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Big Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

We’re two days away from the biggest cooking day of the year. Are you ready?

Have no fear, I’m here to help!

Below I’ve listed recipe options galore to provide plenty of smiles at your Thanksgiving table. Most of them are low-maintenance, big-impact dishes.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and I’ll see you Friday.



Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Spiced Apple Swedish Meatballs

Green Bean and Wild Mushroom Tart with Blue Cheese, V

Antipasto Skewers with Herb Vinaigrette, GF

Crispy Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing, GF, V

Perky Pimento Cheese and Crackers, GF, V

Roasted Red Pepper Spread with Veggies, GF, V

Spicy Feta Dip, GF, V

Apple Cheddar Palmiers, V

Brie and Pear Tart, V

~The Bird~

Deep Fried Turkey

Asian Spiced Turkey, GF

Roasted Cornish Game Hens, GF


Cornbread Stuffing Muffins with Apple and Pancetta

Forbidden Rice with Roasted Acorn Squash and Pecans, GF, V

Real Sweet Potato Souffles, V

Roasted Harvest Vegetables, GF, V

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Green Bean and Wild Mushroom Tart with Blue Cheese, V

Damn Good Corn Pudding, V

Apple Celery Root Gratin

Apple Cider Turkey Gravy

Twice Baked Bourbon Sweet Potatoes, V

Apple Pomegranate Cranberry Relish, GF, V

Saffron Rice with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts, GF, V

Sauteed Eggplant with Honey and Thyme, V

Haricot Vert and Micro Tatters, V

~A Little Green~

Grilled Romaine and Orange Salad with Creole Buttermilk Dressing, GF

Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer

Homegrown Collard Greens, GF

Fennel Salad with Roasted Beets, GF, V

Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad


Slow-Cooker Apple Butter Yeast Rolls, V

Apple Challah Yeast Bread, V

Jamaican Johhny Cakes, V

Maple Bacon Corn Muffins

Fresh Focaccia Loaves, V


Pumpkin Turtle Ice Cream Cake, V

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Frosting, V

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, V

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle with Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce, V

Whiskey Spiced Walnut Ice Cream, V

Yogurt Cheesecake with Orange Shortbread Crust and Chambord Drizzle, V

Chai Latte Cupcakes, V

Brandy Apple Mini Pies with Cornmeal Crust, V

Curried Apple Turnovers, V

GF = Gluten Free

V= Vegetarian

For more Gluten Free Thanksgiving Options visit Udi’s Gluten Free Community. It’s a  great resource  for GF recipes, tips, and support!

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18 comments on “Big Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up”

  1. I can’t seem to stop Pinning recipes from your site for my Thanksgiving menu. Great spins on traditional dishes. Love a healthy dose of creativity with my comfort food. Love it! Thanks.

  2. Good spread you have going there…Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hope you have a (relatively) stress-free weekend! Enjoy!

  3. Great round-up, Sommer!

  4. Ohhhh woman, I’m so glad you did this roundup! Your recipes are fabulous – healthy and also speak to the comfort of Thanksgiving and family-style meals. I love this roundup and I can tell all of these recipes are going to be very useful to many people tomorrow and throughout the holiday season! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I am ready for Thanksgiving for sure! How about you? :)

  6. What a round up, I may never have to look at another blog again. I’ve been asked to bring a green salad, aka BORING!! I may have to give your roasted beet and fennel salad a try and really rock their socks off.

  7. Great round up. I am not have so organized as this…wish I was!

  8. Such an awesome round-up! You know I’m totally making these even after the holidays, right? :)

  9. Sommer, your side dish section is calling my name. (But then, so are the greens.) And bread. And… and… and… :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. what a great round up! Happy Thanksgiving Sommer

  11. Wow, this is an amazing list! You could have multiple Thanksgiving meals here. Love it!

  12. We’re coming to your house for dinner! Every thing looks so yummy!

  13. Do you have room for four more at your table?! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. What a great round-up, can I come for dinner? ;) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  15. Amazing Sommer! Can I come to your house for Thanksgiving?! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  16. So many great dishes! Thanks so much for putting this list together!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  17. Wow, Thanksgiving dinner at your house is going to be amazing! So many inspiring dishes! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sommer!

  18. Yum! Everything looks amazing! I’m going to check out the slow cooker apple butter rolls! That sounds intriguing! Happy Thanksgiving!!