100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Whip up a feast with these delicious Thanksgiving recipe ideas!

With Thanksgiving being a once-a-year affair (or twice if you count the inevitable leftovers the next day), it’s time to indulge in the classic delights of the holiday table—from the quintessential turkey and stuffing to an abundance of potatoes smothered in gravy.

And let’s not forget to leave room for irresistible desserts, like pecan pie cheesecake and pumpkin pie. Pro tip: consider a post-turkey nap to make room for the sweet treats. Elevate your Thanksgiving experience with a selection of timeless Thanksgiving recipes to ensure it’s the best one yet.

Taking on the responsibility of roasting the turkey this year? Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro seeking fresh inspiration, we’ve got you covered with tips on turkey seasoning, the art of dry brining, thawing times, and a convenient size chart to determine the perfect turkey-to-person ratio.

Our personal favorite is the best-ever turkey brine—a foolproof way to roast a succulent turkey without the risk of dryness.

While the turkey may be the star of the show, our true love lies with the stuffing. Explore our array of favorite stuffing recipes, with our classic version reigning supreme.

Prepare for the joy of crafting epic Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches with these delectable side dishes.

Complete your feast with an array of our cherished Thanksgiving desserts, and consider presenting them on a clever Thanksgiving pie board for an extra touch of creativity. I also wrote Thanksgiving front porch decor, thanksgiving decor ideas, thanksgiving wreaths, thanksgiving centerpieces, thanksgiving table setting

100+ Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Stuffed Butternut Squash

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

LUCY SCHAEFFER

Baking squash with a brown-sugar-butter embrace until it reaches the pinnacle of tenderness—now that’s the way to elevate a humble gourd. But the magic doesn’t stop there. Picture this: a hearty filling of quinoa, kale, and chickpeas, generously topping the perfectly baked squash. This savory pilaf isn’t just a feast for the taste buds; it’s a visual masterpiece with the vibrant hues of dried cranberries and the satisfying crunch of pumpkin seeds.

Pecan Pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Ah, the classic fall dessert—your ticket to holiday table triumph! It’s not just a treat; it’s a masterpiece. Picture this: a flaky, buttery crust that cradles a symphony of textures—crunchy nuts and a rich, chewy filling. Together, they dance on your taste buds, creating a harmonious and perfectly balanced bite.

Best Corn Casserole

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

If you’re feeling a bit more convenient, you can easily swap out frozen corn for canned corn (just make sure to give it a good rinse). And for a lighter touch, trading in more milk for the heavy cream won’t compromise the deliciousness too much. It’s all about that Southern comfort, whether you go for the decadent version or opt for a slightly lighter twist. Either way, it’s bound to be a hit!

Stuffed Mushrooms

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Those baby bella mushrooms are like little flavor bombs waiting to explode in your mouth. The combination of garlicky, herby bread crumbs and a generous amount of cheese takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. And the best part? You can do all the stuffing prep ahead of time, so when the moment arrives, you just pop them in the oven for a savory sensation. It’s a culinary win-win!

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas
100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Dulce de leche cheesecake

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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A Dulce De Leche Cheesecake for Thanksgiving sounds absolutely indulgent and delicious! The combination of creamy cheesecake with the rich sweetness of dulce de leche must create a delightful dessert.

Herb-Brined Turkey

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Photo Credit: Taste Of Home

A delicious make-ahead Thanksgiving main course is a game-changer for a stress-free celebration. The anticipation of carving into a moist and flavorful bird sounds fantastic.

Maple Walnut Cake

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Photo Credit: Taste Of Home

What a heartfelt way to honor your grandpa’s memory! Maple-flavored cake with candied walnuts sounds like a delightful and sentimental treat.

Vegan biscoff cheesecake

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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A Vegan Creamy No Bake Biscotti Cheesecake sounds like a delightful and unique Thanksgiving dessert! The combination of creamy textures and the biscotti flavor must make it a delicious treat.

Pumpkin cheesecake

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving dessert! The blend of pumpkin flavor with the richness of cheesecake is a classic combination.

Almond layer cake

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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An Almond Joy Layer Cake for Thanksgiving? That sounds like a delightful treat for chocolate and coconut enthusiasts. Have you made this cake before, or is it on your menu for this Thanksgiving?

Cookie Butter Pie

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Cookie Butter Pie sounds like a deliciously unique twist for Thanksgiving dessert!

Huckleberry cheese pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Photo Credit: Taste of Home

Huckleberry Cheese Pie sounds like a delightful and unique Thanksgiving dessert. How did it turn out, or are you considering trying it this year?

Butterscotch pie dessert

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Butterscotch Pie sounds like a deliciously sweet choice for Thanksgiving!

Fireball pumpkin pie

Fireball Pumpkin Pie

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Fireball Pumpkin Pie? Now, that’s a bold twist! The addition of Fireball adds a spicy kick to the classic pumpkin pie.

Mississippi mud pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

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Mississippi Mud Pie is a classic choice for indulging in rich, chocolatey goodness

Boston creme pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Boston Cream Pie is a delightful choice with its layers of sponge cake, pastry cream, and chocolate ganache.

French chocolate silky pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Chocolate Silk Pie is a classic crowd-pleaser! The smooth, creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor make it hard to resist.

Pecan pie dish

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

Buttery Pecan Pie sounds like a delightful treat, especially for Thanksgiving. The combination of buttery goodness and pecans is hard to resist.

Peanut butter cup pie

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie sounds like a chocolate lover’s dream! The addition of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups must give it an extra delicious twist

Pumpkin pie Thanksgiving dish

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Classic Pumpkin Pie is a Thanksgiving staple! It’s hard to beat the traditional flavors of pumpkin pie during the holiday season.

Cranberry-orange custard pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Cranberry Orange Custard Pie sounds like a delightful twist for Thanksgiving! The combination of cranberry and orange must add a lovely burst of flavor.

Gluten-free strawberry rhubarb pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a classic with a gluten-free twist—sounds delicious!

Apple crumble pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Photo Credit: Dance Around The Kitchen

Apple Crumble Pie is always a crowd-pleaser, and the addition of crumble on top adds a delightful texture.

Praline pumpkin pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Praline Pumpkin Pie sounds like a delicious variation on the classic pumpkin pie! The addition of praline brings a sweet and nutty flavor.

Spiced plum fig pie

spiced plum fig pie

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A Spiced Plum Fig Pie sounds like a delightful and flavorful twist on traditional Thanksgiving desserts. The combination of plums and figs with warm spices must create a rich and delicious filling.

Sweet potato marshmallow meringue pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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A Sweet Potato Marshmallow Meringue Pie sounds like a delicious and unique Thanksgiving dessert! The combination of sweet potatoes with a fluffy meringue topping must create a delightful contrast in textures and flavors.

Caramel turtle brownie pie

100+ Delishy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Photo Credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction

A Caramel Turtle Brownie Pie sounds absolutely decadent and perfect for chocolate lovers during Thanksgiving! The combination of caramel, turtle flavors, and brownies must create a rich and indulgent treat.

Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids

Thanksgiving Desserts

  1. Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  2. Southern Homemade Sweet Potato Pie from Divas Can Cook
  3. Sweet Potato Pie Dutch Baby from Half Baked Harvest
  4. Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake from Wishes and Dishes
  5. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  6. 4-ingredient Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars from Tastes Better From Scratch
  7. Salted Caramel Butter Bars from Cookies and Cups
  8. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce from Tornadough Alli
  9. Cinnamon Crunch Bread Pudding With Creme Anglaise from Seasons and Suppers
  10. Chewy Gingersnap Cookies from Baked By Introvert
  11. Chocolate Pinecone Cake from Oh Nuts
  12. Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies from Cooking Classy
  13. Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
  14. Spiced Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from Wonky Wonderful
  15. Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans from This Gal Cooks

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