Good Gravy: Thanksgiving Menu Ideas
Thanksgiving is coming up faster than you can shake a drumstick, so it’s time to rustle up some menu ideas. Whether you are looking for traditional foods or unique takes on your favorites, you’ll find lots of Thanksgiving dinner inspiration here. Keep it simple, but flavorful, by adding these holiday recipes to your menu.
Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Best Thanksgiving Turkey – The secret to the best thanksgiving turkey ever? Loads of herbs and spices!
Dry-Rubbed Roast Turkey – Rubbed all over with a mix of sugar and salt, this turkey recipe pours on the flavor and is juicy to boot.
Roast Turkey Hash – What to do with Thanksgiving meal leftovers? This turkey hash is perfect for any meal of the day. For a vegetarian version, simply skip the turkey or substitute it with veggie leftovers.
Thanksgiving Side Recipes
Mashed Potatoes – Butter and chives add rich and delicious flavor to this simple, yet classic American favorite.
Homemade Gravy – Sage gives this gravy a distinct fall flavor which is perfect atop turkey, chicken, stuffing, potatoes or biscuits.
Wild Rice Stuffing with Apple & Sausage – This amazing wild-rice stuffing recipe is bursting with rustic fall flavors, including rye bread, sausage, apples, dried cherries, pecans and fresh herbs.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes – These easy sweet potatoes are sure to bring compliments as a holiday side dish. The coconut milk makes them extra flavorful – and dairy-free.
Maple-Glazed Carrots – Bathed in maple syrup and butter, sweet carrots become a special treat. If you find bunched carrots with tops, pick the bunch with the thinnest carrots and leave a bit of the stem attached for a pretty presentation.
Orange-Glazed Brussels Sprouts – Enjoy these Brussels as a side or double the glaze and toss with cooked linguini for a delicious main dish.
Cinnamon Apple Stuffed Squash – Tender acorn squash is filled with apple and dried cranberry stuffing for a delectable side or main dish.
Parmesan-Crusted Green Beans – These green bean “fries” are nearly addictive as a snack or served along with sandwiches.
Thanksgiving Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes
Mushroom Gravy – This gravy complements pan-seared chicken and vegetarian holiday favorites like garlic mashed potatoes or vegan turkey.
Cranberry Pecan Skillet Stuffing – This delightful stuffing is delicious for any Thanksgiving meal. Serve it with tofu steak and mushroom gravy for vegans.
Three Sisters Soup – The Three Sisters—corn, squash and beans—was a Native American growing technique that capitalized on the strengths of each individual ingredient. Cooked together they make a great soup that is popular with vegetarians and vegans. Try it on your Thanksgiving table.
Wild Rice Stuffed Squash – Chewy, nutty wild rice is seasoned with herbs and cheddar in these delightful stuffed squash halves.
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans – Acorn squash is perfect for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, white beans and Parmesan cheese.
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Pumpkin Pie – This classic, easy pumpkin pie is one you’ll want to make over and over again.