This Thanksgiving Dinner Menu includes everything you need for a perfect Thanksgiving feast! From appetizers, entrees, side dishes, desserts & drinks, these easy to make, foolproof recipes will make your holiday extra delicious.
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and this means planning has started for making the big meal. I know it can be quiet overwhelming trying to figure out what to cook. That’s why I’ve put together a tried and true menu that everyone at your holiday dinner will love.
This Thanksgiving Dinner Menu has traditional recipes that are proven winners. For me, Thanksgiving is not the time to experiment with new dishes. Let me go one step further with this. My family and dinner guests want a classic line up of food that just feels like the holidays. Most of these recipes are time-honored Southern favorites. They are simple yet are packed with flavor and go so well together to make the dinner complete.
One of the best ways to pull off a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner is to make sure you’ve planned out each recipe. I’ve taken the worry out of that task and on each recipe in the menu, you’ll find helpful tips on when to prep, cook and serve each dish. You CAN pull off an amazing feast this holiday and enjoy it as well.
A great way to kick off your Thanksgiving feast. Rim the glasses an hour before serving. Chill the apple cider and prosecco then make a batch of the mimosas in a pitcher. Let guests serve themselves.
Wash and prep the celery when you bring it home from the supermarket and store it in the fridge. Mix up the cream cheese stuffing a day ahead of when you want to serve this appetizer.
Easy prepping makes this recipe super easy. Cook your eggs in the Instant Pot or stovetop up to 2 days ahead of time. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Candied Pecans store beautifully so you can make them up to a week ahead of time. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Make this classic salad to serve as a side dish or dessert up to a day ahead of serving. Sprinkle with additional pecans and coconut on top to garnish.
Make the casserole up to one day ahead of time. Store in the fridge without the topping until it's ready to bake, then follow recipe instructions.
Pea Salad can be made up to 2 days before the meal. Before serving, stir all ingredients together since some of the dressing may have settled.
A family favorite dish that can be made in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to bake. Serve hot with a side of sour cream.
Bake the cornbread and biscuits a day ahead of time and let "dry out" on the kitchen counter. Chop and sautee the celery and onions then store in the refrigerator until it's time to mix and bake the dressing.
Southern-style green beans are so easy to make and keep well stored in the fridge until ready to serve. Reheat on the stovetop and serve hot.
An easy to make option instead of turkey. Lemon Roast Chicken can be made Thanksgiving Day morning, cooled, sliced then reheated with pan drippings before serving.
Cook this delicious ham midday on Thanksgiving. Keep it in the baking pan, covered until ready to fully slice and serve.
Place all the ingredients in the crockpot Thanksgiving Day morning. To serve, place in a serving bowl and sprinkle on additional pepper.
A classic dish that is delicious with ham. Prep the dish Thanksgiving Day morning then add the topping and bake before serving.
This dessert can be ahead of time. Store on the counter in an airtight container for up to one day.
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