When it comes to cooking and eating, nothing beats a
The lucky cooks (yes, I said lucky) of this important meal usually starts planning in October and always wish for a wonderfully scrumptious and memorable feast.
These Thanksgiving menus are designed to be taste-tempting and relatively easy. Don't stop here. Mix and match these menu ideas with your favorite family or traditional recipes.
At the same time, don't be afraid to break with tradition and cook dishes that your family and friends love year round such as pastas, soups and stews.
Be sure to check out the Thanksgiving brunch menu below!
Please enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
***Cut the work in half! See ideas for cooking in advance and more holiday cooking tips
This Is It Thanksgiving Menu
Simple, complete and easy to prepare
New Orleans Thanksgiving Menu
Give thanks with New Orleans style dishes. Life is made "Big Easy" by purchasing the smoked turkey...ready to heat and eat!
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Crab Stuffed Baby Peppers
Mardi Gras Salad
or other Turkey Recipe
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing with Pecans
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Thyme
Green Beans with Mushrooms
Saute sliced mushrooms in butter. Add to hot green beans
Cranberry Orange Sauce
Add strips of orange peel to your favorite recipe. Remove before serving
Apple Pie with Ice Cream and Praline Sauce
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans with Mustard and Mushrooms
Mixed Greens and Apple Salad
Place thin, tart apple slices over your favorite mixed greens, dressed with sweet and sour vinaigrette. Add a pinch of Kosher salt and top with finely chopped toasted walnuts if desired
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
Thanksgiving for a Crowd
Serves 15-20 Guests
Sweet and Sassy Shrimp Kebabs
Herb-Rubbed Turkey with Roasted-Garlic Gravy
Pecan Cornbread Stuffing
Add 1½ cups chopped, oven-roasted pecans
Gratin of Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon
Halve recipe to serve 25
Favorite Cherry Pie
This menu is traditional with a few twists. Add Baked Ham with Orange
Sherry Sauce for extra servings and more leftovers!
Mostly Easy Thanksgiving Menu
Curried Pumpkin and Apple Soup
Substitute 1 generous teaspoon curry powder for the cinnamon
Delicious with Cheddar cheese crackers or bread
Simple Tossed Salad
Favorite Cranberry Sauce
Rolls or Bread
Pear Pie with Spicy Crumb Topping
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
Perfect for after church or if you are not cooking the "main meal" but
would like to otherwise celebrate with family and friends. Start with Champagne cocktails, fruit juices, coffee and tea
Order Omelet Bar
Fillings: crabmeat, green onions, minced shallots, diced tomatoes, chopped mushrooms, white cheese
Savory and Sweet
Italian Tomato Bruschetta
Or purchased appetizers in pastry
Pineapple Glazed Turkey Breast
Herb-Crusted Sirloin Tip Roast with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Oven Roasted Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Use a sweet and tangy vinaigrette here
Chocolate Toffee Trifle
Cooking Thanksgiving for a Crowd?
This holiday season...
invite the entire family
"Cooking for a Crowd
The Ultimate Guide"
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