thanksgiving recipe roundup

40 Recipes for Thanksgiving

  • With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to round up some of my absolute favorite recipes to make for the occasion. From beverages, side dishes, desserts, and more! These are some of my go-to recipes every year! 


    Cinnamon Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates

    These dates are loaded with cinnamon spice flavors. Made with only 5 ingredients, these are the perfect quick and easy bite-sized snack to whip up to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. 

    chocolate covered dates

    Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These healthy oatmeal cookies are gluten free, using a combination of oats and almond flour as the base. Sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar, they are a dessert that you might just find yourself eating for breakfast!

    oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a plate

    The unFIGettable Martini (Fig Vodka Cocktail)

    This UnFIGettable Martini is the perfect drink to cozy up to this winter. Made with fig vodka, vanilla bean vodka, cointreau, fig puree, and lemon juice it’s refreshing, warming, and so delightful.

    fig martini and other spirits in the background

    Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Corn

    This roasted butternut squash soup is filled with delectable roasted veggies for a powerful flavor profile and a perfectly creamy texture. This soup screams fall comfort food!

    butternut soup in white bowl topped with seeds

    Healthy Carrot Fries

    A healthy alternative to french fries, these carrot fries are the perfect side to compliment your dinner. Pairs well with any type of burger! A blend of spices takes these carrots from zero to hero and as an added bonus they are so easy to make.

    carrot fries cooked

    Peppadew Poppers

    The easiest appetizer that’s savory and a little bit sweet. Made with 4 ingredients, it only takes 5 minutes to make this delicious appetizer that all your friends and family will be “popping” into their mouths! The perfect bite-sized snack that’s stuffed with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

    stuffed peppers with mozzarella on plate

    Healthier Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

    A healthier and simple recipe for cinnamon rolls with one special ingredient…pumpkin!

    baked cinnamon buns on a white dish

    Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Butter Toast

    A fully loaded, fall-inspired toast topped with pumpkin butter, gouda cheese, sauteed apples, and toasted pecans for a perfectly savory and sweet combination.

    toast with pumpkin butter, cheese, apples, pecans

    Giant Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

    Who’s ready to indulge in this giant chocolate chunk skillet cookie? This cookie is giant for a few reasons: 1. It’s loaded with huge chocolate chunks and 2. It’s made in a big ole 12-inch cast iron skillet! Double the chocolate and double the size equals quadruple the fun, right?

    cookie in a cast iron skillet

    Lemon Ricotta Muffins with a Lemon Thyme Butter Drizzle

    Light and fluffy muffins that are both savory and a little bit sweet. Lemon ricotta muffins are so versatile, they can be a great breakfast, dinner side, or delicious dessert!

    lemon ricotta muffins with lemon in background

    Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

    Hello soup season! Roasted tomatoes, red peppers, onion, and garlic come together with some coconut milk, goat cheese, and spices for a creamy and delicious soup recipe perfect for fall and winter.

    red pepper tomato soup in a white bowl

    Crusty Cheesy Garlic Bread

    Looking for the perfect slice of bread to serve along with your favorite soup? This recipe toasts up a baguette of French bread for the perfect crusty, cheesy, and garlic-y combination.

    garlic bread on a cutting board

    Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

    A lighter take on the classic spinach and artichoke dip but stuffed in a giant portobello mushroom and baked in the oven for ooey gooey goodness!

    stuffed jumbo mushroom sliced open

    One Pot Beanless Pumpkin Chili

    A beanless pumpkin chili made with lean ground beef and tons of spices for the perfect comfort food dish.

    chili in bowls

    Savory Tahini Banana Bread

    Did you let your bananas go brown again? If you have over ripe bananas you absolutely have to make this savory tahini banana bread! It’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free and incredibly delicious.

    banana bread with coffee and towel in background

    Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake

    A delicious and easy single layer cake that is full of fall flavors!

    pumpkin olive oil cake baked and frosted

    Healthy Pumpkin Turkey Chili

    Who says pumpkin is only for the fall season? This healthy pumpkin turkey chili is great for fall and winter! Made with canned pumpkin, ground turkey, two types of beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes, this healthy chili is super flavorful. Bonus it’s made in only one pot and can be yours in only 30 minutes!

    two bowls of chili

    Pumpkin Nice Cream

    A plant-based, vegan ice cream made with only 6 ingredients in 5 minutes!

    pumpkin nice cream in a bowl topped with pecans

    Spiked Hot Apple Cider (Wassail)

    A warming spiced and spiked apple cider beverage perfect for warming you up in the cold weather!

    birds eye view of wassail in glasses

    Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    A super classic recipe for Pumpkin Bread. Perfect for the fall season!

    birds eye view of pumpkin loaf slices

    Crispy Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

    Crispy, crunchy, and cheesy roasted brussel sprouts, the perfect side dish for any occasion.

    cripsy parmesan brussel sprouts in a bowl

    Gluten Free Wild Rice Stuffing

    This wild rice stuffing is a perfect alternative to traditional Thanksgiving stuffings. If you’re cooking for gluten-free and vegan diets, try this ultimate savory rice stuffing this fall!

    wild rice stuffing in a wooden bowl

    Carrot Cake & Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Carrot cake muffins loaded with gooey bananas, coconut shreds, and walnut pieces for a healthy breakfast treat or after dinner dessert! Make these super moist and delicious muffins that everyone will love.

    carrot cake banana muffin with muffin wrapper off

    Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

    An easy zucchini quick bread recipe that is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack!

    zucchini bread in a loaf pan

    Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Oatmeal raisin cookies kicked up a notch with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice for the perfect fall treat!

    rack of pumpkin spice oatmeal raisin cookies

    Easy Baklava Recipe

    A simple and easy baklava recipe made with only a handful of ingredients and pre-made phyllo dough.

    baked baklava

    Dippy Chippy Squares (7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars)

    A seven layer cookie bar that’s both chewy and gooey? Look no further than this dippy chippy squares recipe! Layered with all the goodies, it’s not the healthiest option nutritionally speaking but it’s a great treat to indulge with every once and a while!

    dippy chippy squares stacked

    Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Turkey

    Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef, this recipe with ground turkey gives this notoriously heavy dish a lighter feel!

    shepherds pie baked and topped with herbs + one piece cut out

    Cranberry Orange Gin Mule

    This cranberry orange gin mule is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Made with gin instead of vodka and combined with refreshing cranberry juice and orange seltzer water, it's the perfect drink all year long!

    Cranberry Orange Gin Mule

    Cannoli Dip with Homemade Cinnamon & Sugar Pita Chips

    Creamy and soft cheese with mini dark chocolate chips, this dip has all of the wonderful flavors of a classic Italian cannoli but made at home! Make this sweet treat for your next gathering - it’s the perfect party snack!

    Cannoli Dip with Homemade Cinnamon & Sugar Pita Ch

    Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots

    Sometimes we all need a little side dish inspiration! If you’re looking for a simple and easy side dish these brown sugar boiled carrots are just that! 

    brown sugar boiled carrots in a bowl

    Crispy Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

    Crispy panko and cheesy parmesan top a deliciously roasted asparagus for the perfect side dish.

    zoomed into crispy cheesy roasted asparagus

    Green Bean & Parmesan Salad

    Need a quick, healthy, and tasty side dish to bring to a gathering? This green bean parmesan salad is super simple to make and doesn’t require any reheating. Made with only 6 ingredients, it’s the perfect side to accompany any dinner!

    green bean & parmesan salad in white bowl

    Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Crispy and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies that are completely gluten-free! These cookies are large and in charge, sure to be a new family favorite.

    gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies

    Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blondies

    Blondies but with creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, crushed peanuts and NO refined sugar! A peanut butter lovers dream all while being completely gluten-free.

    baked gluten free peanut butter blondies

    Whipped Feta Dip with Air Fried Pita Chips

    A creamy, zesty, and boldly flavorful whipped feta dip that is ready in just five minutes!

    whipped feta dip in a bowl with air fried pita chi

    Edamame Hummus Dip

    Creamy and smooth edamame hummus made from edamame beans and tahini that is delicious, gluten free, vegan, and nut free! Give this simple snack, appetizer, or spread recipe a try any day as it takes less than 10 minutes to make!

    edamame hummus with blue corn chips

    The Ultimate Cheeseball

    The most savory and delicious appetizer that takes less than 15 minutes to make. Two types of cheeses rolled together with some scallions or chives, dried cranberries, and chopped nuts. Make this for your next gathering, it’s always a HUGE crowd pleaser!

    The Ultimate Cheeseball crackers and chives on sid

    Whipped Goat Cheese & Beet Dip

    The earthy flavors of roasted red beets paired with the tangy flavors of goat cheese and greek yogurt combine to make a delicious light and colorful whipped dip that’s perfect for snacking on with some chips!

    Whipped Goat Cheese & Beet Dip in grey bowl

    Goat Cheese, Pistachio & Fig Toasties

    This goat cheese, pistachio, and fig glaze toastie may seem fancy, but it’s actually super easy to make! With only four ingredients and five minutes you can whip up this delectable toast for lunch or as a party appetizer!

    goat cheese, pistachios and fig on sourdough