Discover 120+ Thanksgiving Recipes on Culinary Hill. Turkey, turkey techniques, all the side dishes, bread and rolls, desserts, drinks, and appetizers.

It’s all here, organized by category. We also have sections for gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes.

A roasted turkey on a platter with fruit.
Table of Contents
  1. Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
  2. More Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes (Not Turkey)
  3. Thanksgiving Potato Recipes
  4. Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes
  5. Casserole Recipes for Thanksgiving
  6. Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes
  7. Cranberry Sauce Recipes for Thanksgiving
  8. Thanksgiving Bread and Roll Recipes
  9. Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
  10. Thanksgiving Baking Basics
  11. Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (Not Pie)
  12. Recipes for a Small Thanksgiving
  13. Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
  14. Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
  15. Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving
  16. Drinks and Cocktails for Thanksgiving
  17. Recipes for Leftover Turkey
  18. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
  19. Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
  20. Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Perfect Roast Turkey

This simple Roast Turkey recipe relies on dry-brining and butter-basting for the juiciest, most delicious turkey you’ve ever had. Save your pan drippings too for an easy classic gravy recipe. My idea of perfectly roasted…

1 day 5 hours 30 minutes
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Turkey Techniques

More Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes (Not Turkey)

Prime Rib with Mustard Cream Sauce

Learn how to cook the perfect Prime Rib with step-by-step instructions and photos. This prime rib recipe will be the star of your holiday table, and it’s even better with a drizzle of mustard cream…

5 hours 10 minutes
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Cornish Hens with Stuffing

Roasted Cornish Hens with Stuffing make Thanksgivings extra special. An easy apple mustard glaze takes the place of gravy, and a classic bread stuffing soaks up all the flavors.

1 hour 10 minutes

Thanksgiving Potato Recipes

The Best Mashed Potatoes

The Best Mashed Potatoes in the world are just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and so simple, they barely even need a recipe. No matter what’s on the menu for the holidays, mashed potatoes…

30 minutes
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These Mashed Sweet Potatoes are flavored with fresh thyme, butter, and just a touch of brown sugar. This one-pot recipe always delivers delicious results, and is a perfect side to work into your weeknight routine.

45 minutes

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Classic Bread Stuffing

An easy Bread Stuffing made with all the classic flavors. Baked outside the bird but still buttery and moist, this recipe tastes just like Mom used to make! This stuffing is rich and savory, soft but…

1 hour 10 minutes
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Casserole Recipes for Thanksgiving

Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Casserole, just like mom used to make! Made with frozen veggies, Velveeta, and buttery cracker crumbs, it’s always the first side dish to disappear.

25 minutes
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Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes

Harvest Roasted Vegetables

An easy recipe for Harvest Roasted Vegetables with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, cranberries, bacon, and walnuts. Your new favorite fall side dish!

1 hour
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Green Beans with Bacon

An easy recipe for Green Beans with Bacon (and a touch of brown sugar, too). Cook the bacon and blanch the beans ahead of time, and this dish comes together in minutes.

30 minutes

Cranberry Sauce Recipes for Thanksgiving

Cranberry Sauce with Apples

Update your Cranberry Sauce with apples for a simple and sweet twist on the classic Thanksgiving side. Tasty without getting too crazy! In my family, Thanksgiving is all about traditions. The turkey goes in the oven,…

20 minutes

Cranberry Sauce

This classic Cranberry Sauce is sweetened with orange juice and perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s ready in just 10 minutes or make it ahead. To me, Cranberry Sauce has one main function on your Thanksgiving plate:…

12 minutes

Cranberry Relish

This 3-ingredient, 5-minute Cranberry Relish is the easiest side dish you’ll make this Thanksgiving. Make it ahead, too, because the flavor improves as it sits. Freezer friendly.

5 minutes

How to Set a Table

Whether it’s a quiet supper for one or a dinner party for 12, setting a pretty table makes the occasion even more special. Break out your best china and polish the glassware; here’s a breakdown…

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Thanksgiving Bread and Roll Recipes

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Pillowy soft with a sweet, buttery taste, these Homemade Crescent Rolls are perfect for all the holidays or a weekend baking project. Growing up, grandma’s Homemade Crescent Rolls were always a tradition at all the…

4 hours
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3-Ingredient Homemade Biscuits

Trusted for the last 40 years, this easy homemade biscuit recipe requires just 3 ingredients. Whip up a batch of homemade biscuits for a dinner side dish, shortcake-starter, or as the base of a breakfast…

15 minutes

Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

The Best Pumpkin Pie

The Best Pumpkin Pie just so happens to be an ultra-easy dessert recipe. Start with a store-bought crust, whisk together a tasty filling, and bake. No one will guess this is a semi-homemade pumpkin pie!

3 hours

Thanksgiving Baking Basics

How to Make Whipped Cream

By mixer or by hand, I’ll teach you how to make whipped cream (so much better than canned!) with 3 ingredients and in 5 minutes! Use this homemade whipped cream in shortcakes, pies, sundaes, and…

5 minutes
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How to Make a Pie Crust

Whether it’s the best pie at the state fair or the best pie on the block, it all starts with making your own pie crust from scratch. This recipe is for a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth pastry…

15 minutes

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (Not Pie)

Pumpkin Cheesecake

My best Pumpkin Cheesecake features a graham cracker crust topped with a rich, creamy, and warmly-spiced cheesecake filling. Master how to make cheesecake from scratch for Thanksgiving (or any day).

2 hours 25 minutes
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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

These easy Pumpkin Bars are moist, delicious, and loaded with cream cheese frosting. They are perfectly spiced without being too sweet.

1 hour 10 minutes

Recipes for a Small Thanksgiving

Cornish Hens with Stuffing

Roasted Cornish Hens with Stuffing make Thanksgivings extra special. An easy apple mustard glaze takes the place of gravy, and a classic bread stuffing soaks up all the flavors.

1 hour 10 minutes
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Mashed Potatoes for Two

My Best Mashed Potatoes recipe – scaled down for 2! They are just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and so simple they barely even need a recipe. Mashed potatoes make the perfect moat to…

55 minutes

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Make Ahead Roasted Turkey

If you’re pressed for time (or oven space), Make Ahead Roasted Turkey is just what you need. With this technique, cooking turkey the day before, the week before, or even the month before, still tastes…

5 hours 15 minutes
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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Reduce your Thanksgiving Day stress with Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes. These creamy, fluffy potatoes can be mashed a few days in advance and reheated in the oven or a slow cooker. This recipe has a…

1 hour 35 minutes

Make Ahead Stuffing

This is my favorite (and wildly popular) bread stuffing recipe updated with make-ahead instructions. It’s a great way to get a jump-start on the holiday! This classic stuffing is my mom’s recipe and my favorite…

1 hour 10 minutes

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie

This no bake, Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie can be made up to 2 weeks in advance and frozen. You’ll love the maple-cinnamon topping, too! Once you assemble the pie, it freezes beautifully for future desserts.…

15 minutes

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Midwest Charcuterie Board

A Midwest Charcuterie Board ripe with regional offerings is perfect for all-day grazing and parties with people you love. Make a few things, buy the rest, enjoy it all! I never met a charcuterie board…

20 minutes
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Jarcuterie

This appetizer recipe idea is more than a trend! Jarcuterie, or single-serving charcuterie assembled in a jar, is ideal for parties, potlucks, or even food gifts. What started as a food trend during the pandemic…

5 minutes

Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving

Bagel Bar

For bridal or baby showers, holiday brunches, and beyond, assemble a Bagel Bar so guests can get creative with their bagel recipe creations. This interactive Bagel Bar is beautiful, customizable, and a cinch to share…

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

If you like your Cinnamon Rolls gooey, rich, and drowning in cream cheese icing, this is the recipe for you! The dough is made with yeast because: There are no shortcuts to any place worth…

3 hours 10 minutes

Mimosa Bar

Get the brunch party started in just 5 minutes with a round of brunch cocktails! A Mimosa Bar stocked with a variety of fruit juices and plenty of sparkling wine is a low-stress way to…

5 minutes
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Drinks and Cocktails for Thanksgiving

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is simple to make, sweet, and delicious. This welcoming, spiced hot beverage makes the whole house smell amazing, too. In my house, cinnamon and clove-spiced cranberry apple cider is THE…

3 hours 10 minutes
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Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is warmed apple cider infused with brandy and spices. It’s the perfect hot beverage for a cold day, especially around the holidays. Hot Mulled Cider Day is officially September 30, but I usually…

40 minutes

Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Put your leftover turkey to work in this quick and easy Turkey Noodle Soup. It’s simple but delicious and perfect year-round. Also great with chicken!

35 minutes
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Turkey Tetrazzini

Put leftover turkey to work with this easy Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole. Made with creamy sauce and pasta baked under a crunchy crumb topping, this simple casserole is ready in under an hour or can be…

40 minutes

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

The Best Mashed Potatoes

The Best Mashed Potatoes in the world are just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and so simple, they barely even need a recipe. No matter what’s on the menu for the holidays, mashed potatoes…

30 minutes

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes