Rachel Cooks®


These Thanksgiving recipes will help you plan out your holiday menu with ease!

Try our traditional recipes with a twist like Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Grapes, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole, and Brown Butter Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes!


Close up of cheesy baked corn with bacon and jalapeno in a black baking dish with silver spoon.

Cheesy Baked Corn with Bacon and Jalapeño

Close up of a Thanksgiving dinner on a sheet pan: turkey breast, dressing, potatoes, and asparagus.

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner (Turkey, Dressing & More)

Sliced turkey breast with a knife and fork.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast (from frozen!)

Overhead view of Brussels sprouts salad on a large platter.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapes & Parmesan

Overhead view of pecan pie with cranberries, surrounded by individual ingredients.

Cranberry Pecan Pie – the perfect twist on pecan pie!

An iced drink in a copper cup, garnished with apple, mint leaves, and a cinnamon stick

Apple Cider Mule (Fall Moscow Mule)

Overhead view of apple cake on plates.

Apple Spice Cake with Bourbon Glaze

Ginger spiced hot chocolate in a mug with whipped cream and garnishes.

Ginger Spiced Hot Chocolate – Easy Microwave Recipe!

Pumpkin poke cake being scooped out of a baking dish.

Pumpkin Poke Cake (with real pumpkin!)

Image of butternut squash crostini topped with pomegranate and pepitas.

Butternut Squash Crostini with Ricotta

Image of a beautiful cranberry margarita in a salt rimmed glass, garnished with a lime wedge, an orange wedge, and fresh cranberries.

Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Pinwheel appetizers made with sausage and apple on a black slate board.

Sausage Pinwheels with Apple, Sage, and Gruyère

Image of homemade whipped cream on beaters.

Whipped Cream Recipe – How to Make Whipped Cream

Add this beautiful jewel toned side to your holiday menu!  Cranberry sauce with roasted grapes, apples, and shallots provides a burst of flavor, both sweet and savory, that is unforgettable. 

Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Grapes, Apples, and Shallots

Cheesy brussels sprouts gratin with a spoon scooping out one big cheesy scoop.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

Looking forward to holiday cooking but dreading the scale afterwards? Enjoy these practically guilt-free healthy Thanksgiving recipes!

14+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Creamy mashed potatoes in a bowl topped with melting butter and chives.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – Perfect Every Time!

Versatile, good for you, and delicious, these winter squash recipes will wow your family and friends! From basic how to recipes to surprising entrees, you'll be enjoying winter squash from September to May! 

17+ Winter Squash Recipes & Ultimate Squash Cooking Guide

Four hasselback sweet potatoes in a white baking dish, topped with apples.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Crockpot glazed carrots in a white slow cooker, with a wooden spoon. Parsley is sprinkled on top.

Crockpot Carrots with Cinnamon Glaze

This sweet kale salad is a copycat of the popular bagged salad you find in grocery stores -- but as always, homemade is way better!

Sweet Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

Whether you call them sugared cranberries or candied cranberries, they're the perfect sparkling garnish to nearly any holiday dish or cocktail. They're great on their own, too! 

Sugared Cranberries | Candied Cranberries Recipe

Healthy sweet potato casserole with oats and pumpkin seeds

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)

Baked Brie wheel with Cranberries and Candied Pecans with Bourbon. Garnished with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Bourbon Pecans – with video