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25 Delicious Recipes for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching! It’s one of the best food holidays of the year.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some of my favorite delicious recipes for Thanksgiving.

These are a mix of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. They include dishes that work for people with special diets, be they vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free, so everyone at your table can find something to enjoy. 

25 Delicious Recipes for Thanksgiving

While these aren’t the most traditional Thanksgiving recipes out there, they still rely on classic fall flavors—lots of apples and squash and cranberries. And they’ll all be welcome on a Thanksgiving table.

So without further ado: onto the recipes.

25 Delicious Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recipes

Here is a collection of some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. There's no turkey recipe here, but there are plenty of creative appetizers, vegetable side dishes, vegetarian and vegan main dishes, gluten free options, and beautiful desserts!

Make-ahead Appetizers

These Cranberry Lapsang Poached Apples are a great appetizer to put out for when guests arrive. They're beautiful, smoky, sophisticated, and great on a cheese plate. These spiced cranberries are incredibly versatile. They work as a variation on cranberry sauce, but they also pair beautifully with cheese (and if you wanted, you could save them for dessert and serve them over ice cream).

Vegetable Sides (& Vegetarian Mains)

Here are some creative vegetable side dishes.

Bready Stuff

Buttermilk biscuits are a great thing to have on a Thanksgiving table. These biscuits are flaky, light, and easy to make. This fennel and kale stuffing is crispy on the edges and soft in the middle.

Desserts (beyond pumpkin pie)

There's apples, pumpkins, nuts, and lots of warm baking spices here.

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