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Here's Every Single Thanksgiving Recipe You Could Ever Want — From Sides, To Mains, To Drinks And Desserts

We've got everything you need and then some.

The week of Thanksgiving is the most delicious time of the year, and we're here to make sure you've got tons of options to make it the best one yet.

We'll show you everything we've got — from easy handheld appetizers your guests will devour as soon as they walk through the door, to the rich, decadent desserts that are even better than dinner itself. 

Along the way, we'll visit some crowd-pleasing sides, vegetarian or plant-based dishes that everyone will enjoy, festive cocktails, and of course — our favorite method for roasting that gorgeous Thanksgiving turkey to perfection. Who's the greatest Thanksgiving host of all time? You are!

1. Apple Brie Crostinis

This four-ingredient appetizer is the perfect thing to whip up when you're inevitably running behind your cooking schedule (and people start to get hangry). 

Recipe: Apple Brie Crostinis | Shop This Recipe



2. Brie, Bacon, And Cranberry Mini Pies

The only thing more impressive than these savory-sweet mini pies is the fact that they're made with just five ingredients. 

Recipe: Brie, Bacon, And Cranberry Mini Pies | Shop This Recipe

3. Garlic Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms

Finish these off by broiling them for an extra-crispy texture, and serve them before dinner to abate your guests' appetites. 

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms | Shop This Recipe



4. Classic Deviled Eggs

Taste the filling as you mix it to make sure it's perfectly seasoned, and if you forgot the relish on your grocery run, they'll still be totally delicious without it.

Recipe: Classic Deviled Eggs | Shop This Recipe

5. Cranberry And Brie Crescent Ring

A little sweetness and lots of gooey cheese go a long way to make a pull-apart appetizer that'll bring your entire family together. 

Recipe: Cranberry And Brie Crescent Ring | Shop This Recipe



6. Pigs In A Blanket

This is one of those dishes that you'll prepare with the kids in mind, but actually have no problem finishing at the adults' table.

Recipe: Pigs In A Blanket | Shop This Recipe

7. Chicken, Cranberry, And Pear Spinach Salad

Think of this salad as a palate cleanser: It's tart, sweet, and lightly filling. Feel free to swap the chicken for some feta cheese to make it vegetarian. 

Recipe: Chicken, Cranberry, And Pear Spinach Salad | Shop This Recipe



8. Butternut Squash Soup

There's nothing like a soothing soup to welcome in the coldest season of the year, and this silky butternut squash soup will be the perfect start to your expertly-cooked Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup | Shop This Recipe

9. Beet And Pear Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

This colorful salad, loaded with good-for-you veg, will be a bright and light respite from all the tasty-but-rich dishes you'll surely be serving. 

Recipe: Beet And Pear Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette | Shop This Recipe



10. Simple Dinner Rolls

Fluffy, warm, and lightly sweet, these simple dinner rolls taste anything but simple. Since this recipe makes eight dinner rolls, feel free to double (or triple!) as needed — you'll want to make about two per dinner guest.

Recipe: Simple Dinner Rolls | Shop This Recipe

11. Dutch-Oven Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

It's the most flavorful all-purpose bread to serve alongside a big Thanksgiving meal, and the leftovers can be sliced up for the greatest Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches ever.

Recipe: Dutch-Oven Jalapeño Cheddar Bread | Shop This Recipe



12. Slow Cooker Rosemary Bread

Who said you need to be a skilled artisan baker to whip up a loaf of crusty, homemade bread? If you've got a slow cooker, this rosemary bread comes together in just a couple of hours. 

Recipe: Slow Cooker Rosemary Bread | Shop This Recipe

13. Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to mashed potatoes, you either like 'em chunky or you like 'em creamy. If you're on Team Creamy, make this recipe for the smoothest potatoes you could possibly serve.

Recipe: Creamiest Mashed Potatoes | Shop This Recipe



14. Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Is there anything cauliflower can't disguise as? Here, mashed cauliflower combines perfectly with butter and cheddar cheese to create a smooth and creamy concoction that you might even prefer over the potato version.

Recipe: Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower | Shop This Recipe

15. Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy, cheesy scalloped potatoes are actually super fun to make, and even more satisfying to eat. 

Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes | Shop This Recipe



16. Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If normal mashed potatoes had a quirky best friend who did things like dressing up for a flight or cooking a five-course meal for one, these garlic mashed sweet potatoes would be it.

Recipe: Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Shop This Recipe

17. Spinach Artichoke Mac & Cheese

For an elevated take on mac 'n' cheese, try this recipe out for size. It throws in spinach and artichoke for color and texture, and has way more depth of flavor than your typical boxed stuff. 

Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Mac & Cheese | Shop This Recipe



18. Dairy-Free Mac 'N' Cheese

Nutritional yeast to the rescue! There 's no trace of dairy in this recipe, but it'll still be full of savory, creamy, and nuanced flavor. 

Recipe: Dairy-Free Mac 'N' Cheese | Shop This Recipe

19. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Crispy, crunchy, and topped with a finger-licking delicious parmesan and garlic topping, these sprouts might also be the easiest recipe you whip up all day. 

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts | Shop This Recipe



20. Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

This classic green bean casserole is creamy, saucy, and topped with a perfectly crispy fried onion topping — making it the perfect make-ahead dish to take to a Friendsgiving (or Thanksgiving) dinner.

Recipe: Ultimate Green Bean Casserole | Shop This Recipe

21. Brioche Stuffing

Everyone knows that stuffing is the most popular side dish every year — so much so that I've often considered eliminating the turkey, and just making an extravagant stuffing instead. Whether you have a turkey at your dinner table or not, don't be surprised if this stuffing — made with rich and buttery brioche bread — has people reaching across the table for seconds all night long. 

Recipe: Brioche Stuffing | Shop This Recipe



22. Roasted Carrots

Root vegetables of all sorts belong at the Thanksgiving table, but these roasted carrots — tossed with maple syrup to draw out their naturally sweet flavors — deserve prime table real estate.

Recipe: Roasted Carrots | Shop This Recipe

23. Sausage And Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

There's something about the pairing of sausage and apple that works so well, and that's especially true in this savory stuffed acorn squash. Commenters recommend buying squash that are on the smaller side, so the serving platter takes up minimal space on your Thanksgiving table.

Recipe: Sausage And Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash | Shop This Recipe



24. Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

For a sweeter take on roasted brussels sprouts, try this recipe, which combines balsamic vinegar, honey, and olive oil for a dressing you'll want to lick off your plate. 

Recipe: Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Shop This Recipe

25. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

If you want a comforting side dish that requires zero bagging-up of leftovers, whip up this simple creamed corn and don't be afraid to double the portions — I can guarantee you that every plate will be licked clean.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamed Corn | Shop This Recipe



26. Skillet Cornbread

Ah, corn bread. It's equal parts bread, dessert, and a savory dish. In other words: it's perfect.

Recipe: Skillet Cornbread | Shop This Recipe

27. Festive Stuffed Butternut Squash

This sweet and crunchy stuffed squash makes a great meat-free alternative to turkey, or a super hearty side dish for everyone else.

Recipe: Festive Stuffed Butternut Squash | Shop This Recipe



28. Slow Cooker Collard Greens And Ham Hocks

This classic Southern recipe is rich, tender, and loaded with umami. If there are any juices left in the dish, sopping them up with a piece of crusty bread is highly recommended.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Collard Greens And Ham Hocks | Shop This Recipe

29. Thanksgiving Turkey

Whether it's fresh or frozen, big or small, here's our recipe for a crispy, juicy roast turkey. Hint: For the most succulent meat, don't skip the brining step the day before.

Recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey | Shop This Recipe



30. Show-Stopping Beef Wellington

A beautiful Beef Wellington is the only thing you need to declare to the world: I am a good and organized dinner host. Just make sure to set aside at least two hours to make the whole dish, and you'll be wow-ing your friends and family in no time at all.

Recipe: Show-Stopping Beef Wellington | Shop This Recipe

31. Roast Chicken

If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a smaller crowd, there's no good reason why you should have to stick with turkey when a roast chicken is just as delicious (and maybe more available at your local grocery store). 

Recipe: Roast Chicken | Shop This Recipe



32. Mushroom Wellington

Forget the tofurkey — try this show-stopping Mushroom Wellington instead, which comes together with puff pastry and loads of mushrooms and potatoes. 

Recipe: Mushroom Wellington | Shop This Recipe

33. Hot Toddy

There's a reason why many folks swear by hot toddies for colds and coughs — this alcoholic drink is sweet, warm, and oh-so relaxing, which makes it the perfect cozy drink to serve after a big holiday meal.

Recipe: Hot Toddy | Shop This Recipe



34. Cranberry & Orange Mulled Wine

A popular European beverage during Christmas time, this alcoholic drink will whet your appetite and put you in a cozy mood.

Recipe: Cranberry & Orange Mulled Wine | Shop This Recipe

35. Homemade Eggnog

My best tip for eggnog is this: Serve in small, clear glasses so people can truly appreciate the tastiness of eggnog, tiny sip by tiny sip. 

Recipe: Homemade Eggnog | Shop This Recipe



36. Aunt Vivian’s Sweet Potato Pie

I've got nothing against store-bought pies, but baking this home-cooked sweet potato pie will guarantee you never skip out on a homemade dessert ever again. 

Recipe: Aunt Vivian’s Sweet Potato Pie | Shop This Recipe

37. Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake

This is the kind of dessert that, no matter how full you are, will make you feel ravenous with just one look. As with all apple pie-adjacent desserts, serve with ice cream for the best possible results.

Recipe: Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake | Shop This Recipe



38. Pumpkin Bread Ring With Maple Cream Cheese Filling

If only every dessert had a maple cream cheese filling — think of how much happier we'd all be. For now, you can make this pumpkin bread ring, which is moist, fluffy, and just the perfect amount of sweet.

Recipe: Pumpkin Bread Ring With Maple Cream Cheese Filling | Shop This Recipe

39. Apple Pie Bread Pudding

When you combine two crowd-pleasing desserts together, the results will be doubly delicious. That's just science. 

Recipe: Apple Pie Bread Pudding | Shop This Recipe



40. Cranberry Almond Cookies

Cookies are the stocking stuffers of Thanksgiving. Even if guests are too full to have any the day-of, they can take some home and indulge all weekend long.

Recipe: Cranberry Almond Cookies | Shop This Recipe

41. Sugar Spice Pear Galette

If you're the kind of person who finds baking relaxing or meditative, this galette is for you. This impressive recipe will reward an attention to detail and an eye for design with a sweet and elegant dessert.

Recipe: Sugar Spice Pear Galette | Shop This Recipe



42. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

We love traditions as much as the next roast turkey, but traditions also evolve and are subject to modern taste. All that to say: Try these cheesecake bars. We promise you (and your guests!) won't regret straying from yet another classic pie recipe.

Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars | Shop This Recipe

43. Apple Cider Doughnuts

You don't need to go apple-picking to enjoy a warm apple cider doughnut. For the coziest effects, make these ahead and heat them in a 200ºF oven for ten minutes, just before serving.

Recipe: Apple Cider Doughnuts | Shop This Recipe



44. Pecan Pie

Did Thanksgiving even happen if you didn't devour a slice of too-rich-to-be-true pecan pie? Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for ultimate Thanksgiving dessert bliss.

Recipe: Pecan Pie | Shop This Recipe

45. Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Made with just five ingredients, this is the perfect dessert to make the morning after Thanksgiving. It's also the most delicious way to use up all those leftover ingredients you've got cluttering your kitchen.

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie | Shop This Recipe



46. Chai-Spiced Cheesecake Muffins

These spiced muffins are best enjoyed with pumpkin spice coffee, or for the perfect transition from the work week to the holiday weekend, a warm hot toddy.

Recipe: Chai-Spiced Cheesecake Muffins | Shop This Recipe

47. Apple Pie Bake

There's no dessert more wholesome than apple pie, and this un-fussy version will heal sibling rivalries, stop awkward conversations dead in their tracks, and polish off a rich meal.

Recipe: Apple Pie Bake | Shop This Recipe



48. Key Lime Pie With Toasted Marshmallow Meringue

Don't be intimidated by the beauty of this meringue — Anyone can make one, especially with this straightforward, ten-step recipe. 

Recipe: Key Lime Pie With Toasted Marshmallow Meringue | Shop This Recipe

49. Mini Pecan Tarts

Sometimes, you want to shake things up...but not too much. For those times, try out these pecan tarts, which repackage your holiday favorite into bite-sized servings.

Recipe: Mini Pecan Tarts | Shop This Recipe

50. Pumpkin Pie With Maple Pecan Crumble

Look, if most people are going to grab a slice of pumpkin and pecan pie anyway, you might as well just combine them into one mega-dessert.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie With Maple Pecan Crumble | Shop This Recipe

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