15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is about tradition and familiar recipes are the quickest way to bring back the fondest memories. That said, my family also believes that there is always room for new memories. Each year, in addition to our family favorites, we try one new recipe to add to our collection. Over the years, we have compiled quite a list of bests. I thought it would be fun to share these favorites as you begin to select your recipes for Thanksgiving dinner. Do you have any Thanksgiving recipes ideas? Share in the comments below.


It’s hard to start a list of recipes for Thanksgiving dinner without including a few Turkey for Thanksgiving recipes! Although I’ve seen so many daring recipes, we are a family of purists and stick to seasoning it well and baking it in our oven. Nothing says Thanksgiving to me, quite like the scent of that Turkey baking. I look forward to frequently basting it just so the smell can waft throughout the house.

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Sides and Dressing

Thanksgiving sides-potato gratin

Even though turkey is the showiest component of a Thanksgiving dinner, sides are the place where people play favorites. Whether it’s candied sweet potatoes, creamed peas and carrots, or a simple stuffing, these can be the most important recipes for Thanksgiving dinner.

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recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Absolutely no list of recipes for Thanksgiving dinner is complete without desserts. The only frustrating thing for the baker is that everyone is so full by this point, it’s hard to enjoy. Still, Thanksgiving pies are the icing on the cake so to speak. There have been so many creative takes on Thanksgiving pies. But, because everyone has eaten so much rich food, our family sticks with more basic fillings. We have also tried multiple different pie crust recipes but have found the below one to be most fail safe.

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I hope this list of recipes for Thanksgiving dinner inspires you to try something new this year. Also, please share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes ideas as well in the comments. Finally, don’t forget to check out our recent blog post on must-have kitchen tools and cookware to make sure that you have everything you need on hand to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. Happy cooking!

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