Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. These dishes have been on my family’s Thanksgiving table for so many years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes


For us, we love to start the Thanksgiving dinner by serving up some of our favorite munchies.

Rotel Cream Cheese Dip - A creamy twist on regular Rotel Dip. Always a hit!
Make the best Rotel Cheese Dip Ever
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Rotel Cream Cheese Dip with Sausage served in a bowl next to tortilla chips.

Goat Cheese Canapes
Goat cheese and fresh pesto is placed on toasted baguettes for an easy appetizer. 
Check out this recipe
goat cheese appetizers

TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip
This classic 9 layer bean dip made with refried beans, sour cream, cheese, green onions, and more is one everyone will love. This has nine layers of goodness.
Check out this recipe
Seven Layer Dip and corn chips

Side Recipes

These are some of our favorite sides. It’s hard to beat the Boston Market Sweet Potato casserole, or the Picadilly Carrot Souffle.

Piccadilly Carrot Souffle
Make the famous Piccadilly Cafeteria Carrot Souffle at home. 
Check out this recipe
a serving of homemade Piccadilly carrot souffle on a plate

Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole
The Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole tastes perfect at any time of year. 
Check out this recipe
homemade Boston Market sweet potato casserole on a plate and in a baking dish

Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole
Quick and Easy Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole is the perfect side dish everyone will love.
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broccoli cheese rice casserole on a fork above a plate of it

Southern Cornbread Dressing
Southern Cornbread Dressing is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, but you can make it any time of the year. Great with turkey, pork chops, and ham.
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southern cornbread dressing on a plate and in a baking dish

Favorite Meat Recipes

Sometimes we bake a turkey, but in the last few years, the deep-fried turkey has become a favorite.

Deep Fried Turkey
You haven't had a turkey until you have had it deep fried. 
Check out this recipe
Deep fried turkey on a platter

How to make a Honeybaked Ham
You can save so much money when you make the Honeybaked ham from scratch. 
a honey baked ham on a platter.

How to make the Perfect Roast Beef in the Oven
You can make the perfect roast beef in your oven, it's actually very easy to cook a roast! 
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Roast beef on a wood cutting board

Dessert Recipes

Every holiday meal we serve up my Grandmother’s Pecan pie recipe. If you don’t feel up to making a pie shell, you can buy one of those refrigerated shells at the grocery store, they work very well too.

Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake
Enjoy the Olive Garden Pumpkin cheesecake, even more, when you make it at home with this copycat recipe. 
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a slice of homemade Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake

Karo Pecan Pie
It's easy to make a classic Karo syrup pecan pie with this recipe. You'll love this old-fashioned dessert enjoyed for generations.
Check out this recipe
overhead view of a homemade Karo pecan pie.

I sincerely hope that each one of you has a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your day spent with friends and family.


About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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