Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (2024)


Happy Thanksgiving week! With a successful Friendsgiving already under out belt and several family gatherings coming up this week, we have Thanksgiving food on the brain. Here’s a quick round-up of all the simple, fall-friendly recipes you could serve up at your gatherings this week, starting with our favorite course: Breffast.


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes(V)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins(V)

Pumpkin French Toast Bake


Creamy Eggplant Caramelized Onion Dip(V, GF)

Simple Baba Ganoush(V, GF)

Whipped Bleu Cheese Bites with Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Beet Hummus(V, GF)

Creamy Brussels Sprout and Shallot Dip(GF)


Fresh Pumpkin Pasta

Side Dishes

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins (GF)

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy (V, GF optional)

Cauliflower Twice Baked Potatoes (GF, V optional)

Sweet Potato Parmesan Gratin (GF)

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad(GF, V)

Butternut Squash Potato Salad (GF)

The Best Damn Vegan Biscuit(V)


Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie(V)

Creamy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Bark(GF)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites(V optional)

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie (V,GF)

Mini Pumpkin Pie Shooters (V, GF optional)


5 Ingredient Sangria(V, GF)

Cucumber Cooler co*cktails(V)

That does it! We’re super thankful for all of our readers, so thanks for continuing to follow along and read, share and try our recipes. We’re genuinely grateful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Claire says

    Thank you for the round up! I look forward to these every year/season :) was this the post where you could find the full menu suggestions? I remember seeing something like that on insta maybe? I swear I saw that and now I can’t find it and I’m wondering if I had a fever dream about it, lol. Christmas and NYE would be great to make those suggested menus too, if you’d be willing/able to. Thank youuuu so much for sharing all of your work with the world. Forever my faves <3


    • Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (31)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      They’re at the bottom of the round-up!


      • Claire says

        For some reason it’s not showing up for me. I’ve tried using different browsers (Chrome + Safari) in case it was that but nothing.


        • Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (32)Support @ Minimalist Baker says

          Ahh! The problem is that this is an older round-up, not this year’s. Here you go: https://minimalistbaker.com/the-ultimate-thanksgiving-recipe-round-up/


          • Claire says

            omgoshhh duhh! thank you so much!!!!!! You have so many GREAT recipes that it does help to have such a well crafted input on what to serve. Rooting for a Christmas and/or NYE one :)) thank you again!

          • Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (33)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

            xoxo! We have a Holiday-themed one coming!

  2. Devon Emerick says

    Hi Dana!

    When I click on the pomegranate chicken recipe, it sends me back to the home page. I think there was an error when adding it and wanted to let you know :).


    • Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (34)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks, Devon! Check out this similar recipe instead.


  3. Emma says

    Wow this really is the ultimate thanksgiving recipe round up. Love it! Thanks so much for putting it together.

    PS -I just nominated you guys for The Sunshine Award- its a fun way to learn more about you and spread the blog love. If you want to learn more or join in the fun you can get the details on my post.

    Hope you have an incredible Thanksgiving.

    Em :)


  4. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says

    Thanksgiving has passed here in Canada, but that deep dish apple crumble is calling my name! Hope you have a fantastic and delicious holiday!


  5. Ali | Gimme Some Oven says

    Um, talk about a FEAST! If you need help with any of those Thanksgiving leftovers, you know who to call.

    Love this, and completely loved spending time with you this weekend. Look forward to SEEING much more of you soon! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving, friend!


  6. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl says

    I want it all!!! What an awesome round up!


  7. Jackie says

    This is splendid, thank you! A few of these dishes will surely end up on my table!


  8. molly yeh says

    shallot dip?! i need it. i need allll this!! gettin my eating pants on.


  9. anne says

    Great round up! Thanks!


  10. Abbie @ Needs Salt says

    This is such a fabulous roundup! Beautifully done.
    All your recipes look so delicious, I would love every one of them on my Thanksgiving table.


  11. Jackie @ La Casa de Sweets says

    Everything looks amazing! Oh, if Thanksgiving could last all week…


  12. Jessica (bakecetera) says

    everything looks amazing!!! … but those jalapeno cornbread muffins are out of this world. you sure know how to make a thanksgiving grand!


Ultimate Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (2024)


What are the 10 traditional Thanksgiving foods? ›

Here are our favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes that are delicious and easy to make.
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: Up to 4 people. ...
  • Stuffing. ...
  • Green Bean Casserole. ...
  • Sweet Potato Casserole. ...
  • Baked Corn. ...
  • Mac and cheese. ...
  • Peas & Water Chestnuts. ...
  • Fresh Rolls.
Oct 28, 2021

What is a traditional menu for Thanksgiving dinner? ›

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing (or “dressing”), and some kind of pie for dessert, typically pumpkin, apple, or pecan. Common sides are green bean casserole, scalloped corn, and roasted sweet potatoes.

What are the top 20 Thanksgiving foods in America? ›

Top 20 Thanksgiving Recipes
  • Apple Stuffing.
  • Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread.
  • Asparagus Bake.
  • Creamy Green Bean Casserole.
  • Cranberry Sauce.
  • Creamy Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes.
  • Turkey Gravy.
  • Apple Pie.

What are the 12 most popular Thanksgiving dishes? ›

Scroll through to take a look at our most popular Thanksgiving recipes.
  • 01 of 24. Perfect Turkey. ...
  • 02 of 24. Roasted Brussels Sprouts. ...
  • 03 of 24. Cranberry Sauce. ...
  • 04 of 24. Homemade Mac and Cheese. ...
  • 05 of 24. Sweet Potato Pie. ...
  • 06 of 24. Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll. ...
  • 07 of 24. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast. ...
  • 08 of 24. Cream Corn Like No Other.
Oct 26, 2023

What is the most loved Thanksgiving food? ›

Popular Thanksgiving foods ranked
  1. Stuffing.
  2. Potatoes. ...
  3. Pies and other sweets. ...
  4. Other random foods. ...
  5. Rolls. Though rolls are certainly not a main dish, they are a key element of any Thanksgiving meal. ...
  6. Turkey. The classic entree for Thanksgiving is definitely a large turkey dish. ...
Nov 10, 2023

What is a traditional black Thanksgiving dinner? ›

You will likely be eating roast turkey, barbecued turkey, deep fried turkey, glazed country ham, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes mashed and covered with marshmallows, corn, cornbread, yeast/potato rolls, black eyed peas, rice, gravy, potato salad, cranberry sauce from ...

How do you simplify Thanksgiving dinner? ›

Tips To Simplify Thanksgiving Entertaining
  1. Pick the menu early. Don't leave menu planning and shopping to the last minute. ...
  2. Brine your bird. Turkey is the centerpiece of the feast, so give it every opportunity to shine. ...
  3. Start prep work a few days before Thanksgiving. ...
  4. Serve batched co*cktails. ...
  5. Create simple centerpieces.
Nov 1, 2023

What is the unhealthiest Thanksgiving food? ›

Worst: Sausage Stuffing

It's often made with fatty processed meat, butter or margarine, and refined bread or rice. It's a high-calorie food that packs a load of fat, carbs, and nitrates, which are cancer-causing. If you add dried cranberries, there's a good chance they're sweetened and add sugar to your stuffing.

What is the unhealthiest food at Thanksgiving? ›

14 Unhealthiest Thanksgiving Sides To Avoid This Year
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  • Macaroni and cheese. ...
  • Canned cranberry sauce. ...
  • Candied yams. sasazawa/Shutterstock. ...
  • Sausage stuffing. Alivemindphotography/Getty Images. ...
  • Turkey Gravy. Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock. ...
  • Cornbread. Bhofack2/Getty Images. ...
  • Pecan Pie. Nicolasmccomber/Getty Images.
Nov 6, 2023

What is the key ingredient to a perfect Thanksgiving day dinner? ›

Whether you're drizzling it over your roast turkey, mashed potatoes, or flaky biscuits, homemade gravy is an absolute must-have during the holidays. Since it's such a staple, it's gotta be perfect—THIS is the recipe you need. Get the Perfect Gravy recipe.

What should I cook first on Thanksgiving day? ›

Since it's the main event, the turkey should be the first dish you start cooking in the morning. "The resting process is an absolutely imperative part of the cooking process," Holzman said. Many people overcook their turkeys in the oven and overlook letting them rest, rendering the final product dry and rubbery.

What are 5 traditional Thanksgiving foods? ›

Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes and articles in her 20 years as a food writer. The classic Thanksgiving dinner includes old-time favorites that never change: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and pie.

What are the top 5 Thanksgiving side dishes? ›

Top 10 Must-Have Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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  3. New Green Bean Casserole. ...
  4. Sweet Potato Casserole. ...
  5. Baked Cranberry Sauce. ...
  6. Cauliflower Blossom. ...
  7. Butternut Squash Mash. ...
  8. Creamy Corn for a Crowd. ...

What are 3 main foods on Thanksgiving? ›

The traditional roasted turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are on almost every modern Thanksgiving menu, in some form or variation. This menu has evolved over time and continues to evolve today. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

What are the top 5 Thanksgiving foods in the US? ›

An American Feast - Foods that Make Up an American Thanksgiving...
  • Turkey. Just as it's a traditional meat used for Christmas dinner, turkey is favoured because it's big – and that means it can feed a whole family. ...
  • Cranberry sauce. ...
  • Vegetables. ...
  • Marshmallow sweet potatoes. ...
  • Pumpkin pie. ...
  • Pecan pie.

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