12 Tried & True Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Love!

by Melissa

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Looking for tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes that you’ll love? I’ve rounded up our favorite recipes that have been used over and over. They are simple, easy-to-follow recipes that will help make your Thanksgiving Meal Planning a breeze!

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BEST THANKGIVING RECIPES 

All of these Thanksgiving dinner recipes are the recipes that we make over and over again. 

What that means for you? You can add any of these recipes to your Thanksgiving menu and not be disappointed! 

I’ve rounded up our best recipes in the following categories to make it easier for you: 

  • Turkey
  • Side Dishes (Veggies, Jello, Potatoes, etc.)
  • Rolls 
  • Pies and Sweets 

THANKSGIVING TURKEY 

Confession: I’ve actually never cooked a full turkey. So I won’t be posting any great recipes or tips here. But really, isn’t Thanksgiving all about the sides anyway? Keep reading for sides dishes, rolls, and desserts you’ll love!


THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES 

RAINBOW JELLO

This recipe has appeared at our Thanksgiving dinner for as long as I can remember. Rainbow Jello is a must! Get the recipe here.

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CORN BREAD STUFFING

I’ve never liked (or eaten for that matter) stuffing. To me, I’d much rather eat all my calories in mashed potatoes and gravy and rolls. But, when my sister showed up to Thanksgiving with this AMAZING corn bread stuffing, my opinion changed rather quickly.

Maybe it’s because the only stuffing I have ever known was Stove Top stuffing– no offense to my parents, but that stuff was mushy! No wonder I didn’t like it.

This corn bread stuffing recipe deserved prime real estate on my Thanksgiving plate.  And bonus! Most of the corn bread stuffing recipe can be prepared in advance.

Famous Corn Bread Stuffing recipe here 

Best Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe

ITALIAN GREEN BEANS 

These no-fuss Italian green beans are such a simple side-dish that hardly require any effort on your part! But they have so much flavor that will compliment all your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. 

Italian Green Beans recipe 

Italian Green Beans

CRUDITE PLATTER 

Another favorite is a crudite platter. Just spread raw carrots, celery, cucumbers, pickles, olives, sliced peppers, and any other favorite fresh veggies onto a platter. Serve with your favorite veggie dip or hummus. 

INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES 

We love this Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe. It’s so handy so you have more room on the stove! 


BEST THANKSGIVING RECIPES:  ROLLS 

FAIRY ROLLS

Want to make Fairy Rolls? Here’s the recipe.

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1-HOUR SOFT & FLUFFY ROLLS 

Meet your new best friend– when it comes to best roll recipes that is. You’ll have soft and fluffy rolls done in 1 hour. And they always turn out. 

1-Hour Rolls recipe 

Best Roll Recipe

RASPBERRY HONEY BUTTER

Why have honey butter when you can have this amazing raspberry honey butter? It’s so easy and quick to make. Plus, you can prepare this in advance so you’ll have it ready for Thanksgiving dinner. 

Get the Raspberry Honey Butter recipe here.

 


BEST THANKGIVING PIES & SWEETS

PUMPKIN PIE CAKE

Traditional pumpkin pie has never been our favorite, but this pumpkin pie cake? Yes, yes, yes! It has all the amazing flavors of your favorite pumpkin pie recipe, but with a yummy crust and texture that isn’t mushy. 

Oh, did I mention that it’s so easy to make? Your welcome. 

Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe here 

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LEMON SOUR CREAM PIE

Lemon Sour Cream pie is one of the pies that shows without fail at everything Thanksgiving. It’s tangy. It’s sweet. But not too sweet. The lemony goodness is a welcome change from the traditional pumpkin and apple.

I’m so glad my sister-in-law made this a few years ago. It’s one of our top 5 favorite pies for sure.

Lemon Sour Cream Pie recipe 

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QUICK BLUEBERRY SOUR CREAM PIE 

If I had to eat one pie for the rest of my life, this Blueberry Sour Cream Pie would be it. A good friend and So Festive! reader shared this recipe a few years ago and ever since, it has become my husband and I’s all. time. favorite pie. The blueberry flavor is not too strong, the texture is perfect, and the light creaminess is just enough to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Ok, maybe that sounds dramatic. But really, for how easy and quick this pie is to make, you wouldn’t think it would be so amazing. But it is.

Here’s the Blueberry Sour Cream Pie recipe!

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10-MINUTE CINNAMON ROASTED ALMONDS 

It’s debatable whether it’s more fun to make or eat these Cinnamon Roasted almonds. They will leave your house smelling delightful, but be warned, they may not last very long. Once you eat one, you just can’t stop!

They are great for snacking on while the turkey is cooking. Or you can put them into cute Mini Mayflower place settings on your Thanksgiving table.

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