Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

CelebrationJoy Staff Nov 22, 2018
Planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner requires you to know about your guest preference and taste. Here, we are going to discuss all about a good dinner menu that you and your guests will enjoy.
Having the right menu for Thanksgiving and preparing everything in advance, will ensure that you have a stress free Thanksgiving dinner. This is not the time to experiment with new dishes that you have never made before.
Prepare only those dishes that you are most comfortable cooking and are confident that it will taste and look good. Having a good mix of both traditional as well as modern thanksgiving dishes with newer flavors will help to balance the dinner menu. Here we are going to present to you some Thanksgiving dinner ideas for a traditional holiday meal.

Easy Menu Ideas

  • Roasted Turkey with Thyme and Garlic
  • Pear and Watercress Salad
  • Mushroom and Sausage Stuffing
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Sausage Gravy
  • Sautéed Green Beans with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Rolls
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake

Traditional Dinner Menu

  • Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey
  • Pear and Bread Stuffing
  • Traditional Turkey Gravy
  • Cheese Grits
  • Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Braised Green Beans with Caramelized Baby Onions
  • Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Casserole
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Apple and Cinnamon Sponge Cake

Modern Menu

  • Turkey Breast with Spinach-Feta Stuffing
  • Cranberry and Orange Relish
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Sweet Potato and Red Bell Pepper Soup
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
  • Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
  • Crème brûlée

Vegetarian Menu

  • Tomato and Feta Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
  • Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin
  • Clam Chowder
  • Sautéed Organic Baby Carrots with Sage
  • Parmesan and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives
  • Cranberry and Ginger Relish
  • Pumpkin and Walnut Cake
  • Classic Apple Pie

First Timers Menu

  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple syrup
  • Turkey Breast in Crock Pot
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce with Ginger
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Pecan Pie
  • Lime Tarts

Southern Style Thanksgiving Menu

  • Honey Roasted Turkey
  • Herbed Turkey Gravy
  • Bread and Sausage Stuffing
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Honey and Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Steamed Green Beans with Garlic
  • Butternut Squash Gratin
  • Amaretti Cookies
Keep in mind that a whole turkey needs around three days to thaw before you can prepare it for roasting in the oven. A very good idea is to roast two small birds instead of a very large turkey. This way you can use one to place on the dinner table and the other can be carved in the kitchen and served to guests.
The advantage of roasting two small birds is that it takes less time to cook and the meat is also moist and tender. Baking cookies, pies, relishes, and sauces can also be prepared a day ahead.
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