
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Close-up view of a freshly baked pastry with a swirl pattern, topped with a light layer of icing.

Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are baked to soft, fluffy, golden-brown perfection, layered with brown sugar and cinnamon, then drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rich, creamy, full of pumpkin flavor and baked on a graham cracker crust, this Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe makes the perfect ending to any meal.
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Slice of chocolate lasagna with a spoon.

Chocolate Lasagna

Celebrate Thanksgiving with this fun chocolate lasagna. It’s simple to prepare and impossible to resist! Made with layers of tangy cream cheese mixed with fluffy whipped topping, and of course that classic chocolate pudding, this simple treat will delight all holiday season long.
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Spiced cupcakes with maple buttercream are a wonderfully sweet dessert filled with the warm flavors of fall. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger mix perfectly with the subtle flavor of maple.

Spiced Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Spiced cupcakes with maple buttercream are a wonderfully sweet dessert filled with the warm flavors of Fall. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger mix perfectly with the subtle flavor of maple.
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The cranberry fluff in a small white bowl.

Cranberry Fluff

A classic holiday dessert with a tangy twist. Our cranberry fluff is made with fresh cranberries, mini marshmallows, and whipped topping!
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Another picture of the blueberry pie after the crust has cooked to a perfect golden brown

Blueberry Pie

Nothing beats a slice of homemade blueberry pie. Our blueberry pie recipe has all the flavor of a homemade dessert but takes half the time to prepare.
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