Butternut Squash Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries in a white bowl.

If you’re trying to find a total Thanksgiving menu that includes whatever: Fall-inspired vacation appetisers, side meals, salads, main dishes, pasta recipes, desserts, and even breakfast, you have actually pertained to the ideal location. This vacation menu consists of shown, attempted, and real Thanksgiving meals (our leading 50 vacation recipes) that have actually been reader favorites for many years (I have actually been releasing recipes given that 2012). Impress your friends and family by attempting some (or all!) of these meals for your next Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration. Provide a trial run before the turkey day and see how you like them!

Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash half on a baking sheet.

This menu highlights conventional Fall ingredients that we connect with Thanksgiving: green beans, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, acorn squash, pumpkin, pecans, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, and, obviously, poultry (turkey, chicken, or duck). Therefore a lot more!

What makes this Thanksgiving menu various from others is that a number of the meals I have actually picked have a distinct twist to them while still including conventional and timeless Thanksgiving ingredients however in a somewhat brand-new method. A lot of vacation recipes here are extremely simple to make. They all make a gorgeous discussion and will include vibrancy and joyful colors to any vacation menu! Are you all set to attempt a few of our 50 finest Thanksgiving recipes?!

Fall Pasta Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries - in a white bowl.



My other Thanksgiving Recipe Collections

  • If you’re trying to find side meal recipes to contribute to your vacation banquet, take a look at my 60 Finest Thanksgiving Side Meals collection. 
  • If you’re trying to find joyful, vibrant, and fresh Thanksgiving salads, take a look at my collection of 30 Finest Thanksgiving Salads.
  • For a MEATLESS, VEGETARIAN vacation menu that includes numerous vegetarian vacation main courses and side meals, do not miss my 40 Finest Meatless Thanksgiving Recipes.

Thanksgiving Side Cuisine

This choice includes my most popular vacation sides that utilize timeless Thanksgiving ingredients, such as butternut squash, acorn squash, Brussels sprouts, green beans, pecans, pumpkin seeds, apples, and more.

  • Butternut Squash Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries
  • Packed Butternut Squash with Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese
  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans, and Cranberries
  • Green Beans with Pine Nuts
  • Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries
  • Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Gruyere cheese, Garlic, and Bacon
  • Green Beans for Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
  • Garlic Green Beans with Olive Oil and Parmesan
  • Packed Acorn Squash
  • Thanksgiving Roasted Veggies (Green Beans and Butternut Squash) with Bacon and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Parmesan Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, and Bacon with Pine Nuts
  • Packed Butternut Squash with Feta Cheese, Spinach, and Bacon

Thanksgiving Potato Side Cuisine

If you wish to prepare your vacation potatoes in a somewhat various method than routine mashed potatoes, offer these recipes a shot for your upcoming Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving:

  • Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
  • Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Thanksgiving Appetisers

Thanksgiving side meals definitely take spotlight on turkey day, eclipsing even the turkey (a minimum of for me and my household). However let’s not ignore appetisers. Here are reader-favorite apps that include conventional vacation ingredients, such as cranberries, pecans, and apples.

  • Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries, Pecans, Pomegranate
  • Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Baked Brie with Apples
  • Strawberry Baked Brie – 30-Minute Appetiser
  • Chicken and Spinach in Puff Pastry
  • Bacon, Spaghetti Squash Fritters Recipe

Thanksgiving Salads

Thanksgiving salads should have a different classification on the menu as they are not rather side meals (even those you can serve them as sides). These joyful salads are rupturing with colors and will include a joyful aim to any vacation table!

  • Apple Spinach Salad
  • 30-Minute Roasted Sugary Food Potato Salad
  • Christmas Salad
  • Winter Season Tossed Salad with Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Beets
  • Broccoli Cashew Salad with Apples, Pears, and Cranberries
  • Arugula Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Pecans
  • Beet Salad with Spinach and Honey-Mustard Lemon Dressing
  • Fall Harvest Salad with Apples, Pecans, Spinach, and Maple-Lime Dressing
  • Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad with Pecans, Cranberries, Pomegranate
  • Beet Salad with Spinach, Cashews, and Goat Cheese
  • 15-Minute Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Fall Harvest Salad
  • Mango Salad with Spinach and Blueberries
  • Winter Season Fruit Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing
  • Berry Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Raspberries
  • Spinach and Fruit Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing

Thanksgiving Packing

Thanksgiving stuffing can be found in numerous types. I really choose to prepare packing not inside the turkey however in a different side meal. It’s a much safer cooking practice and likewise avoids packing from getting mushy. And, what about packing butternut squash or spaghetti squash rather, as bring vessels of this conventional Thanksgiving staple? Attempt these stuffing recipes listed below for your next vacation menu, and you may never ever do conventional packing the old method once again:

  • Italian Sausage Packing with Apples, Cranberries, Pecans, and fresh herbs
  • Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash with Spinach, Pecans, and Cranberries
  • Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Packed Spaghetti Squash
  • Southwestern Hamburger Packed Butternut Squash
  • Italian Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms

Thanksgiving Main Courses

While turkey is a standard main dish, it looks like everybody currently has their own favored method of preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving. Cooking the turkey takes a long period of time however it is a quite simple, uncomplicated procedure. If you’re trying to find some alternative vacation main courses, you may like my incredibly popular Roast Duck, Cornish Hens, and some other less conventional main dishes.

  • Roast Duck Recipe
  • Roasted Cornish Hens
  • Duck Breast with Cranberry Sauce
  • Creamy Chicken Orzo with Butternut Squash and Spinach
  • Lamb Chops with Mustard-Thyme Sauce
  • Fall Chicken Supper with Roasted Veggies
  • Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Tomatoes, Spinach, and Feta Cheese
  • Chicken and Wild Rice with Roasted Sugary Food Potatoes and Mushrooms
  • Garlic Butter Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
  • Garlicky Lamb Chops with Cranberry Balsamic Decrease
  • Mediterranean Salmon (One-Pan, 30-Minute Meal)
  • Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

Thanksgiving Gravy

Here are 2 velvety sauces that opt for practically anything: turkey, duck, chicken, cornish hen, pasta, veggies, and so on

  • Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Bacon and Thyme
  • Sautéed Spinach, Mushrooms, and Caramelized Onions

Thanksgiving MEATLESS Main Courses

Below is a choice of attempted and real meatless main dishes that have actually been popular with the readers of this food blog site. These vegetarian Thanksgiving main courses consist of Fall ingredients, such as butternut squash, pecans, sweet potatoes, and more.

  • Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
  • Vegetarian Enchiladas with Butternut Squash, Black Beans, and Bell Pepper
  • Black Bean and Butternut Squash Casserole
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Pecans
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Feta and Spinach
  • 30-Minute Ravioli and Sugary Food Potato Vegetable Frying Pan
  • Velvety Orzo Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash and Spinach
  • Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gnocchi (One-Pan, 20 Minutes)

Thanksgiving Pasta Cuisines

Think about these tasty pasta recipes as Thanksgiving sides or perhaps as the main dish. All of these pastas include Fall-inspired seasonal ingredients that will make a best addition to your vacation menu.

  • Fall Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing
  • Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Shells Packed with Sausage, Spinach, and Tomatoes
  • Butternut Squash Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries
  • Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Pecans
  • Creamy Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sausage, Thyme, and Sage
  • Velvety Ground Turkey Pasta with Butternut Squash and Spinach
  • Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Thanksgiving Desserts

The Thanksgiving menu is not total without desserts. Every household has their own preferred recipe for a pumpkin pie or a pecan pie. Think about including these basic desserts to your routine menu:

  • Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake
  • Cranberry Apple Pecan Bundt Cake
  • Basic Apple Cake
  • Apple cinnamon crepes, or apple pie – in a crepe!
  • Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Bundt Cake
  • Easy Apple Squares (Cake Bars)
  • Browned Butter Pecan Sandies
  • Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast

Do not forget to make something seasonal, Fall-inspired, and unique for the Thanksgiving Day Breakfast. Here is a mix of both tasty and sweet breakfast recipes that make sure to set you in the state of mind for the Thanksgiving supper later on.

  • Hash Brown, Broccoli, Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
  • Apple cinnamon yogurt pancakes
  • Blueberry Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze
  • Breakfast Egg Muffins with Bacon and Spinach
  • Southwestern Breakfast Casserole
  • Pumpkin Banana Bread with Apples

Reward Recipes

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup with Orzo and Spinach

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup with Orzo and Spinach in a white bowl.

Packed Acorn Squash with Sausage, Spinach, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans

stuffed acorn squash with sausage, dried cranberries, spinach, pecans on a white plate

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cranberries, and Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, and Cranberries on a white plate.

What’s your preferred Thanksgiving meal?

Perhaps it’s from this menu, or it’s something else. In any case – let me understand in the remarks what you’re preparing this Thanksgiving!

Butternut Squash Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries in a white bowl.