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Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

If you're looking for some ideas this Thankgiving to partner with your baked, smoked, or deep-fried turkey (I've done all three and prefer smoked), we've compiled a list of recipes that you might find new and interesting to serve this year. 

Side Dishes


The list of ingredients for this Southern succotash recipe - including fresh corntomatoes, lima beans, and okra - are practically synonymous with summer (something we're thankful for). And the combination of these five complementary flavors is only heightened with the additions of crumbled bacon and fresh basil.

Click here for recipe from Southern Living

Individual Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe has all the flavors of the Thanksgiving classic, just in smaller form. Honey, I shrunk the sweet potato casserole! Mini marshmallows ensure you get lots of charred edges, which are pretty much the best part of sweet potato casserole anyhow. For ease, you can assemble the ramekins on a baking sheet when toasting the marshmallows.

Click here for recipe from Food Network

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Bacon makes everything better, doesn't it? A new addition to the sides could be this delicious dish.

Click here for recipe from Food Network

Awesome Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing

This Thanksgiving apple sausage stuffing is fantastic! It is very flavorful and fresh-tasting. This recipe will stuff a 10-pound turkey (which serves six) plus extra. I replaced the usual pork sausage with much healthier turkey sausage. Other dried fruits may also be used in place of cranberries.

Click here for recipe from All Recipes



Mini Apple Pies

For me, one apple pie is mini... I think I could eat two or three apple pies. But, if you want to pace yourself this holiday, these bite-sized treats will be a winner!

Click here for recipe from The Pioneer Woman

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark chocolate chips take this traditional Thanksgiving pie to a whole new level of fudgy. Even pecan pie skeptics will love it!

Click here for recipe from The Pioneer Woman

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

These cookies are fantastic for Fall! Shortbread and maple together make this cookie a sweet treat and a great alternative for those who aren't a fan of pumpkin pie. 

Click here for recipe from Taste of Home



Cranberry Fizz (non-alcoholic)

We serve a version of this at our holiday gatherings and there's never enough!

Click here for recipe from Taste of Home

Spiced Bourbon with Red Wine

Liven up the party with a creative cocktail. 

Click here for recipe from Food Network

Pear Aperol Spritz Cocktail

An Aperol Spritz with an autumn twist is basically the cocktail equivalent of a puffy vest: It's the perfect transition piece from summer to fall.

Click here for recipe from Tasting Table

Last modified on Friday, 11 November 2022 22:35