Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Mile-High Caramel Apple Pie
We scoured our Thanksgiving dinner recipes, including apple pies and mashed potatoes, to bring you this impressive list of our best Thanksgiving dishes. These greatest hits are our top-pinned, top-liked, and top-visited Thanksgiving recipes. Get ready to add our best-ever Thanksgiving dinner ideas to your menu this holiday.

Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Thanksgiving is all about tradition, so be sure to add our best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe to your holiday menu. It's got everything you're looking for from this classic side, including celery, onion, carrots, and seasoned bread cubes.

Green Bean Casserole

Frozen green beans, canned soup, and store-bought bread crumbs equal a delicious green bean casserole that is super easy and perfect for busy holidays. It's no wonder this is one of our top-rated Thanksgiving dishes!

Green Beans and Lime

It's not green bean casserole, but this veggie dish is still one of our best Thanksgiving recipes. This zesty green bean side dish will quickly become a favorite at your table—parsley, rosemary, lime juice, and a splash of olive oil infuse flavor; chopped hazelnuts add crunch.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots

Brimming with cream and cheese, these scrumptious mini casseroles are the ultimate creative mashed potato recipe. Dinner guests will love having their own personal dish of the smooth and fluffy side, so be sure to add this recipe to your Thanksgiving menu.

Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

Are sweet potatoes on your Thanksgiving dinner menu yet? They should be! Top creamy whipped sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows and pecans for a new take on the classic sweet potato casserole. Bonus: The dish can be chilled for up to 24 hours ahead, then reheated for a low-stress, make-ahead recipe.

Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Here it is: the perfect mashed potatoes recipe. One of our best Thanksgiving recipes, these potatoes are deliciously rich, creamy, and full of robust garlic flavor. Plus, it's one of our top slow cooker recipes of all time.

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Cranberries and potatoes are Thanksgiving dinner staples, and this Thanksgiving menu idea blends the best of the two. Filled with cranberry relish and walnuts, this six-ingredient holiday side-dish recipe boasts a hint of tangy sweetness and nutty crunch in every bite.

Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Try a new twist on two classic Thanksgiving dinner ideas: mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Stir in goat cheese to make them extra creamy and delicious.

Potato-Apple Gratin

This cheesy potato bake also has a touch of something sweet—Granny Smith apples—and makes for a comforting side dish on your Thanksgiving menu.

Hasselback Potatoes with Seasoned Breadcrumbs

These wow-worthy spuds take only seven ingredients, and they can be partially prepped 24 hours in advance. Simply cut the potatoes, store in water, and bake this showy Thanksgiving dish the next day.

Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Make your sweet potato side even sweeter with a glaze made from orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, sage, and thyme. Crumble bacon on top of this Thanksgiving dish for a savory touch that balances the sweetness of the glaze and sweet potatoes.

New Cranberry Sauce

Spice up your cranberry sauce with ingredients such as persimmon and rosemary. This easy-to-make Thanksgiving dish takes only a half an hour to prepare!

Classic Dinner Rolls

Who doesn't love seeing warm, flaky dinner rolls on the Thanksgiving menu? We love these pull-apart buttery dinner rolls -- they're a must-have at every Thanksgiving dinner.

Apple, Bacon, and Onion Stuffing Muffins

Spice up your Thanksgiving menu with this fun take on traditional stuffing recipes. Since this side dish bakes in a muffin tin, each diner gets plenty of crispy edge pieces (the best part, right?).

Buttermilk Mashed Creamers

Your Thanksgiving menu isn't complete without mashed potatoes, and this recipe is one of our favorites. You need only potatoes, butter, buttermilk, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper to make this instant holiday classic.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

We can't share our best Thanksgiving recipes without including mac and cheese. Warm and creamy, this homemade mac and cheese recipe has everything you love about the bubbly casserole: cheese, cheese, and more cheese! This casserole recipe uses cheddar cheese, American cheese, and cheese soup to give every bite rich, delicious flavor.

Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky layers, butter-browned tops, and a smooth buttermilk flavor make these our go-to Thanksgiving menu biscuits (the fact that they require just 10 minutes of prep time doesn't hurt, either!).

Pumpkin Crescent Rolls with Honey Butter

Pumpkin is the ultimate ingredient when it comes to fall and Thanksgiving dishes, so we weren't surprised when these warm, melt-in-your-mouth crescent rolls showed up as one of your favorites. Add honey butter to every bite -- yum!

Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas

Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of your veggies, like in the carrots, sweet potatoes, and onions here. A brown sugar-rosemary dressing is the under-the-radar star of this Thanksgiving dinner idea.

Persimmon, Blood Orange, and Pomegranate Salad

Some Thanksgiving dishes are lacking in fruit, but not this salad. This fruity and exotic side will give your holiday table a pop of color; to save time you can prepare the pine nut-persimmon vinaigrette a few days beforehand.

Pumpkin Bean Soup

Pie isn't the only place pumpkin can show up on your Thanksgiving dinner menu. In just 15 minutes, make this warm-you-up fall soup with six ingredients as a simple and scrumptious starter.

Wild Mushroom-Herb Bread Pudding

Herbed focaccia adds to the flavor of this savory bread pudding, a great addition to any Thanksgiving dinner. To save prep time, make the dish and chill for up to 24 hours before baking and serving.

Apple Cider Punch

Don't overlook festive holiday drinks when you're thinking of Thanksgiving dinner ideas; this apple cider punch can be on your table in five minutes. To make it an adults-only option, switch out the grape juice for champagne for an extra sparkly drink.

Marmalade-Glazed Roast Turkey

This Thanksgiving turkey is a must-have recipe. It has a citrus marmalade glaze, homemade gravy, garlic-roasted root veggies, and a bread-and-cranberry stuffing. Just add dessert, and your Thanksgiving menu will be complete!

Honey Roast Turkey

Give this best Thanksgiving turkey recipe a burst of flavor by injecting it with seasoned liquid -- we put a mixture of honey, sage, garlic, and olive oil directly into the meat before roasting it.

Classic Roast Turkey

Making a Thanksgiving turkey is easier than you think! For this best Thanksgiving turkey recipe, all you need is vegetable oil, salt, and pepper for a fully flavored delicious holiday entree.

Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie

Maple-laced pumpkin pie is one of our best Thanksgiving desserts -- and the best way to end any holiday feast. Just slice, top with a spoonful of maple whipped cream, and serve to your dinner guests.

Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie

This cinnamon-spiced apple dessert may not be one of your usual Thanksgiving dessert recipes, but it's one of our most popular recipes of all time! Chopped pecans, rolled oats, and sugar make up the delicious crumb topping that takes this dish from run-of-the-mill to extraordinary!

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

In addition to pie, serve up cookies with your spread of Thanksgiving dessert recipes. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg turn these cookies into absolute showstoppers. When topped with homemade frosting and a touch of cinnamon, the soft cookies become even more irresistible.

Sara's Silky Pumpkin Pie

Nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger add classic spice to this luxurious pumpkin pie recipe, sure to be an immediate Thanksgiving favorite. One bite, and this pie just might replace all of your other go-to Thanksgiving dessert recipes.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Apple pie is nice, but how can you make it even better? The salted caramel sauce drizzled on top of this apple pie is what makes it a cut above the rest -- it has quickly become one of our best Thanksgiving desserts.

Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie

This sweet potato pie is a great alternative (or addition) to the apple and pumpkin pies on your table. After all, your Thanksgiving menu could always use one more pie.

Mile-High Caramel Apple Pie

Spiced apples loaded with a sticky-sweet caramel topping is one Thanksgiving pie recipe your holiday guests won't be able to get enough of. The secret to this fantastic dessert? We roast the apples before baking them, adding an extra depth of flavor to the pie recipe.

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