50+ BEST Family Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

Here are some of our family favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Find the perfect, no fail, best thanksgiving side dishes including homemade mashed Potaotes Recipe, my Grandma’s Made form Scratch Gravy Recipe, made from scratch Crescent Rolls. perfect every time pumpkin pie, the best sweet potato casserole, yummy snicker apple salad, broccoli cauliflower salad, and more! These are all the thanksgiving recipesour family likes to make year-after-year as we celebrate Thanksgiving holiday in November.

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Nothing beats homemade! Here are over 50 yummy recipes for a made from scracth Thanksgiving dinner! Try our family’s tried and true recipes that are sure to satisfy your Thanksgiving guests! We’ve included our favorite Thanskgiving salads, Thanskgiving side dishes, classic thanksgiving recipes, delicious pie recipes, what to make for thanksgiving breakfast, plus leftover turkey recipes too! Plus don’t miss our Thanksgiving Menu with timeline, recipes, and even a printable grocery list!

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

  • Snicker Apple Salad Recipe– my kids favorite Thanksgiving dish!
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower Saladwith Cashews, Bacon, and tangy dressing!
  • HolidayGreen Bean Casserole
  • Best Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Yummy Cranberry Pineapple Relish

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Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This is our classic, homemade mashed potato recipe. I always figure you need 1 1/2 medium potatoes per person. So make sure to double, triple, or quadruple this recipe depending on how many guests you are having.

  • 6 potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • ½ cup milk
    4 TAB butter
  • salt & pepper

In boiling water cook potatoes for 20-25 minutes over medium heat; drain. Put soft potatoes back in pan and mash potatoes & remaining ingredients until light& fluffy. Serve immediately or put in a Crockpot on warm to keep ready to go whenever needed. If you are reheating potatoes, just add a splash of milk to make them fluffy again.

Note: Theses are great the second day when made into potato cakes.

Breads and Side Dishes

  • Angel Rolls – The BESTHomemade Crescent Rolls
  • Family FavoriteCornbread Stuffing
  • Super YummyQuick Yeast Rolls
  • Super Moist SouthernCornbread recipe with creamed corn
  • Super YummyQuick Yeast Rolls
  • Best Ever Mac and Cheese
  • SouthernCorn Spoon Bread
  • Sweet Potato Sourdough Buns
  • Smoked Green Beans– cook in the oven or smoker
  • Seriously the Best,Make Ahead Twice Baked Potatoes
  • MapleOrange Glazed Ham

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Made from Scratch – Grandma’s Homemade Gravy Recipe

My Grandma was the best cook. She knew how to make meat, potato, gravy, cinnamon rolls, pies and all those old timey favorites better than anyone else I know.

I still remember when I was in about 6th grade and we went to my Grandma’s house. My Dad told me I needed to learn how to make gravy from Grandma. I guess my Grandma had tried to teach my Mom lots of times, but it just wasn’t her thing. Well, lucky for my Dad, husband, children, and hopefully someday grandchildren – it stuck with me. I can make Grandma’s gravy. And let me tell you there is nothing like homemade gravy. And it really is quite simple!

In a large skillet make a rue by melting 4 TAB butter over low heat. Add 4 TAB all purpose flour and stir over medium heat using a whisk until it is lightly browned.
This gives it a good flavor and takes the “paste” flavor out of it.

Now turn it off until you are ready for the next part. You need 2 cups of liquid. Start off with what is going to give it flavor – your turkey, beef, or sausage drippings from the bottom of the pan. You need at least 1/2 cup. Now add enough water to get to 2 cups. Pour into your flour slowly, whisking constantly to get a thick liquid.
Keep adding water as needed over low heat to get the consistency of gravy you like. Serve warm.
Note: Any leftovers will become “solid” and must be refrigerated, but will loosen up when warmed again.

Whether you are looking for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish, pie, or just a tasty recipe to try this November – you will love these family favorite recipes for November!

Best Dessert for Thanksgiving

  • LeftoverPie Crust Pinwheels
  • I can almost smell this cooking, my perfect every time,best pumpkin pie recipe
  • Mom’sHomemade Apple Pie
  • Easy Fall Dessert– a mix and dump pumpkin cake that EVERYONE will love!
  • Easy Pumpkin Roll Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe
  • Yummy Peanut Butter Bars
  • Apple Carrot Cupcake with Caramel Filling and Mascarpone Frosting
  • Grandma’s Cherry Pie
  • HomemadeButterscotch Pudding Recipe
  • EasyPecan Pie Bars
  • Super EasyDate Barswith nuts

  • You will want to try ourAmazing Thanksgiving Leftover Soup
  • Turkey Pot PieThanksgiving Leftover Recipes
  • OreoTurkey snack for kids
  • Yummy, CheesyHashbrown CasseroleRecipe
  • The BEST HomemadeMonkey Bread Recipefrom Scratch

Pumpkin Recipes

Looking for YUMMY Pumpkin Recipes? Try these family favorites:

  • TurkeyCinnamon Rollsby tucking in bacon to make turkey feathers
  • We’ve taken all the work out of prepping the PERFECT Thanksgiving feast! Here is ourfree Thanksgiving Meal Plannerwith recipes, timing, hints, and more!
  • Oh soYummy Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
  • Easy-to-Make, healthyPumpkin Pie Chiliwill be your families new favorite meal!
  • Super easy to makePumpkin Pie Oatmealto whip up in the crock pot
  • 40 Pumpkin Pie Recipes for Kids
  • Here is your new favorite dessert for October –Pumpkin Lava Cakes!
  • Super deliciousPumpkin Wafflesthat have no added sugar, but are perfectly sweet!
  • BEST EVER Pumpkin Pie Recipe


  • Pepperoni CheeseballGame Day Appetizers
  • Easy, Homemade Oven BakedCaramel Popcorn
  • ZestySpinach Artichoke Dip
  • Our GO TOSalsa Recipewith gardne fresh tomatoes
  • Grab your veggies, they are going to want to take a dunk in thisSouthwestern Dip
  • Family Favoriteappetizer meatballswith super quick secret sauce!
  • QuickPineapple Salsamade from scratch
  • Sweet and SourBacon and Water Chestnut Appetizer
  • Go toPeanut Butter Dipfor Apples
  • Quick and EASYBagel Dip
  • HomemadeApple Hand Pieswith carmel dipping sauce
  • It wouldn’t be Christmas without serving up this familytraditional Wassail Recipe

Plus don’t miss these fun Thanksgiving activities for kids including zany turkey activities, thanksgiving crafts, educational turkey math and free thanskgiving worksheets too!

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com. Beth studied at the University of Northwestern where she got a double major to make her effective at teaching children while making education FUN!

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