2019 Thanksgiving Menu and Game Plan

Overhead View of Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is almost here! We’ve compiled an easy, delicious, and incredible 2019 Thanksgiving Menu to feed your crowd. Complete with the recipes you’ll need and a game plan for the week.

Although we’ve been brainstorming and testing recipes since summer, we’re so excited that the grand Thanksgiving fear is almost here!

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season!

Thanksgiving Menu

To Start
Fall Charcuterie Board
Pumpkin Curry Soup (served in bowls instead of hollowed-out pumpkins)

Salad
Asian Pear, Fennel, Radicchio Salad with Spicy Citrus Dressing

Side Dishes
Roasted Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
Roasted Fall Vegetables with Maple, Thyme and Apple
10 Minute Cranberry Sauce
Healthy Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Classic and Simple Stuffing
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Main Event
A Simple and Delicious Roast Turkey
or Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Dessert
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Dark Chocolate Pecan Espresso Brownies
Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Quick Breads (Homemade or Store-Bought)

Leftovers!
Leftover Turkey Panini with Cranberry Sauce, Apples, and Brie
Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup
Chicken Enchiladas with Leftover Turkey (instead of chicken)

Pantry Essentials to Stock Up On

  • Cooking oils (Olive, Coconut, Vegetable, Canola)
  • Salt (Kosher and table) and black peppercorns
  • Cooking Spices and Herbs:
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Dried thyme
  • Ground sage
  • Dried rosemary
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Dried cranberries
  • Nuts: almonds, walnuts, and pecans
  • Honey
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Rolled oats
  • Unsalted butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce

Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Game Plan

One Week Ahead:
Refrigerate and Make the Pumpkin Butter
Make and Freeze Desserts and Breads:
Dark Chocolate Pecan Espresso Brownies
Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Buy and Freeze Pastries and Quick Breads
Make a Shopping List
Buy Non-Perishables
If Using a Frozen Turkey, Purchase and Begin Thawing

Two Days Ahead:
Make Pumpkin Curry Soup
Toast Bread for Stuffing
Make Pumpkin Pie

One Day Before:
Chop and Cook Veggies for Stuffing (Onions and Celery)
Trim and Halve Brussels Sprouts
Chop the Veggies for Pumpkin Curry Soup
Make Salad Dressing
Blanch Green Beans
Defrost Desserts and Breads:
Pecan Pie Bars
Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Quick Breads

Thanksgiving Day:
Roast Turkey
Assemble Salad
Roast the Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
Roast the Fall Vegetables with Maple, Apple and Thyme
Assemble and Bake the Stuffing
Make Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Assemble Green Bean Casserole

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