Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Updated: November 2021
Originally Published: November 3, 2013

Looking for some Thanksgiving recipe ideas for the upcoming holiday? Then you’ve come to the PERFECT place today! I have gathered 20+ Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas for your Thanksgiving feast. These tasty Thanksgiving recipe ideas will make the meal! From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, you will find the best Thanksgiving side dishes here. 

These tasty Thanksgiving recipe ideas will make the meal! From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, you will find the best Thanksgiving side dishes here. 

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

1. The Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

This recipe for Green Bean Casserole takes the classic dish up a notch! It’s a Thanksgiving must-have! The holiday table won’t be complete without it.

This recipe for Green Bean Casserole takes the classic dish up a notch! It's a Thanksgiving must-have! The holiday table won't be complete without it.

 

2. Brown Butter Garlic Honey Roasted Carrots

The best roasted carrots ever with lots of garlic, brown butter, and honey. Colorful veggies and herbs are a must-have during the holidays.

Brown Butter Garlic Honey Roasted Carrots – the best roasted carrots ever with lots of garlic, brown butter and honey. SO good

3. Pecan Pie Brownies

Pecan Pie Brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies topped with a pecan pie filling for an irresistible treat. This is a Thanksgiving dessert FAVORITE but is delicious all year long.

Pecan Pie Brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies topped with a pecan pie filling for an irresistible treat. This is a Thanksgiving dessert FAVORITE but is delicious all year long.

4. Corn Casserole Recipe 

This Corn Casserole recipe is a family favorite Thanksgiving food side dish. It is a sweet-savory, cornbread “like” dish that is super delicious and very easy to make.

Our Corn Casserole recipe is a family favorite Thanksgiving food side dish - this sweet-savory, corn bread "like" dish is super delicious and very easy to make. #christmasfood

5. Turkey Gravy Recipe

No Thanksgiving is complete without delicious, homemade Turkey Gravy. This recipe includes instructions to make turkey gravy with or without pan drippings.

No Thanksgiving is complete without delicious, homemade Turkey Gravy. This recipe includes instructions to make turkey gravy with or without pan drippings. #Thanksgiving #ThanksgivingRecipe #ThanksgivingSide #Gravy

6. Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Marshmallows 

Mashed sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan streusel. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any other holiday celebration.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Pecan Streusel - Mashed sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan streusel. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any other holiday celebration.

7. Mashed Potatoes

My Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe is one you will come back to over and over again! Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes – Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

8. Oven Roasted Corn Recipe

The most amazing oven-roasted corn!

THE MOST AMAZING OVEN ROASTED CORN - Healthy and Diet Friendly Food Recipes. - Eating Yummy

9. Creamy Broccoli Casserole 

A family-favorite. With its cheesy broccoli goodness & buttered cracker topping, what’s not to love? A perfect side for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any day!

Creamy Broccoli Casserole ~ A family-favorite. With its cheesy broccoli goodness & buttered cracker topping, what's not to love? A perfect side for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any day!

10. Crock Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Recipe 

Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate a delicious treat for those cool Fall nights!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate a delicious treat for those cool Fall nights!

11. Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Wraps

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are a wonderful holiday appetizer! Use up leftover stuffing and wrap thick flavorful bacon around for the perfect treat.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are a wonderful holiday appetizer! Use up leftover stuffing and wrap thick flavorful bacon around for the perfect treat.

12. Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans- delicious fresh green beans are roasted with a crunchy mixture of parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs.  They make the perfect side dish for any meal.

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans- delicious fresh green beans are roasted with a crunchy mixture of parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs. They make the perfect side dish for any meal.

13. Baked Ham Recipe

Beautifully caramelized Baked Ham with Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe – a perfect alternative or addition to the Thanksgiving Turkey!

Beautifully caramelized Baked Ham with Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe - a perfect alternative or addition to the Thanksgiving Turkey!

14. Garlic Parmesan Potatoes 

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms are sautéed in butter garlic until tender and then tossed in the most AMAZING creamy parmesan sauce. These are great as a side, on top of meat, or eaten by themselves and ready in under 10 minutes!

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms are sautéed in a butter garlic until tender and then tossed in the most AMAZING creamy parmesan sauce. These are great as a side, on top of meat or eaten by themselves and ready in under 10 minutes!

15. Best Darn Ham Sandwiches You’ll Ever Have

Perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers or a pre-dinner snack! Use turkey or ham for these delicious sandwiches.

Best Darn Ham Sandwiches You'll Ever Have! Perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers or a pre-dinner snack! Use turkey or ham for these delicious sandwiches.

16. Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Absolutely perfect Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Easy, delicious holiday or weeknight side dish that’s the perfect amount of creamy. You’ll never need another mac recip!

Absolutely perfect Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Easy, delicious holiday or weeknight side dish that's the perfect amount of creamy.

17. Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

This Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese & Dried Cranberries is a perfect fall comfort food – Rich, creamy and perfect for an elegant weeknight meal. Great for vegetarian guests at Thanksgiving! These wonderful flavors will elevate your Thanksgiving dinner.

This Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese & Dried Cranberries is a perfect fall comfort food - Rich, creamy and perfect for an elegant weeknight meal. Perfect for vegetarian guests at Thanksgiving!

18. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Chili

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Chili: You’ve got to taste it to believe it! It actually tastes like pumpkin spice mixed with 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.

19. The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

The BEST Thanksgiving Roast Turkey Recipe EVER!! How to cook a turkey that is tender, moist, and juicy.

The BEST Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe EVER!! How to cook a turkey that is tender, moist and juicy.

20. Thanksgiving Roast Recipe

Wow your dinner guests with this aromatic rosemary and garlic roast that is so simple to make and complete with a beautiful presentation paired with red wine.

Wow your dinner guests with this aromatic rosemary and garlic roast that is so simple to make and complete with a beautiful presentation paired with red wine.

21. Thanksgiving Salad Recipe

This Apple Pecan Fall Salad is perfect for autumn. Topped with honey mustard dressing and walnuts, this is perfect for a holiday or just a hearty lunch!

This Apple Pecan Fall Salad is perfect for autumn, topped with a honey mustard dressing this is perfect for a holiday or just a hearty lunch!

22. Homemade Dinner Rolls

Soft and buttery Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu!

Soft and buttery Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu! #recipes #thanksgivingrecipes #thanksgiving #sidedish #dinnerrolls #bread #breadrecipes

23. Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This scalloped potatoes recipe is creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious. Yet it’s made lighter with a few simple tweaks!

This scalloped potatoes recipe is creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious. Yet it's made lighter with a few simple tweaks!

24. Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Look no further for the Best Ever Cranberry Sauce! This easy and delightful recipe takes only 15 minutes to make and a handful of ingredients! Spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with orange juice, it is the best combination of sweet and tart! The perfect complement to your holiday meal!

Look no further for the Best Ever Cranberry Sauce! This easy and delightful recipe takes only 15 minutes to make and a handful of ingredients! Spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with orange juice, it is the best combination of sweet and tart! The perfect complement to your holiday meal! #Thanksgiving #cranberry #sauce #recipe

25. Fluffy Pumpkin Pie

No-bake Pumpkin Fluff Pie is a pumpkin cream pie with a graham cracker crust and a Cinnamon Toast Crush twist! This is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes you can serve. It elevates the traditional pumpkin pie with its cinnamon crush and fluffy pumpkin filling.

No-bake Pumpkin Fluff Pie is a pumpkin cream pie with a graham cracker crust and a Cinnamon Toast Crush twist!

26. Apple Pie

This classic apple pie recipe makes the BEST old fashioned apple pie from scratch! This easy pie has a flaky, buttery pie crust and a sweet homemade apple pie filling. With simple directions for how to make apple pie, including which type of apples to use. Perfect for the holidays!

This classic apple pie recipe makes the BEST old fashioned apple pie from scratch! This easy pie has a flaky, buttery pie crust and a sweet homemade apple pie filling. With simple directions for how to make apple pie, including which type of apples to use. Perfect for the holidays!

27. Brussels Sprouts

This easy Brussels sprouts and bacon recipe will have everyone asking for seconds! Pair this simple and cozy side dish with a roast or even Thanksgiving turkey.

This easy Brussels sprouts and bacon recipe will have everyone asking for seconds! Pair this simple and cozy side dish with a roast or even Thanksgiving turkey.

28. Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash makes an excellent fall-baked side dish. So easy and healthy, this savory squash is a delicious vegetable side you’ll want to make again and again.

Roasted Butternut Squash makes an excellent fall baked side dish. So easy and healthy, this savory squash is a delicious vegetable side you’ll want to make again and again.

29. Cornbread Stuffing

The best cornbread dressing is made from scratch with homemade cornbread and a classic combination of onion, celery, and sage.

The best cornbread dressing is made from scratch with homemade cornbread and a classic combination of onion, celery, and sage.

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