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Thanksgiving Menu

A Classic Thanksgiving Menu With Recipes


I've made a menu consisting of many of our most popular Thanksgiving recipes, including the roast turkey, essential side dish recipes, salads, desserts, and all the fixin's. To plan your Thanksgiving dinner menu, choose a few or several of the recipes below. 


Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Turkey and Fixin's

Herb Roasted Turkey
Apple Pecan Dressing Recipe
Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Relish
Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe

Potatoes and Sides

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Cheddar Green Bean Casserole
Baked Maple and Brown Sugar Butternut Squash


Cranberry Salad Seven Layer Salad Recipe


Sweet Potato Rolls
Angel Biscuits


Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Apple Crisp Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes

Basic Roast Turkey
Photo of Roast Turkey © Diana Rattray
Whether you choose a baked ham, lamb or beef, an elegant crown roast of pork, or the ever-popular roast turkey, this list will have something for you.

Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Savory Sausage Dressing
Photo of Savory Sausage Dressing © Diana Rattray
Here you'll find a great list of dressing and stuffing recipes, from Southern-style cornbread dressings and dressings with sausage or oysters, to moist and easy slow cooker dressing recipes.

Gravy and Sauce Recipes

Easy Turkey Gravy
Photo of Easy Turkey Gravy © Diana Rattray
Delicious gravy and sauce recipes include easy turkey gravy, Madeira gravy, old-fashioned giblet gravy, raisin sauce for ham, and more.

Salads and Relishes

Cranberry Orange Relish, Slow Cooker
Photo of Cranberry Orange Relish © Diana Rattray
Here are several cranberry relish recipes, plus a big variety of popular vegetable and tossed salad recipes.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Broccoli Casserole Recipe
Photo of Broccoli Casserole Recipe © Diana Rattray
Side dishes galore! Choose from classic sweet potato casseroles and green bean casseroles, or try something different like creamed peas with mushrooms, sauteed kale, or creamed Swiss chard.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes and Rutabagas
Photo of Mashed Potatoes and Rutabagas © Diana Rattray
Here are some of my favorite recipes for mashed potatoes, including a step-by-step for making basic mashed potatoes.

Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipes

Waldorf Salad
Photo of Waldorf Salad © Diana Rattray
Choose from Waldorf salads, wonderful ambrosia recipes, cranberry salads, gelatin salads, frozen fruit salads, and more.

Thanksgiving Bread Recipes

Sweet Potato Rolls
Photo of Sweet Potato Rolls © Diana Rattray
From angel biscuits and pumpkin yeast bread to clover leaf rolls and sweet potato rolls, you'll find a great bread recipe for your special dinner in this list of recipes.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Photo of Pumpkin Cake Roll © Diana Rattray

There's always a dessert everyone demands, and here you'll find a long list of Thanksgiving favorites. Recipes include several pumpkin pies, pecan pies, apple pies, popular pumkin cake roll, creme brulee, cheesecakes, coconut cake, and more. 

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