Recipes for Hosting a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal


Getting adventurous in the kitchen is always fun. But on a holiday like Thanksgiving, classic recipes rule the menu. You'll love these recipes for stuffing, cornbread dressing, roast turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and more. They'll help you host a classic and traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Roast Turkey"For you new cooks or those who have not used a...

Roast Turkey

"For you new cooks or those who have not used a roasting bag, this is a no-fail method and you do not have to baste the turkey during the cooking. You new brides can produce a beautiful bird this way. I have been using this method since the bags first came out over 20 years ago." - Nell Stewart

Cornbread Dressing"This is an easy cornbread dressing recipe and it is very...

Cornbread Dressing

"This is an easy cornbread dressing recipe and it is very moist." - Teresa

Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes"This is the way my mother served sweet...

Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

"This is the way my mother served sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving and Christmas before she discovered the well known Sweet Potato Souffle recipe. As much as I love the souffle recipe, I still love these potatoes in this wonderful syrup." - Diane

Cranberry Sauce"A sweet and tart cranberry sauce that makes a perfect addition...

Cranberry Sauce

"A sweet and tart cranberry sauce that makes a perfect addition to any holiday table or any other time for that matter!" - Kevin

Sweet Potato Casserole"This is an old recipe that I tweaked ever so...

Sweet Potato Casserole

"This is an old recipe that I tweaked ever so slightly. The topping is delicious. The old recipe used to call for Corn Flakes, but I modified the topping to a more caramel-like topping that comes out sweet and delicate." - Cecelia

Easy Giblet Gravy"No more making a roux that gets darker than we...

Easy Giblet Gravy

"No more making a roux that gets darker than we want. You always get a consistently thick, golden yellow gravy that's chock full of bits of goodness that you add." - Rose

Nanner Rolls"Homemade rolls are a great addition to any meal and these...

Nanner Rolls

"Homemade rolls are a great addition to any meal and these are fluffy, soft and cooked to perfection. They'll become your go-to rolls. Easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for the dough to rise. Once baked, add a pat of butter to the airy center, take a bite and you'll be in heaven." - The Kitchen Crew

Beyond Yummy Green Bean Casserole"My husband always loves it when I make...

Beyond Yummy Green Bean Casserole

"My husband always loves it when I make this and people are always asking me for the recipe. It's pretty easy and works great as a side dish." - Tessa

Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes"Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes are sweet and earthy. A...

Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes

"Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes are sweet and earthy. A delicious side dish with your holiday feast!" - Paula

Corn Pudding"My mom made this once and my whole family loved it!!...

Corn Pudding

"My mom made this once and my whole family loved it!! Once I moved out I copied a lot of her recipes into my cookbook. This one is so easy to make and so delicious!" - Heidi

Mom's Special Pumpkin Pie"My mother-in-law made this pie for every holiday and...

Mom's Special Pumpkin Pie

"My mother-in-law made this pie for every holiday and we all loved it. She had seven children and each child brought along a spouse for dinner, so she had to make quite a few pies to satisfy all of us. I have made this pie over the years and even those that do not care for pumpkin pie love this since it is spicy and not too 'pumpkiny'." - Lucille

Honey Roasted Carrots"This is an easy holiday side dish. The carrots are...

Honey Roasted Carrots

"This is an easy holiday side dish. The carrots are sweet and buttery with a slightly spicy undertone from the cayenne pepper. But you can adjust that to your taste buds." - The Kitchen Crew

My Mom's Bread Dressing (Stuffing)"This recipe only appeared around the holidays and...

My Mom's Bread Dressing (Stuffing)

"This recipe only appeared around the holidays and it's one of those that I learned by hanging around the kitchen watching my mom as she prepared the Thanksgiving feast. Holidays are meant to create new traditions and remember old." - Deb

Family Fav Crock Pot Corn Casserole"I have requests every year for this...

Family Fav Crock Pot Corn Casserole

"I have requests every year for this dish, especially around the holidays. I've never found anyone who didn't like it and I've shared this with so many friends, neighbors, and family members!" - Diana

Chocked Full of Pecan Pie"If you like your pecan pie heavy on...

Chocked Full of Pecan Pie

"If you like your pecan pie heavy on the pecans and light on the "goo," then this pecan pie recipe is for you! Full of crunchy pecans, with just enough filling to hold it together, this recipe has all the wonderful flavors you'd expect from a pecan pie. Plus, it's really easy to make. A great pie for beginners to make for the holidays." - The Kitchen Crew

Modernized Old-Fashioned Yeast Rolls"This recipe was taught to me by an elderly...

Modernized Old-Fashioned Yeast Rolls

"This recipe was taught to me by an elderly woman who learned it from her grandmother. I modified to utilize the bread machine for the dough process." - Kristin

Apple Pie 'The Best Apple Pie'"I love eating pie and I love...

Apple Pie 'The Best Apple Pie'

"I love eating pie and I love baking pies. When I bake a pie I believe that it starts with a good pie crust. My grandmother taught me the basics. Besides me, nobody else can make a crust like grandmas. Apple pie is a favorite and I use three different types of baking apples to get the flavor that I want." - Mary Louise

My Mom's Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffing"My mom is 91 years old now, but...

My Mom's Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffing

"My mom is 91 years old now, but through the years, when I was a kid, the best thing about Thanksgiving was the stuffing. Hers was the best I ever ate. Loaded with flavor and completely delicious. When I got married and started my own family, I made sure I had this recipe in my recipe box. I've used it all my life." - Robyn

Special Occasion Baked Mashed Potatoes"Not diet friendly, but so delicious." - Elaine

Special Occasion Baked Mashed Potatoes

"Not diet friendly, but so delicious." - Elaine




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Steve Malone - Friday at 4:26 PM
Thank you. This is great.