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23 Best of Thanksgiving Recipes from Around the Internet

There's nothing better than Thanksgiving food. ❤️ Here's a collection of all of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes - from appetizers to desserts!

Turkey, dressing, salad and other Thanksgiving dishes.

Anyone else feel like Thanksgiving is like the Super Bowl of food? (Or is the Super Bowl the Super Bowl of food? Whatever.) Turkey! Green Bean Casserole! Mashed Potatoes! Cranberries! Pie! All happily together on a plate.

While the turkey is obviously the real MVP, personally, our favorites are all the other stars of the show. We love a good Thanksgiving salad, crunchy sweet potato casserole, and perfect buttery stuffing. Ugh, is it Thanksgiving yet???

Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes - from appetizer to dessert. Happy feasting!


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Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad

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Hands down, one of our absolute favorites. Fresh Brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, tangy dressing, and a generous sprinkle of Parm.

Get the recipe here.

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Autumn Glow Salad

Autumn Glow Salad in a bowl with a fork

Roasted cauliflower, sweet potato, grains, lemon dressing. Hitting all the autumn high notes here.

Get the recipe here.

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Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad in a bowl with dressing being poured on top

Not only super tasty but also SUPER BEAUTIFUL. Love this one.

Get the recipe.

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad in a bowl with dressing being poured on top

Super simple: just roasted sweet potatoes, wild rice, cashews, and an easy lemon dressing. YUM.

Get the recipe.


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Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts

Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts on a wood table with fresh thyme.

from HalfBakedHarvest.com

Can you really go wrong with oozy cheese on a puff pastry pillow?

Get the recipe.

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Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts in a bowl with wax paper

from WellSeasonedStudio.com

The anything and everything snack that'll keep the pre-dinner hangry-ness at bay.

Get the recipe.

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Best Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes in a white dish with a wooden spoon

Creamy mashed potatoes MADE IN THE INSTANT POT. This is not a drill.

Get the recipe here.

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Green Bean Casserole in a white dish

from GimmeSomeOven.com

Right up there with the turkey as far as Thanksgiving classics go. Even better: no canned green beans!

Get the recipe here.

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15-Minute Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce

Orange cranberry sauce in a bowl with a spoon.

from AmbitiousKitchen.com

An obvious must on your Thanksgiving table.

Get the recipe here.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole in a dish with a wooden spoon

Making all our Thanksgiving dreams come true. That crunchy brown sugar topping will give you life.

Get the recipe here.

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How To Make The Perfect Classic Stuffing

Stuffing in a white casserole dish

from BuzzFeed.com

Can't go wrong with a classic Thanksgiving stuffing (that's NOT from a box).

Get the recipe here.


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Maple Glazed Spatchcock Turkey

Maple Glazed Spatchcock Turkey on a platter with pomegranate arils and cranberries

from PlaysWellWithButter.com

Next-level turkey ready in less than 2 hours? Yes please.

Get the recipe here

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Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese in a dish with a wooden spoon and a bowl of mac and cheese on the side

A prime main dish for all your vegetarian (and let's be honest - non-vegetarian) pals. Can't go wrong with a good mac and cheese.

Get the recipe.

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Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie in a red casserole dish being scooped with a wooden spoon

Another vegetarian winner. Saucy mushrooms, carrots, and peas topped with creamy mashed potatoes.

Get the recipe.


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Pumpkin Dessert Bars

Pumpkin Dessert Bars on a plate with a fork

So retro and soooo amazing. Made super easy with YELLOW CAKE MIX. No jokes here.

Get the recipe here.

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Addicting Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

Caramel Apple Crisp Bars on parchment paper with a spatula

Caramely apples tucked in by a brown sugar-y crust on both sides. Can you think of anything better?

Get the recipe here.

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Best Pumpkin Pie

Best Pumpkin Pie missing pie pieces in a pie dish with a spatula

from LoveAndLemons.com

Is it really Thanksgiving if there's not pumpkin pie?

Get the recipe.

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Apple Cheddar Pie

Apple Cheddar Pie in a pie dish with a piece missing

from SallysBakingAddiction.com

Fruit + cheese + pie? BRB. Diving in right now.

Get the recipe.


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Turkey Cranberry Salad

Turkey Cranberry Salad in a bowl

from ChelseasMessyApron.com

Post-Thanksgiving lunch plans, right here.

Get the recipe.

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Loaded Turkey Panini

Loaded Turkey Panini cut in half on a plate

Obviously a proper response to too much Thanksgiving food is MORE THANKSGIVING FOOD.

Get the recipe here.

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Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl

Two Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowls in wooden bowls on a wooden table

from ILoveVegan.com

Take all your veg-friendly leftovers, load them up in a bowl, devour.

Get the recipe.

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Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie in a jar with pomegranate arils on top

Because we all need a good detox after all of the above. 👆🏼

Get the recipe here.

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Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps on a plate with an orange apple salad

from ZestfulKitchen.com

Crisp, saucy lettuce wraps that are really just everything you need post-turkey dinner.

Get the recipe.


Happy early Thanksgiving to you and yours! Whether you're traveling to see friends/family or staying close to home, we're hoping this season is filled with lots of gratitude and love. ♡

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16 Comments

  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I tried the pecan baked brie a few weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing. It tastes like Christmas to me. Delicious! Love this post.

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    A shepherd’s pie, the sweet potato casserole, dessert pumpkin bars, sweet potato crostini, butternut squash risotto, and the vegan Thanksgiving bowl–WOW! I adore all of these ideas! Can’t go wrong with a remarkably traditional yet modernized approach to a Thanksgiving spread.

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    Totally random…..can you please share some of the brands of the amazing individual bowls you use in your soup and stew pics? I would love to get a set for serving my soups and stews to my family.

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    I made the Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps last year and they are so good!! We have been making them with chicken since last Thanksgiving. Can’t recommend enough!

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    What a great list! Thanks for the inspiration to try something new for the holidays!

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    Happy Monday Lindsay,

    I’m quite confident you’ll drop a beautiful Thanksgiving blog. You’re always putting out great foodie blogs. Thank you for just being you! (smile) 🙂