Food + Drinks

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

November 7, 2020

One reason people love the holidays is the food! I’m no different and cannot wait for this season’s yummy food. I’ve got a whole Pinterest board full of ideas if you’d like to follow along there. You’ll probably notice how squash is a huge theme here – I think that just screams Thanksgiving. Be sure to click through to see the actual recipe and let me know what you think!

Green Bean Casserole for Mushroom Lovers

This is one of my own recipes! A little twist on a classic for those of us who absolutely love mushrooms – which is my whole family. A staple side for any Thanksgiving meal. This reheats well for leftovers, too!

White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese Stuffed Acorn Squash by Honestly Yum

This recipe was so delicious and I love how festive it was, too! Mac and cheese is a favorite with just about everyone and the squash bowl is both cute and yummy when eaten with the mac and cheese. Highly recommend!

Butternut Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms by My Recipes

Uh, excuse me – I get to combine my love for goat cheese, butternut squash, AND mushrooms?! Yes, all the yes. Sign me up! This is a tasty and relatively easy appetizer that would fit in perfectly with any Thanksgiving feast.

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells by Love and Lemons

This one is super easy to make but still delivers all the taste! This version is actually vegan, but I added in real ricotta instead since I do eat dairy. This made a great side dish when I brought it one year.

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce & Pecans by Julia’s Album

Alright, if you want to get real fancy and make some homemade pasta – this looks amazing! I have this saved and would really love to try it. Alternatively I have run into some actual pumpkin ravioli around this time of year at Aldi’s.

Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta by the Recipe Critic

A twist on the classic, again, mac and cheese! This time with butternut squash. This is a little easier since you’re not worried about making the squash bowls and the mac and cheese. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and enjoy!

Corn Casserole / Pudding by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

My grandma actually makes this every year and it’s highly requested! If you enjoy corn, this is a tasty and sweet rendition. The creamed corn just make this side dish perfection. This also heats up really well for leftovers!

Simple Pumpkin Soup by Minimalist Baker

Pumpkin soup screams Thanksgiving! I really like this recipe because it’s only 8 ingredients. It includes a garlic kale sesame topping to really up the ante, but you can always skip it if kale isn’t your thing!

Pumpkin Silk Pie by the Gracious Wife

If dessert is your thing, I think a no-bake recipe is the way to go. This pumpkin spin on a French silk pie sounds delicious. This has the silken creaminess of French silk pie, the tang of cheesecake, and the rich deliciousness of pumpkin. Plus, you can make it in just 25 minutes!


Did any of these catch your eye? Do you have any favorites – I’d love to hear in the comments!

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