Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

pear spread

Everyone wants a good round up Thanksgiving dinner recipes right? Well, I’ve done a couple of years worth of magazine features packed filled with amazing fall and Thanksgiving recipes. Below you’ll find all my favorites for the day and even for your leftovers the days following. Let me know what you try out this year!

Other Holiday Recipes:

Thanksgiving Sides and Starters:

The below are all of my favorites to get your party started. Whether you’re going to a Friendsgiving, Office Party, or a traditional holiday dinner, these will all add to a great line up meal.

pear and gouda puff pastry close up

Gouda-Pear Puff Pastry

Now these went over insanely well last year. I can’t believe how many people were tagging me in their pictures of these! They are so simple to make and incredibly tasty. They make you look like a chef with badass skills…when really, it’s like a 4 step easy peasy recipe.

pear and fig tart overhead

Pear and Fig Tart

Not going to lie to you on this one…it does require a bit more with knife skills. But again, another super simple recipe and a stunning piece for any table.

vegan pumpking pear soup

Vegan Pumpkin Pear Soup

Yum! I love soup…like really love a delicious soup. But sometimes I just don’t think people season them well. This one is filled with tartness from pears (or apples) and savory sage. Definitely a crowd pleaser.

sausage pear stuffing and a napkin

Sausage Pear Dressing/Stuffing

Okay, so it’s technically a dressing since I don’t cook it in the turkey. But it’s something unique and delicious for your holiday table!

green bean galette and pumpkins

Green Bean Galette

This one can be made with fresh or leftover green beans from the meal.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drinks Recipes:

Just a few fun drink ideas to up your game at the holidays! They’ll be great throughout the season.

Cranberry-Herb Cocktail in hand

Cranberry Herb Cocktail

This can be made with leftover cranberry sauce or day of with the extra you know you won’t be eating…because no ones eats it all, right?

apple cider bourbon cocktail in a martini glass

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

These cocktails are perfect for fall and great for any bourbon lovers out there!

fig smash cocktail

Fig Smash Cocktail

Okay, one these are the cutest drinks you can add to your table. But 2 they are super easy and delicious!

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Cranberry Sparkler Cocktails

These cuties are delicious and amazing. There is also a version to use apple apple cider!

spiced pear mulled wine medley

Spiced Mulled Wine

Not only does this taste delicious, but it will leave the whole house smelling amazing. The best plan to brew these babies up right before guests get to your house!

Thanksgiving Desserts:

Okay this section is especially long so I am sorry for the length, but it is also the BEST section because duh. Dessert!

apple crumble pie overhead with leaf cutouts

Apple Crumble Pie

This is my all time favorite. Like I no joke make this every year for Thanksgiving, no matter what our plans are…basically it’s my only tradition that stands the test of time.

apple pie milkshake with white pumpkins

Apple Pie Milkshake

Okay, hear me out. This is for those people that take a la mode to the next level. You have leftover pie and ice cream…what else do you do?

sweet potato whoopie pie

Sweet Potato Whoopie Pies

My new favorite! It’s amazing, delicious and tastes just like fall!

cranberry apple pie

Maple Apple and Cranberry Pie

I do love a good apple pie, but adding maple and cranberries makes for a fun addition.

Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake slice

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

This take on my normal pumpkin cheesecake just adds something a bit more decadent.

chai spiced fig cake on a cake stand

Chai Spiced Fig Cake

You aren’t a pie person? Okay, I’m not judging (I am a little), but here are some alternatives for you!

sliced layered pumpkin cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and a Gingersnap Crumble

Yaaaaasssss. This pumpkin cake is seriously delicious. And a definitely a centerpiece for your table.

pumpkin maple poptarts

Pumpkin Maple Poptarts

Alright alright…this isn’t really always considered a dessert, but the amount of sugar disagrees with you. And they are just too cute!

two pear mini pies

Pear Mini Pies

I love a good pie, but sometimes you don’t have enough pie pans for them all. So, this recipe will be great to help with that problem. And they are adorable!

Thanskgiving leftover recipes:

white bean turkey chili and spoons

White Turkey Chili (my favorite!)

Shakshuka Ramekins with Leftover Stuffing over head

Shakshuka Ramekins with Leftover Stuffing

Baked Samosas with Leftover Mashed Potatoes overhead

Baked Samosas with Leftover Mashed Potatoes