150+ Thanksgiving Recipes

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Discover 150+ 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. I also have sections for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes.

A roasted turkey on a platter with fruit.


 

If you’re cooking this Thanksgiving, you’re in the right place. This is my exhaustive collection of Thanksgiving recipes, techniques, and inspiration. You’ll find turkey, of course, but you’ll also find all kinds of ideas that aren’t turkey, if that’s your thing, for your Thanksgiving feast.

For Thanksgiving side dishes, I have mashed potatoes six ways in, three styles of cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese recipes, and more tender vegetable sides with fresh herbs than you’ll ever need for your Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s all about discovery, so I’ve got sections to my specialty Thanksgiving menu peppered in here, too. (See what I did there? I love a bad food pun.) My Thanksgiving desserts showcase classic pumpkin pie, but feel free to change it up with one of several options, including pumpkin cheesecake.

My best advice is: don’t wait until Thanksgiving to try a new recipe. These recipes have been rigorously tested by experts, of course, but practice breeds confidence. So if you have the chance, take a pass before the big day. You’ll be glad you did.

Turkey Recipes and Tutorials

A platter of roast turkey garnished with grapes.

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Perfect Roast Turkey

The most Perfect 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.
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More Main Dish Recipes (Not Turkey)

A whole Cornish hen on a gray plate with stuffing.

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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.
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Potato Recipes

The Best Mashed Potatoes in a blue Dutch oven.

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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.
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Stuffing Recipes

A baking dish full of classic bread stuffing.

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Classic Bread Stuffing

An easy Bread Stuffing made with all the classic flavors like onion, celery, and sage. Dry your bread the night before on the counter or in a 300-degree oven for 40 minutes.
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Casserole Recipes

Slow cooker green bean casserole on a patterned platter.

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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

This Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is a great mix of convenience and from-scratch cooking and won't take up any oven space.
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Vegetable Recipes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon in a gray dish.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

For a flavorful yet easy side dish, try Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Smoky bacon and caramelized onions help this sheet pan vegetable recipe shine.
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Cranberry Sauce Recipes

A bowl of cranberry sauce with apples.

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Cranberry Apple Sauce

For a sweet and simple twist on the classic Thanksgiving side dish, try Cranberry Apple Sauce. It's a tasty without getting too crazy on a menu that is rooted in tradition.
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Bread and Roll Recipes

Crescent rolls on a cooling rack.

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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.
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Pumpkin Recipes

A slice of pumpkin pie on a gray plate.

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The best Pumpkin Pie Recipe 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!
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Other Holiday Desserts (Not Pumpkin)

A slice of apple pie on a light blue plate.

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The Best Apple Pie Recipe

The best Apple Pie Recipe can be on your table in just one hour. No one will guess this classic apple pie starts with store-bought pie crust; the filling is just like your favorite bakery's desserts!
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Baking Basics

An unbaked pie crust with a fluted edge.

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How to Make a Pie Crust

Whether it’s the best pie at the state fair or the best pie at the potluck, it all starts with learning How to Make a Pie Crust from scratch. This recipe is for a flaky pastry dough is easier than you might think. Ready to master homemade pie crust?
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Appetizer Recipes

A charcuterie board filled with meats, cheese, fruits, nuts, crackers, and other snacks.

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Charcuterie Board

Learn how to build a charcuterie board for the ultimate snack dinner or party appetizer. My charcuterie board guide will coach you through how much meat and cheese to buy per person, how to assemble the most beautiful board, and the accessories you may want to add to fill in the gaps and add a flavor boost.
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