Top Thanksgiving Recipes

You know there’s going to be a turkey on the table—but what else will fill the serving bowls and platters surrounding that ravishingly roasted bird?

Good. Food. Stories. is here to help. Use The Thanksgiving Timeline method for no-pressure planning, along with these hand-picked menu suggestions for a feast that’s the ideal mix of traditional and modern. (Hint: the stuffing has been a hit in my family for half a century.)


the Campbell Creamsicle, via

The Campbell Creamsicle

spiced cranberry and bourbon cocktail, via

Spiced Cranberry and Bourbon Cocktail

cyril zang

Dry Cider

glasgow ginger, scotch cocktail

The Glasgow Ginger

hot mulled cider

Hot Mulled Cider

colonial ale flip with porter and rum, via

Colonial Ale Flip


fig, olive, date, mint tapenade

Fig & Olive Tapenade

bloody mary tomato appetizer

Bloody Mary Tomatoes

French onion dip with ramps and sesame-mustard pita chips, via

French Onion Dip

sweet and salty chex mix

Sweet & Salty Chex Mix

beet-pickled deviled eggs, via

Deviled Eggs

Pickled Butternut Squash via

Pickled Butternut Squash

The Main Meal

brined and roasted turkey for Thanksgiving, via

Brined & Roasted Turkey

dinner rolls

Dinner Rolls

thanksgiving stuffing

Classic Stuffing

homemade mashed potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

bourbon and duck fat potatoes

Bourbon Duck Fat Potatoes

kale leek bacon bread pudding

Kale, Leek & Bacon Bread Pudding

roasted brussels sprouts

Sweet & Salty Roasted Brussels Sprouts

pumpkin risotto

Pumpkin Risotto

cranberry spread

Cranberry-Maple Spread


cherry cranberry pear pie

Cherry-Cranberry-Pear Pie

apple pie with brie and honey, via

Apple Pie with Brie and Honey

sweet potato praline pie, via

Sweet Potato Praline Pie

cranberry white chocolate cheesecake

Citrus-White Chocolate-Cranberry Cheesecake

maple buttermilk peanut pie, via

Maple Buttermilk Peanut Pie

salted caramel pie 2

Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Pie