I’ve compiled my favorite Thanksgiving recipes to help you get ready for your holiday cooking and baking. Get ready for some Thanksgiving inspiration!
We’ll have 16 for Thanksgiving this year and I will be in full-on Thanksgiving prep mode this weekend. Boy #4 is heading home from college with his girlfriend and all of his brothers, along with their significant others, will be joining us as well. I’m telling you, all four of my boys together in one room at one time, it’s pure joy. In addition, my sis is coming! The sisters in the kitchen…watch out! But, honestly, the girl has seen a turkey or two in her day and I couldn’t be happier to have her help and her company.
Many of the recipes I’m sharing here will be on our menu. Beloved recipes that I’ve been making for years and years, with a few newbies thrown in that I know will soon become part of our family tradition. I’ve also included a couple of How To posts including my best turkey roasting and cranberry sauce making tips and my advice on how to best prepare in advance for a stress-free Thanksgiving.
I hope you find some inspiration here as you plan your holiday menu!
My turkey tips – How To: Choose, Prep, and Roast Your Turkey
Traditional Bread Stuffing (Crock-Pot Method)
Make-Ahead Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes (including my tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving)
Apple Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola
Sweet Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash
Maple Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese, Balsamic and Toasted Walnuts
Easy Garlic Herb Parmesan Pull-Apart Biscuits
How To: Make, Customize, and Freeze Cranberry Sauce
Basic Pie Crust (Food Processor Method)
Pumpkin Hazelnut Pie with Mascarpone
Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Walnut Filling
I want to take a moment to wish you all a beautiful holiday spent with those you love, delicious food, and hopefully, some time off to relax. If you are cooking, enjoy your time in the kitchen creating food for your loved ones knowing that you are creating lasting and delicious memories. I am thankful for all of you and your wonderful comments and generous support of my venture here on From Valerie’s Kitchen.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Questions and Reviews
Just wondering if you’ve ever tried making your maple glazed sweet potatoes two days in advance-and/or if you think it might still work??! Trying your crockpot stuffing this year too and would love to add the sweet potatoes to our lineup but running out of time!! 🙂
I think you’d be fine. Just cover them tightly with plastic wrap or spoon them into a lid with an airtight cover before putting them in the fridge. I’ve found that they reheat very well. Happy Thanksgiving, Leslie. Come back and let me know how everything turns out.
Ohhh, I always love Waldorf salad Valerie!! Can I come over for Thanksgiving? I ‘ll help with the dishes! 🙂 Everything looks so delicious, I know your boys (and their significant others) are so thankful for you and your cooking!! Have a happy holiday with your family Valerie! xo
This is an awesome Thanksgiving round up! Each one looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Looks great Val, I think i will try your crock pot stuffing this year just to free up some oven space. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with ALL of your boys! I’m so jealous, wont see mine till Christmas, but we will eat good then 🙂
Hi Trina! If you try it, let me know what you think. I’ll be thinking about you when I get mine going on Thursday. I’ll send good stuffing vibes your way. Enjoy the holiday 🙂
This has me super excited for Thanksgiving! Such a great selection and that roasted asparagus with goat cheese, walnuts and balsamic looks soooo good!
Thanksgiving in a post! Love it!
These all look great! I have never tried stuffing in the crockpot–must try!
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I want two of each!! And multiple servings of that gorgeous pecan pie! 😀
Great round up, I’m so hungry now!!