You’ll find more than 75 recipe ideas for a modern twist on traditional favorites, as well as menu ideas for something completely different, in our Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup.
Even though holiday meals are served only once a year, it can be fun to serve up something entirely new and different.
In this Thanksgiving roundup, we’ve got menu inspiration covered with not-too-filling light appetizers, mouth-watering mains, savor-worthy side dishes, desserts you’ll be glad you saved room for, and refreshing drinks to relax into.
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Light Appetizer Recipes
A not-too-filling snack before a big Thanksgiving dinner is especially nice when serving before-dinner cocktails or wine.
Charcuterie Board Recipe
Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites
Ricotta & Goat Cheese Flatbread with Pomegranate & Fig Balsamic
Easy Smoked Salmon Dip for All Occasions
Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews
Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Bites
Fabulous Ancho Chile Pumpkin Hummus Dip Recipe (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
Garlicky Roasted Mushrooms
Pear & Goat Cheese Appetizer
Main Dishes and Entrees
These mouth-watering entrees of turkey, ham, tri-tip, and lamb make Thanksgiving dinner truly special and oh-so-satisfying.
Lemon-Herb Dry Brine Roasted Turkey in Pieces
Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe
Grilled Tri-Tip Roast
Grilled Lamb Loin Chops
Slow Cooker Spiral Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze
Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe with Just 3 Ingredients!
Red Curry Coconut Shrimp Stew
Italian Sausage & Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers: Paleo & Whole30
The Best Vegetarian Nut Roast Ever!
Savor-Worthy Side Dishes
Savor-worthy Thanksgiving sides with plenty of potatoes and healthy vegetables to keep the guilty pleasures in check!
Sumac Roasted Carrots
Skillet Roasted Cauliflower Mash
BEST POTATOES DAUPHINOISE – Splash of Taste – Vegetarian Recipes
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Pressure Cooker Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Easy Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Healthy Coconut Ginger Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Grilled Asparagus with Cotija Cheese
Vegetable Tian: Classic Gratin Comfort
Brown Butter & Hazelnut Green Beans
Tuscan Roasted Broccoli
Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese & Vegetable Stuffing
Roasted Vegetable Medley with Rosemary and Thyme
Crunchy Fennel-Apple Slaw
Citrus Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts and Orange-Dijon Dressing
Utica Greens Featuring Escarole and Hot Peppers
Cranberry Apple Stuffing – Perfect for Thanksgiving!
Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe (Squash & Quinoa Stuffing)
Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Almonds and Apricots
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Butternut and Kale
Cravable Homemade Breads
Homemade rolls top the list of our family’s favorites and are a MUST at Thanksgiving, but there are so many ways to satisfy your carb cravings!
Sprouted Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
Sprouted Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits
Parmesan Herb Sprouted Wheat Focaccia
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread
Gluten-Free Vegan Teff Oat Rolls
Sprouted Whole Grain Cornbread
Sauces, Relishes, Condiments
Sauces for roasted meats or turkey sandwiches are the perfect way to balance rich holiday meals with tart, sweet, spicy flavors.
Apple Jicama Quick Pickles
No Cook Orange Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Pear Sauce
Serrano Spiced Fig Jam Recipe – The Kitchen Girl
Mushroom & Blue Cheese Ragout
Shrimp and Prosciutto with Smoky Honey Mustard Sauce
Creamy Miso-Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Homemade Chili Sauce
Beautiful desserts you’ll be glad you saved room for and will bring your guests running back to the table!
Pumpkin Dream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Salted Caramel Apple Tart
Mint Chocolate Cream Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust
New York-Style Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping
Cream Cheese Fruit Tart with Almond Crust Recipe [GF]
Pumpkin Spice Tea Cake with Maple Candied Walnuts [Gluten, Grain, & Dairy-Free]
Two in One Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Spice Crème Brûlée
Instant Pot Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake
Creamy Healthy Plant-Based Pumpkin Mousse with Cashews
Concord Grape Pie Recipe – a delicious holiday dessert
Homemade Healthy Apple & Pecan Pie
Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes
No Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream Recipe
Custard-Style Eggnog (Cooked)
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cookie Butter
Drinks, Cocktails, and Mocktails
Celebrate your hard work with special drinks and cocktails you can totally relax into.