Are you looking for the best Thanksgiving Meal Ideas? Create the perfect holiday menu with this collection of tried and true Thanksgiving recipes!
The Best Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
Are you still trying to decide what will make the cut for the year’s most important meal? No pressure, right?
The last thing you want to do is find yourself rushing at the last minute to find the best turkey recipe, or where you put that green bean casserole recipe. If you’re looking to plan the most epic of holiday feasts, with Thanksgiving meal ideas that rock, you’ll want to stay tuned!
You can’t beat the classics like turkey and stuffing! And who can forget the mountain of potato dishes! To make everything even better, there are also some Thanksgiving appetizers and drinks to make your Thanksgiving dinner impressive!
These are tried and true recipes to help you put together the best Thanksgiving ever!
Thanksgiving Drink Recipes
Pumpkin Pie Martini — Thanksgiving dessert in a glass! This pumpkin pie martini is a decadent fall cocktail that tastes just like the real thing.
Thanksgiving Cider Mules — The traditional Moscow Mule gets a fall makeover with this deliciously sweet and spicy Apple Cider Mule!
Texas Sweet Tea Sangria — You only need four ingredients to make this sweet twist on a southern classic!
Thanksgiving Margarita — This smooth and spicy cocktail is the perfect fall beverage for Thanksgiving. We make a batch every year!
Caramel Moonshine — This sweet and smooth moonshine recipe is an easy and fun way to warm up on a cold Thanksgiving afternoon.
Sparkling Fall Punch — Made with apple infused whiskey, apple cider, and bubbly!
Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Platter — Cute AND healthy! Plus it’s easy to prepare and keeps well in the fridge.
Cranberry Brie Bites — Creamy brie and juicy cranberries baked together in buttery pastry shells
Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe — This roasted beet hummus not only looks pretty, but it tastes great too!
5-Minute Loaded Baked Potato Dip —You only need five minutes to whip up this easy Thanksgiving appetizer!
Ranch Party Mix — This zesty snack mix is a staple at all of our family get-togethers!
5-minute Mini Cuban Sandwich Bites — It only takes five minutes to make these easy mini sandwich bites!
Keto Blooming Onion — This is the kind of appetizer your family will be talking about for years to come!
Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs — These buffalo chicken meatballs are the perfect bite sized treat for your family to enjoy while they’re waiting on dinner.
Turkey Cheese Ball Thanksgiving Appetizer — This easy short cut recipe is the perfect appetizer that takes just minutes to make.
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Dip — Quick and easy, this instant pot dip is so simple to make!
Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas
Butter Roast Turkey — The juiciest way to cook a turkey…and super easy too!
Whole Smoked Turkey — Smoking a turkey isn’t as difficult as you might think! This recipe makes it so simple and easy!
Cajun Smoked Turkey — This cajun smoked turkey has so much flavor and is easy to make at home.
Simple Turkey Brine & Oven Roasted Turkey — This easy turkey brine roasted turkey is so easy to make and perfect for first time Thanksgiving cookers!
How to Make Instant Pot Turkey Breast — Use your Instant pot to make a delicious turkey this year with this easy recipe.
Crispy Herb Air Fryer Turkey Recipe — Instead of deep frying your turkey, why not try it in the air fryer?
Lemon Herb Roast Turkey — The tangy lemon butter adds a nice touch to this easy and delicious turkey recipe!
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Easy Herb Stuffing — Skip the box and make your stuffing from scratch this year!
Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Soy Glaze — These brussel sprouts will seriously change your meal! They are so easy to make and a family favorite in our home.
This cranberry stuffing has so many different flavors, and is a great staple for your Thanksgiving table.
Homemade Creamed Corn — Only a few simple ingredients and so much tastier than anything from a can!
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes — Save oven space and make mashed potatoes in the crockpot this year! You’ll love this rich and buttery recipe!
Dairy Free Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans — You won’t believe that these sweet potatoes are dairy free! They are the perfect side dish for any holiday.
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts — Sweet and savory, these maple bacon brussel sprouts will have even the pickiest of eaters asking for seconds!
Sweet Potato Casserole — an old fashioned side dish topped with candied pecan crumble
Pesto Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes — If you’re on a diet this Thanksgiving, these are keto friendly! Healthy and flavorful, you won’t even notice it’s not the real thing!
Weight Watchers Green Bean Casserole — This healthier version of green bean casserole is the perfect side dish for any Thanksgiving dinner.
Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts (Keto, Low Carb) — A unique take on brussel sprouts, this recipe is perfect for those looking to free up some oven space!
“Cheater” Gluten Free Biscuits — What’s a Thanksgiving meal without biscuits? This southern classic is gluten free, and so flaky!
2-Ingredient Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots— You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this easy ginger ale glazed carrot recipe! Kids love them!!
Gluten Free Cornbread Lunchbox Muffins — These cornbread muffins are perfect for those who don’t want to make rolls this year, but still enjoy the delicious taste of cornbread!
Chocolate Pumpkin Sheet Cake — Chocolate and pumpkin are an unexpected combination, but this is such a delicious treat! You’ll just have to try it for yourself!
Acorn Donut Holes — These donut holes are so easy to make, and they’re the perfect treat for light snacking after your Thanksgiving feast.
Easy Apple Pie Filled Cupcakes — These cupcakes are packed full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make!
Country Apple Fritter Bread — This shareable and craveable country apple fritter bread is the perfect fall treat for your Thanksgiving dessert.
Caramel Pumpkin Poke Cake — This pumpkin poke cake is soaked in caramel and is so rich and sweet, it’s the perfect alternative to a traditional pie recipe.
The BEST Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe — This yummy melt in your mouth pumpkin pie bread pudding will probably become your new favorite Thanksgiving dessert!
The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake — This tasty cheesecake recipe is chocolatey and creamy, and the perfect dessert for those who don’t like pumpkin pie!
Cake Mix Pumpkin Bundt Cake — A perfectly moist pumpkin bundt cake, this recipe is so easy even your kids could make it!
EASY Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Cake — If you’re looking for something a little more unique to try this Thanksgiving, you’ve got to give this ice cream cake a try!
Instant Pot Apple Cake — This easy apple cake is the perfect way to save oven space and make a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving dinner.
Microwave Monkey Bread — This microwave monkey bread is so easy to make and a great crowd pleaser!
Cinnamon Oatmeal Stuffed Apples with Candied Pecans — You’ll never look at oatmeal the same way after trying one of these delicious stuffed apples!
Peanut Butter Sheet Cake — This moist butter infused sheet cake is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for any peanut butter lover.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes — These easy pumpkin pie cupcakes are a great way to get your pumpkin pie but without the mess of making a whole pie!
Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat Poke Cake — This cake is the perfect mix of both chocolate and pumpkin to make a delicious and unique cake!
Pumpkin Pie Pull Apart Bread — From flaky biscuits to pumpkin pie filling this pull apart bread is such a unique take on pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Gingersnap Crust — Even your non-pumpkin loving eaters will want to try a bite of this delicious pumpkin swirl cheesecake!
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
Leftover Turkey Dinner Tacos — Not sure how to use your leftover turkey? Turn it into these yummy turkey tacos!
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole — Use up so many different parts of your Thanksgiving feast with this simple casserole recipe!
Change It Up With These Leftover Turkey Salad Sliders — Transform your leftover turkey into these delicious sliders!
Turkey Mac and cheese — Who would have thought turkey could be a fun ingredient in this mac and cheese dish!
How to Make a Low Carb Leftover Turkey Wrap — Turn your leftover turkey into a delicious wrap with this tasty turkey wrap recipe!
Leftover Turkey Dumplings Recipe — These turkey dumplings are so easy to make and a great way to use up those leftovers!
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