Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with loved ones and enjoy a delicious feast. While the thought of preparing an elaborate meal for the holidays may sound like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be! There are so many delicious, easy Thanksgiving recipes that require minimal effort and will have your loved ones coming back for seconds. From mouthwatering sides to decadent desserts, we’ve put together 10 of the best Thanksgiving recipes to try this season!
1. Juicy Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
This recipe is perfect for those who don’t want to fuss with a whole turkey or who may be feeding a smaller group. Just season a boneless turkey breast with herbs and spices, place it in the slow cooker, and let it cook to perfection. It’s so easy to carve up, too. With this recipe, no one will miss having a whole turkey – trust us!
Find the recipe here: The Country Cook
2. Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Buttery mashed potatoes are a timeless Thanksgiving side dish that’s always a hit, no matter who you are! This classic vegetarian dish will complement anything you serve it with. Simple, decadent and full of flavor, this recipe is simple to prepare and is sure to be a hit.
Find the recipe here: Spend With Pennies
3. Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet, creamy, and topped with a crunchy pecan streusel, this casserole is a must-have on any Thanksgiving table. While marshmallows are the common topping for this casserole, the pecan streusel topping adds a unique spin. It’s not too sweet that it’s considered a dessert, but adds a complex nutty flavor to any holiday meal.
Find the recipe here: Delish
4. Crispy Green Bean Casserole
Even though this recipe is completely from scratch, it’s beyond easy to pull together! There is nothing quite like the rich combination of fresh green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy fried onions to add to your holiday spread. Plus, you can make it ahead, so you can cross one more thing off your Thanksgiving to-do list!
Find the recipe here: Gimme Some Oven
5. Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing
Stuffing is a crowd pleaser, there is no question about it. But cornbread stuffing takes it up a notch! This Southern-style stuffing is made with crumbled cornbread, topped with a mouthwatering herb butter, and baked until golden brown. Once you try this recipe, you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t found it sooner, it’s that good!
Find the recipe here: Food Network
6. Fresh Cranberry Sauce
No Thanksgiving meal is complete without cranberry sauce. This easy 4-ingredient recipe uses fresh cranberries, sugar, and orange juice to create a tart and tangy sauce that pairs perfectly with turkey.
Find the recipe here: Sugar Spun Run
7. Rainbow Roasted Vegetables
For a healthy and hearty side dish, toss your favorite vegetables in olive oil and herbs, and roast them until tender and caramelized. It’s truly as easy as that! Our veggie choices for this recipe include a rainbow of colors for a vibrant side dish, like sweet potatoes, purple or red potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and broccoli.
Find the recipe here: Yellow Bliss Road
8. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie
After a bite of this sweet-and-salty spin on a Thanksgiving classic, you’ll never want to eat any other pumpkin pie again. Surprisingly easy to make from scratch, this recipe will become a staple in your holiday dessert rotation. The best part? It tastes even better the next day!
Find the recipe here: Two Peas and Their Pod
9. Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
Nothing says holidays in New England like a sweet, slightly tart apple crisp. This warm and comforting old-fashioned recipe features juicy apples, a crunchy oat topping, and a hint of cinnamon. The smell alone will make your mouth water!
Find the recipe here: The Chunky Chef
10. Shortbread Pecan Pie Bars
These bite-sized bars offer all the flavor of a classic pecan pie, but without the hassle of making a traditional pie crust. Instead, shortbread steals the show with its simple ingredients and buttery flavor that complement the perfectly sweet and gooey pecan filling.
Find the recipe here: Baker’s Table
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