20 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey may be the star of the show but these sides, drinks, and desserts will give that bird a run for its money.

All of them are easy, tried-and-true crowd favorites that are sure to be gobbled up. Get it, haha.

20 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes - Turkey may be the star of the show but these sides, drinks, and desserts will give the bird a run for its money!! Easy, tried-and-true crowd favorites that you need to put on your holiday menu!!

Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing – Nothing frilly or trendy. Classic, amazing, easy, homemade stuffing that everyone loves! Simple ingredients with stellar results! It’ll be your new go-to recipe!

Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing - Nothing frilly or trendy. Classic, amazing, easy, homemade stuffing that everyone loves!! Simple ingredients with stellar results! It'll be your new go-to recipe!!

MY OTHER RECIPES


Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing –  Easy stuffing that’s full of flavor from the sausage, onions, and more! You don’t even need to brown the sausage first and everything cooks together! A time and oven-space saver on holidays!

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing - EASY stuffing that's full of flavor from the sausage, onions, and more!! You don't even need to brown the sausage first and everything cooks together! A time and oven-space saver on holidays!!

Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce – Make your own cranberry sauce with amazing depth of flavor in 30 minutes! The best cranberry sauce you will EVER have, guaranteed!

Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce (vegan, GF) - Make your own cranberry sauce with amazing depth of flavor in 30 minutes! Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble – The holiday classic just got even better because of the amazing topping! A buttery, brown sugary, crunch that’s irresistible! Easy and you can pre-assemble to save time!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping - The holiday classic just got even BETTER because of the amazing TOPPING!! A buttery, brown sugary, crunch that's irresistible! Easy and you can pre-assemble to save time!!

Roasted Butternut Squash Green Bean Casserole – Move over classic casserole!! This updated version has roasted butternut squash and crunchy sliced almonds!

Roasted Butternut Squash Green Bean Casserole - Move over classic casserole!! This updated version has roasted butternut squash and crunchy sliced almonds!! Perfect for Thanksgiving or holiday meals!!

Herb-Roasted Tri-Colored Carrots – Lightly caramelized around the edges, crisp-tender in the center, and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and parsley!! A trusty side that you’ll make again and again for holidays or easy weeknight dinners!

Herb-Roasted Tri-Colored Carrots - Lightly caramelized around the edges, crisp-tender in the center, and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and parsley!! A trusty side that you'll make again and again for holidays or easy weeknight dinners!!

Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls –  Big, soft rolls brushed with honey butter are the best! Everyone loves them and they disappear so fast!

Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls - Big, soft rolls brushed with honey butter are the best! Everyone loves them and they disappear so fast!

Honey Dinner Rolls – My favorite all-around dinner roll recipe (that doesn’t have pumpkin in it)!

No-Knead Make Ahead Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter – An amazingly easy dinner roll recipe that you don’t even have to knead!

No-Knead Make-Ahead Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Cranberry, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad with Cranberry-Apple Cider Dressing – All the flavors of fall in one gorgeous, hearty, and healthy salad!! The easy, tart-and-sweet dressing is just bursting with flavor!!

Cranberry, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad with Cranberry-Apple Cider Dressing - All the flavors of fall in one gorgeous, hearty, and healthy salad!! The easy, tart-and-sweet dressing is just bursting with flavor!!

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Harvest Salad – Easy and packed with big fall flavors!! Maple syrup, squash, and cranberries were made for each other! Love it when healthy tastes so good!

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Harvest Salad - Easy and packed with big fall flavors!! Maple syrup, squash, and cranberries were made for each other! Love it when healthy tastes so good!!

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip – The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Cinnamon Dip - The honey glaze and the creamy cinnamon dip make these potatoes irresistible!!

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria -Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a fun twist on classic sangria! So easy! Everyone will want a refill!

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria - Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

Santa’s Magic Potion {Eggnog and Baileys} –  Have eggnog to use? This drink is smooth, creamy, and puts your ‘nog to great use! 

Santa's Magic Potion {Eggnog and Baileys} - Have eggnog to use? This drink is smooth, creamy, and puts your 'nog to great use! Mmm!

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake – Easy and the best pumpkin cake ever! Two kinds of caramel sauce, toffee bits, chocolate chips, whipped topping and more!

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake - Easy and the BEST PUMPKIN CAKE ever!! Two kinds of CARAMEL sauce, TOFFEE bits, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, whipped topping and more!! A total WINNER you must make!!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Soft, moist, and bursting with pumpkin flavor! You’ll want the frosting by the spoonful!! (who needs the cake when there’s luscious cream cheese frosting!)

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Soft, moist, and bursting with pumpkin flavor! You'll want the frosting by the spoonful!! (who needs the cake when there's luscious cream cheese frosting!)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache – One of my favorite cakes of ALL TIME! A must-make!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Pumpkin Lush – Easy layered dessert with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese, pudding, pumpkin, whipped topping, chocolate chips, and toffee bits! A little bit of crunchy with lots of fluffy creaminess!

Pumpkin Lush - EASY layered dessert with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese, pudding, PUMPKIN, whipped topping, chocolate chips, and toffee bits!! A little bit of CRUNCH with lots of fluffy CREAMINESS!!

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie – The easiest pumpkin pie you’ll ever make! Put it on your Thanksgiving menu and save yourself pie-making stress!

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie - The easiest pumpkin pie you'll ever make! Put it on your Thanksgiving menu and save yourself pie-making stress!!

Cream Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Bread – Pumpkin bread that’s like having cheesecake baked in! Soft, fluffy, easy and tastes ahhhh-mazing!

Cream Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Bread - Pumpkin bread that's like having cheesecake baked in! Soft, fluffy, easy and tastes ahhhh-mazing!

What are you making or having this year that’s one of your favorites?

15 comments

  1. I am known as the salad lady for family get togethers and holidays with Jon’s family. I think everyone would enjoy the cranberry-apple-blue cheese salad this year–it’s one of my favorite combinations!!

  2. They all look wonderful–I think the sweet potato casserole would make a great dessert. Or breakfast.

  3. I have made the Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey Cinnamon Dip a number of times….it is delicious!  

  4. Still waiting for that life changing cranberry sauce…this one with blueberries and Cabernet just might do it. I’m really a jellied in the can kinda gal! lol. I love cranberries in all forms, but have yet to find a whole berry sauce I want to eat by itself. I’m all for adding blueberries and wine…shake!

    • this one with blueberries and Cabernet just might do it <---I really think it will! Honestly it's a life changing sauce for me. While I've never minded cranberry sauce, I wouldn't say oh wow I am so excited by it. Until I came up with this recipe. Please LMK if you try it!

  5. Thank you so much for posting this! Like Debbi, I have also made the Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes. I’ve also made the Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread. I’d love to make the Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls for this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Can’t wait!

  6. Hello!  I am wondering, if I can substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth in your classic Stuffing recipe? We have vegetarians in our family. Thank you so much! I use your recipes weekly! Leslie

  7. All of these look fantastic! I really need to make your cranberry blueberry sauce. The hubby and I would not
    stop eating it!

  8. I just LOVE your ideas – so inspiring!! Can’t wait to try them all! I love the idea of the cheese filled banana and pumpkin breads. Takes these standbys to the next level!

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