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: 3.76 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: 3.05 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: 3.64 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: 3.53 stars 114
Serve these elegant, thyme-seasoned potato slices with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Classic Cornbread

Rating: 3.23 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.

Coconut Custard Pie

Rating: 3.11 stars 321
We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Rating: 3.45 stars 442
This rich side is a crowd-pleaser that can share the oven with your roasting bird (try pairing it with our Turkey with Brown-Sugar Glaze) at Thanksgiving.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 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.

Perfect Roast Turkey 101

Rating: 3.69 stars 669
This recipe yields a plump and regal roast turkey, with crisp, golden-brown skin and an aroma to match.

Carrot Puree

Rating: 3.81 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.

Sweet Potato and Sage-Butter Casserole

Rating: 3.74 stars 409
Sage adds a savory note to sweet-potato casserole. Best of all: It can be made two days before the meal.

Hot Spinach Dip

Rating: 3.17 stars 2587
This rich, creamy dish makes the perfect party dip. Otherwise, you might devour it all yourself.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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 sauteed and roasted seasonal vegetables and favorite potato and sweet potato dishes to seamlessly complement the turkey prepared via our downloadable guide.
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.
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Rating: 3.47 stars
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We took the pumpkin out of the pie and baked it into a rich and creamy cheesecake; it's an especially memorable ending to a holiday meal.