The 66 Best Thanksgiving Recipes to Make This Year

I’m in charge of my family’s Thanksgiving menu each year, which, admittedly, isn’t that difficult of a task, given that our typical menu varies little from year to year (they like traditions!). This year, however, I’m really branching out. I figure, since it’s going to be a different kind of year, my Thanksgiving dinner can be different too. Give me all the interesting and new-to-me recipes that usually wouldn’t find their way to our family table. I can go back to our usual menu when we’re able to all get together again.

If you’re also looking for a little extra inspiration this year—maybe you’re hosting for the first time, maybe you’re planning on dinner for one, or maybe you’re like me and just looking for change—look no further than these 66 (yes, 66) recipes that would go beautifully on your table this year, no matter what else is on it. 


Appetizers

 

1. Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Source: Foodie Crush

 

2. Cranberry-Jalapeño Baked Brie Dip

 

3. Goat Cheese Crostini with Cranberry Apple Compote

Source: Recipe Runner

 

4. Sweet ‘n’ Savory Roasted Nuts and Pretzels

 

5. Mini Greek Spinach Pies

Source: SkinnyTaste

 

6. Stone Baked Tortilla Chips with Avocado Cranberry Salsa

Source: Cotter Crunch

 

 

Drinks

 

1. Warm Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

 

2. Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

 

3. Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail

 

4. Rosemary Vodka Gimlet

 

5. Boulevardier Cocktails

 

6. Apple Cider Whiskey Rose

 

 

Mains

 

1. Whole Roasted Cauliflower

 

2. Chipotle Citrus Turkey

Source: Isabel Eats

 

3. Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

 

4. Roast Turkey

Source: Foodie Crush

 

5. Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy

 

6. Make-Ahead White Wine Gravy

 

7. Cider Roasted Turkey Breast

Source: Budget Bytes

 

8. Turkey Gravy

 

9. Whole Roasted Cabbage

 

 

Green Vegetables

 

1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

 

2. Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

 

3. Cheesy Creamed Kale

 

4. Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

5. Brussels Sprout Gratin

 

6. Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

 

7. Green Bean Casserole

 

8. Southern Collard Greens

 

9. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

 

10. Pear Salad with Balsamic and Walnuts

Source: Love & Lemons

 

11. Everything Roasted Asparagus

 

 

Other Sides

 

1. Vegetarian Rye Bread, Onion, and Apple Stuffing

 

2. Herb Roasted Honeynut Squash with Miso Tahini Sauce

 

3. Creamy Corn Pudding with Crispy Onions and Herbs

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

4. Oven Roasted Carrots with Maple and Cinnamon

Source: Isabel Eats

 

5. Pecan Cranberry Rice Pilaf with Caramelized Onions

 

6. Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

 

7. Sweet Potato Casserole

 

8. Braised Cabbage

 

9. Garam Masala and Honey Roasted Carrots

Source: Recipe Runner

 

10. Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

 

11. Cornbread Dressing

 

12. Roasted Delicata Squash with Hazelnuts

 

13. Maple Cranberry Sauce

 

14. Stove-Top Apple Walnut Stuffing

Source: Budget Bytes

 

15. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

 

16. Fresh Cranberry Relish

 

17. Baked Macaroni and Cheese

 

 

Breads

 

1. Sweet Potato Rolls

 

2. Honey Buttermilk Cornbread

 

3. Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

 

4. 1-Hour Dinner Rolls

 

5. Cranberry Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

 

6. Buttermilk Biscuits

 

 

Desserts

 

1. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie

 

2. Cranberry Orange Sorbet

 

3. Sweet Potato Pound Cake

 

4. Caramel Cake

 

5. Vegan Cranberry Almond Tart

 

6. Caramel Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

7. Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

 

8. Brown Sugar Maple Pie

 

9. Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

 

10. Sweet Potato Pie

 

11. Coffee Pecan Pie Bars

Source: Cotter Crunch