The ultimate list of Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas, side dish, and dessert recipes. This is my go-to list for Thanksgiving menu ideas. It has everything from Thanksgiving turkey to mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and all types of yummy pies!
Thanksgiving Main Dish Ideas:
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner usually includes mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and turkey. Cooking a turkey can seem intimidating (especially since it’s the star of the meal), but I have lots of tips and tricks for cooking a turkey that will make it the simplest dish you make this year.
If you want Thanksgiving to be a little less stressful, consider making as many dishes as you can ahead of time. I have compiled a list of my favorite Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes that will help make the holiday a breeze!
Thanksgiving Side Dishes:
This is a list of traditional Thanksgiving side dishes including all of my families very favorites! If you looking for Thanksgiving side dish ideas, you have come to the right place. This list of sides includes green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and so many more delicious recipes. You really can’t go wrong with any of these Thanksgiving side dish recipes.
This Cranberry Salad recipe is one of those easy holiday side dishes that people go CRAZY for! It’s always a crowd favorite and it’s creamy, sweet and delicious!
My all time favorite Sweet Potato Casserole topped with a brown sugar and pecan topping will be the star of your Thanksgiving table! It’s easy to make the day of or can be prepared in advance for an easy make-ahead holiday side dish.
This delicious Broccoli Casserole is one of my favorite easy Thanksgiving side dish recipes.
Learn the secrets to making perfect light, fluffy, and flavorful Mashed Potatoes! Homemade mashed potatoes are the epitome of comfort food.
I love the tropical sweetness of this “fluffy” Ambrosia Fruit Salad. This easy side dish is always a crowd favorite!
Holiday Cranberry Fruit Salad topped with fresh cranberries and a delicious vanilla yogurt whipped cream. A delicious, beautiful, festive side dish for the holidays.
Mini Cheese Ball Bites are the perfect party appetizer that’s easier to eat and more practical then a large cheese ball!
Apple cranberry fruit salad with fresh fruit, fresh cranberries, mini marshmallows and whipped cream! This recipe is a must-make during the holidays!
These easy and delicious Funeral Potatoes (also called cheesy potatoes) are a cheesy hash brown casserole that makes the perfect warm side dish for any meal, holiday dinner, or potluck.
The BEST soft and fluffy homemade Dinner Rolls recipe! Enjoy homemade rolls any day of the week but especially for Thanksgiving and holidays!
This Classic Cheese Ball recipe makes the perfect party appetizer. This cheese ball is made with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onion and spices, and coated in chopped pecans.
This 3-ingredient cranberry relish has been a family favorite for generations! It’s sweet and tangy and perfect paired with Thanksgiving turkey or even for topping on chicken or pork.
Our favorite Deviled Eggs recipe is quick and easy to make, with just five main ingredients. The perfect appetizer or side dish for dinner or any type of party.
Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Pecans, chopped apples and feta cheese with a maple balsamic vinaigrette. This sweet and tangy salad is always a crowd favorite!
Below you will find more than a dozen Thanksgiving dessert recipes including pumpkin pie, Oreo cheesecake, apple crisp, classic pumpkin roll, and so many more.
You will also find the recipe for my perfect pie crust, which has step by step photos of how to make easy homemade pie crust. Literally anyone can make this pie crust recipe and once you discover how easy it is to make homemade pie crust, you can explore the 10+ pie recipes below!
This Pie Crust recipe includes a full tutorial for making perfect pie crust, every time! The BEST tender, flakey and buttery pie crust recipe.
You just can’t beat this simple and delicious homemade Triple Berry Pie! It holds together perfectly every single time, and you can use fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
The easiest and BEST Key Lime pie! Creamy, luscious and perfectly tart Key Lime Pie with either an easy homemade graham cracker crust or a gingersnap cookie crust.
Move over pumpkin pie, because this Pumpkin Cheesecake is ready to impress this holiday season! I’m confidant it will become your new favorite pumpkin dessert recipe, and you wont believe how easy it is to make! Pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap cookie crust, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Homemade Cherry Pie is such an easy pie recipe and works great with fresh or canned cherries, so you can enjoy cherry pie all year round!
Coconut cream pie is creamy and sweet and has a tasty whipped cream topping. This is always a crowd favorite.
Perfect Pumpkin Pie with a homemade caramel pecan topping that takes this traditional pie to a whole new level!
Thinly sliced Granny Smith apples baked with a cinnamon glaze and oatmeal crumb topping. The BEST Apple Crisp recipe ever!
Decadent and delicious Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust, cheesecake filling, chocolate mousse, and topped with chocolate ganache.
Grasshopper Pie is an ice cream pie with Oreo crust, filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream and a caramel sauce drizzled on top.
This amazing Chocolate Cream Pie has an easy homemade chocolate pudding layered inside an Oreo pie crust and topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Oreo Cheesecake with an Oreo crust, cheesecake filling, and chocolate ganache topping. A simple recipe that anyone can make and everyone will enjoy!
These mini Pumpkin Pie Bites are the perfect bite-size dessert for a crowd! Turn a pumpkin sheet pie into a fun and festive dessert using just a round cookie cutter!
These perfect Pecan Bars are a thick shortbread soft cookie bar topped with the most amazing candy-like caramel pecan topping.
These simple Key Lime Pie Bars have a simple, three ingredient graham cracker crust with a homemade key lime pie filling on top.
Raspberry Pie Bars with a soft and chewy shortbread crust, a whipped cream cheese layer, and a raspberry pie layer topped with fresh raspberries.
The easiest Triple Berry Crisp made with frozen raspberries, blueberries and blackberries for a juicy berry filling nestled under a crispy oat topping.