Complete Thanksgiving Menu Plan and Recipes

by Tonya Staab

From our easy oven-roasted turkey recipe to delicious sides and desserts we have your complete Thanksgiving menu plan and recipes.

Thanksgiving menu

Thanksgiving appetizers

butternut squash soup
A delicious 5-ingredient butternut squash soup recipe is the perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner.

This 5-ingredient slow cooker butternut squash soup recipe is the perfect comfort food to enjoy throughout fall and winter. It’s the perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner too. Do you want more appetizer ideas too? Take a look at these:

Thanksgiving turkey

thanksgiving oven roasted turkey
An oven-roasted turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

I’ve used the same Thanksgiving turkey recipe for years. It’s not dry, it’s full of flavor, and the main ingredients you need are fresh apples, herbs, and ginger ale. I never add stuffing to my turkey, but you’ll find my stuffing recipe below. I make an oven-roasted turkey so our house smells like Thanksgiving all day long.

Thanksgiving sides

cranberry stuffing recipe
A delicious cranberry stuffing recipe everyone will love.

Sides to serve with your turkey need to be easy-to-make and delicious. Whether you go with traditional dishes such as green bean casserole or prefer a dish that’s more non-traditional, we’ve got lots of delicious ideas.

Thanksgiving dessert

gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake recipe for fall
A delicious gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving.

I prefer to serve two dessert items for Thanksgiving to cater to different tastes. One of our favorite after-dinner treats are homemade bourbon balls, but aside from that, here are a few other favorites:

Thanksgiving drinks

tangerine bourbon cocktail recipe
This tangerine bourbon cocktail is the perfect way to welcome guests as they arrive for Thanksgiving dinner.

We love to offer pre-dinner cocktails when entertaining for Thanksgiving. Pair your drink with the appetizers or grazing board you will be serving to your guests. These fall drinks are some of our favorites:

More Thanksgiving food ideas

Are you looking for more Thanksgiving food ideas? You should take a look at these:

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