The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers That Will Make Your Turkey Day

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers

Thanksgiving is a food lover’s favorite time of year. Sure, sure we get to see the family. That’s great. But coming from a foodie perspective, Thanksgiving is the ULTIMATE holiday. If you are looking for a recipe or two that is sure to please, we present to you Our Very Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers.

Everyone brings their favorite holiday dishes and treats. From time-honored family traditional Thanksgiving recipes that bring back memories to new twists on holiday classics, the table will be full.

As we give thanks for our many blessings and celebrate our “harvest”, we hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving one bite at a time.


Sharing some of our blog favorites: Our very best Thanksgiving recipes + Thanksgiving appetizers.


Thanksgiving Survival Tips:

  1. Invest in another slow cooker to keep things warm.
  2. Prep, chop and make ahead as many items as possible.
  3. Find your extra tables and chairs and get them cleaned up.
  4. Grab extra drinks and coffee now!
  5. Serve Thanksgiving buffet style instead of crowding the table.
  6. Arrange dishes up on blocks or stands to create different levels for more room.
  7. Wash out a cooler or two for extra storage space for cold foods and beverages.
  8. Pick up a set of plastic giveaway storage containers for leftovers and send home plates.
  9. Delegate, delegate, delegate. Get everyone in the household involved in cleaning, prep and cooking.
  10. Print out your recipes now instead of digging for them later.


Our Very Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers


Best Thanksgiving Appetizers

Warm + Cozy Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

You can literally smell this through the screen can’t you? Simple and delicious, this will be perfect for all of your holiday gatherings.

The best of the season, warm + cozy Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider.



The Best Stuffed Mushrooms Ever

Stuffed with pecans, cream cheese, cheddar, bacon and more, these are addictive. Everyone will want the recipe. (Consider it one of our best Thanksgiving recipes.)

With seasonal pecans and savory bacon, these stuffed mushrooms are a must - Stuffed Mushrooms - The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers



Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Sweet + tangy and super easy to make. You won’t believe how amazing these are. This is one of our very favorite Thanksgiving Appetizer recipes.

One of the very best Thanksgiving Appetizers ever - Chili Cranberry Meatballs. Part of our Very Best Thanksgiving Recipes



Veggie + Crescent Roll Appetizer

So easy and super fun to make. Savory ranch cream cheese with fresh chopped veggies. Excellent party appetizer for any occasion, including Thanksgiving.

Veggie Pizza Appetizer Recipe - The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers



Sugar + Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Lightly sweet + lightly spiced, these roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect seasonal snack.

A hint of sugar and spice is the perfect accent for roasted pumpkin seeds. The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers



Easy BLT Cheese Ball

You can never go wrong with this Easy BLT Cheese Ball. A simple Thanksgiving appetizer that everyone will love.

Easy BLT Cheese Ball is a perfect Thanksgiving Appetizer.



Best Thanksgiving Recipes

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever

No brag. Only the truth.

Dig into the best sweet potato casserole this Thanksgiving.



Jacked Up Potatoes Au Gratin

Warning, this isn’t your usual potatoes au gratin recipe. Loaded with extra cheese, jalapenos and bacon, this is a spicier twist for your Thanksgiving meal. (You can leave out the jalapenos.)

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers


Bacon Green Bean Casserole 

This green bean casserole is one of our most popular recipes on the blog. They are better than your mom’s!

Bacon Green Bean Casserole - The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers


Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

I think it is 100% ok to have two potatoes at every Thanksgiving celebration – at least! One of my personal favorite best Thanksgiving recipes your family will adore.

Easy Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole - The Best Thanksgiving Recipes


Triple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

When you want something different than turkey – or in addition to turkey – this is the ultimate stuffed pork tenderloin for your Thanksgiving Feast.

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes - Ever have one of those days when you want to take a perfectly good piece of pork, stuff it with pork, and wrap it in pork? Try our Stuffed Pork Loin recipe.



Savory Pumpkin Pasta

Not only is this one of the very best Thanksgiving Recipes, it is one of my very best on the blog. I love this creamy and savory pumpkin pasta. Perfect (and impressive) as a side dish no one will expect. (And soooo easy.)

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes + Thanksgiving Appetizers



Simply Roasted Brussel Sprouts

A classic way to prepare Brussel sprouts that is fantastic and stress-free. For extra Thanksgiving Flair, toss some toasted pecans and crispy bacon in.

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes - This simple and delicious vegetable side dish featuring nutritious Roasted Brussel sprouts. Oh, and they taste amazing!



BONUS: Delicious + Different Thanksgiving Desserts

Cranberry Almond Cookies

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Almond Oatmeal Bites

Baked Apple Hand Pies with Cornmeal Crust

Our Favorite Carrot Cake + Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet Potato Pie + Whiskey Whipped Cream

Spiced Apple Crumb Coffee Cake