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51 Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

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Thanksgiving Dinner is just around the corner and we’ve gathered easy recipe ideas perfect for your feast. From roasted turkey to mashed potatoes, stuffing, sides, pumpkin pie, desserts, and more.

Platter of Rosemary Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

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We’ve even included some Thanksgiving leftover recipes, breakfast, appetizers, and snack ideas.

But first, here’s a brief overview of how I prep the feast.

Thanksgiving Dinner Prep Schedule

Here’s my basic schedule for Thanksgiving week:


  • Clean out the fridge
  • Make a grocery list and shop for ingredients
  • Reorganize fridge with all the ingredients




  • Prep all vegetables; onions, celery, carrots, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, etc.
  • Make the Pumpkin Pie or the No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake (or any other desserts)
  • Prep salad ingredients including greens and dressing. Refrigerate in an airtight container.
  • Set the table and designate platters and serving pieces for dishes.



Before the Feast

  • Cook the vegetables; including potatoes for mashed potatoes.
  • Bake the stuffing and dressing.
  • Warm the rolls.
  • Carve the turkey, reserve the drippings for gravy and place on an oven-proof platter – pop back into a 200 degree oven to keep warm before serving.

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

These 51 recipes are delicious and easy to make for Thanksgiving dinner. From the turkey itself to sides, vegan options, desserts, and even a few breakfast ideas.

Here’s to a delicious feast!

51 Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

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