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29 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning that Thanksgiving Menu! Today, we’re going over 29 easy Thanksgiving recipes you’re going to love this holiday season! I’ve found the best side dishes, appetizers, and desserts you’re going to love, and not to mention they’re healthy dishes you can feel good about serving to your guests!

We both know you don’t have a lot of time, so finding quick or make-ahead recipes will help make for a stress-free Thanksgiving weekend. 


Ready to get into it? 


Side Dishes 

Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 7

Total Time: 50 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 52 Fat: 5g Carbs: 1g Protein: 0g

Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots by Your Healthy Beginning are a game-changer! These sweet and savoury beauties are like a flavour explosion in your mouth. The honey and garlic combo adds a delightful twist to your regular veggies. Trust me, you won’t be able to resist seconds! đŸ„•đŸŻđŸ˜‹

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes 

garlic roasted parmesan potatoes in a blue bowl with a gold spoon

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 7

Total Time: 35 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 137 Fat: 5g Carbs: 20g Protein: 3g

These Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes by Your Healthy Beginning are pure potato perfection! Imagine crispy, golden spuds, kissed by garlicky goodness and smothered in savoury Parmesan cheese. It’s comfort food at its finest, and you won’t be able to resist seconds. Perfect for any meal, anytime!

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

brussel sprouts in a blue bowl next to a sliver fork.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 5

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 68

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts by Your Healthy Beginning are a game-changer! These little green nuggets get crispy on the outside and tender on the inside without drowning in oil. Toss ’em with your fave seasonings, and voilĂ  – a guilt-free Thanksgiving side dish that’s as easy as it is delicious!

Roasted Acorn Squash

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 6

Total Time: 45 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 91 Fat: 5g Carbs: 12g Protein: 1g

Roasted Acorn Squash by Your Healthy Beginning is a mouthwatering delight! These golden, caramelized squash halves are the epitome of comfort food. Drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and roasted to perfection, they’re a cozy, nutritious treat that’ll warm your heart and belly on a chilly fall day.

Mashed Sweet Potato

mashed sweet potatoes in a blue bowl with a gold spoon.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 5

Total Time: 25 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 156 Fat: 8g Carbs: 19g Protein: 2g

Mashed Sweet Potato by Your Healthy Beginning is a Thanksgiving game-changer! Creamy and rich, it’s a must for your holiday spread. Just boil, mash, add garlic & seasoning, and voilĂ  – you’ve got a side dish that’ll make everyone give thanks for your culinary skills. Yum!

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples

shaved brussels sprout salad in rimmed bowl with apples and pomegranate arils

By: Little Spice Jar

Number of Ingredients: 13

Total Time: 20 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 216 Fat: 17g Carbs: 13g Protein: 7g

Little Spice Jar’s Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples is a Thanksgiving game-changer! Crisp, earthy Brussels sprouts meet sweet, crunchy apples, creating a delightful dance of flavours. Toss in some zesty dressing, and you’ve got a fuss-free, must-try dish for your relaxed Thanksgiving gathering. 

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Healthy green bean casserole with mushrooms

By: Well Plated

Number of Ingredients: 12

Total Time: 55 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 169 Fat: 8g Carbs: 19g Protein: 8g

Well Plated’s Healthy Green Bean Casserole is the ultimate Thanksgiving sidekick. Packed with crisp green beans, creamy cremini mushrooms, and a crunchy topping, it’s a guilt-free twist on a classic. Say goodbye to canned soup and hello to a crowd-pleasing, veggie-packed dish that’ll steal the spotlight.

Baked Mix Vegetable Casserole

By: Jar of Lemons

Number of Ingredients: 8

Total Time: 20 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 234

Looking to simplify Thanksgiving? Try Jar of Lemons’ Baked Mix Vegetable Casserole! It’s a stress-free, savoury delight loaded with seasonal veggies. Just toss, bake, and enjoy the cozy aroma filling your kitchen. Perfect for a laid-back, delicious holiday meal that’ll have everyone asking for seconds!

Grapefruit Salad

Overhead image of the Grapefruit Salad

By: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Number of Ingredients: 12

Total Time: 20 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 382 Fat: 16g Carbs: 64g Protein: 8g

Chelsea’s Messy Apron’s Grapefruit Salad is a zesty and refreshing addition to your Thanksgiving spread. This easy recipe combines juicy grapefruit segments, crisp greens, and a tangy citrus vinaigrette

Garlic Mushrooms

mushrooms recipe - #recipe by #eatwell101Âź

By: Eat Well 1o1

Number of Ingredients: 6

Total Time: 15 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 92 Fat: 9g Carbs: 1g Protein: 0g

Looking to jazz up your Thanksgiving menu? Try Eat Well 101’s Garlic Mushrooms! SautĂ© fresh mushrooms with butter, garlic, and herbs for a savoury side dish that’ll have everyone reaching for seconds. It’s the perfect way to add a little extra yum to your turkey day spread.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Overhead view of fresh cranberry sauce in a bowl with fresh herbs and spices nearby

By: Life Made Sweeter

Number of Ingredients: 6

Total Time: 20 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 51 Fat: 1g Carbs: 12g Protein: 1g

Life Made Sweeter’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the ultimate Thanksgiving hack. Toss cranberries, sugar, and orange zest into a pot, simmer, and voila! Sweet, tangy perfection in minutes. No more canned stuff. Impress your guests effortlessly with this tasty side dish. Thanksgiving just got a whole lot easier, folks!

Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

Slices of roasted pumpkin on a serving plate.

By: Dinner at the Zoo

Number of Ingredients: 7

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 153 Fat: 5g Carbs: 23g Protein: 3g

Looking to spice up your Thanksgiving feast? Try Dinner at the Zoo’s Roasted Pumpkin recipe! Simply toss pumpkin chunks with olive oil, salt, and spices, then roast until caramelized and tender.

Appetizers

Tirokafteri

tirokafteri (spicy feta dip) in a blue bowl with baguette and a dish towel.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 6

Total Time: 10 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 111 Fat: 10g Carbs: 2g Protein: 4g

Tirokafteri by Your Healthy Beginning is the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer for those who crave a little Mediterranean flair. This creamy, spicy feta dip is a crowd-pleaser, blending tangy feta cheese with fiery red peppers. Just pair it with pita bread or veggies, and watch your guests swoon with delight!

Easy Burrata Board

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 7

Total Time: 15 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 170

The Easy Burrata Board by Your Healthy Beginning is a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. Creamy burrata cheese, fresh tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil come together effortlessly. Just arrange these tasty ingredients on a platter for a casual and delicious start to your holiday feast!

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 8

Total Time: 10 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 68

Looking for a fuss-free Thanksgiving appetizer? Try “Your Healthy Beginning’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip!” Bursting with smoky, savoury flavours, this creamy delight is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Just pair it with your favourite dippers, and watch your guests dig in with joy. Thanksgiving made easy and oh-so-delicious!

Whipped Greek Feta Dip

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 8

Total Time: 25 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 40

Looking for a scrumptious Thanksgiving appetizer? Try the Whipped Greek Feta Dip by Your Healthy Beginning! This creamy blend of tangy feta, olive oil, and Mediterranean herbs is a crowd-pleaser. Just grab some pita chips or veggies and dip away for a stress-free and delicious start to your feast!

Thanksgiving Appetizer Board

Thanksgiving Appetizer Platter recipe from Family Fresh Meals

By: Family Fresh Meals

Number of Ingredients: 10

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Nutrition: Not Specified

Family Fresh Meals presents a delightful Thanksgiving Appetizer Board that’s a total crowd-pleaser! Packed with savoury cheeses, crispy crackers, fresh cucumbers and formed in the shape of a turkey! Simple, scrumptious, and sure to keep your guests smiling. Happy Thanksgiving munching!

Pumpkin & Sage Biscuits

Pumpkin Biscuits arranged on baking sheet after baking

By: Sweetpeas & Saffron

Number of Ingredients: 9

Total Time: 32 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 123 Fat: 4g Carbs: 13g Protein: 3g

Looking for a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer? Sweetpeas and Saffron’s Pumpkin & Sage Biscuits are a must-try! These fluffy, golden bites are bursting with savoury pumpkin and aromatic sage, making them the perfect, easy-to-share treat for your casual holiday gathering. Get ready for a taste of autumn in every bite!

Keto Charcuterie Board

Overhead view of a keto charcuterie board with cheese, meat, nuts, veggies, and dips

By: 40 Aprons

Number of Ingredients: 26

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 446 Fat: 37g Carbs: 14g Protein: 22g

Looking to spice up Thanksgiving? Try a Keto Charcuterie Board by 40 Aprons! Packed with savoury meats, creamy cheeses, and low-carb veggies, it’s the perfect easy appetizer. Delight your guests with this casual yet impressive spread that caters to all tastes while keeping it keto-friendly.

Easy Tapenade

easy tapenade recipe

By: Cookie & Kate

Number of Ingredients: 7

Total Time: 10 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 134 Fat: 14g Carbs: 2g Protein: 0g

Cookie & Kate’s Easy Tapenade is a flavour-packed lifesaver for your Thanksgiving spread. This savoury blend of olives, capers, and herbs will have your guests swooning. Just spread it on crusty bread or serve with crackers for a stress-free, crowd-pleasing appetizer that screams “delicious and easy!”

Ricotta & Pear Crostini

ricotta and pear crostini with arugula and nut mixture on a platter

By: Ambitious Kitchen

Number of Ingredients: 15

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 77 Fat: 3g Carbs: 9g Protein: 3g

Ambitious Kitchen’s Ricotta & Pear Crostini is the ultimate Thanksgiving appetizer! Creamy ricotta cheese, sweet pears, and a drizzle of honey on toasted baguette slices make for a delightful and easy-to-make treat. Your guests will love this casual yet elegant starter that’s bursting with fall flavours.

Fall Charcuterie Board

Fall charcuterie board with dip, olives, grapes, cheese, crackers around pumpkins, wine.

By: Fork in the Kitchen

Number of Ingredients: 18

Total Time: 10 minutes 

Nutrition: Not Specified

Fork in the Kitchen’s Fall Charcuterie Board is the ultimate Thanksgiving appetizer! Packed with savoury cheeses, crisp autumn fruits, and a medley of cured meats, it’s a flavour-packed, no-fuss crowd-pleaser. Just assemble and serve to kick off your Thanksgiving feast with a deliciously casual vibe.

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip on top of cream cheese, with crackers.

By: Yellow Bliss Road

Number of Ingredients: 7

Total Time: 15 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 96 Fat: 0g Carbs: 25g Protein: 0g

Yellow Bliss Road’s Cranberry Jalapeno Dip is a must-try for a stress-free Thanksgiving appetizer. This zesty blend of cranberries and jalapenos brings a tangy kick to your holiday spread. Just mix, chill, and serve with your favourite chips or crackers – a crowd-pleaser that’ll keep ’em coming back for more!

Desserts

Date Bark

date bark sitting on a piece of parchment paper.

By: Your Healthy Beginning

Number of Ingredients: 5

Total Time: 10 minutes + 2 hour freeze time

Nutrition: Calories: 280 Fat: 15g Carbs: 36g Protein: 5g

Date Bark by Your Healthy Beginning is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert hack! It’s a delightful blend of rich dark chocolate and chewy, sweet dates, sprinkled with crunchy nuts. Just break it into pieces and serve – no baking required! A guilt-free, no-fuss treat that’ll have everyone giving thanks.

Thanksgiving Fruit Salad

top down shot of thanksgiving fruit salad topped with mint on a white background.

By: Momma Fit Lyndsey

Number of Ingredients: 10

Total Time: 15 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 114 Fat: 3g Carbs: 21g Protein: 1g

Momma Fit Lyndsey’s Thanksgiving Fruit Salad is a scrumptious, guilt-free dessert that’ll steal the show at your Thanksgiving table. Bursting with fresh, colourful fruits like juicy oranges, crisp apples, and sweet pomegranate, it’s a delightful way to balance out the feast. Just toss, chill, and enjoy the holiday goodness!

Pumpkin Spice Dip

By: Eat Yourself Skinny

Number of Ingredients: 8

Total Time: 5 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 181 Fat: 6g Carbs: 23g Protein: 7g

Looking to jazz up your Thanksgiving dessert game? Try Eat Yourself Skinny’s Pumpkin Spice Dip! This creamy, dreamy concoction blends the warm flavours of pumpkin pie with a hint of spice. It’s the perfect casual treat for dipping graham crackers or apple slices. Dive in and savour the season!

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Apples

By: Jar of Lemons

Number of Ingredients: 6

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 247

Looking for a guilt-free Thanksgiving dessert? Try Jar of Lemons’ Healthy Chocolate-Covered Apples! Crisp apples dipped in dark chocolate, topped with nuts and a sprinkle of sea salt. It’s a sweet treat that won’t leave you feeling stuffed. Indulge and enjoy without the post-feast regret!

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

By: Peanut Butter & Fitness

Number of Ingredients: 9

Total Time: 15 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 86 Fat: 6g Carbs: 6g Protein: 2g

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles by Peanut Butter & Fitness is a delightful twist on a Thanksgiving classic. These cool treats capture the warm, comforting flavours of pumpkin pie in a refreshing, easy-to-enjoy format. Just whip up the mix, freeze, and savour the taste of autumn in a casual, fun way. Perfect for a stress-free Thanksgiving dessert!

Chocolate Hummus

chocolate hummus in a bowl surrounded by berries and pretzels

By: Ambitious Kitchen

Number of Ingredients: 8

Total Time: 5 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 202 Fat: 9g Carbs: 27g Protein: 5g

Ambitious Kitchen’s Chocolate Hummus is a game-changer for Thanksgiving dessert. Creamy, rich, and guilt-free, it’s the perfect dip for fruit, cookies, or just a spoon! It’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without weighing you down, making it a must-try for a laid-back, delicious holiday treat. Yum!

Cider Baked Apple Slices

overhead view casserole dish filled with cider baked apple slices

By: Cotter Crunch

Number of Ingredients: 9

Total Time: 75 minutes 

Nutrition: Calories: 195 Fat: 11g Carbs: 23g Protein: 0g

Cotter Crunch’s Cider Baked Apple Slices make the perfect no-fuss Thanksgiving dessert. Just slice up some apples, drizzle with cider, sprinkle some cinnamon, and let the oven work its magic. In no time, you’ll have a warm, cozy treat that screams fall and tastes like pure comfort.

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