Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips


All the recipes and tips you need for a show stopping Thanksgiving!

First step: plan out your meal. Use our sample timetable as a reference

Holiday Starters

It's all about the side dishes

Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce - the classic

Spiced Red Wine Cranberry Sauce - for something a little fancy

Katie's Cranberry Sauce - for something a little herbal

Cranberry Jelly - for nostalgia mold it in an empty can!

Cranberry Sauce - Julie's Microwave Version - for when you really have no more space on the stove.

Mashed Potatoes

Got with the Classic. Or mash potatoes or any other root vegetable into The most delicious Root Vegetable Mash

Sweet Potatoes

Warmly Spiced Whipped Sweet Potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping

Smokey Souffléd Sweet Potatoes with optional candied bacon

And if you prefer them not mashed, glaze them with Amy's Maple Orange Glaze


Basic Bread Stuffing

Susan's Famous Herbed Stuffing

Julie's Dried Cherry and Sausage Stuffing


Basic Gravy - can be either vegtarian if you use vegetable broth

Classic Giblet Gravy

Really Good Gravy

Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy

Other Vegetable Sides

Laura’s Really Good Green Bean Casserole

Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Creamed Corn with Onions and Peppers

Davis Carrots

Good Turnips (no, really!)

Thanksgiving Salad

Bread and Rolls

Improved Cornbread - perfect to use for stuffing!

Improved Cornbread- Gluten Free and Vegan version

Riz Biscuits - quick and easy and a great recipe for kids

Ultra Quick Yeast Buns

Looking for more help with a gluten free thanksgiving? Check our guide here.

All about Turkey

How to Roast a Turkey

Vegetarian and Vegan Main Dishes

Amy Radbill's Mushroom Nut Loaf

Festive Stuffed Winter Squash

Double Stuffed Tofurky


Start by making pie crust. You can make it early on in the month and freeze it until you need it. Here is a recipe for a single crust, a double crust and a flakey vegan crust.

Pumpkin (or Squash) Pie

Lattice Top Apple Pie skip the lattice for a simpler pie

Pumpkin Mousse serve in a prebaked shell or in fancy little bowls with spoons (click here for the vegan version)

Top them with whipped cream or ice cream (or this yummy coconut whip if you don't eat dairy)