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. Nicholeposted September 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm Reply

    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. Jen L | Tartine and Apron Stringsposted November 22, 2012 at 1:43 am Reply

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

  3. Shainaposted November 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Great round-up, Sommer!

  4. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted November 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    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. Amyposted November 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm Reply

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

  6. Heidi @foodiecrushposted November 21, 2012 at 8:34 am Reply

    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. Carolynposted November 21, 2012 at 6:05 am Reply

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

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted November 21, 2012 at 3:20 am Reply

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

  9. Kimbyposted November 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm Reply

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

  10. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted November 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm Reply

    what a great round up! Happy Thanksgiving Sommer

  11. Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted November 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm Reply

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

  12. [email protected] n Dishesposted November 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm Reply

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

  13. [email protected]posted November 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm Reply

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

  14. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 20, 2012 at 10:42 am Reply

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

  15. Jeanetteposted November 20, 2012 at 10:37 am Reply

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

  16. Melissaposted November 20, 2012 at 10:25 am Reply

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

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  17. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted November 20, 2012 at 8:38 am Reply

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

  18. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted November 20, 2012 at 8:35 am Reply

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