70 Easy Family Thanksgiving Food Recipes You Have To Try

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Are you ready to make some delicious thanksgiving food recipes and enjoy them with your family and friends? Here are 70 ideas to make your work a bit easier. Enjoy!

70 Easy Family Thanksgiving Food Recipes You Have To Try

1) Turkey

Get a perfectly tender, flavorful, brown, and moist turkey every time. An easy and foolproof method for cooking a turkey.

2) Crispy Stuffing Muffins

Change up how you serve stuffing this year and make Stuffing Muffins! Everyone gets some crispy crunchy bits with every muffin! They are so easy to make because we are using Stove Top Stuffing Mix, and they are ready in no time!

3) Easy Baked Brown Sugar Carrots

The perfect side dish, these easy Baked Brown Sugar Carrots are so simple to make and packed with flavor! Serve these brown sugar glazed carrots for a special occasion, or as a side for busy weeknight.

4) Baking sweet potato

Try baking sweet potato hand pies (also called pocket pies) for pie with a mini, handheld twist. These pie turnovers are filled with fresh sweet potato and chai spices, all surrounded by a flaky pie dough topped with turbinado sugar.

5) Rice Dressing with Bacon

A change from traditional stuffing, this rice dressing is packed full of bacon, mushrooms, and fluffy rice. It’s a great make ahead Thanksgiving side dish that is so easy and so delicious!

6) Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These Loaded Mashed Potatoes include bacon, cheese, sour cream, and butter throughout. The perfect side!

7) Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breast Wrapped in Bacon Weave

A turkey dinner that involves less work, tastes delicious and still has lots of wow factor for presentation and carving.

8) Smoked Turkey Recipe

How to Smoke the Perfect Turkey so it is juicy and flavorful! The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!!

9) Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe

This Sweet Potato Soufflé is baked to perfection and topped with a buttery pecan streusel topping. It’s a rich and delicious side dish that is sure to be the star of any holiday spread!

10) Juicy Roast Turkey Breast

Juicy Roast Turkey Breast is perfect for a smaller crowd! Easy to make, juicy and packed with flavor!

11) Potato bread stuffing

Stuffing is too good to only serve at Thanksgiving and those premade box mixes are sad imitators of a side dish that will only take about 10 minutes to make. Why not surprise your family tonight with a side dish of homemade potato bread stuffing with their roast chicken?

12) Festive chicken liver 

This festive chicken liver parfait made with chicken livers, apple, warm spices, then topped with cranberry sauce, is perfect finger food for holiday gatherings from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Surprise your family and friends with this healthy and delicious appetizer.

13) Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffing

This Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffing with sausage, raisins, celery, and onions is a perfect choice for your Thanksgiving table.

14) Pumpkin Pie Without Evaporated Milk

This Pumpkin Pie Without Evaporated Milk features a creamy and rich filling and a buttery pie crust! It’s easy to make and turns out even better than if you’d be using condensed milk.

15) Cornbread without Buttermilk 

This Cornbread without Buttermilk is moist, buttery, and has a crispy golden brown crust. It’s the BEST cornbread you’ll ever make, thanks to a few tips and tricks that I am sharing with you today.

16) Crispy Roasted Frozen Brussels Sprouts

These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze are an easy vegetable side for the holidays or for your next weeknight dinner! Just 6 ingredients and 30 minutes are needed!

17) Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

With brown butter, garlic, maple syrup, bacon and fresh sage, this slow cooker mashed sweet potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish for the holidays. They are so easy and so good!

18) White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Loaded with good white sharp cheddar cheese, this white cheddar mac and cheese recipe is rich and creamy, making it perfect for a side or main dish.

19) Smoked Turkey Breast

With a simple but delicious dried herb rub, this smoked turkey breast is tender, juicy and most importantly – loaded with flavor.

20) Cinnamon Pie

This Cinnamon Pie has a flaky pastry crust filled with a cinnamon cream cheese filling, piled high with apple cider meringue, then topped with homemade apple chips!

21) Apple Shortcake

This Apple Shortcake has cornmeal buttermilk biscuits topped with caramel baked apples, cinnamon-cardamom whipped cream, and homemade salted caramel sauce! This unique dessert is so cozy and delicious!

22) Thanksgiving Turkey Injection Recipes

Want to know the secret to a super juicy, flavorful turkey? Find the perfect Thanksgiving turkey injection recipe to take your main course to the next level.

23) Quick & easy turmeric potatoes

These 3-ingredients roasted turmeric potatoes are super quick and easy as the potatoes aren’t parboiled before baking. Golden and spiced from the turmeric, they’re nonetheless delicious- firm outside but warm and melt-in-your-mouth inside!

24) Pumpkin chicken curry recipe

his easy pumpkin chicken curry is made of juicy, tender chicken morsels simmered in a deliciously aromatic sauce that is full of warm spiced flavor. It’s well- spiced but not spicy and can be bulked up with healthy veggies, all in one pot.

25) Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce is a refreshingly delicious change from the typical cranberry sauce. A flavorful balance of sweet and tart, with a hints of cinnamon and orange, even those who swear they don’t like cranberry sauce find they enjoy this tasty recipe.

26) Roasted Green Beans and Carrots

These simple roasted green beans and carrots are a family favorite! It’s the perfect side dish to toss together on busy weeknights or for holiday dinners.

27) Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole brings a fresh take on tradition to your Thanksgiving table. Made with fresh green beans, this casserole recipe makes a perfect side dish for your turkey dinner.

28) Apple cider cookies

These apple cider cookies are like molasses cookies with a fall twist! They’re perfectly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and glazed with a rich apple cider icing.

29) Wild rice for Thanksgiving

Serving wild rice for Thanksgiving is one of my favorite ways to balance the meal! It’s made with a nutty wild rice blend, broth, classic vegetables and herbs, and a final sprinkle of rich, buttery pecans. Suitable for the holidays or simple dinners during the colder seasons!

30) Cranberry Brie Crostini

This Cranberry Brie Crostini is the perfect simple appetizer to serve during the holiday season! It’s made with golden brown baguette slices toasted with melted brie cheese and fresh cranberry compote. Serve warm for the perfect bite!

31) Dutch Oven Turkey Breast

This Dutch Oven Turkey Breast is the easiest way to prep your turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s perfect for smaller crowds and pairs well with all of the classic sides!

32) Brown sugar and dill roasted carrots

If you need a quick side dish that’s just as easy to make as it is delicious – you NEED these brown sugar and dill roasted carrots! With great flavor from dried dill, brown sugar, seasonings, and olive oil, it’s a delicious recipe that you can make in just about 30 minutes!

33) Apple Crumble Cheesecake

The flavors in this Apple Crumble Cheesecake are seriously to die for! It’s made with a graham cracker crust, a cheesecake filling with an apple butter layer, then finished with diced apples and an oat crumble.

34) Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole

This Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole belongs on your Thanksgiving table this year! It’s made with the best crunchy pecan topping and is well-spiced with classic fall flavors.

35) Honey roasted carrots

This delicious honey roasted carrots and parsnips recipe is the perfect side dish for your next roast dinner.

36) Brussels sprouts

Ninja Foodi Praline Pecan Brussel Sprouts. These are amazing with the bacon, garlic, goat cheese and honey. Don’t forget about the praline pecans.

37) Homemade Gravy from Scratch

Every home cook should know how to make easy homemade gravy from scratch, and this recipe is tried and true. Make with meat or poultry drippings, or just use broth.

38) Thanksgiving Green Salad

If you believe that every Thanksgiving menu needs a bright and fresh salad, this Really Good Thanksgiving Salad recipe is for you! Greens, Parmesan cheese and the best harvest produce, tossed with a simple maple vinaigrette.

39) Pumpkin spice cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are moist, light and fluffy and are full of delicious flavor. Topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. These are the best pumpkin cupcakes you’ll ever eat.

40) Sweet potato cornbread

You’re going to love this sweet potato cornbread recipe. It’s perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and colder days when you’re craving something warm and cozy.

41) Dark chocolate bourbon

This dark chocolate bourbon pecan pie is the best dessert to serve during the holidays. Made with flaky pie crust and caramel pecan filling dotted with rich dark chocolate chunks.

42) Pumpkin gingersnap pie

This pumpkin pie with gingersnap cookie crust is the perfect twist on a classic recipe. The filling is made with rich half & half and the chewy crust is like a spicy ginger cookie. Delicious!

43) Pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

This super moist pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting is perfect to bring to family parties, Thanksgiving and other fall events. Everyone will love it!

44) Easy apple hand pies

These brown sugar apple hand pies feature warm baked apples with cinnamon and brown sugar and a golden flaky pie crust. Individual hand pies are super easy to make and are festive for the holiday season.

45) Pumpkin pie bars

Pumpkin pie bars with shortbread crust and oatmeal crumble topping are a fun twist off of classic pumpkin pie. Any pumpkin lover is going to devour these!

46) Brown butter nectarine cobbler

Elevate a classic cobbler with nutty, caramel brown butter and fresh nectarines. Serve this homemade cobbler with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for Thanksgiving or your next fall gathering.

47) Butternut Squash au Gratin

Butternut squash au gratin is the cheesy delicious side dish your holiday table is missing! This perfect Fall recipe features velvety butternut squash baked in a gruyere cream sauce and topped with golden, buttery breadcrumbs.

48) Old Fashioned Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Our recipe for old fashioned oatmeal dinner rolls are made with active dry yeast, honey, milk, and butter for an irresistibly soft and pillowy texture.

49) No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Salted Caramel

This no bake recipe features a fluffy pumpkin mousse filling, whipped cream, Sweet & Salty Pretzel Pie Crust and a generous drizzle of Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce!

50) No bake pumpkin cheesecake bars

Dreamy creamy no bake pumpkin pie cheesecake bars with candied pecans for a super special finish!

51) Mini chocolate pecan pies

Cute individual chocolate bourbon pecan pies! These easy cupcake size pies are the perfect crowd pleaser at thanksgiving!

52) pumpkin pie in graham cracker crust

It has a homemade graham cracker crust and a super easy-to-make filling, so it is a last-minute dessert for your holiday table! It keeps well and disappears quickly, especially when you serve it with a mound of whipped cream on top.

53) Creamed Spinach with Croutons

Classic and crave worthy, this Creamed Spinach recipe is quick and easy and will become your new favorite. Don’t skip the croutons-they make the dish!

54) Aperol Spritz Cranberry Sauce

This is not just another cranberry sauce recipe. With a spritzy and modern twist on classic cranberry sauce, this Aperol Spritz Cranberry Sauce will surely be a hit around your Thanksgiving table!

55) Sheet Pan Sausage with Mushrooms and Fennel

Sausage, Mushrooms and Fennel is the Italian-inspired, Thanksgiving side dish that you didn’t know was missing from your holiday menu. It’s abundant with incredible flavors and textures from roasted Italian sausage, earthy mushrooms and fragrant fennel and herbs.

56) Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sausage and Mushrooms

This Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sausage and Mushrooms is abundant with incredible flavors and textures! Full of Italian sausage, sautéed mushrooms, mixed savory herbs and more, this recipe calls for a combination of challah bread and baguette, create a perfect foundation.

57) AIP Cranberry Sauce

This classic AIP Cranberry Sauce is an easy AIP thanksgiving side that can be made in advance. It’s the perfect balance of tart and sweet for your entire family.

58) Baked Turkey Wings

Elevate these turkey wings and let them become part of your family’s regular rotation. Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving dinner anymore.

59) Cranberry meringue pie

Sweet, tangy, and topped with a billowy, toasted meringue, this cranberry meringue pie is sure to be the showstopper of your Thanksgiving table.

60) Sweet potato cake 

This richly spiced sweet potato cake tastes like your favorite fall memories. With a decadent marshmallow buttercream that comes together in just 5 minutes, there are so many things to love about this cake.

61) Pumpkin Pie Martini 

This pumpkin martini is like pumpkin pie in a glass! Made with household and pantry staples, this delicious dessert cocktail is ideal for fall gatherings like Thanksgiving!

62) Gluten Free Scalloped Potato Recipe

This gluten free scalloped potatoes recipe is the ideal side dish for your Thanksgiving celebration! Make something classic and decadent that everyone can enjoy with just a few simple ingredients!

63) Scalloped sweet potatoes

This delicious recipe features thin sweet potato medallions in a buttery brown sugar sauce spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Top it off with mini marshmallows and chopped pecans!

64) Healthy homemade cranberry sauce with orange juice

Sweet, tart cranberries mixed with autumnal spices, vanilla, monk fruit sweetener and orange juice. Simmer until fruit cooks down into a thick sauce!

65) Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes

These roasted broccoli and potatoes are made on a sheet pan for easy clean up and are the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving meal!

66) Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

Twice baked mashed potatoes are always a favorite at Thanksgiving! They’re cheesy and easy to make ahead, too!

67) Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

Take your cranberry sauce to the next level with this easy red wine cranberry sauce. The wine adds so much depth and flavor!

68) Hasselback carrots

Hasselback carrots are quick and easy to prepare and make a stunning side dish.

69) Vegetarian nut roast 

Offer your guests a vegan alternative for Thanksgiving. This nut roast recipe includes nuts, sweet potatoes, quinoa and lentils and is packed with flavour and texture. It can also be prepared ahead for convenience.

70) Apple and Blueberry Crumble

This easy, cozy apple and blueberry crumble combines a cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice-laced fruity filling with ‘buttery’, crisp streusel topping for a simple yet more-ish dessert year-round!

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