Create a perfect Thanksgiving Dinner with these Easy Thanksgiving Recipes! From turkey, to salads, to sides, to desserts, these easy Thanksgiving dishes are everything you need to make your Thanksgiving Dinner complete!
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Easy Thanksgiving Recipes
Year after year, I have the same go-to classic dishes that are FAIL-Proof Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes.
These recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and have stood the test of time. From classics, like roast turkey and mashed potatoes, to innovative recipes like Twice Baked Butternut Squash and Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, these easy Thanksgiving dishes will make your family’s holiday a feast to remember.
Whether you are looking for main courses, side dishes, salads, or desserts, you are sure to find the recipes you need for a delicious Thanksgiving Feast.
In my book, Thanksgiving Dinner deserves a beautifully roasted Turkey, and my recipe for a Brined Turkey ALWAYS impresses! However, if you have a smaller crowd, a turkey breast is a fabulous option!
This is a fool-proof, tried and tested recipe for the BEST turkey you will ever have. The brine really makes all the difference in the world!
Tiffany says, We had an early Thanksgiving and used this brine…it this was the best Turkey ever.
This herb seasoned turkey breast is cooked to perfection and is served with an easy gravy made right in the Instant Pot.
Jen says, I have made turkey breast in my pressure cooker a few times with this recipe. My husband loves it! Today is the first time I made the gravy with it-wow-I did not think it could get better!! Thank you so much!
If your oven is being used to roast the turkey, the Instant Pot is the perfect vessel to make a small Honey Baked Ham to serve as an additional main course entree.
Beth says, Amazing! Definite hit with the family- will be making this again very soon! Thank you for sharing!
Easy Baked Ham
If you have a large ham, this baked ham recipe is the way to go! It features a sweet and savory glaze that will have your guests begging for ham every year!
What’s thanksgiving without mounds of potatoes? From sweet potatoes to classic mashed potatoes, you are sure to find a recipe, or two, perfect for your Thanksgiving meal.
If you want the BEST Mashed Potatoes, this is it. While a bit more time consuming, this method for making mashed potatoes results in the best tasting, old fashioned, creamy and rich mashed potatoes.
As Jillian says, Jillian says, These were so good and SO easy to make!
Free up your stove and oven with these creamy crockpot mashed potatoes that are flavored with Parmesan and Garlic. made entirely in the slow cooker.
Just in case your don’t want to pull out your slow cooker or hassle with classic mashed potatoes, these Instant Pot Mashed Pot
Laura sums up this recipe perfectly, This is far and away the best sweet potato casserole I’ve ever had! It is just sweet enough without being cloying. And you are right about the apple juice concentrate being essential; the flavor compliments the sweet potatoes perfectly. And no one would be able to tell that this is gluten free and vegan unless I told them. This may become my new go-to potluck recipe!
A SUPER easy way to dress up sweet potatoes, this recipe has all the taste of a sweet potato casserole, but comes together with minimal prep.
If you are looking for a basic sweet potato mash, this is the way to go! Easy, creamy, and simple, this recipe is basic but delicious!
No Instant Pot? No worries! You can make perfect, sweet potato mash right on the stove!
These Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes are classics! From stuffing, to squash to mac and cheese, you won’t be able to pick just one!
Just like grandma used to make, this bread stuffing hits all the notes of complete comfort food.
Full of rice, broccoli and a cheesy sauce, this is one side dish that makes everyone chow down on their veggies.
Creamy, buttery, and Cheesy–an inventive way to serve up this fall vegetable. Everyone will sing your praises after one bite of this Squash recipe.
Madelyn says, This is delicious. I’ll make it again. Can’t stop going back for just one more bite. Thanks for sharing.
No cans are needed for this simple recipe for green bean casserole!
Macaroni and Cheese is a new addition to my family’s feast, but a very welcomed one!
Cindy says, Wow ! What a tasty recipe ! An easy way to take pasta to the next level…wish l could give it more than 5 stars !
I am going to be honest, if you have an Instant Pot and you like Mac and Cheese, this is a MUST make! Creamy and cheesy–it is the best!
This side dish really is worthy of center stage! And it is easy to adapt to make it vegan or paleo friendly!
A little sweet, a little heat. This is a refreshing and lighter change up from traditional green bean casserole.
As Joanne says, One of the simplest and most classic ways to make green beans. Delicious!
Roasted acorn squash with maple syrup and paprika is melt in your mouth tender and a fabulous way to enjoy this seasonal fall vegetable.
Liz says, What a lovely and simple side dish. The maple and paprika were amazing together!
Tender, pan-roasted carrots are glazed with a sweet and and savory glaze made from maple, orange, and garlic, for a simple side dish recipe.
Ashley says, This is my new favorite way to do roasted carrots — so flavorful!
Crispy, crunchy and finished with a rich glaze, this is the BEST way to eat cooked Brussels sprouts!
In fact if you THINK you don’t like Brussels Sprouts, listen to what Jenni says, I made these amazing brussels sprouts for dinner last night and they were so amazing! My husband was not happy that I was making brussels sprouts and complained about it – but he ate TWO helpings!!! He loved them!!
Homemade is always best–especially when it is bursting with cinnamon and orchard fresh apples.
This easy side dish adds so much flavor to your holiday feast and is the perfect compliment to leftover turkey sandwiches.
Claire says, This is just the best recipe for cranberry sauce. My kids love it and I love it because it isn’t packed full of HFCS!!!
These Thanksgiving Salad Recipes are seasonal salads that add some welcome freshness to your Thanksgiving meal.
This will be your new favorite salad EVER–pinky, promise! And it is made with only 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!
The Pumpkin Vinaigrette is the STAR of this dish! In fact Llz says, YUM! Such a perfect fall salad. I love getting pumpkin flavors in the dressing rather than just the salad! So perfect!
Butternut squash stars in this easy Fall Salad with mixed greens, pears, feta, and apple cider dressing.
These easy rolls and breads are perfect for mopping yo your gravy and mashed potatoes. But they also make the perfect vessel for leftover turkey sandwiches as well.
One ingredient makes world of difference in making fluffy, tender rolls.
These biscuits are light and fluffy thanks to the sweet potato puree.
A traditional corn bread recipe has been given a whole grain make-over and then is filled with cheese for a delicious twist on cornbread.
Aimee says, These muffins turned out delicious. We had a batch with chili last night, and am using the leftovers with some jam this morning!
Who says pumpkin muffins should be reserved for breakfast or snacks?! These easy, delicious muffins are the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Whether serving on the side of your Thanksgiving meal, or using for Leftover Turkey Sandwiches, this bread is a MUST this time of the year.
Once your food has settled and your sweet tooth kicks in, satisfy the craving with one of these delicious classic Thanksgiving Dessert recipes.
A creamy pumpkin spice cheesecake with gingersnap crust is made in the pressure cooker, for a perfectly creamy dessert.
Kristi says, I’ve made this twice now, and it’s been a huge hit! Very tasty and simple, simple, simple! Thank you.
Just the right size after a large Thanksgiving dinner. Plus the kids love these adorably shaped pumpkin pie cookies!
An easy old fashioned recipe for apple crisp.
This is hands down my favorite Thanksgiving dessert. From the spiced cake to the cream cheese frosting, this dessert is a home run!
Don’t forget the drinks! These dressed up versions of wine and cider are sure to wow your Thanksgiving guests.
Red wine is simmered low and slow with aromatic spices and a combination of orange and cranberry juices for a delicious, warming adult beverage
A delicious blend of apple cider, cranberry and orange juice spiced with warm fall spices.
So what are YOUR FAMILY’S favorite Thanksgiving Recipes? What from this list are you looking forward to trying the most? Let me know in the comments