Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and many people are already planning out their menu for the big day! If you’ve been tasked with preparing a portion of the meal but have the likes of Mom, Grandma, and Aunt May to contend with you might be a little panicked.
Don’t worry! Even you can rise to the occasion with the right recipe and we have found a list of recipes that will help you win at Thanksgiving no matter what dish you’ve been assigned. Enjoy looking over this delightful list and try not to drool too much before the big day. (We know we did!)
Herb and Citrus Roasted Turkey – Everyone knows that the turkey is the key feature to a thanksgiving dinner, so it’s important to pick a recipe that will fit with the rest of your dishes. This particular recipe has step-by-step pictures in case this is your first time roasting a turkey!
Sweet Potato Casserole – What’s Thanksgiving without sweet potato casserole? If you enjoy the sweet side of sweet potatoes then this recipe is for you — with its crunch pecan crust and creamy potatoes it is sure to please!
Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Asparagus – You always have to have vegetable for a balanced meal, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Mix it up with this recipe for garlic-parmesan asparagus and enjoy this savory treat.
Green Bean Casserole – Spice up the traditional green bean casserole with this delicious recipe. Made completely from scratch, this recipe is a little bit healthier than the green bean casserole you may be used to, but we promise this will become a holiday staple!
Green Bean Bacon Bundles – If green bean casserole isn’t your cup of tea, then maybe these green bean bacon bundles will be more to your liking. Tasty, delicious bacon wrapped around crispy green beans, how could you say no to that?
Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussel Sprouts – Brussel sprouts tend to get a bad wrap, but when well-prepared they can be super delicious. Try this recipe for a sweet and tangy twist on these tasty little veggies!
Wild Mushroom Stuffing – Stuffing is one of the most important dishes on the Thanksgiving table (second only to potatoes in our opinion) so we’ve gathered up a range of stuffing recipes to fit all tastes. Here is a tasty mushroom stuffing with rosemary bread, celery, and onions all sautéed up together with a deliciously obscene amount of butter!
Best Ever Sausage Sage Apple Stuffing – If you like a little bit of sweet in your stuffing (or dressing) this one boasts little bit of apple mixed in with the bread and sausage that could prove a perfect combination for your table!
Onion Bacon Stuffing – Instead of reaching for the box of Stove Top, try your hand at making your own with this more traditional stuffing recipe. It comes together easily and is absolutely delicious!
Bacon-wrapped Tater Tot Bombs – Add a fun appetizer to the day with these delightful morsels! Tater tots, cheese, and bacon rolled in brown sugar and baked to a sweet crisp will have everyone munching while they wait for the main meal. Just make sure they don’t eat too much!
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes – If mashed potatoes aren’t for you, try these garlic parmesan roasted potatoes for a alternative potato dish on your table.
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole – The nice thing about making a potato casserole is that you can make it early and just reheat it day of. They reheat beautifully and make less work for you on Thanksgiving!
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Garlic mashed potatoes are an excellent addition to any meal but are a must on Thanksgiving! This recipe is easy and will come together like a dream.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes – If you are a traditionalist, then this is the mashed potato recipe for you. Simple, extra creamy, and smooth these potatoes will make the perfect vessel for your delicious gravy!
Triple Herb Dinner Rolls – What’s Thanksgiving without some rolls, too? These delightful rolls can be made ahead and baked day of, not to mention they are gluten free without any of the cardboard taste and feel associated with gluten free breads!
Perfect Turkey Gravy – Gravy is important because it goes on everything, and there is nothing like a really delicious gravy to top off a Thanksgiving meal! This recipe is the “perfect” compliment to the rest of your meal and comes together pretty easily.
Cranberry Sauce – Cranberry sauce makes an appearance on many Thanksgiving tables, but instead of cracking open that canned sauce, why not mix up a batch of fresh cranberry sauce? We promise you will never want to go back to the canned kind again!
Pumpkin Pie – Thanksgiving dessert isn’t complete without pumpkin pie! The press-in-the-pan crust of this recipe makes it easier than others so that you can enjoy a homemade pie instead of a store-bought one.
Frosted Pumpkin Cookies – Pumpkin cookies are a great alternative for those that don’t like pumpkin pie, or just as an easy to eat treat to be enjoy for the rest of the day. These are sure to be a hit!
Apple Crisp – Nothing says fall, and Thanksgiving, like apples. Apple crisp is an easy dessert to throw together before the meal and baked while everyone is eating. Enjoy it warm with some ice cream for the best treat!