Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

We have every recipe you would want for your Thanksgiving Day dinner menu: including roasted, brined, not-brined, deep fried, and spatchcocked turkey recipes, and dozens of appetizers, Thanksgiving side dish recipes, desserts, salads, or vegetarian dishes.

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Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

Rating: 4 stars 396
Getting a great-tasting turkey on the Thanksgiving table is easier than you might think. Here, the bird is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of butter and fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme before going into the oven. Use the roasted vegetables and turkey neck to make Rich Gravy.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 3 stars 115
No roasting pan necessary for these adorable cabbage cousins: Tossed with avocado and coated in a bright lemon-Dijon dressing, the tender Brussels sprout leaves make a showstopping salad.

Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey

Rating: 3.5 stars 631
Brined to retain moisture, then basted with butter and wine while roasting, this turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, is golden and juicy. The bird is brined for 24 hours, so leave plenty of time for this recipe. If you don't brine yours, skip steps one and two.

Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 3.5 stars 114
A simple recipe that has delicious results, all you need are Yukon gold potatoes, olive oil, fresh thyme, and salt to make these crispy potato slices. Use a mandolin to get even potato slices, it’s also quicker than slicing by hand. Try serving them with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 355
This delicious recipe for mashed potatoes enriched with cream cheese came from Martha's mother, Mrs. Kostyra.

Apple-Pie Cake

Rating: 3 stars 1582
A delicious hybrid, this dessert is an irresistible cross between apple pie and a fruit crisp. It's easy to make, all you need are six ingredients and you probably already have most of them on hand: butter, light-brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Oh, and you’ll also need five pounds of tart apples such as Granny Smiths. The apples are sliced and layered with a crumb mixture similar to that used for a fruit crisp. Ths tall dessert is baked in a springform pan.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 615
Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash in our Roasted Pumpkin Soup recipe. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream—or both.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 3.5 stars 1388
Who says pumpkin is just for pie? Our pumpkin cheesecake recipe creates a rich and creamy dessert that's a delicious ending for any meal but is especially memorable for a holiday dinner. There's a graham cracker crumb crust under the dreamy pumpkin-cream cheese filling, and yes this recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice!

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 1495
The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Carrot Puree

Rating: 4 stars 48
All it takes is a sprinkling of salt and pepper to enhance the earthy flavors of the carrots in this simple side dish.

Pumpkin Pie Made with Roasted Fresh Pumpkin

Rating: 3.5 stars 236
Traditional pumpkin pie gains depth of flavor with roasted fresh pumpkin and just the right amount of warming spices.

Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 425
We've made the quintessential Thanksgiving casserole better than ever by combining fresh green beans, homemade mushroom sauce, and savory fried shallots.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Add These Vegetable-Based Sides, Mains, and Salads to Your Thanksgiving Menu
Yes, there will be turkey on our Thanksgiving tables, but there will also be plenty of plant-based dishes to choose from. Check out our colorful and delicious vegetable-centric mains, sides, and salads to add to your holiday feast.
30 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Guaranteed to Please
Thanksgiving side dishes don't need to be time-consuming in order to be delicious. Streamline your Thanksgiving meal prep with these easy side dish recipes, including sautéed and roasted seasonal vegetables and favorite potato and sweet potato dishes to seamlessly complement your turkey. 
Classic Cornbread
Rating: 3 stars 182

This cornbread strikes the right balance between tender and crumbly. To use it in a Thanksgiving stuffing, reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons.