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Thanksgiving always seems to sneak up and send me running to the kitchen for a marathon of cooking.  Despite all of the holiday themed blog posts and downright delectable pins on pinterest, I never seem to be prepared.  When I started becoming religious, Thanksgiving was one of those days where I could say to my family "See, I'm still like you!"  I treat the day as an excuse to overeat (did I really just admit that?!) and a chance to spend extra time with the family.  Below are 50 Thanksgiving recipes to help streamline your menu planning.



Turkey, the crown of the Thanksgiving meal, is a bird that always take a little more planning and care than your normal weekday or shabbos chicken.  A little extra seasoning or some unexpected flavoring goes a long way in ensuring a well dressed bird and avoiding days of (unwanted) leftover turkey creations.

Harvest Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey

Honey Glazed Roasted Turkey with Butternut-Shiitake Stuffing

Southern Roast Turkey with Bourbon Peach Glaze

Sour Mash Whiskey Glazed Whole Roasted Turkey

Honey and Spice Glazed Turkey

Classic Roasted Turkey

Maple and Cider Turkey Breast

Spatchcocked Turkey

Turkey Chili with Loaded Cornbread Muffins

MORE: Eight Great Recipes for a Thanksgiving Feast


Whole Wheat Challah Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Sage

Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving dish!  My family makes my grandmother's chicken liver stuffing each year.  I might have to make two types of stuffing this year because the recipes I'm listing here are seriously mouth watering!

Cornbread Stuffing with Sage and Sausage

Pumpernickel, Apples and Onion Stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing

Chicken Liver Stuffing

Whole Wheat Challah Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Sage

Herbed Vegetable Stuffing

Simply Gluten Free Stuffing

Cornbread and Dried Fruit Stuffing

Smart Harvest Stuffing

Simple Gluten Free Stuffing

MORE: 26 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes


Creamy Smashed Potatoes with Chives

Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce are two Thanksgiving staples which vary widely in their popularity.  Who doesn't like mashed potatoes?  It's really hard to have a negative opinion on these, but cranberry on the other hand, is probably my least favorite food, ever.  That fresh-out-of-the-can cranberry texture gets me every time, so this year no cans allowed.  I'm on board for a more chutney or jam-like preparation of cranberry sauce, how about you?

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Smashed Potatoes with Chives- substitute with pareve butter of your choice

Classic Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey

Creamy Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Cardamom

Mashed Potatoes and Kale Latkes

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Zinfull Cranberry Relish

Guiltless Apricot Cranberry Sauce 


Skillet Cornbread with Dried Cranberries and Sage

The Thanksgiving starches (potatoes count as a vegetable in this meal!) of cornbread and pie really test my "don't go back for seconds" diet rule.  I mean, how can one resist fluffy cornbread and sweet fruit pie, let's be honest.

Milt's Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread with Dried Cranberries and Sage

Whole Wheat Corn Bread

Cornbread Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Mom's Apple Pie

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

MORE: Classic Non Dairy Thanksgiving Desserts


Braised and Raw Kale

Let's end this post on a healthy note so we won't (mostly me) feel 5 pounds heavier after looking at these recipes!  Greens are a necessary part of the Thanksgiving meal because they provide respite from the starches and, in their own right, are a  delicious part of the meal.  Make the most of your green side dishes by keeping the sauces to a minimum and choosing quick and easy recipes.

Braised and Raw Kale with Pine Nuts

Pareve Creamed Spinach

Black Eyed Peas and Green Beans

Wilted Spinach and Crispy Garlic

Creamy Kale Salad with Capers and Hazelnuts

Braised Kale Kenny

Spicy Sautéed Leeks and Spinach

Asian Green Beans

Green Beans Almondine

Sautéed Garlicky Kale

MORE: Recipes for a Dairy Pre Party on Thanksgiving

We haves tons of other Thanksgiving recipes! Check them out here for more ideas!