14 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one week away! This probably means that I should finish pulling together next Thursday’s menu. And figure out centerpieces. And, you know, we should probably finish painting the dining room walls. Yeah, we should definitely get on that.

If you’re still working on your Thanksgiving menu, here are 14 recipe ideas covering everything from appetizers to alternative desserts. Enjoy!


Get the Party Started {Drinks and Appetizers}

Hot Mulled Cider

Cheesy Italian-Seasoned Snack Mix

Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans


On the Side {Vegetable-Based Side Dishes}

Beer-Glazed Carrots

Butternut Squash with Brown Butter and Oregano

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Butternut Squash and Apple Stuffing

Pear and Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette


For Vegetarian Friends {Turkey Alternatives}

Autumn Fried Rice

Autumn Orzo Salad

Lentil Gratin


Different Desserts {An Alternative or Addition to the Pie}

Brown Sugar and Apple Frozen Yogurt

Concord Grape Tartlets

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Now who wants to come over for a painting party? I’ll pay you in pizza and roasted pecans!


  1. says

    All of this sounds fantastic! We are attending Thanksgiving at my husband’s family’s house, then at my family’s. I plan to make a bacon/brussel sprouts/butternut squash side dish and perhaps a traditional pumpkin pie for dessert!