Easy & Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes


Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday in the United States. Thanksgiving Day aims to thank some people and things encountered in life. For a memorable Thanksgiving party, many families put together some fabulous Thanksgiving dinner recipes like Thanksgiving stuffing recipes, Thanksgiving dressing recipes, Thanksgiving turkey recipes, and so on. You just cannot think of hosting a perfect dinner party without these perfect Thanksgiving foods.

On Thanksgiving Day, many families will get together for a big Thanksgiving meal. If you are a novice cook, a recipe for Thanksgiving dinner will be essential for you. In this post, we have summarized some easy and traditional foods for you which can help you to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

Part 1 - Enjoy Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates. In addition to the United States and Canada, other countries in the world such as Egypt and Greece have their own unique Thanksgiving Day. At Thanksgiving family parties, turkey is the most well-known traditional food. Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey is just like spending Thanksgiving without the prayer. There are many kinds of Thanksgiving turkey recipes. Next, we will find some perfect Thanksgiving turkey recipes.

Thanksgiving Turkey

1. Roast Turkey

The roast turkey is a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, the following best Thanksgiving turkey recipe can help you make a whole roast turkey easily.

Ingredients: A whole turkey, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, 1 onion, 1 bunch thyme, 1 small handful of rosemary sprigs, 1 small handful sage leaves, 1 head garlic, halved crosswise, 1/2 c. melted butter, 2 c. chicken broth

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Thanksgiving Turkey Roast Turkey


"Make sure to get every nook and cranny of your turkey dry before roasting. Dry skin = Crispy skin!"

2. Kung Pao Turkey

If you're not planning to cook a whole turkey this Thanksgiving dinner but still want to keep the turkey on your table, this Kung Pao turkey is one of the best ways to do it.

Ingredients: 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp. ground red Szechuan peppercorn, 1/2 tsp. ground green Szechuan peppercorn, 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper, 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp. ground coriander, 1/2 lb. dark meat turkey, cut into bite-sized pieces and 1 tbsp. cornstarch

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Thanksgiving Turkey Kung Pao Turkey

Part 2 - Prepare Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

In the upcoming Thanksgiving Day, although turkey is still the protagonist on the table, other side dishes also make the meal more abundant. So do you know what side dishes will be prepared for the Thanksgiving dinner? This part will recommend you some side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner.

1. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes are often requested during Thanksgiving. It's totally tasty and everyone will rave! For a variation, serve in a casserole dish, and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese and butter over potatoes and reheat in the oven.

Ingredients: 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, 3 Tbsp. butter, 1 cup whole milk, salt and white pepper to taste

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes Mashed Potatoes

2. Candied Yams

For many, Candied Yams are an indispensable part of the Thanksgiving meal, along with mashed potatoes and turkey.

Ingredients: 3 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise in 1⁄4-inch-thick rounds, 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, 1 cup light brown sugar, packed, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1⁄2 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1 tsp. kosher salt, 1 orange, thinly sliced into rounds

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes Candied Yams

3. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a must-have side dish for Thanksgiving dinners. Thanksgiving isn't the same without this dish. It's the side dish that most guests expect at Thanksgiving. It is an easy side dish; we think everyone can master this dish quickly.

Ingredients: 1 (15 ounces) can pumpkin, 1 (14 ounces) can Sweetened Condensed Milk, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1⁄2teaspoon ground ginger, 1⁄2teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1⁄2teaspoon salt, 1 (9 inches) unbaked pie crust

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes Pumpkin Pie

Part 3 - Best Homemade Thanksgiving Dressing/ Stuffing Recipes

When you plan your Thanksgiving menu, the simple Thanksgiving dressing is essential on the table. You can stuff it into turkey or be used as a side dish. The traditional Thanksgiving stuffing is made with a combination of bread and herbs, sometimes with sausage or other ingredients. Here, we'd like to introduce some best Thanksgiving stuffings and dressings.

1. Herb and Apple Stuffing

This festive fall stuffing is studded with fresh seasonal flavors and guaranteed to impress this Thanksgiving. You can cook this savory-sweet stuffing inside the turkey for maximum flavor.

Ingredients: 2 loaves French bread (baguettes), 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, 2 c. chopped celery, 2 c. chopped onions, 2 Granny Smith apples, 2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves, Kosher salt, black pepper, 3 c. chicken broth or stock, 1/2 c. sliced blanched almonds

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Herb and Apple Stuffing

2. Traditional Sage Dressing

The Sage Dressing is a classic in the Thanksgiving party. This traditional sage stuffing is everything I want Thanksgiving stuffing to be. This dressing does not require a lot of ingredients so even though you are a novice, you can make the thanksgiving dressing easily.

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 package (8 ounces) unseasoned stuffing mix, 2 cups chicken broth, 1/2 teaspoons Ground Sage, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme

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Thanksgiving Dressing Sage Dressing

Part 4 - Tip to Get PDF Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

To make it easier for us to view the recipes on our phones, we can download the above recipes in PDF format.

Step 1. By clicking into the address of the above-provided Thanksgiving recipes, you can right-click the recipe you need and click the "Save as…" button to save it as an HTML file on your computer.

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Save As

Step 2. Use the "HTML to PDF" tool in EasePDF to convert the recipes you need to PDF format. Then you can click the "Add File(s)" button to add the HTML recipe file to the converter.


Step 3. Click the "Download" button to get your PDF recipe.


In the upcoming Thanksgiving Day, you can follow our Thanksgiving dinner recipes and prepare a big meal to enjoy with family and friends. Of course, don't forget to be grateful for everything around you!

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