Everything but the Turkey: 40+ Thanksgiving Recipes

I am counting down the minutes until Thanksgiving and looking forward to – hands down – one of the best meals of the year!

Between reading other blogs and perusing Pinterest, I’ve found so much inspiration for the big meal. So instead of my usual Friday link roundup, I thought that I’d share some of the Thanksgiving recipes that have caught my eye lately.

Everything but the Turkey! 40+ Thanksgiving RecipesRow 1: Cranberry Gimlet, Savory Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread, Vegetable Pot Pie, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples; Row 2: Creamy Ricotta-Blue Cheese Spread, Layered Pumpkin Mousse, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Gruyere Tartlets, Cranberry Crostini (photo courtesy Cookie + Kate); Row 3: Shitake Mushroom Stuffing, Raspberry Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry-Sage Stuffed Acorn Squash.

I hope this inspires you to try something new this year. I know I will be!

Appetizers

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Carmelized Onion, Mushroom, and Gruyere Tartlets | Hello Little HomeCaramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Gruyere Tartlets (photo courtesy Brown Eyed Baker)

Whet your guests’ appetites with a pre-dinner snack.

Cocktails/Drinks

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Cranberry Gimlet | Hello Little HomeCranberry Gimlet (photo courtesy Saveur)

Keep everyone happy and serve a pre-dinner drink (or two).

Potatoes

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potatoes | Hello Little HomeRoasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potatoes (photo courtesy Our Best Bites)

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without potatoes. Do you do white, sweet, or both?

Rolls/Bread

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Savory Herb Cheese Monkey Bread | Hello Little HomeSavory Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread (photo courtesy Five Heart Home)

Every table needs some bread and butter!

Stuffing

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Shitake Mushroom Stuffing | Hello Little HomeShitake Mushroom Stuffing (photo courtesy Recipe Girl)

I’m a carb-lover, so stuffing may just be my favorite part of the feast!

Side Dishes

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples | Hello Little HomeRoasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples (photo courtesy Oh My Veggies)

Thanksgiving is all about the sides!

Cranberry Sauce

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Raspberry Cranberry Sauce | Hello Little HomeRaspberry Cranberry Sauce (photo courtesy Favorite Family Recipes)

Homemade cranberry sauce is dead-simple to make. Don’t settle for something from a can!

Vegetarian Main Dish

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Vegetable Pot Pie | Hello Little HomeVegetable Pot Pie (photo courtesy A Beautiful Mess)

Any one of these dishes would make a vegetarian feel welcome at your table.

Dessert

40+ Thanksgiving Recipes: Layered Pumpkin Mousse | Hello Little HomeMy Layered Pumpkin Mousse

When it comes to dessert, why make just one?

A little bit of everything else:

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you cooking a big meal?

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