40 Thanksgiving Recipes

I am completely and utterly astonished that it’s already November. Where in the world has this year gone?! In just three weeks and a couple of days Thanksgiving will be here. I absolutely love this time of year and am excited to start planning for the holidays. To kick things off I wanted to gather all of the Thanksgiving-worthy recipes that are on the site and share them here in one spot. There will be more Thanksgiving recipes coming your way throughout the month, but these should get you going and get your menu kick-started!

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?

(And, oh my God, that picture. I came across it on Pinterest and died. Look out Einstein, I might make you a pilgrim for Thanksgiving!)


Apple Cinnamon Bread
Beer Waffles with Cinnamon-Caramel Apples
Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel
Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

Side Dishes

Broccoli Salad
Buttermilk Biscuits
Butternut Squash Soup
Classic Bread Stuffing Recipe
Cranberry-Walnut Rolls
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Garlic Knots
Mashed Sweet Potato Brulée
Pumpkin Soup with Apple and Spices
Scalloped Potatoes
Sweet Dinner Rolls


Apple Pie-Cake
Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie
Cinnamon Ice Cream (perfect to go with your pumpkin pie!)
Classic Apple Pie
Dutch Apple Pie
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Fig and Walnut Biscotti
Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies
Homemade Caramel Apples
Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies (these were one of my Grandma’s Thanksgiving traditions)
Maple-Walnut Fudge
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Bars
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Filling
Skillet Apple Crisp


29 Responses to “40 Thanksgiving Recipes”

  1. CouponClippingCook on November 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Love the Pilgrim pics! And love this post of the 40 Thanksgiving Recipes. Another great post of yours to bookmark!


  2. Kristen on November 1, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Mmm I think I might have to try the garlic knots with Thanksgiving dinner this year


  3. Laura on November 1, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to make your pumpkin pie : )


  4. Choc Chip Uru on November 1, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Happy thanksgiving to all America 🙂
    We don’t have it here but hope you all enjoy it 🙂


  5. Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers on November 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

    OMG! I LOVE the picture!!! It is so cute!!! Thanks for all the recipes! I’ll have to read each and everyone!! Have a great day and Happy November!!!!


  6. Katrina on November 1, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Sooo many yummy recipe! Love!


  7. Cristina on November 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Your garlic knots are fanastic. Tried them a couple of weeks ago 🙂


  8. Megan on November 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I really want to try those Italian pillow cookies for my husband’s Italian family!


  9. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on November 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    These all sound so good! Great post and great ideas. Thanks!


  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on November 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    That picture is awesome! I still want to try your green bean casserole. Bookmarked it last year but haven’t got around to making it. Maybe in the coming weeks 🙂


  11. Kaitlyn on November 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, what a great post! Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie here I come 🙂


  12. Gary on November 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I spend way too much time on food sites/blogs every day. Yours is one of two or three that really stand out for consistent content quality. Thanks very much! Got some great ideas from this one including the fig and almond cheesecake.


  13. Bobbi on November 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Great ideas-thanks! I’m gearing up for those cranberry walnut rolls and the fig and walnut biscotti. Yum!


  14. nicole {sweet peony} on November 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    omg that picture is adorable!! and i absolutely cannot believe it’s november either!! i mean, i’m excited & all that it’s the holidays again, but where was the rest of my year?! thanks so much for this thanksgiving round-up… i’ll definitely give some of these a try 🙂


  15. Christine on November 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Love that picture. Looks like a great recipe round-up. Another great post.


  16. Janet Rudolph on November 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Great Round-up with lots of Chocolate Recipes. The photo.. well, Topper is clearly going to be a pilgrim this year. How fab! Thanks for the recipes.


  17. Jennifer (Delicieux) on November 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I love that photo!!!

    What a great collection of recipe ideas. I especially love the sound of the chocolate bourbon walnut pie. Yum!!!


  18. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar on November 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Oh wow! Great post Michelle! I am so bookmarking this. I tend to be traditional on Thanksgiving yet always try to throw in one or two new things and some of these sound amazing. Thanks!


  19. chelsea rose on November 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    i actually made the pumpkin pie bars this past weekend and love them!! soooo good and different from anything i’ve ever made!


  20. Ann on November 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    That is such a cute picture! Thanks for supplying such a wealth of recipes – a terrific Thanksgiving resource!


  21. Thomas Andrew on November 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I’m going to make those buttermilk biscuits this year!


  22. Ally on November 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    The ingredients that accompany Thanksgiving recipes are my favorite: cinnamon, pumpkin, root vegetables… your assortment is amazing!


  23. pedaling on November 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    you had me at the pilgrim dogs!

    Love all your recipes—definitely one of my favorite food and recipe blogs.
    Thanks for all the Thanksgiving links!


  24. Christin M on November 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    What a wonderful dog picture!


  25. Tracy on November 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    What a cute picture! And, thanks for the lovely recipe roundup. I’ve had a few of these bookmarked from last year, and I’m looking forward to making them this Thanksgiving!


  26. Amber, RD on November 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    You have so many great recipes! Like everyone else on Thanksgiving I always overeat! For a great calorie saving dessert, I love this Guiltless Pumpkin Pie. It only has 100 calories per slice!


  27. Aimee Wolf on November 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I don’t have a springform or a roasting pan and for a variety of reasons I’m not ready to buy them. Can I make this in a pie dish (or two, I bet), still using the gingersnap crust? Alterations to baking time or procedure? Thanks!


    • Michelle on November 22nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Aimee, which recipe are you referring to?


  28. Bev Carney on November 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I LOVE the picture of the dogs !!!!!


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