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Thanksgiving Recipes – Our Easy To Make, Holiday Favorites

With more people celebrating Thanksgiving at home this year, we thought it would be a good time to round up our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and share them with you.

From our favorite breakfast recipes to how to end the holiday with the best pumpkin pie that you have ever had, we have it all covered.

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Although Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, you can still enjoy a complete Thanksgiving menu from start to finish with these fantastic recipes.

We have also included how to save space in your oven and on your stove with some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes that can be cooked in an Instant Pot or a Programmable Slow Cooker.

So scroll through the list of recipes below, and be sure to try out a few that would work for your family dinner!


You might wonder why we would include breakfast recipes for our Thanksgiving menu. Although some of you have your holiday meal around the noon hour, others don’t eat until the evening.

And if you already have some of your Thanksgiving meal cooking, the aroma of the house may get your mouth watering. So in an effort to keep everyone satisfied, we have included a few, easy to make breakfast recipes.

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Overnight monkey bread served on a platter and ready to be eaten!


While your Thanksgiving dinner is cooking, it is time to keep the snackers in the family satisfied with a few appetizer recipes. As much as we love our classic Deviled Eggs recipe, we would have to save that the Cranberry Baked Brie is one of our holiday favorites!

But since it is also game day, we have included some of our favorite tailgate dips as well!

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One of favorite Thanksgiving appetizers – Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie.

Main Course

Whether you choose to eat turkey or ham for your main course this Thanksgiving, we have included our favorite, easy to make main dish recipes.

Although, if you have a smoker, please try the Smoked Turkey recipe. It is our favorite way to cook a turkey. It turns out moist, delicious and flavorful every time! In addition, you will have extra room in your oven for all those delicious side dish recipes!

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If you have a smoker, you have to try our Smoked Turkey recipe. It is so delicious that we won’t cook our turkey any other way!

Side Dish Recipes

I have to admit, that my favorite recipes on Thanksgiving are definitely the side dishes! From classic mashed potatoes to roasted Brussels sprouts, we love them all!

However, because there are so many side dishes to choose from, sometimes it is necessary to cook them in something other than the oven. Therefore, we have included some of our favorite slow cooker and Instant Pot side dishes as well.

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Dressing made in the slow cooker and ready to be served as part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Not really a side dish, but no Thanksgiving would complete without Gravy and Cranberry Sauce!


Of course, no Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without an Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipe. And next in line is apple pie! But this year, you might enjoy some no-bake recipes as well!

After all, because you are making the entire meal yourself, you might enjoy an easy to make no-bake dessert this Thanksgiving!

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Delicious homemade pumpkin pie with a scoop of whipped cream!

Whatever you decide to make for dinner this year, remember to be thankful for everyone and everything around you!

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