114 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving 2012

(Scenes from our Thanksgiving in 2012)

Whether we’re ready or not, Thanksgiving will be here in just two weeks from Thursday. How did it already become the holiday season?! We are hosting Thanksgiving this year (yay!), which means that I need to finalize a menu ASAP, and thought you might be in the same situation. To help you kick off your menu planning, I’ve gathered all of the Thanksgiving-worthy recipes that are on the site and brought them here in one list for you. There are some breakfast (slash brunch) ideas, as well as tons of side dishes and desserts, drinks and even some ideas for leftovers. I’ll be sharing more Thanksgiving recipes over the next couple of weeks, but these should get you going and get your menu started!


Apple Cinnamon Bread
Apple Cinnamon-Raisin & Walnut Baked Oatmeal
Apple Fritter Doughnuts
Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
Beer Waffles with Cinnamon-Caramel Apples
Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Breakfast Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole
Cheesy Sausage Spinach Breakfast Casserole
Cinnamon Babka
Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
Praline Waffles
Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel
Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze
Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits


Bourbon Slush
Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch
White Chocolate Steamers


Artichoke Spinach Dip
Bacon-Jalapeno Cheese Ball
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Tartlets
Cheddar Ale Spread
Chicken Spread
Crab Dip
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Hot Reuben Dip
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Pimento Cheese Ball
Polenta Pizza
Sweet Onion and Parmesan Dip
Veggie Pizza Appetizer

Side Dishes

Bacon and Mushroom Potato Gratin
Broccoli Salad
Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Dressing and Maple-Glazed Pecans
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin
Buttermilk Biscuits
Butternut Squash & Bacon Mac n’ Cheese
Butternut Squash Soup
Cheesy Creamed Corn Casserole
Classic Bread Stuffing Recipe
Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls
Compound Butter
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry-Walnut Rolls
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Garlic Knots
Homemade Gravy (Make Ahead)
Mashed Sweet Potato Brulée
Mrs. Waterman’s Stuffed Mushrooms
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Soup with Apple and Spices
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
Sausage, Fig & Cranberry Stuffing
Scalloped Potatoes
Sweet Dinner Rolls
Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere


Almond-Apple Crisp
Apple Cider Caramels
Apple Dumplings
Apple Pie-Cake
Apple Pie Ice Cream
Apple-Pecan Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Filling & Praline Frosting
Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake
Caramelized Pear Tart
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie
Cinnamon Ice Cream (perfect with your pumpkin pie!)
Classic Apple Pie
Cranberry Ice Cream Pie
Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Dutch Apple Pie
Dutch Apple Pie Bars
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Fig and Walnut Biscotti
Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies
Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad
Homemade Caramel Apples
Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies (these were one of my Grandma’s Thanksgiving traditions)
Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Maple-Walnut Fudge
Maple-Walnut Ice Cream
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Blondies
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Bars
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Crumb Bars
Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Vanilla Bean and Cardamom
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Filling
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie
Skillet Apple Crisp
Snickerdoodle Biscotti
Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Sweet Potato Pie
Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Turtle Cheesecake
Zia Lena’s Date Bar Cookies


Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole
Turkey, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup
Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Tetrazzini

What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Any recipe requests?


24 Responses to “114 Thanksgiving Recipes”

  1. Ellen on November 11, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I so want I try…ALL of your pumpkin recipes!!
    As for T-day favorites, I’m a nut for a simple bread stuffing with the pepperidge farm croutons, celery, and onions. I’m also a fanatic for cranberry sauces-I made a whiskey one last year that was insanely good:


  2. Belinda @themoonblushbaker on November 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I would love to see how you do your thanks giving bird! that deep fried one look amazing!
    your dessert recipes all look so good but that mouse cake has won my heart


    • Michelle on November 11th, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Hi Belinda, I brine it overnight, then we deep-fry it! SO delicious!


  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on November 11, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wow that is a lot of recipes! I will have to check them all out!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!


  4. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate on November 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I could go for one of those white chocolate steamers this morning for sure!


  5. Leslie on November 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Wow! Thanks for all the awesome recipes! You rock!


  6. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron on November 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

    What an awesome resource! Thanks for putting it together. Just pinned it 🙂


  7. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes on November 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for the great roundup! I should practice some of these recipes before Thanksgiving day!


  8. Lynne on November 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

    The thing I love so much about Thanksgiving is that there is NO menu to put together – we have the same dishes every year because they are traditional family favorites, some of which we only have once a year. It just would not be TG dinner without our favorites. That said, we have made minor adjustments along the way – some have stuck (like dried cranberries in our bread stuffing), and others not so much (like mashed turnip).


  9. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent on November 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

    So many good recipes, thanks for sharing 🙂


  10. Alex on November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Can I just say that I’ve been really disappointed in the direction your blog is heading lately? From using cool whip in everything, to the quality of your photos, to the increased frequency of these throwaway “round up” posts. Michelle, this is your JOB and you have really been phoning it in lately.
    And for the love, I DON’T CARE WHAT KIND OF SALAD DRESSING YOU ARE CURRENTLY OBESSESED WITH! Your Friday Favorite posts give me the rages.


    • Grandma Kathy on November 11th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Ooh Alex, always so crabby? Just unsubscribe if the posts cause you so much pain. Doubt if you’ll be missed.


    • Michelle C. on November 11th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Uh-oh…….someone get Alex a slice of pumpkin pie with an extra dollop of Cool Whip…STAT!


  11. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen on November 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Wow! Now THAT’S a roundup! Thanks for sharing your favorite Thanksgiving Day and Fall recipes with us, Michelle!


  12. Connie Lee on November 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I really enjoy reading your posts, thanks for the recipes and doggie pics on Friday.


  13. Martha in KS on November 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks, Michelle! I always appreciate your recipe collections. Makes it easy to find delicious things to try. Will you let us know what you’re fixing for your first Thanksgiving as Mrs. CCC?


    • Michelle on November 12th, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Absolutely! 🙂


  14. Arthur in the Garden! on November 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Wow! And now I am set for Thanksgiving! 🙂


  15. Kristen on November 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    So excited to see some Thanksgiving breakfast recipes! Usually we do lunch with my family and dinner with hubby’s but this year we have to do breakfast with his family instead – this will help with some inspiration on what to make.


  16. Michelle C. on November 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    These all look amazing! I’m curious what the Brie plate with crackers and spread is….. I LOVE CHEESE!! Stinky smelly creamy cheese!


  17. Christina on November 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I am having trouble ‘pinning’ this item. I am getting a message that there is not an image.url present. Any help you provide will be appreciated. Chris


    • Michelle on November 12th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Christina, I just tried to pin it using a couple of different methods and all seems to be working. Perhaps Pinterest was having a hiccup when you originally tried?


  18. Laura Dembowski on November 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    So many great ideas for Thanksgiving . . . or just tonight!


  19. Jaclyn on November 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Awesome roundup! That had to have taken forever to put together!


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