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This complete Thanksgiving menu covers all the bases. From how to roast a turkey, to classic side dishes and desserts, these recipes will help you host a memorable Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving is the best holiday and you can’t convince me otherwise. I love the food and the simple mission of gathering family together for an epic meal. One of my goals of this website is to help readers turns meals into celebrations and to help create lasting memories with friends and family. Thanksgiving fits so perfectly with that, and each year I have created a complete Thanksgiving menu.

Some years my menu fits within a theme. I’ve shared globally-inspired recipes and healthier takes on Thanksgiving classics. This year I came back to my roots, sharing classic family recipes.

This complete Thanksgiving menu covers all the bases. From how to roast a turkey, to classic side dishes and desserts, these recipes will help you host a memorable Thanksgiving.

Complete Thanksgiving Menu:

Step by Step Instructions for Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey 4

How to Roast a Thanksgiving Turkey

These detailed instructions will show you how to roast a moist juicy turkey, it’s easier than you think. I wrote this guide with first-timers in mind.

How to Make Thanksgiving Gravy | Learn how to make gravy from pan drippings. This easy method for preparing gravy makes the best gravy!

How to Make Gravy from Pan Drippings

The best gravy is made with the drippings that the turkey leaves behind. I have a video showing and recipe to show you how to make it.

Classic Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes 4

Classic Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are loaded with sour cream and cream cheese, they are creamy and cheesy and delicious with a touch of gravy on top.

Classic Green Bean Casserole 2

Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole made by combining fresh green beans and stuffing is one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

A sweet and salty sweet potato side dish! Sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in maple syrup and butter and topped with a brown sugar and pecan topping.

Apple Cranberry Stuffing 2

Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Apples, mushrooms, cranberries, sage, and pecans bring new life to store-bought stuffing mix.

How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and then they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

Roasted Carrots

Carrots covered in butter, honey, and salt are a simple side dish everyone loves.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Pie Recipe

Blueberry, Goat Cheese, Basil Pie

Friends and family will think you spent far longer than 15 minutes preparing this show-stopping pie with a bold flavor combination.

Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

Chocolate Silk Pie

It’s the ultimate chocolate pie. It’s silky smooth and has just the right balance of chocolate and sweetness.

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe 2

Pumpkin Pie with a Shortbread Crust

This pie has a buttery shortbread crust and a light-as-a-feather pumpkin pie filling. It’s a sophisticated version of a classic Thanksgiving dessert.

Here are links to my past Thanksgiving menus:

Healthier Thanksgiving Menu

Globally Inspired Thanksgiving Menu

Best Thanksgiving Recipes


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