Thanksgiving is easily the most important and memorable cooking day of the year! Here you’ll find mouthwatering inspiration from Juicy Roast Turkey to the creamiest Mashed Potatoes you’ll try, along with classic Thanksgiving desserts. We can’t help but have favorites and these recipes are served at the Thanksgiving table year after year.

What to Cook for Thanksgiving?

We’ve taken all the guesswork out of planning the Thanksgiving menu. Each of these recipes has been tested and reviewed hundreds of times by readers and in our test kitchen to ensure your Thanksgiving Menu is a success! P.S. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, here is a FREE Printable Thanksgiving Checklist.

Thanksgiving Main Dish Ideas:

Thanksgiving Side Dishes:

Iconic Thanksgiving Desserts:

More Thanksgiving Recipes

Explore all of our Thanksgiving recipes below to make your best Thanksgiving menu yet:

Planning Thanksgiving Breakfast or Brunch?

If you’re looking to make Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch special, the Pumpkin Bread, or Bacon Pecan French Toast and Easy Cinnamon Rolls are show-stopping and absolutely holiday worthy! Another nearly-forgotten classic is Baked Apples.

If you want to try some creative new recipes this Thanksgiving, search our Recipe Index Here.

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