Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Take some help from these gourmet recipes and host the best holiday dinner anyone has seen in years.
Below you'll find everything from Thanksgiving classics like turkey, stuffing and casseroles to vegan side dishes and vegetarian alternatives to turkey. Not to mention decadent desserts the whole family will love!
Thanksgiving is also the time to brush up on your gravy making skills and make sure you remember how to set a holiday table.
Here's what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner but if you need more ideas check out our entire collection of holiday recipes and tips.
40 Thanksgiving Recipes
The centerpiece of a traditional Thanksgiving celebration is a turkey. So it's all about choosing the right recipe - this turkey is slathered with butter and results in deliciously crispy skin and a moist interior.
2. Turkey breasts with stuffed mushrooms
Not up for roasting a whole bird? Grill some turkey breasts instead and serve them with a side of garlicky mushrooms stuffed with feta cheese.
Take your pick from these delicious stuffing recipes: pecan and sausage, cornbread and Italian sausage, and chestnut, squash and wild rice.
Celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving? Then let a tofurkey roll stuffed with sauteed mushrooms be the main course.
Vegans will love this garlic-laced fava bean dip slathered on crispy bread.
A festive salad featuring shredded red cabbage, pearls of pomegranate, Brazil nuts and a cumin vinaigrette.
7. Broccoli and cheese casserole
Cheesy, creamy and delicious - this broccoli casserole is the epitome of comfort food.
Make your own version of this tasty classic with this easy recipe.
9. Brussels sprouts with chestnuts
A hearty side dish that comes together thanks to a white balsamic vinegar sauce.
10. Mashed potatoes with pumpkin
Crispy fried sage leaves dress up this delicious blend of potatoes and pumpkin.
11. Pumpkin pie
Sugared cranberries are an easy garnish that perks up this classic holiday dessert.
12. Cranberry sauce
Forget the canned stuff! You can make great cranberry sauce from scratch with just four ingredients.
Adding shredded coconut to the batter and coconut milk to the icing is an easy way to kick up this favorite dessert.
14. Vegan Schnitzel
Crispy coated eggplant slices with herbs make an excellent side.
Seasonal veg such as turnip, carrots and onions add body and flavor to these irresistible couscous cakes.
The key is to use a mandolin for even, thin slices of sweet potato to get these crunchy sweet potato and rosemary chips.
17. Cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes
Cinnamon adds warmth to mashed sweet potatoes. Swap out the milk for olive oil to make it vegan-friendly.
18. Pumpkin with chestnuts and onions
A rich vegetarian side thanks to the addition of chestnuts.
19. Gluten-free pecan pie with maple syrup
Vegan and gluten-free, this pecan pie is a pinch to make!
20. Pumpkin pudding with raisins
Naturally sweet pumpkin is a great way to add more veg to the meal - even at dessert.
21. Mashed potato with pumpkin and sage
Mashed potatoes don't need to be boring, try it with pumpkin and fragrant sage.
You can never go wrong with classic scalloped potatoes, an elegant side dish of creamy potatoes perfect for any holiday meal.
23. Cauliflower bake
An easy, fast and delicious cauliflower baked casserole made with cheese and eggs, cooked in the oven.
24. Sweet peppers stuffed with tomato and olive sauce
Sweet peppers stuffed with rice can be a side or a light main for your vegetarian guests.
25. Fennel and radicchio salad with gorgonzola
Bring the flavors of Italy to the table with this salad from the city of Treviso, with radicchio, fennel, and Gorgonzola cheese.
A fresh salad that combines sweet and savoury, a fennel and orange salad is a classic Italian dish that anyone can pull together.
27. Vegan potato salad with chives
Don't like mashed potatoes? Try this vegan potato salad with fresh herbs instead.
28. Mashed potatoes with cream cheese
Cream cheese adds extra creaminess to mashed potatoes.
29. Spicy roasted cauliflower with tumeric
Looking to add more veg to your Thanksgiving? Try spicy roasted cauliflower enriched with turmeric, cherry tomatoes and cannellini beans.
30. Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and bacon
Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and bacon are the perfect side to accompany any meat or fish dish.
Add pomegranate and thyme and transform your everyday lemonade for the holidays.
Have someone on bar duty to feed thirsty guests. This five-minute-pineapple margarita is perfect for the novice bartender (or uncle).
33. Hot cranberry punch (non-alcoholic)
How to prepare a non-alcoholic version of cranberry punch, an easy and festive drink perfect for thanksgiving.
Who could say no to coffee and ice cream? Go for this easy Italian favorite to end the festive meal.
35. Strawberry lemonade with basil
Make this strawberry lemonade with basil leaves ahead and keep it in the fridge, ready for guests as they arrive.
36. Lemon and coconut cream tart with berries
A tasty no-bake dessert recipe with a twist: dairy-free, vegan lemon and coconut cream tart topped with coconut cream, berries, and lemon zest.
37. Gluten-free ricotta cake with mascarpone and blood oranges
Any orange will do, but if you can get your hands on some blood oranges, they will be prettier. Make this ricotta cake for your gluten-free friends.
38. Parsnip cake with cinnamon
An easy fall recipe for a delicious parsnip cake, topped with lemon zest and cinnamon.
39. Pear salad with rocket, gorgonzola and walnuts
Sweet, juicy pear is wonderful with spicy rocket, creamy gorgonzola and crunchy walnuts.
40. Eggplant salad with harissa
Super easy eggplant salad recipe with an exotic harissa paste and fresh tomatoes.