85+ Thanksgiving Recipes

Over 85 Thanksgiving recipes to help you set the perfect table for one of the best days of the year. Turkey, stuffing, vegetables, cranberries, desserts and breads. It’s all here!

85+ Fantastic Thanksgiving Recipes on RachelCooks.com


Isn’t Thanksgiving just the best? What’s your favorite part of the big meal? I love the stuffing because it is so unique to Thanksgiving. Of course, a big turkey is too, but I just adore the flavorful stuffing. I love it all though, who am I trying to kid. If you haven’t nailed down every last detail of your Thanksgiving meal, I hope this round-up of fantastic recipe will help you finalize your plans.




Photo: Cookin’ Canuck


Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter and Roasted Shallots {Cookin’ Canuck}
Roast Turkey with Pears and Sage {Adventures in Cooking}
Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey {She Wears Many Hats}
Roasted Turkey Breast with Bacon and Herbs {Jelly Toast}
Sweet Tea and Citrus Brined Turkey {Confections of Foodie Bride}
Oven Roast Turkey Breast {Dine and Dish}
The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Breast {Heather’s Dish}
Mustard Crusted Turkey {Food For My Family}
The Juiciest Salt and Pepper Turkey {Noble Pig}
Turkey Roulade with 5 Minute Stuffing {Busy In Brooklyn}
Braised Turkey Thighs with Cranberry Wild Rice {Rachel Cooks}


Photo: Table for Two


Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing {Table For Two}
Pumpkin Gingerbread Stuffing {Healthy Green Kitchen}
Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Fruit and Pecans {TasteFood}
Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing {Skinny Taste}
Sausage Cornbread Stuffing {Lauren’s Latest}
Mushroom Challah Dressing {What Jew Wanna Eat}
Mushroom and Kale Sausage Stuffing {Wine and Glue}
Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding {Noble Pig}
Apple, Bacon , and Cheddar Cheese Stuffing {Cupcakes and Kale Chips}
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Potato Sides

Maple Mustard Sweet Potatoes and Shallots {Rachel Cooks}
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes {Rachel Cooks}
Potato, Cauliflower and Cheddar Bake {Rachel Cooks}
Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions {Cookin’ Canuck}
Poblano Potato Gratin {Table For Two}
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes {Farm Fresh Feasts}
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac {Kalyn’s Kitchen}


Vegetable Sides

Maple Cayenne Roasted Brussels Sprouts {Rachel Cooks}
Spicy Sweet Butternut Squash {Rachel Cooks}
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta {Nutmeg Nanny for Rachel Cooks}
Roasted Carrots with Thyme and Nutmeg {Rachel Cooks}
Quinoa, Bacon, and Kale Stuffed Butternut Squash {Rachel Cooks}
Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts {Katie’s Cucina for Rachel Cooks}
Healthier Green Bean Casserole {Thrifty Veggie Mama}
Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme {Kalyn’s Kitchen}
Roasted Brussels Sprouts {Healthy Green Kitchen}
Delicata Squash with Thanksgiving Stuffing {Healthy Seasonal Recipes}
Butternut Squash Gratin {Simple Bites}
Coriander Roasted Rainbow Carrots {The Corner Kitchen}
Brussels and Bacon {The Lemon Bowl}
Four Onion Gratin {The Hungry Goddess}
Roasted Acorn Squash with Onion, Grapes, and Thyme {Very Culinary}
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese {The Law Student’s Wife}



Photo: Oh My Veggies

Cranberry Sides

Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce {Oh My Veggies}
Jellied Cranberry Sauce {Foodie with Family}
Apple Cranberry Sauce {Spoonful of Flavor}
Ruby Port Cranberry Sauce {Karen’s Kitchen Stories}
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce {The Lemon Bowl}
Orange Compote with Candied Cranberries {Taste and Tell}


Photo: Dine and Dish

Breads and Rolls

Best Buttery Dinner Rolls {Dine and Dish}
No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread {Rachel Cooks}
Italian Herb and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread {Rachel Cooks}
Cranberry Walnut Oat Bread {Rachel Cooks}
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls {Texanerin Baking}
No Knead Dinner Rolls {Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body}
Grandma’s Buttermilk Cornbread {Foodie with Family}
Goat Cheese & Black Pepper Popovers {Seasons & Suppers}
Foolproof Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits {Tracey’s Culinary Adventures}




Winter Salad with Clementines and Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts {Rachel Cooks}
Arugula, Grape, and Shaved Manchego Salad {Kalyn’s Kitchen}
Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pepitas {Two Peas and Their Pod}
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad {The Kitchen Is My Playground}
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Kamut, and Blue Cheese {The Law Student’s Wife}
Green Bean Salad {All Four Burners}


Photo: Savory Simple


Thanksgiving Pie Tarts {Savory Simple}
Chocolate Espresso Pecan Pie {Cake Duchess}
Guilt Free Pumpkin Pie {Thrifty Veggie Mama}
Toffee Topped Pumpkin Pie {Recipe Girl}
Sweet Potato Pie on Maple Quinoa Crust {Nosh and Nourish}
Salted Caramel Apple Pie {The Corner Kitchen}
Warm Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie {Life and Kitchen}
Classic Pecan Pie {Barbara Bakes}
French Silk Pie {Amanda’s Cookin’}

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Other Desserts

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fillo Straws {Rachel Cooks}
Easy Pumpkin Mousse Cups {Rachel Cooks}
Pumpkin Roll {Gimme Some Oven}
Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake {The Kitchen Is My Playground}
Puff Pastry Cornucopias with Pumpkin Mousse {Just a Taste}
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise {Oh My Veggies}
Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin with Nutmeg Whipped Cream {Food Babbles}
Pumpkin Pie Crunch {Chocolate, Chocolate, and More}
Apple and Sparkling Cider Pound Cake {Kailley’s Kitchen}
Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding {Because I Like Chocolate}
Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake {Keep It Sweet Desserts}
Caramelized White Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Cupcakes {Keep It Sweet Desserts}
Apple Pie Lasagna {Beyond Frosting}


Happy Cooking! Hope this round-up helps put the finishing touches on your big meal.

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  1. Rachel,
    Thanks for allowing me to share your round up in my Best Thanksgiving Round Ups post! I appreciate your contribution to the cornucopia of recipes. With your help, we’ve got hundreds of recipes for all sorts of Thanksgiving needs, from setting the table, to making ahead, to vegetarian dishes, to more desserts than my brain can comprehend.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. I love to offer a buffet filled with side dishes! Makes leftover day more exciting. And yes, I am a stuffing addict….made with mushrooms and oysters and sausage! Add some gravy and the all day cooking is so worth every minute! Looking forward to the thanksgiving bounty show!

  4. I am so ready for Thanksgiving! So many great recipes here, awesome round up.

  5. Thanks so much! So many of these look great. I’m going to pin them to my Holiday Meals board and hopefully come up with some good options!

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  7. Fantastic list of recipes, Rachel! I can’t wait for turkey day! Thanks for including my biscuits :)

  8. Amazing list of links – saving Thanksgiving!! Thank you :)

  9. Awesome awesome Rachel! Thanks so much for including my mac!!!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing my Mushroom & Kale Sausage Stuffing Rachel!

  11. Brussels sprouts seem to be the **hot** veggie of the moment–I’m going to have to buy them

  12. best guide, ever!!! thank you for including two of mine on here!! you rock!! <3

  13. This is exactly what I was looking for today!! What a yummy looking round-up!

  14. I love deciding what to add to my Thanksgiving menu. Thanks for including my Apple Cranberry Sauce!

  15. Wow oh wow. What a collection of winners you’ve pulled together Rachel. The photos are beautiful, and there are so many unique ideas here. Thanks for including my delicata squash with Thanksgiving stuffing recipe.

  16. I’m getting my stretchy pants ready….bring on the feasting! Thanks for including me!

  17. This is definitely the ultimate Thanksgiving roundup!! Thanks so much for including me, Rachel!! I love that you have an entire section on just pies :) A girl by my own heart!

  18. Bring it on! Tick-tock. Thanks for including me :D

  19. I am definitely failing on the T-Day planning front, so I am SO glad you posted this! It is super useful.

  20. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving after looking at all those photos and fantastic recipes.

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