50 Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes

Not only is this my seventh NaBloPoMo (or as I like to call it, NaBloBlahBlah) post, but it’s also Day 6 -our final day- of #TurkeyWeek! I’m going to be bringing you my favourite turkey or turkey leftovers recipes all this week in the lead-up to my favourite holiday of the year: Thanksgiving! Scroll to the bottom of the round-up for a fun giveaway!

For the final post of #TurkeyWeek, I wanted to provide you with some of the best looking recipes floating around the internet. Ohmygosh, people, I’m getting SO EXCITED for Thanksgiving! Scroll back through this week’s recipes here on Foodie with Family and then click through and see some of the tastiest things on the web!

50 Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes and free turkey #giveaway from foodiewithfamily.com


Southwest Cornbread Dressing from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Old School Stage Stuffing from The Domestic Front

Nana’s Southern Chicken and Dressing from Kelli’s Kitchen

Gluten-Free Wild Rice, Sausage, and Apple Stuffing from Simply Sated

Stuffins (Stuffing Muffins) from  Emily Bites

Grandma’s Famous Cornbread Stuffing from Foodie with Family

Side Dishes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bleu Cheese, Walnuts, and Cranberries from A Cedar Spoon

Jalapeno Cheddar Mashed Potatoes from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Ginger Glazed Carrots from Savvy Eats

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Emily Bites

Honey Pomegranate Glazed Brussels Sprouts from Simple Bites

Dairy Free Creamy Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup from Tasting Page

Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans from The Lemon Bowl

Creamy Mushroom Bake with Panko and Parmesan from Creative Culinary

Honey Sweetened Orange Cranberry Sauce from TexanErin Baking

Skillet Zucchini Matchsticks from Very Culinary

Brown Sugar Chipotle Sweet Potatoes from Miss in the Kitchen

Roasted Pumpkin Mole Spread from The Noshery

Butternut Squash Apple Bake from A Cedar Spoon

Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Emily Bites

Roasted Pear, Walnut, and Kale Salad from Tasting Page

Quinoa Salad with Pecans and Cranberries by Fannetastic Foods

Roasted Acorn Squash with Onions and Grapes from Very Culinary

Savoury Steamed Carrots with Tarragon from Savouring the Thyme

Ray’s Sweet Potato Casserole from A Country Cleaver

Breads and Rolls

Rosemary Crescent Rolls {no knead} from Foodie with Famly

Cornmeal Rolls or Bread from Comfortably Domestic

Beer Cheese Corn Spoon Bread from The Beeroness

Buttermilk Ricotta Skillet Rolls from Miss in the Kitchen

Potato Rosemary Rolls from Two Peas and Their Pod

Soft and Fluffy 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls from TexanErin Baking

Hefeweizen Honey Rolls from The Beeroness

The Main Event: Turkey and Beyond

Roast Turkey with Wine and Herbs from Barefeet in the Kitchen

Pavochon {Puerto Rican Turkey} from The Noshery

How to Cook a Turkey from Ashlee Marie

Leftover Turkey Recipes from Barefeet in the Kitchen

Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Breast from The Noshery

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey from Heather’s Dish


 Creamy Pumpkin Pecan Strudel Bites from Very Culinary

Wineberry Salad from Savvy Eats

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Streusel  Cream Cheese Frosting from Snappy Gourmet

Eggnog Pie from Your Cup of Cake

Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake from Simply Sated

Turkey Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake

Pistachio and Cranberry Salted Chocolate Bark from The Noshery

The Best Cheesecake Cookie Bars from Barefeet in the Kitchen


Mulled Wine from The Joyful Foodie

 Spiced Pomegranate Cider Craft Cocktail from Snappy Gourmet

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata from Simply Sated

St. Germain Grapefruit Martini from Barefeet in the Kitchen


The Giveaway

Butterball has kindly offered TWO (2) Butterball Turkey Gift Checks in the amount of $20 each to give to Foodie with Family readers. I will select two winners, each of whom will receive one of the Butterball Turkey Gift Checks to use toward their Thanksgiving Butterball Turkey! Two winners will be selected at random at 10am EST on Friday, November 16th. The winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to send me their shipping information or new winners will be chosen. The gift checks will be in the mail in plenty of time for the winners to purchase their Thanksgiving turkeys!

How to Enter

Simply leave a comment below telling me what you love best about Thanksgiving!


  1. Clare says

    The thing I love most about Thanksgiving is the time with the people I love. What better way to spend time with them while cooking, eating, talking about cooking, watching football and just being together. I love to spend my day cooking my contributions to the meal at my house with my husband and dogs and then heading out to one of my siblings’ houses to see everybody and eat. I talk to all of my sisters and most of my brothers (via phone or e-mail) 4 or 5 times a week, but to be able to reach out and touch them makes all the difference. For years my oldest sister has collected from everybody a list of things we are thankful for and then she compiles them in a master list which she reads before our blessing. I usually cry through the reading because of all the touching things we are thankful for, but it’s a good cry. Happy Thanksgiving Rebecca and your wonderful family!

  2. Kyla says

    Um, the food. It’s all about the food. What’s funny, though, is that after all the cooking I do, I probably eat the least out of everyone there. But then I do love the leftovers as well. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving–it’s my favorite holiday of the year!

  3. says

    What I love most about Thanksgiving? Cooking a fabulous meal for all of my relatives, and spending the day with them for no other reason than to be together, feel grateful for family, and naturally, to eat with abaondon! A few adult beverages as well, of course…and the first cup of eggnog of the holiday season. I guess that’s really more than one thing I love most…but I just love the entire holiday!!!

  4. Tiffany Hawkins says

    Our family does not get together on a regular basis. Thanksgiving is the one day a year where we make an effort to do so. One thing I love about Thanksgiving is seeing the family members I have not seen in awhile, catching up with each other all while enjoying some awesome food!

  5. says

    I love cooking for my friends and family on Thanksgiving (though I’m not the host this year due to some scheduling conflicts – boo!). Thanks for including me in your roundup!

  6. Sarah says

    I love best the time to stop and be grateful for all of the good in my life. It’s not commercialized, it’s not forced, it’s not flashy; it’s just compelling and beautiful.

  7. Joan Pratt says

    I love the preparation. The anticipation, the planning, shopping & then the actual cooking of the feast. My family loves that I do it all & I dont mind one bit!

  8. Heather says

    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is dessert. Not just because it’s tasty but the people I’ve celebrated with in the past have always been stressed with cooking/feeding/cleaning, and by dessert time, it’s over and everyone relaxes.

  9. Pat Witt says

    I do love the food part especially reading all the yummy recipes but I know I should make time to think about the meaning of Thanksgiving and all the people who have gone before me to make Thanksgiving possible in this wonderful country.

  10. beth says

    favorite part of thanksgiving – family. favorite part of thanksgiving meal – stuffing. or pie. maybe pie. nope, stuffing. and cranberry sauce. preferably in the same mouthful.

  11. Clare says

    I’m English but live in the States so for me it’s all about the food since I don’t have the sentimental memories from growing up with this holiday.

  12. Rie says

    The great thing about Thanksgiving is being able to show my love to my family with food……Oh….who am I kidding….the best thing about Thanksgiving is the homemade stuffing and gravy….teehee

  13. Stephanie says

    Honestly, the best thing about Thanksgiving is having leftover turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, pie, etc for the next week!

  14. Debbie says

    For our family, we’re most thankful that we have each other to enjoy Thanksgiving. My little sister’s house has become the hub for our ever-growing family. Each year is full of laughter, some tears, and lots of fun. Also great food…althouh last year someone bought a dish and nobody wanted to claim it…lol!

  15. Uvon says

    I live about 1,000 miles away from my family, and flying home for Thanksgiving just isn’t an option for me. I’m very fortunate to have a “local mom” here in Chicago, and she always has me over for Thanksgiving. What I love, now, is when I get permission to bring a side dish that is NOT green bean casserole (which, frankly, I hate). Your website has been a great source of alternatives for me to suggest over coffee about a month or so before Thanksgiving, before she has a chance to realize that I’m talking her out of asking me for green bean casserole. :)

    That said, I still have the ambition to make my own turkey one day. I usually have a second Thanksgiving with local friends that weekend, and would probably try your five-spice turkey recipe this year if I were to win the giveaway.

  16. says

    Thanksgiving gives me pause for those that won’t be around the table as before, for the blessings of those still with us and for the many loving acts of kindness that happened throughout the year.

  17. says

    Donuts and coffee for breakfast. Then the agonizing wait for the whole meal to slowly take shape, all the aromas, sights and sounds nearly driving me crazy. Then, the fully loaded plate. The lively conversation that slows down to just a few words in between bites and sighs and sips and then finally, finished. I love the whole day. Doesn’t matter if it’s with family or friends or strangers or all of the above. It’s my second favorite holiday (you can’t top July 4th for me)!

  18. Krystal Ray says

    I love the principle of setting time aside to be thankful. In a culture that moves so fast, thankfulness can sometimes seem to get lost in the to do list each day holds. Plus, I love the food!

  19. David Coleman says

    I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday centered on taking time to realize what we have to be grateful for in life. This year, I won’t be able to be with family. I’m a small business owner and things are really tough. So I can’t afford to travel. In fact, I can’t even afford to buy the essentials for a Thanksgiving dinner. But, in spite of these things, I’m thankful for my family and for living in the most wonderful nation on earth. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  20. Rachael S says

    I love seeing all my family, and eating all the absolutely delicious food that we put together every year. My mother’s oven has an almost magical ability to cook turkey quickly while still leaving it incredibly juicy. Basting is essential.

  21. Anne says

    I cook and bake all the time, nearly always just for the two of us for the last several years. What I love about Thanksgiving is that it gives me the excuse to pull out all the stops and make a really fabulous meal for my hard-working spouse with all his favorite foods. It’s still just us, but I like to make him feel special so he knows he’s appreciated.

  22. Anne Weber-Falk says

    What I love best about Thanksgiving is the togetherness of family and friends. I just love this. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

  23. Cheryl Hopkins says

    I love just being with family and friends. The traditions of certain foods. Even the stuff that does not turn out.

  24. Teah says

    What isn’t there to love about Thanksgiving!?!? The food, the family, the time to think and reflect about our lives. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It is a chance to slow down and spend time with family before the craze of Christmas shopping, feasting and parting hits! Worth repeating, what isn’t there to love about Thanksgiving?!

  25. Sara says

    The thing I love best about Thanksgiving is having all of our family and friends over for food and games. We stuff ourselves silly and then play Scrabble, Catch Phrase, Charades, and watch football. It’s the best!

  26. Nancy Loring says

    I love the cool brisk smell in the air. I eat a lot of great food and I don’t care how many calories are in anything. Best of all I like seeing family and friends that I don’t get to see very often.

  27. AlexisB says

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being around family. I love watching my children interact with their grandparents!

  28. Laura J says

    What I love most about Thanksgiving is spending time with family that we do not get to see very often!!! Such special times and great food!

  29. Birdiebee says

    What I love best about Thanksgiving is having my family all together (usually on a cold and snowy) Thanksgiving, laughing and sharing stories around the table with good eats.

  30. Sarah Hall says

    I love having all my family together best at Thanksgiving. I enjoy cooking for them and visiting with them. We don’t have to worry about gifts and church like at Christmas.

  31. Em Mahr says

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to see family that I don’t see very often. I love everyone sitting down at the table together, chatting, and enjoying a feast of delicious food.

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