The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

This is one of my favorite thanksgivings quote. Though the history of thanksgiving may have a lot of controversies the essence of what it is today is special to almost every home in America despite nationality or ethnicity.

Here is an amazing thanksgiving menu that everyone will enjoy.

Soups

I have two of my favorite fall soups on this menu for Thanksgivings.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted butternut squash soup in a bowl next to white napkin.
By Lisa Bryan

Vegetable Cabbage Soup

vegetable cabbage soup
By Lauren Miyashiro

Stuffing

I was blown away finding a seafood stuffing recipe and double blown away when I tried it. However, I always love a good traditional stuffing recipe so I added these two stuffing recipes. You can choose one or both. Choosing both will make the options extra tasty. I am going to be completely honest with you… I love Stove Top Stuffing too!

Seafood Stuffing

Savannah Seafood Stuffing
By Tiana 1T

Classic Traditional Stuffing

Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing - Nothing frilly or trendy. Classic, amazing, easy, homemade stuffing that everyone loves!! Simple ingredients with stellar results! It'll be your new go-to recipe!!
By Averie Sunshine

Veggies

Roasted Vegetables
By Jaclyn

Roasted Squash, Caramelized Figs, and feta salad

This is an extra salad that I found was loved by the entire family. It is always a nice addition to add a french green salad option especially for the health conscience family members.

Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig, and Feta Salad | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
By Tieghan

Sides

Is thanksgiving even thanksgiving without the sides! Well here is a carefully chosen side menu that will give you a mixture of savory and sweet.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes in a casserole dish
By Christy Denney

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
By Elise Bauer

Gravy

Ladle scooping up gravy from saucepan
By Nagi

Mashed Potatoes

Close up of boiled potatoes mashed and in a bowl.

Cornbread

By Bluegirl

I am not too picky about my mac and cheese., but during the holidays I love Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese.

Baking dish with serving spoon in mac and cheese.
By Kelly

Baked Candied Yams

Gooey, delicious and amazing southern soul food style candied yams.
By Rosie Mayes

Dinner Rolls

from-scratch-dinner-rolls
By Trish

Southern Collard Greens

By Marwin

Main Dish

Traditional Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey

Roast Turkey in a roasting pan | cafedelites.com

Roast Beef

Roast Beef on cooling rack.
By Katerina

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Holiday Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
By Sommer Collier

Meatloaf

Meatloaf recipe (extra delicious!) | RecipeTin Eats
By Nagi

Fried Chicken

Yes, fried chicken on the holidays is a nice regular to a holiday meal!

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com
By Elize Bauer

Dessert

Is there is room… on thanksgiving there is always extra room for sweets!

Apple Pie

The American traditional and never boring apple pie.

The Best Apple Pie Recipe | Food Network Kitchen | Food Network
By The Food Network

Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie
By Sally’s Baking Addiction

Peach Cobbler

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe | MyRecipes
By Southern Living

Drinks

These are family friendly drinks!

Eggnog

Overhead photo of two cups filled with eggnog with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick and a spoon lifting a spoonful of eggnog from the cup.
By Lauren from Taste Better from Scratch

Hot Chocolate

Glass of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
By Allison from Celebrating Sweets

Homemade Apple Cider

I also go straight to my local farmers market and get the freshest Apple Cider. However, it has been such an experience making my own cider. Everyone loved it!

How To Make Apple Cider
By Ali from Gimme Some Oven

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