25 Must Have Thanksgiving Recipes


How to make Thanksgiving Dinner memorable and a bonding event for your family is easy with these pictured Thanksgiving meal ideas and recipes and how to make everything for a traditional Thanksgiving menu to complete your Thanksgiving feast. The recipes include stuffing, appetizers, side dishes, main dish, desserts and even cocktails.

Tip Junkie has 1179 Recipe ideas all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more recipes tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink} 

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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

1.  Most Amazing Thanksgiving Turkey Ever! ~ Cat  shares her favorite turkey preparation techniques and recipes to guarantee an amazing turkey on Thanksgiving day.  If you want to brine, baste, or rub, she has a turkey technique to cover you.

2.  Herb & Butter Roasted Turkey Breast ~ A herb and butter spread is rubbed on the breast and roasted on a bed of celery, onions and carrots.  Perfect for smaller gatherings.  

3.  Pumpkin Dinner Rolls {Thanksgiving Sides} ~ These rolls look adorable and yummy all at the same time! They might take a little extra time to make, but when you see them on your table it will be worth the extra effort! Learn how on this fabulous post!

4.  Harvest Grain Dinner Rolls ~ Besides the famous turkey the rolls have to be the next biggest crowd pleaser and with this recipe they will be! With a few tips and tricks to getting them just right you’ll have the perfect rolls this year!

Thanksgiving Appetizers

Appetizers for Thanksgiving

5.  No-Bake Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ Here are recipes for three different appetizers perfect to serve pre-Thanksgiving feast! All with festive colors and/or flavors your guest are not only going to think they are delicious but will also look fantastic sitting on the table!

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

6.  Three Thanksgiving Sides {Thanksgiving Side Dishes} ~ With three different recipes for yummy side dishes, if you’re in charge of the Thanksgiving meal this year, this is a must read post! From beets to sweet potatoes your taste buds are sure to be happy after these three side dishes. 

7.  Cauliflower Mascarpone Gratin ~ Here is a side dish that will change your mind about the flavors previously assigned to cauliflower. This tasty baked cheesy cauliflower dish makes a nice addition to any meal and adds the unexpected punch of mascarpone cheese.

8.  Butternut Squash Au Gratin ~ If you have an abundance of summer squash (or even if you don’t), this recipe for Butternut Squash Au Gratin is a winner. It’s easy to make, tastes delicious and best of all, kids and adults alike enjoy it!

9.  Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole ~ Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Gravy and Pecans. This is my little twist on a Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe. A simple and unbelievably delicious Thanksgiving side dish!

10.  Minted Green Beans ~ This 1950′ s minted green beans recipe brings back the meaning of flavor! Revisit & discover your love for a quick & easy twist to an ordinary side dish!

11.  Cranberry and Walnut Salad ~ The sweet flavor of dried cranberries and smoky flavor of walnuts makes cranberry and walnut salad a winner! Combine with your favorite dressing!

12.  Drunken Cranberry Sauce ~ Only four ingredients needed to make delicious cranberry sauce, dried cranberries, orange juice, white wine and water.

13.  Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe ~ This holiday season, trade in the tin can for this Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe! Make a full flavored holiday cranberry sauce with tart cranberries, sweet cherries and zesty orange.

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Thanksgiving Soup

14.  Sweet Potato-Squash Soup ~ This fabulous recipe combines the flavors of sweet potatoes, carrots, squash and coconut milk.  A great way to enjoy Fall flavors. 

15.  Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Soup ~ This Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Soup is hearty and delicious. And better still it’s a quick weeknight meal.

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Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

16.  Cranberry Apple Drunkin’ Dressing ~ Rustic and hearty, this stuffing has a special little kick to it.  The Cranberries are soaked in Brandy before hand and that creates the most amazing stuffing ever!! 

17.  Chicken Apple Dressing Stuffed Pumpkin ~ This stuffed pumpkin is so clever because not only does this recipe look delicious, the idea of serving it in a pumpkin is perfection! Begin by reading over this post and following the recipe featured! Yummy, festive and beautiful!

18.  Sage and Sausage Stuffing ~ Make your favorite “from scratch” stuffing {{wink}} without all the hassle of preparing the bread.

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Dessert Recipes 

19.  Pumpkin Cream Tart ~ This Pumpkin Cream Tart captures the spirit of pumpkin pie packaged in decorative, flavorful pastry deliciousness.

20.  Paper Bag Apple Pie {thanksgiving recipes} ~ Nothing says fall like a fresh homemade pie! This delectable apple pie is similar to an apple crumb pie and is baked in a paper bag so it has a delicious crunchy topping and juicy bottom.

21.  Pumpkin Spice Trifle ~ What a fun and elegant take on the standard pumpkin pie!  It would make a great closing act after a hearty Thanksgiving feast.  {{wink}}

22.  Pumpkin Pie in a Jar ~ We’’re hosting a pumpkin-themed party to slim down our enormous squash harvest from the family garden. We’’ll be serving pumpkin soup with pumpkin biscuits, drinking pumpkin juice, and for dessert? You guessed it: pumpkin pie.

23.  Top 5 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes ~ All in one place, recipes for the Top 5 Thanksgiving Pies including Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie and Strawberry Pie. I’ve got you covered this Thanksgiving! {{wink}}

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Thanksgiving Cocktails

24.  Cranberry Cocktail  ~ Cranberry’s are a classic Thanksgiving menu addition and if you’re looking for a recipe to make it for your feast this post is for you! With yummy fresh ingredients your cranberry cocktail is sure to delight!

25.  Fresh Cranberry Ginger Orange Punch ~ Here is a post featuring a recipe to make a fresh, healthy and yummy punch. Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner! Your guests will love it!








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