Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Totally Count On

A delicious collection of my favorite tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving Recipes

Gobble gobble!

In case you happen to still be finalizing (or ahem, like me, just beginning) your Thanksgiving meal planning for the week ahead, I thought I would pop in today and highlight a few of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes here on the site. 


I have confessed before here that I’m totally “that food blogger” who’s just never been into turkey on Thanksgiving.  Which is why, after nine years of blogging, a roasted turkey recipe is still conspicuously missing here on the site.  (Apologies to you turkey lovers, although I will happily forward you to Ina.)

But, when it comes to everything else on the table?  Game on.

From the hands-down best green bean casserole I’ve ever tried, to the yummiest scalloped (or mashed) potatoes, to all kinds of healthy vegetable side dishes, to fresh and seasonal salads, easy appetizers, hearty soups, pumpkin-everything desserts, homemade mulled cider (or wine), irresistible snacks and more — I’ve got you covered this Thanksgiving.  So scroll through, bookmark your faves, and enjoy these tried-and-true favorites.

Wishing you all a warm, meaningful, and delicious week ahead — wherever in the world life may find you.  Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Spicy Greek Feta Dip Recipe

Spicy Greek Feta DipLooking for a fun new appetizer?  This spicy feta dip was inspired by our recent trip to Greece and is crazy good.  Also easy to prep a day or two in advance before the holiday. 🙂

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke DipMy go-to recipe for this classic dip, super easy to dump and stir in the Crock-Pot.

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip Recipe

Buffalo Cauliflower DipI promise — you won’t even miss the chicken in this irresistible vegetarian version!

Homemade Extra-Bold Chex Mix Recipe

Extra-Bold Chex MixThis is another tradition classic in our family.  Every Thanksgiving must have Chex mix around for snacking (and spoiling your appetite) all weekend long.  😉

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Sausage and Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Sausage and Sweet Potato Thanksgiving StuffingIt’s packed with the perfect balance of sweet and savory ingredients, seasoned with lots of fresh herbs, and so hearty and comforting.

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Wild Rice StuffingA different take on stuffing that’s a bit healthier, easy to make, and it’s also naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Thanksgiving Potato Recipes

The BEST Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The BEST Mashed PotatoesMy go-to recipe!  They’re perfectly rich and creamy, full of great flavor, easy to make, and always a crowd fave.

The BEST Baked Potato Recipe

Perfect Baked PotatoesEverything you need to know about how to make perfectly baked potatoes in the oven.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped PotatoesMy favorite recipe for cheesy, creamy, garlicky, crazy-delicious scalloped potatoes.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole: No marshmallows in sight, and topped with a simple maple cinnamon pecan topping. 

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Healthy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Healthy Green Bean CasseroleMade totally from scratch with a creamy mushroom Alfredo sauce and the tastiest crispy onion topping.  Tons of our readers agree — this green bean casserole is the best!

"Everything" Roasted Asparagus Recipe

“Everything” Roasted AsparagusQuick and easy to make, and sprinkled with irresistible everything bagel seasoning.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe

Slow Cooker Creamed CornEasiest creamed corn recipe ever!  Just dump everything in the Crock-Pot and you’re good to go.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Brussels SproutsMy best tips for how to make perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts.  Plus lots of different ideas for seasonings!

Easy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Roasted CauliflowerOne of my favorite roasted veggies that’s also easy to customize with your favorite seasonings.

Roasted Artichokes Recipe

The Most Amazing Roasted ArtichokesBarclay’s famous artichokes!  To put is simply…we’re obsessed with them. 

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Feel-Good Fall Salad Recipe

Feel-Good Fall SaladMy favorite salad of the season, made with a yummy mix of roasted sweet potatoes, fresh avocados, goat cheese, nuts, dried cranberries, and a simple lemony dressing.

Our Family's Favorite Salad

Our Family’s Favorite SaladOur family has served this salad for Thanksgiving for about as long as I can remember!  In our house, it’s always a classic.

Everyday Salad Recipe

Everyday SaladThe salad that Barclay and I quite literally make at least multiple days a week.  The dressing is perfection and can work with whatever extra ingredients you might like to add in.

Thanksgiving Soup Recipes

Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup: My favorite soup of the season!  It’s easy to make in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot, or on the stovetop.  It’s easy to make vegan and gluten-free.  And we absolutely love it.

The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe | Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or Stovetop

Butternut Squash SoupMy tried-and-true butternut squash soup recipe!  It’s also easy to make in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot or on the stovetop, and is both vegan and gluten-free.

Thai Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Thai Curried Pumpkin Soup: A quick 20-minute recipe made with the most delicious curry seasonings!  It’s also gluten-free and vegan.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Classic Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin RollMy all-time favorite pumpkin dessert, filled with the most delicious cream cheese filling and made a bit easier with my parchment rolling method.  (No towels needed!)

Easy Cranberry Crisp Recipe

Cranberry CrispEasy to make in a single larger baking dish, or in cute little ramekins as pictured above.  And so delicious!

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese FrostingAs you can see, I have a bit of a thing for pumpkin and cream cheese. 😉 These soft and cakey pumpkin cookies are always a delicious fall treat!

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie: Spike your pumpkin pie with a bit of bourbon for something different this year!  (And the whipped cream too.  Yum.)

Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Homemade Apple Cider Recipe | Stovetop, Crock-Pot or Instant Pot

Homemade Apple CiderOne of my favorite recipe for holiday entertaining.  Easy to make from scratch in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot or on the stovetop, and so delicious.  (It’s also great mixed with bourbon!)

Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled WineSuper-simple to make, and guaranteed to make your home smell amazing.  Feel free to make yours with red, white or rosé wine.

3-Ingredient Cranberry Bourbon Fizz

Cranberry Bourbon Fizz: A quick, festive, 3-ingredient cocktail that’s always a hit around the holidays.

Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Maple Old FashionedMy favorite way to make this simple classic cocktail — sweetened with just a hint of real maple syrup.

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