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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

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.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2018
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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 Stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Roasted Turkey with Thyme and Garlic
  • Pear and Watercress Salad
  • Mushroom and Sausage Stuffing
Mashed potatoes
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Sausage Gravy
Plate Of Chickpeas And Green Beans
  • Sautéed Green Beans with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Rolls
Pumpkin Pie With Whipped Cream And Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake
Traditional Dinner Menu
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  • Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey
  • Pear and Bread Stuffing
  • Traditional Turkey Gravy
  • Cheese Grits
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives
Cranberry Sauce
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Braised Green Beans with Caramelized Baby Onions
Homemade Blondie Brownies Apple Cake
  • Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Casserole
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Apple and Cinnamon Sponge Cake
Modern Menu
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  • Turkey Breast with Spinach-Feta Stuffing
  • Cranberry and Orange Relish
Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Sweet Potato and Red Bell Pepper Soup
Casserole
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
Pumpkin Pie
  • Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
  • Crème brûlée
Vegetarian Menu
Potato Slices Baked In Clay Pot
  • Tomato and Feta Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
  • Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin
  • Clam Chowder
Baby carrots
  • Sautéed Organic Baby Carrots with Sage
  • Parmesan and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives
  • Cranberry and Ginger Relish
Apple Pie With Flaky Pie Crust
  • Pumpkin and Walnut Cake
  • Classic Apple Pie
First Timers Menu
Organic Baked Butternut Squash
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple syrup
  • Turkey Breast in Crock Pot
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cornbread Stuffing
Homemade Organic Red Cranberry Sauce
  • Cranberry Sauce with Ginger
Homemade Roasted Herb Red Potatoes
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
Pecan Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Lime Tarts
Southern Style Thanksgiving Menu
Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs
  • Honey Roasted Turkey
  • Herbed Turkey Gravy
  • Bread and Sausage Stuffing
  • Deviled Eggs
Traditional Italian Almond Biscuit Amaretti
  • 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.