Planning your Thanksgiving dinner takes time and effort. Get all the shortcuts you need to the most delicious family feast ever right here.
Learn how to prep the most stunning holiday turkey, fill your table with plenty of amazing Thanksgiving side dishes and vegetables.
Then cap the event off with mouth-watering Thanksgiving pies and desserts that everyone at your holiday will love.
Thanksgiving Planning Tips
Getting ready for the Thanksgiving feast takes a little bit of prep work.
Main Dishes for Thanksgiving
For a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, the roast turkey is the star of the show.
Want the true Norman Rockwell experience? Make my roasted herb butter turkey, it's the recipe we've used for over a decade.
Want an easier Thanksgiving that is big on flavor and super low on effort? Don't miss my slowcooker boneless turkey breast. It is our new favorite.
Both recipes will give you enough turkey drippings to make the best easy homemade gravy ever.
Essential Thanksgiving Recipes
For a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, these are the essential side dishes most menus are made up of:
The first thing most people think of when they hear the word "Thanksgiving" is PIES, PIES, PIES!
Pumpkin, pecan, and apple are all essential offerings but throw the kids a bone and add an OREO cream pie to the buffet table.
Get all my best easy Thanksgiving pies here:
If you need an easy Thanksgiving dessert that's not pie, there are still so many delicious seasonal offerings using apples, pecans, caramel, and pumpkin.
But maybe you're the one bringing dessert to the feast? You might need my make ahead Thanksgiving desserts that travel well.
The day after Thanksgiving is filled with glorious leftovers, use them wisely: