A Billion Thanksgiving Recipes. (Or… uh… 101.)
I am overwhelmed. Holidays are overwhelming. I’m not even cooking a turkey dinner and I’m overwhelmed. If you’re anything like me, you have nothing planned, right? Oh wait… you probably have everything planned. Because you’re not crazy. If I plan far, far ahead, I just keep adding… and adding… and adding things to the list. Sort of like early Christmas shopping. I just keep buying… and buying… and…. yeah. I only have a handful of dishes to make but I can’t decide *for sure* between chocolate or pumpkin and lasagna or casserole and tequila or rum and then I get an email from a reader (?) last night asking if I’m a boy or a girl (yep for reals) and yeah… now I’m just utterly confused with this entire universe.
And I’m here to overwhelm you even more because I’m sure with all the holiday recipes you’ve been gathering you seriously need 101 more. Seriously. Seriously!
Gotcha a list of recipes I starred in my google reader over the last month or two – all fresh from 2011. I like things shiny, bright and new. Duh. These are the best of the best right here… and if you have more, link ’em up in the comments. I don’t bite.
‘Cept when I’m hungry.
Click on all of these delicious recipes from my favorite blogs or else… I don’t know.
P.S. I think there are more vegetable dishes than desserts here. I’m a zombie. Don’t even know who I am anymore.
P.P.S. Some options below are gluten-free (and vegan!), but here is a full list of gluten-free Thanksgiving ideas.
P.P.P.S. I’m so hungry now.
Appetizers & Starters
Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms
Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Prosciutto
Roasted Autumn Panzanella Salad
Acorn Squash Soup with Cheesy Croutons
Holiday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette
Pecan, Brown Sugar and Kahlua Baked Brie
Prosciutto Bruschetta with Browned Sage Butter
Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Dates
Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter and Shallots
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey
Baked Apples with Savory Stuffing
Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Cranberry Stuffing
Pancetta and Sage Stuffing Muffins
Double Bread Stuffing with Brown Butter, Bacon and Sage
Sourdough Stuffing with Mushrooms, Apples and Sage
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Strudel
Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chili Beans
Brown Butter Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Brussels, Butternut Squash and Cranberries
Brussels with Cream and Sweet Dates
Roasted Butternut and Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Lasagna
Creamy Leek Gratin with Bacon and Breadcrumbs
Butternut Mushroom Bread Pudding
Roasted Cauliflower with Olives and Herbs
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Brown Butter
Truffled Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts
Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots
Roasted Green Beans with Red Bell Pepper
Brussels Sprouts with Gin, Pancetta, Caraway and Sherry
Crockpot Apple Cranberry Sauce
Spiced Cranberry Chutney with Apricots and Pecans
Sweet Potato Stuffed Baked Apples
Cranberry Sauce with Brown Sugar and Pecans
Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread
Sweet Potato and Honey Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin Biscuits with Candied Ginger
No Knead Rosemary Crescent Rolls
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Biscuits
Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake
Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita
Apple Ginger Calvados Cocktail
Spiced Cranberry Prosecco Punch
Now give it up… what are you making?
113 Comments on “A Billion Thanksgiving Recipes. (Or… uh… 101.)”
How kind of you to compile that list!!! You must really love us!! ;)
This is one seriously crazy awesome list, honey. And I just spotted my Autumn Delight Cake–thanks for that! Now, if I could just convince the rest of Canada to do a Thanksgiving do-over. xo
I’m making Thanksgiving dinner for the first time and I’m making your smashed potatoes, 2 Butterball Turkey Breasts (there’s only going to be 3 of us. But 2 of those people are boys with voracious appetites), corn, My soon-to-be-mom-in-law’s crock pot applesauce (http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/2011/11/michael.html), Pumpkin Pie (the recipe from the jar…I admit it), and some mini apple pies that I found a recipe for…somewhere. And my friend Brandon is bringing rolls, cranberry sauce, and gravy. I’m so excited! (And a little nervous) :)
I am making the Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey… doesn’t that look AMAZING?!?! I haven’t been able to get it out of my head when I saw that a few days ago.
What a fabulous list! Thank you so much for including my spicy butternut squash soup! After par-oozing the list, I may just be adding a few goodies to my menu!
Wow… I won’t be making anything, but I’m awed by that list. One of my personal goals in life is to never, ever make a Thanksgiving dinner. I always want to be a guest. I mean, I can bring a dish or whatever, but to actually host and cook the whole thing? My nerves couldn’t take it.
I think I asked my mom 3 times this week… HOW DO YOU COOK TGIVING DINNER IN ONE OVEN?!?!? No. Seriously. How do you cook Thanksgiving dinner in one oven?? I would need four.
The answer: you start cooking on Tuesday. Or at least that’s my plan…
Yeah, it’s weird how moms can do that! Mine can too. And everything is done and hot at the same time?!?!?! How is it even possible? I can’t even get my eggs and toast done at the same time.
My mother-in-law has all the ingredients at home to make your Apple Cider Margaritas. I am most excited about those!
You should consider adding this to your desserts. It is so simple and so delicious!!
You don’t know who you are anymore? Apparently, neither do your readers.
LYLAS. Or is it LYLAB?
Oh and to answer your question about what I’m making…
Turkey (ultimate recipe above-sans dark meat)
Clover leaf rolls (practiced making these the other day-awesome)
Cranberry sauce- jellied and fresh out the can
Homemade pumpkin and apple pies both from scratch-even the crusts!
I think that’s it.
oh gosh. a totally AMAZING list… but now i’m stressed!! i’ve already added 12 new items to my menu, and i’m only through the firs two sub sections!
Gah!! Now you just overwhelmed me and I was already overwhelmed! Doesn’t the universe know we need more time in a day simply to be able to make ALL THE DELICIOUS RECIPES OUT THERE?!?!
What a list! I haven’t decided what I’m bringing for Thanksgiving because I keep adding and subtracting form the list. I’ll probably end up taking way too much. Torture!!
Thanks for putting all of the best in one place! Do you think pumpkin could be used in place of sweet potato in your honey dinner roll recipe?
Awesome list!!!……….only problem is, now you’ve got me wanting to change my whole menu! lol
Girl, you are awesome! I love when you post all your recipes!! I need to go through them all tonight!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Um, what time does your Thanksgiving dinner start, because I will be there!
WOW…that is some list! Thanks for doing all the “blog work” for me. I have to make a sidedish and all the desserts for the dinner I am attending. I always like to try a few things that are a bit different but incorporate the traditional flavors. You list has given me lots of options. I am for sure making your lightened up sweet potato dish…yum!
Happy Thanksgiving, Jessica!
Now that is an overwhelming list! Wish I had time to try them all.
Oh my, what a list! I’m cooking this year for just 3 of us and I already have 10 things on my list of what I want to make. Can you say serious left overs!!! But that’s what Thanksgiving is all about, right?? I have this whole week off so Monday and Tuesday are shopping days, Wednesday and Thursday are cooking days. I love Thanksgiving…it’s my favorite holiday!
Quite the roundup! I know what I’ll be doing for the next several hours :)
I think you just linked up half the blogosphere…you outdid yourself! Lots of those recipes I’ve seen from all the great bloggie ladies out there but you compiled it into a one-stop shopping…nice work…thank you!!
I have to say, I am cooking for the 3 of us, my holiday shopping involves buying for 1 person: my child, and as of yesterday, I will not be setting foot into a mall til 2012. I freed myself from the holiday stress and I am so happy! Now I can get started cooking some desserts off this list :)
I am making a French silk pie, baked spinach (http://annies-eats.net/2011/11/07/baked-spinach/), and maybe a pumpkin pie.
I have almost stopped starring/favoriting recipes because I have 4 million (probably) and I tried to organize them once and never finished. Then I find new outlets (Foodgawker, Pinterest..) and start all over. I have a problem.
yikes! overwhelmed doesn’t even describe…good thing other people are doing most of the cooking this year!
I feel you on the overwhelmed thing. I think it comes with being a food blogger around the holidays. I think I said yesterday that I will never bake a pie again. hah.
This list is amazing…thank you for mentioning my salad!
a) Thank you SO much for including me! I feel like breaking out champagne.
b) I won’t though. Not until at LEAST noon.
c) Or 11.
d) How did you DO this? How long did it take?
e) Maybe you need some champagne too?
I am making a gluten-free pumpkin/sweet potato mash, gluten-free pumpkin pie with an almond crust, an appetizer made of proscuitto, spread with homemade fig/pear jam and goat cheese, topped with sliced romaine and rolled into bundles. For breakfast, gluten-free vanilla lavender scones! Also, did I mention I’m roasting a turkey as well? Goodness! Happy Thanksgiving!
Just yesterday my niece asked for some “new” side dish ideas, and I told her that she MUST go to your website and become your Facebook friend for some great ideas. (See, Colleen, I TOLD you!)
This list is insane! How can you possibly narrow it down to a menu for one dinner?!
Great collection of recipes, thanks. I know one thing I am making for sure, Apple Cider Margarita!
Whoaaaa.what a list! I opened every. single. page. Awesome! Thanks for the round up. So many of these are drool-worthy. Also, who the heck didn’t know you were a girl? Weird. Like, really weird.
Linking to all of this must have taken 4ever!!! Yikes! It is so organized! :) This can be the go-to spot to get inspiration!
I guess the only reason Thanksgiving doesn’t overwhelm me is because I simply look forward to cooking all day at my family’s house and I sort of wing it as far as what to bring.
I’m in charge of pies this year but I also will probably be cooking about a million other things too…..just because I’m obsessed with Thanksgiving.
I already have more desserts planned than other recipes. We may have pumpkin pie instead of turkey. And with all that, I may have to add that Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie. Swoon.
I want to make them all! thanks for including a few of our recipes:) xoxo
Oh wow, what a great list – now I’m overwhelmed. Haha
I think it’s time to think about taking the bird out of the freezer. I’ve gotten at least THAT far!
Things I’m cooking:
Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes (www.dailygarnish.com/2010/11/caramelized-onion-mashed-potatoes.html)
Cherry Butter instead of cranberry sauce (though I already canned this, so I really just need to open the jar)
Butternut squash in brown butter (www.savvyeat.com/butternut-squash-with-brown-butter-and-oregano)
Collard greens or brussels sprouts…. or both
Birthday cake (Dan’s birthday is on Thanksgiving)
Other people are bringing pie, bread, stuffing, wine
Oh! And for an appetizer: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans! http://www.savvyeat.com/mexican-hot-chocolate-roasted-pecans/
Still feel like I’m forgetting something on my list, though…
Now I remember! Some sort of quinoa salad for my vegetarian cousin. Quite possibly the one from Two Peas and Their Pod…
YES! Thank you so so much for an amazing wrap up.
I just love Thanksgiving, the stress not-so-much. I’m in charge of the pies… may the lord be with me! Thanks for including my app Jessica! X to the O!
Wow, what a fantastic list! I have a solution for next year if you have too many dishes to make and too little time: Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in October too! ;)
This is the ultimate list for sure, and I have pinned it for further perusal. My menu this year is:
Stuffed turkey breast roll
Turkey legs (I think I’ll try the Pioneer Woman’s recipe)
Baked Mashed Potatoes…think cream cheese, cream and butter with chives, YUMMY!
Peas and Mushrooms
Clover Leaf Rolls with a blessing inside
Raspberry Jello salad (family favorite)
Cranberry Sauce (2 kinds)
Home Cured Olives
Chocolate Butterscotch Pots de Creme
3 Apple pie
Everything made by me except the jello!
If I felt overwhelmed before, I’m even MORE SO now…I have to go through all these recipes?!?! :)
Wow!!! Amazing list!! Thanks for compiling it and for making me a part of it! :)
Dude. Awesome! I don’t need to look any further. You are a very useful friend to have :)
Thanks for including my cookies!
love this list + love you more!
don’t let the stress get to you too badly, silly. thanksgiving is about ~*~*~*family~*~*~* and ~*~*friendship~*~* and ~*~*love~*~* and stuff.
i…… am not doing thanksgiving this year. i’m showing up to a party with a smile topped with freshly whipped happiness.
the recipe’s a secret, so don’t ask.
Aahhh…can we just bring on Thanksgiving, already? This post has made me so hungry! Great recipes, Jessica!
First- thank you for making laugh till I snorted over the gender comment. Whaaaattt???
Second- thank you for utterly confusing me! Now I have so many new recipes to choose from my whole menu is in flux.
Third- Thanks for including my red wine butter glazed mushrooms :)
Thanks for linking to my maple creme brulee :)
Love you lots!
Hope you & your family have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! :)
Enjoy your holiday :)
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All that I have to make (so far) is rolls. I still don’t know which type that I’m making!
Well, you can bet I’ll be making that sangria! I’m also making your lightened-up sweet potato casserole, mama pea’s baked hush puppies, and skinny taste’s super moist carrot cake (my mom’s weird request)…oh and more of your giant m&m cookies. I’ve been using that recipe for my regular choc chip cookies and it’s the only one my bf will eat! He LOVES them…and he’s picky..I’ve been trying to find a recipe that he will eat for over TWO years! Finally found one, yay!
Thanks for the list lady!