The BEST Thanksgiving Recipes EVER

Updated October 28, 2017
Originally Published: September 5, 2016

The best recipes for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, and tips to help you along the way. Keep these ideas for your Thanksgiving leftover recipes and Thanksgiving desserts too. They NEVER get old and are so delicious that everyone will go back for seconds (and thirds!). Be sure to pin and save this post for November and December.

The BEST Thanksgiving recipes EVER! The best recipes for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, and tips to help you along the way.

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

1. Thanksgiving turkey recipe

One person said, “This is by far the best turkey I have ever made!” Step-by-Step Guide to The Best Thanksgiving Turkey. A tried-and-true recipe for making a perfectly cooked and moist turkey every time. Click the picture for the recipe

Thanksgiving turkey recipe. One person said, "This is by far the best turkey I have ever made!" Step-by-Step Guide to The Best Thanksgiving Turkey. A tried-and-true recipe for making a perfectly cooked and moist turkey every time.

2. Smoked Honey Glazed Ham

This is a great way to take a regular cooked ham and turn it into something spectacular by applying a sweet and spicy rub and placing it in a smoker.

How to Make a Smoked Honey Glazed Ham

3. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Chili

You’ve got to taste it to believe it! It actually tastes like pumpkin spice mixed within a spicy and savory chili. Made with pumpkin purée in a slow cooker.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Chili: You've got to taste it to believe it! It actually tastes like pumpkin spice mixed within a spicy and savory chili. Made with pumpkin purée in a slow cooker.

4. The Perfect Turkey Gravy

Homemade brown gravy is better than packaged any day! Basic All-American Brown Gravy Recipe. Turkey Gravy made from drippings, only way to do it!!! Click the picture for the recipe.

The Perfect Turkey Gravy. Homemade brown gravy is better than packaged any day! Basic All-American Brown Gravy Recipe. Turkey Gravy made from drippings, only way to do it!!!

5. Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

Another pinner said, “One bite and you will never go back.” The best green bean casserole EVER!!! Made with butter crackers, sour cream, cheese, and more.

Grandma's Green Bean casserole. Another pinner said, "One bite and you will never go back." The best green bean casserole EVER!!! Made with butter crackers, sour cream, cheese, and more. 

6. World’s Best Mashed Potatoes

The World’s Best Mashed Potatoes, the best thanksgiving side dish recipe.

The World’s Best Mashed Potatoes, the best thanksgiving side dish recipe. #thanksgiving #sidedish

7. Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding

The BEST banana pudding recipe ever!!! I want to lay on the pudding pillow.

Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding Recipe! The BEST banana pudding recipe ever!!! I want to lay on the pudding pillow.

8. Macaroni & Cheese

One reader said, “This is the best macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted!” Made of ooey-gooey mild cheese, jack cheese, sharp cheese, muenster cheese, Velveeta cheese, and half &half. OMG!

Macaroni and cheese recipe for a crowd: One reader said, "This is the best macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted!" Made of ooey gooey mild cheese, jack cheese, sharp cheese, muenster cheese, velveeta cheese, and half &half.

9. Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto is such a deliciously comforting fall and winter meal! While it looks elegant enough for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is perfect for a weeknight dinner as well.

Pumpkin Risotto is such a deliciously comforting fall and winter meal! While it looks elegant enough for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it is perfect for a weeknight dinner as well.

10. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

11. Buttery Ranch Ritz Crackers

Addicting…as the recipe title states, plus they practically scream HOLIDAY SNACKING!

Buttery Ranch Ritz Crackers - Addicting…as the recipe title states, plus they practically scream HOLIDAY SNACKING!

 

12. Ham & Vegetable Soup

Ever find yourself with a leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving dinner? This Ham & Vegetable Soup is the perfect leftover meal! A reader favorite and one of the most popular soup recipes ever! Click the picture for the recipe.

Ever find yourself with a leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving dinner? This Ham & Vegetable Soup is the perfect leftover meal! A reader favorite and one of the most popular soup recipes ever!

13. Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Delicious homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls, soft, fluffy and fresh from the oven. Brush top with melted butter,and serve warm. You can also make it into one big loaf! By Linda Bailey (and family)

Delicious homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls, soft, fluffy and fresh from the oven. Brush top with melted butter,and serve warm. You can also make it into one big loaf!

14. Crack Green Beans with Bacon

With the sweet-savory flavors of brown sugar and bacon, this combination is worth every minute of waiting in the oven! This recipe is a great dish to take to any potluck and makes a delicious and easy side at any dinner party.
Ingredients:

5 cans of green beans (8 ounces), drained
12 slices bacon, chopped, cooked to be crispy, and drained
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
7 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
Put the drained beans in a 9×13-inch saucepan. Add the bacon. Mix the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Pour over the beans and bake 40 minutes at 350°F. Toss to coat and mix everything, serve.

Crack Green Beans with Bacon

15. Caramel Apple Dump Cake

4 ingredient caramel apple dump cake recipe! Great for fall and even Thanksgiving.

4 ingredient caramel apple dump cake recipe!

16. Mini Thanksgiving Pies

Mini Pies for Thanksgiving are a great alternative for your friends and family who can’t decide which kind of pie to have for their Thanksgiving Dessert. They are small enough that you can eat a couple of them! Click the picture for the different mini pie recipes.

Mini Pies for Thanksgiving are a great alternative for your friends and family who can't decide which kind of pie to have for their Thanksgiving Dessert. They are small enough that you can eat a couple of them!

17. Cream Cheese Corn Casserole

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole. Thanksgiving recipe done right! Simple, decadent, and delicious. Click the picture for the full recipe.

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole. Thanksgiving recipe done right! Simple, decadent, and delicious.

8 thoughts on “The BEST Thanksgiving Recipes EVER

  1. I make butternut squash rolls that are soft and yummy. You can’t even taste the squash so they never know unless you tell. I make it in bread machine then on Florida surface, make individual rolls on cooking stone. They are delicious.

  2. On greenbean casserole, it doesn’t do anything.
    I’ve clicked on pic, name, everywhere, and nothing

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