SAVEUR's Complete Guide to the Best Thanksgiving Recipes, Menus, and Ideas

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

The most classic of Thanksgiving dishes is, of course, the turkey. It’s ultimately what makes the feast the highlight of fall cooking. This year, upgrade your bird with our tried-and-true Thanksgiving turkey recipes and tips. From our favorite kitchen tools like the best pan for your turkey, to advice on how to stuff your bird, our best Thanksgiving recipes will help you make your turkey the star of the show.

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Menus

Need some inspiration for your Thanksgiving dinner menu ideas? We’ve compiled our favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipes from around the globe, ranging from a traditional southern to an authentic Mexican inspired meal. Looking for an entirely gluten-free menu or our best vegetarian recipes to cook for the celebration? Our favorite traditional Thanksgiving menus have you covered.

Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off Your Feast

Pregame your Thanksgiving dishes with our favorite holiday appetizers. These finger foods include some of our favorite fall breads and seasonal salads to spice up your traditional Thanksgiving ideas. We’ve got you covered from start to finish, so try out our best Thanksgiving recipes to prep for your feast. 

Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Bookmark this page to help you map out your Thanksgiving dinner ideas, because no Thanksgiving is complete without its side dishes. Whether you’re looking for simple Thanksgiving recipes like mashed potatoes or brussels sprouts (or both), these Saveur-approved Thanksgiving dishes make perfect additions to the table.

Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

Some of the best Thanksgiving dishes come at the end of the meal: dessert. Of course, we have an extensive collection of fall pies that are perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Not a fan of that flaky crust dessert? No problem. Check out our best Thanksgiving desserts that aren’t pie. With seasonal recipes ranging from pumpkin delights to our favorite apple treats, these are wonderful additions to complete your Thanksgiving dinner menu ideas.  Trust us, your guests will thank you.

Thanksgiving Drinks and Cocktails

The star of Thanksgiving menus may be the turkey, but the secret weapon is the booze. Our best Thanksgiving recipes taste even better when washed down by a fall cocktail. These punches, cocktails and hot drinks will keep the vibe happy and the Thanksgiving dishes delicious. So, when considering your Thanksgiving meal ideas, don’t forget the alcohol.