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Traditional Thanksgiving Menu 2021, from main course, sides to delicious and decadent desserts and drinks. That’s why I have collected all of my favorite Thanksgiving Menu Ideas in one place.
Whether you are sitting down for a traditional thanksgiving dinner, or a simple Thanksgiving Family Dinner, I have something for everyone.
All of these recipes can be cut in half for smaller meals.
If you want to set a beautiful table, browse this post for easy Thanksgiving Tablescape ideas using items around your house, a very low cost budget friendly way to decorate.
Starting to plan your Thanksgiving Family Dinner? Let’s jump in, use this handy Table of Contents below to quickly navigate this post.
Table of contents for Thanksgiving Menu 2021
Plus, check out my friend Lynn’s, free printable Thanksgiving planner
Traditional Thanksgiving Main Dishes
Seriously, the best, easiest gravy you will ever make -- and you can make it ahead!
Feeding a smaller crowd, or just want to add a little extra white meat to the table, this turkey breast is ready in about an hour.
Our families favorite turkey recipe, easy, straight forward, no brining necessary!
Whether you choose to serve as a main dish, side dish or leftover dish, this will rock your world!
Leave the chicken out for a fabulous main dish side!
Loaded with three types of bread, this stuffing is so delicious and ready to please anyone!
A traditional stuffing to make to stuff in your bird or serve on the side.
A classy roasted turkey breast recipe with the stuffing rolled right inside! Perfect for small dinners.
Keep your oven free with this tender slow cooker turkey breast.
Thanksgiving Potato Recipes (the best!)
No canned soup in these creamy, decadent and delicious potatoes!
The best sweet potato or yam dish ever!
Whip up this small batch of rustic mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep warm in the Instant Pot!
Deceptively easy, but tastes like you fussed.
Our favorite mashed potato recipe -- ever!
A must have at every holiday gathering! Whether you call them scalloped or au gratin, these are your potatoes!
Simple, cheesy, easy fingerling potatoes
Delicious Holiday Side Dishes
Easy, smokey and delicious, this Smoked Macaroni and Cheese will knock your socks off.
This dish literally assembles in a few minutes, and brings the desired, oohs and aahs from the table.
Crispy leaves, amazing flavor! You will fall in love (again) with brussels sprouts.
Ready in minutes in your Instant Pot, these tender, flavorful carrots compliment any holiday meal.
Some would say you cannot have a holiday without baked beans, and since these are slathered in bacon, well they belong on every table!
A fan favorite, this simple, all natural Corn Casserole or Pudding if you will adds a bright pop of summer color to the holiday table.
A creamy delicious risotto with applewood smoked bacon.
Lighter, delicious and tasty squash apple cranberry bake, all of the flavors of the season.
A southern classic, this mac and cheese is so cheesy.
Make Ahead, Chilled Side Dishes
A stunning roasted butternut squash and honeycrisp apple salad filled with crunchies and drizzled with an amazing Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
A delicious salad year round, but boost with produce from the season and it will become your favorite salad too.
Want a loaded salad as a side for the holidays? This salad fits that bill!
A palate cleansing, delicious cranberry relish, perfect side dish for the holidays.
A delicious homemade cooked cranberry sauce.
A classic that can either be a side dish or a dessert, great to make the day ahead!
Breads & Roll Recipes
Delightfully Decadent Desserts
A twist on the classic pumpkin crisp for chocolate lovers!
With a Biscoff cookie crust, these pumpkin cheesecake bars are the bomb and way different than the traditional pumpkin pie!
Chewy Giant Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies -- easy and the best!
Use this sauce on any number of delicious desserts, to make it more fancy!
Chocolate bread pudding is simply the bomb, even non-chocolate lovers love this! Plus it can be made ahead!
Make this easy and light chocolate cake as a loaf cake or bundt cake! Delicious either way!
These chocolate French Silk pies are so decadent and delicious!
Another slam-dunk, make ahead dessert! Great for smaller gatherings!
One of my most popular cake recipes, it starts with a cake mix too!
Sugared cranberries are a healthier choice, loaded with bursts of sweet-tart flavor!
This cinnamon swirl bundt cake does double duty for breakfast or dessert!
While not your typical Thanksgiving dessert, I doubt anyone will care when they bit into this sweet-tart, creamy key lime pie!
Another sauce you can slather over everything from cakes, bread puddings, ice cream and more!
A gorgeous and simple pear cake, loaded with flavor and natural sweetness!
Use this graham cracker crumble on everything -- cakes, pies, ice cream, yogurt, pancakes!
You don't have to be gluten-free to enjoy this delicious apple pie with crumb streusel topping!
There is always a need for Pumpkin Pie Spice, now you will never run out! Makes a great gift too!
Double crumb apple cake! Yes please!
A light and delicious pumpkin spice cake with a fluffy cream cheese icing
A classic! Traditional and easy pumpkin pie!
Gooey, spicy and seasonal gingerbread cookie bars
A delectable twist on a traditional pecan pie, white chocolate!!
Festive Holiday Drinks
A gorgeous and flavorful cocktail anytime of the year!
A simple, warm and delicious cocktail.
Rich and delicious, homemade hot chocolate for two!
Looking for something for the kids, this is like a cranberry version of a Shirley Temple.
Toast the holidays with this bright, sparkling cranberry lemon drop martini!
Always a hit at every party!
Another non-alcoholic punch for the entire family.
A gorgeous, seasonal cocktail or mocktail.
Bring the colors of the season in with this beautiful Hibiscus drink!
Sip something warm, and help everyone get a good nights sleep!
A classic and traditional holiday beverage! Especially good for after a day of snow fun!
Another big winner, this homemade hot chai tea latte!
Easy pumpkin spice hot chocolate in your slow cooker!
Tangy and tart, Blood Orange Mule - a non-alcoholic version
The delicious flavors of the season in this amazing Apple Whiskey Sour
I hope this comprehensive list of Traditional Thanksgiving Menu 2021 has given you lots to chew on — so to speak!
Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend, thanks for stopping by and may your Thanksgiving be blessed with health, joy, peace and GRATITUDE!
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