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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: 22 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

By: Jordan Sward, Editor,

Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the table with loved ones and enjoy a delicious feast. Preparing your holiday meal doesn't have to be hard! Whether you're a seasoned chef or beginner home cook, this collection Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: 22 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes will help you prepare an amazing meal everyone will rave about. Learn how to make the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes, Thanksgiving side dishes, and other delicious and simple recipes for Thanksgiving with this complete collection from the RecipeLion Test Kitchen.

This Thanksgiving dinner menu includes all the classics, like cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and stuffing, along with some non-traditional Thanksgiving recipes like Crustless Pumpkin Pie, Apple Glazed Carrots and more! Try a mix of traditional and out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving recipes for a dinner that's sure to "wow" guests.

Some of these easy Thanksgiving recipes are even made in the slow cooker, so you can save valuable oven space! Place your stuffing in the slow cooker and let it cook on the countertop while you prepare the rest of the meal. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Browse through our collection Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: 22 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes and let us know which ones you plan on making!


Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: 22 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: 23 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Table of Contents

Best Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Potato Side Dishes

Vegetable Side Dishes

More Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Bread and Biscuit Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes


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Best Easy Herb Roasted Turkey

Of course, every Thanksgiving dinner menu needs a turkey recipe, and this Best Easy Herb Roasted Turkey might be the best turkey you've ever made! The variety of herbs gives this dish amazing flavor and the turkey stays super moist in the oven.

Best Easy Herb Roasted Turkey


Potato Side Dishes

A Thanksgiving dinner menu wouldn't be complete without at least a couple potato side dishes! Whether you like your potatoes sweet, mashed, or au gratin, these easy Thanksgiving recipes for potatoes will bring some comfort to your meal.

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Cracker Barrel StyleCountry Cottage Potato Bake

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Cracker Barrel Style (shown)

Country Cottage Potato Bake (shown)

Classic Potatoes Au Gratin

Heavenly Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole


Vegetable Side Dishes

Vegetable side dishes are a must during the holidays because they'll round out your Thanksgiving dinner menu with something light yet delicious. From green bean casserole, to delicious corn pudding, these vegetable side dishes might just steal the show!

Southern Grandma's Corn PuddingMolly's Green Bean Casserole

Southern Grandma's Corn Pudding (shown)

Molly's Green Bean Casserole (shown)

Apple Glazed Carrots

Mom's Carrot Mold


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More Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Of course we couldn't forget about dressing and cranberry sauce! The rest of these easy Thanksgiving side dishes are classic foods your family looks forward to every year. They're super simple to make, so the stress of Thanksgiving morning will be no more.

Slow Cooker DressingClassic Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Dressing (shown)

Classic Cranberry Sauce (shown)

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Apples


Bread and Biscuit Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about comfort food ... and eating it until you can't eat any more! These bread and biscuit recipes will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner menu. Go for classic buttermilk biscuits, or try something new with cranberry bread or apple biscuits!

Bisquick Apple Drop BiscuitsWhole Cranberry Bread

Bisquick Apple Drop Biscuits (shown)

Whole Cranberry Bread (shown)

Even Better KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

Sweet Buttermilk Corn Bread

Amish Apple Bread


Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Of course, everyone saves room for dessert, and these Thanksgiving dessert recipes might make them want to skip the main dish all together! These pie recipes will end your meal on a very high note. Better yet, they're super simple to make, and we've included pies for all tastes.

Simple Southern Apple PieDouble Layer Pumpkin Pie

Simple Southern Apple Pie (shown)

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie (shown)

For the Love of Chocolate Cream Pie

Five Layer Pecan Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie


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