I cannot believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! If you’re like me, you’re still planning your dinner menu and looking for a few new recipes to wow your friends and family. To make your planning easier, I rounded up some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the blog archives. There are SO many delicious appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Truth be told, it was quite difficult to choose only 12 recipes — so if you’re looking for more, there are plenty of other Thanksgiving recipe ideas to choose from here!
Try These 12 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes For the Best Menu Ever
I love a good charcuterie board, so this step-by-step tutorial on how to build a lighter cheese board is perfect for entertaining guests without spoiling any appetites. Plus, it’s a great appetizer to keep out as guests drop by. You never know who will be hungry!
I want my guests to have room for dinner (and dessert!), so I’ve found that starting with some veggies as an appetizer is a great compromise. Have you SEEN this veggie platter spread with a homemade tzatziki sauce? I love the mix of rainbow carrots and radishes — it’s SO pretty! Plus, it can easily be a made a day or two in advance and placed on the table as guests arrive.
Honest question: who doesn’t love melty cheese?! This puff pastry recipe with pepper jelly is delicious. More importantly, it’s super simple! This crowd pleaser will hit the spot and get guests ready for the main event. People will totally ask you for the jelly recipe, too.
It wouldn’t be Turkey Day without a potato side dish, amiright? Our tri-color potato recipe calls for thyme, shallots, and fennel — and is oh-so-good. Not only does it look pretty, but it tastes amazing and is easy to make. It’s become a Thankgiving recipe staple in Joanna’s house.
These crispy brussels are basically an umami bomb in your mouth. So much flavor! This Thanksgiving, we suggest serving up this recipe as an appetizer or side dish. Regardless, we highly recommend this lemony, creamy goodness be added to your holiday menu.
Oh kale, YES! This winter kale salad is my go-to for an easy recipe when entertaining. Plus, the jewel tones make this dish almost too beautiful to eat. It truly makes a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish that complements lots of different main courses. It’s also a great vegetarian dish, too.
I’ve been wanting to make this soup in a pumpkin bowl for SO long and has been on my Thanksgiving wish list before I even started working with Joanna (it’s true, ask my mom!). How cute is the idea of using a sugar pumpkin as the soup bowl?? Plus, the flavors of cumin and cilantro make such a surprisingly lovely pairing.
This golden raisin & kale salad is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients (most of which you likely already have on hand!). It’s also delectable with turkey and chicken. This recipe also deserves bonus points because it is vegan-friendly.
If you host an intimate Thanksgiving dinner, or simply don’t like turkey, this roasted chicken is a great alternative. It’s comfort, sophistication, and deliciousness all in one bite.
Who’s ready for dessert?? We all know and love pumpkin pie, but why not shake things up with this pumpkin Nutella swirl tart?! Trust me, you really need to try this fall dessert recipe. It’s so delicious and just might become a new tradition for your family.
Our creme brulee recipe calls for blackberries, but how amaaaazing would this look and taste with a fall fruit, such as red pear or figs?? It’s also an unexpected dessert that is sure to wow your holiday guests.
This apple galette is probably the most gorgeous dessert I’ve ever seen! Plus, the sweet and savory makes for the perfect pairing with a glass of champagne or after dinner coffee/tea. Leftovers pair nicely with coffee the next morning, too.
So what do you think of these suggestions for new Thanksgiving recipes to add to your repertoire? We hope you found this post helpful and inspiring! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter for even MORE holiday inspiration — there’s lots more coming, too.