Plan your perfect Midwestern Thanksgiving with some of the most popular holiday recipes on Culinary Hill. This ultimate guide contains a planner to get ahead, a printable shopping list, menu cards, and links to all 12 recipes on the menu.
Table of Contents
- The Menu
- Shopping list
- Thanksgiving planner
- Perfect roast turkey with gravy
- Best mashed potatoes
- Classic bread stuffing
- Slow cooker green bean casserole
- Vegetable casserole
- Roasted asparagus
- Homemade crescent rolls
- Cranberry sauce with apples
- Best apple pie
- Best pecan pie
- Best pumpkin pie
- Homemade whipped cream
- How to Set a Table
This menu feeds at least 12 adults (or fewer with ample leftovers).
Want a copy of the menu for your guests or to help you stay organized? This printable Thanksgiving menu has the complete list of recipes in a printer-friendly format.
This printable Thanksgiving shopping list has EXACTLY what you need to make all 12 recipes in this collection.
Already have some ingredients on hand? Of course you do! Just go through your pantry and spice cabinet, identify what is already in there (ground cinnamon, sugar, etc.), and cross it off the list.
This printable Thanksgiving planner is a road-map to your Thanksgiving success. It tells you what to do and when, up to 5 days in advance, so you can get started as soon as possible.
Perfect roast turkey with gravy
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, too!
Get the recipe: Perfect Roast Turkey with Gravy
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.
Get the recipe: Best Mashed Potatoes
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!
Get the recipe: Classic Bread Stuffing
Slow cooker green bean casserole
This Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is made from scratch, can easily be made ahead, and won’t taken up any space in your oven on Thanksgiving.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Green Bean 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.
Get the recipe: Vegetable Casserole
An easy recipe for Roasted Asparagus with olive oil, garlic, and lemon. The high oven temperature cooks it to tender-crisp perfection in 10 minutes or less.
Get the recipe: Roasted Asparagus
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.
Get the recipe: Homemade Crescent Rolls
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!
Get the recipe: Cranberry Sauce with Apples
Best apple pie
Tried and true, this recipe for the best Apple Pie is ready in just one hour. All you need is your favorite apples and a few basic ingredients. Store-bought pie dough makes it even easier.
Get the recipe: Best Apple Pie
Best pecan pie
The Best Pecan Pie has a flavorful, balanced filling that isn’t too sweet and a flaky, buttery crust that never gets soggy. Learn the secrets to both!
Get the recipe: Best Pecan Pie
Best pumpkin pie
The Best Pumpkin Pie is the one that’s easiest to make! Start with a store-bought crust, whisk together a tasty filling, and bake to pumpkin pie perfection.
Get the recipe: Best Pumpkin Pie
Homemade 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! A necessary topping for all your pies.
Get the recipe: Homemade Whipped Cream
How to Set a Table
Whether you’re looking for a casual event or a formal affair, find your preferred way to set the table for Thanksgiving.
Get the guide: How to Set a Table