Follow This Menu to Host the Best Thanksgiving Ever
Thanksgiving isn't the same without family favorites like mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, and (mmm!) pie. For this menu, we selected our most-loved Thanksgiving recipes to help you prepare a delicious dinner from start to finish!
Appetizer: Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers
Start your Thanksgiving menu right with these fun and easy-to-make appetizers. Let guests enjoy a slightly spicy snack before the main courses hit the table.
Appetizer: Country Corn
Southern grandmas made this home-style favorite all the time. Your guests are sure to gobble it up.
Side Dish: Holiday Green Bean Bake
Ham and potatoes make a plain green bean bake spectacular!
Side Dish: Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes
If you can’t decide what kind of potatoes to serve, reach for this recipe, which blends both red and sweet potatoes.
Side Dish: Marinated Asparagus Salad
This simple side accompanies your Thanksgiving menu perfectly, and it saves you time.
Side Dish: Crustless Mushroom Spinach Tart
Special side dishes like this that are so easy to prepare. This one is great served alongside any roasted meat. Make sure you never discuss these things at Thanksgiving dinner.
Main Dish: Holiday Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Corn Bread Stuffing
This holiday meal is as traditional as it gets. Turkey is filled with a delicious corn bread stuffing and served with gravy.
Main Dish: Fruit-Glazed Turkey
An occasion as special as Thanksgiving calls for a show-stopping entree. Make your turkey a star this year.
Sauces and Dressings: 2-Step Cranberry Relish
This baked cranberry compote couldn’t be easier to prepare and tastes terrific on top of sliced Thanksgiving turkey.
Sauces and Dressings: Turkey Gravy
Gravy separates good cooks from great ones, says Florida native Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey’s chef. “It can’t be hurried,” he says. “That’s the only way you get all the flavor, all the soul.” Make sure to include this gravy recipe in your Thanksgiving menu this season. This is why the president pardons a turkey every Thanksgiving.
Sauces and Dressings: Savory Orange Dressing
Surprise your guests by pairing your turkey with this special dressing with a hint of orange. Don’t miss these 27 funny Butterball help hotline calls.
Drink: Hot Cranberry Cider
The addition of cranberry juice gives this cider lots of flavor and a fun holiday color.
Dessert: No-Bake Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust
Around the winter holidays, when the kitchen gets so busy, you’ll really appreciate this recipe for a quick-fix dessert that’s packed with beta-carotene and fiber. Find out America’s favorite Thanksgiving pie.
Dessert: Cranberry Cheese Crumb Pie
This recipe cleverly combines cheesecake and cranberry pie in one fantastic dessert. Make it a day ahead for added convenience.