Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Saturday, November 18, 2017
These Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas are recipes we make every year for our Thanksgiving Day dinner table.

This roundup of recipes has just about everything you need to have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day meal before and after the Holiday.

Each family had been working Retail for years.

This was our first Thanksgiving Day altogether and no one had to work.

We all got to spend the day off together and were truly blessed with a delicious menu.

Each one of us contributes their favorite recipe we make on this Thanksgiving Day, as a tradition.

During the past years, I worked for 31 years in Retail and almost every Thanksgiving Day the store was open.

My kids would make me a meal that would consist of Turkey Covered Sandwiches, and I love them.

Those suggestions and recipes are all below for those working, dinner for two and what to do with leftovers.

Everything from Fried Turkey, Herb Mashed Potatoes, Mom's homemade Amaretto cranberry sauce, gravy and many desserts to choose from.

Our favorite pie is pumpkin and apple, there are even some cookies we make, appetizers and much much more.

If you're too busy right now to get through them all, go ahead and save this roundup to Pinterest.

This is pretty much a one-stop Thanksgiving shop of recipes.

Have a delicious and blessed Holiday Season. Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers, hope you all have a delicious day with family and friends.

How to fry a Turkey safely for Thanksgiving Day recipe  This is a fried turkey recipe

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how to make wedding soup for Thanksgiving

Wedding Soup

This is how to make an appetizer tray and serving suggestions

Appetizer Tray

how to make homemade pizza dough with Italian sauce for Thanksgiving

Homemade Pizza Dough

How to fry a Turkey safely for Thanksgiving Day recipe  This is a fried turkey recipe

How To Fry A Turkey

My son Chad, daughterinlaw Jenni with grand daughter Talia, son Curt, husband Nemo, Myself and Antonio my grandson

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas Pin for later

this is how to make thanksgiving day recipes, pies, soup, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, all homemade

this is how to make traditional Tomato Italian Sauce for any kind of pasta in a large sauce pan filled with tomatoes for Thanksgiving

Traditional Italian Sauce

this is how to make homemade potato gnocchi for Thanksgiving day recipe

Potato Gnocchi

this is how to make homemade Turkey Gravy for Thanksgiving


this is how to make homemade potatoes mashed with cream cheese and butter

Herb Mashed Potatoes

this is how to make homemade sweet potatoes with Amaretto and toasted marshmallows for Thanksgiving Dinner

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

this is how to make fresh cranberry sauce these are cranberries fresh made with Amaretto

Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

this is how to make homemade sweet potato rolls for thanksgiving dinner

Sweet Potato Rolls

this is how to make a brined turkey breast for Thanksgiving with bourbon sauce, baked beans and baked potatoes

Brined Smoked Turkey with Bourbon Sauce

this is how to make pumpkin whoppie pies with cream cheese and chocolate chip filling. It has candy corn in the photo for this recipe

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

this is freshly made pumpkin pies two in the photo the pumpkin custard is baked into the pastry crust

Pumpkin Pie

this is how to make turkey pot pie with a crust for leftover turkey from Thanksgiving Day

For After Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

This is how to make a Turkey covered sandwich using leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving with gravy and mashed potatoes and corn

Leftover Turkey Covered Sandwich

this is how to make Italian Fried Dough for Thanksgiving morning breakfast or dessert using pizza dough recipe

Pizza Fritta (Italian Fried Dough)

this is how to make a freshly baked apple pie recipe from scratch for Thanksgiving Day

Homemade Apple Pie

this is how to make a pistachio pumpkin biscotti Italian Cookies with a cup of espresso that has leaf green design on it and a demitasse spoon there is a real pumpkin in the background also

Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti

this is how to make pumpkin pie square cheesecake recipes with pecan and a frosting drizzle on top

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

this is how to make grandma's wedding italian lemon or anisette cookies that are frosted with sprinkles on top

Grandma's Wedding Tray Cookies

this is how to make Pilgrim hats with cookies and peanut butter cups

Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim Hats

this is a butternut squash casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole

Classic Pumpkin Roll

Just in Case You Missed Some Of The Recipe Links

How to Fry a Turkey
Homemade Potato Gnocchi
Mashed Potatoes
Mom's Turkey Gravy
Amaretto Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Potato Rolls
Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas Pin for later

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  1. What a marvelous menu! Wishing you and your lovely family a most happy Thanksgiving! xo

  2. What a beautiful family! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. Hi, I'm dropping by from Angie's blog. Perfect timing with your Thanksgiving post. It all looks yummy. :-)

  4. I've never thought to do soup as part of the Thanksgiving meal...but I like it! I'm getting hungry just looking through all of these recipes :)

  5. I love the variety in this round up! I've always wanted to make my own gnocchi - gonna give it a try!

  6. This is a great collection of recipes - something to suit everybody's holiday schedule.

  7. That is such a wonderful collection of Thanksgiving recipes. You have something for everyone in there. I love this holiday because of all the food :-)

  8. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's all food -- and no presents!!! Can't wait to celebrate this year.

  9. Wow! What a holiday roundup this is! I love it that you included potato gnocchi here...something you don't often see as a holiday dish, but I'm all in on that one! :) Thanks for the recipe share!

  10. It just happens to be Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. Lots of great ideas for all the people I have to feed this weekend.

  11. I love all these wonderful recipe ideas for the perfect Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for sharing. I'll be checking out more than a few!

  12. That looks like an amazing collection. Such a lovely family picture too. I love having so many options to make but I always have a hard time making the final pick.

  13. Wow, that's really great ideas! This sounds like something I need to try. I really like

  14. Lots of delicious dishes to choose from -- and I can see why you'd be thrilled to finally spend the day with the family. We love being with our family and anticipate many more delicious meals shared. I don't know which one of your dishes I'd go after first -- they all look so good.

  15. Of course I would like to try these ideas. Looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing this great recipes.

  16. Eek I can't believe we're nearing the holidays already! Oh but your holiday menu looks delightful, Claudia! :D I'm so hungry and so excited for Thanksgiving <3

  17. Can't wait for Holidays. I'm super excited - because all the delicious food I plan to make, like every year. Love your roundup. I'll surely make something from this list.

  18. I always need more ideas for Thanksgiving and these are some great options. I still need to try fried turkey!

  19. Love these varieties of recipes for thanksgiving. They all look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  20. There are some great ideas here but that amaretto cranberry sauce really got my attention. Going in the "to try" file.

  21. So many delicious options in this collection. The herbed mash potatoes are my favourite!

  22. So many great recipes to choose from and that's wonderful that for the first time you all got to spend Thanksgiving together!

  23. What a delicious selection of dishes and I particularly like the look of the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars!

  24. I can't believe it's that time of year again! I'm usually so late to plan what I'm making so a collection like this is a huge help

  25. Wow, this is an incredible collection of recipes. I would like to try all these recipes. I really like! Thank you.

  26. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for not calling a great tasting tomato sauce "gravy" like some Easterners do. Gravy is brown, sauce or salsa is red. And all of the rest of your recipes look super yummy. Great ideas for the holiday.

    1. @Marisa Franca my grandparents came off the boat from Rome Italy no one in Italy calls sugo Gravy there ... we grew up on Tomato sauce. No idea why it was ever referred to as gravy. Thanks for your input :) xo

  27. There is nothing is this list that I don't want. I want it all. If only thanksgiving dinner came more than once - Such amazing choices.

  28. Such a great round-up, I firmly believe NO MEAL is complete without a nice antipasto tray :) Before I married into an Italian family I had no clue that pasta was literally served before every "meal", I grew up with pasta as my MEAL ha! But, now I can't imagine a family dinner without it!

  29. Pumpkin pie is also my favorite holiday pie and those sweet potato rolls look fantastic! What a great roundup for an inspired holiday!

  30. I love Thanksgiving!! All the traditional foods! All the family! All the laughing and trading stories! All the pies! All the long walks and football! We never had pasta for our T Day dinner ... but I could be convinced!

  31. Whether I'm responsible for bringing a dish or hosting the whole thing, this is so helpful to give me ideas and keep me organized. Thank you!

  32. Such great ideas for Thanksgiving! I can't wait to check some of these out!

  33. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, and a great time to enjoy really good food. This is a brilliant roundup of some perfect recipes.

  34. Canadian Thanksgiving is already over, but I would make all of these again because they all look so good!!

  35. What a great round up! I'm loving that cranberry sauce and those sweet potato rolls, they look amazing!

  36. You have compiled a great collection of recipes to celebrate Thanksgiving! I love all the choices there are for everyone to enjoy! I love those Italian Fried Donuts!

  37. Wow and Wow! These are incredible ideas for Thanksgiving. Now I know what to cook on this festive day. Everyone looks beautiful and tasty.

  38. Thanksgiving is a great day to spend with my family and friends. And of course it's a great day to try delicious and interesting recipes. I like all your ideas for this day.

  39. That is an awesome collection of Thanksgiving recipes. So much to choose from. I love pumpkin pie and I love the idea of adding Amaretto to my desserts. Yum.

  40. I'm always looking for recipe ideas. Yes! We do have our traditional recipes but we always like to try a few new ones. That makes the holiday even more exciting. You certainly have a great selection to choose from.

  41. So many great ideas to choose from! Those pilgrim hat treats are the cutest things!


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