Easy Thanksgiving Recipes!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you are anything like us, then you cannot wait to eat all of the delicious festive foods! Whether you’re a turkey person or rather stick to the cranberry sauce, everyone has that one awesome recipe that they can’t have Thanksgiving without. We've put together a list of some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes that are delicious and simple!

Main Dish

We love this simple 3 Step Recipe to cook a moist turkey by Delightful E Made!


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Need a second option? We love this Honey-Orange Glazed Ham from Miss In The Kitchen! 

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Side Dishes 

You need this Slow Cooker Stuffing from Cooking Classy! You’ll be shaking your head at anyone who passes up this savory dish! Slow Cooker Stuffing will be all you can think about! You’ll be going back for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths! Hey, it is called stuffing after all! It may be slow cooked, but it won’t last long once it hits the table. 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs hearty white sandwich bread , diced into pieces between 1/2 and 3/4-inch thick, or 15 cups store-bought dried unseasoned bread cubes
  • 2 - 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth , as needed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt , or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper , or to taste
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot (dice small)
  • 1 large clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley , plus more for garnish
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage (or 2 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh marjoram (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary (or 1/2 tsp dried, crushed)

Check out the recipe here

You can't go wrong with homemade mac & cheese! We love this crazy good Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe from Inspired Taste! 

What You'll Need:

  • 1 pound pasta, such as elbow macaroni, shells, or spiral pasta
  • Salt, as needed
  • 5 cups (1180 ml) milk, whole or 2% are best
  • 1/2 cup (115 grams or 1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound sharp white cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (4 heaping cups), plus more if baking (about 1/2 cup)
  • 5 ounces (140 grams) Pecorino-Romano cheese, coarsely grated (1 1/2 cups)

View the full recipe, here

Checkout this Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts side dish from The Food Charlatan that will capture the hearts of all veggie lovers.

What you’ll need:

* Recipe is also gluten free

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sweet potato (1 pound), large
  • 1 thyme, fresh
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt

Check out the full recipe here.

Herb Mashed Potatoes from Martha Stewart! 

What You'll Need:

  • Morton Iodized Salt

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Festive Party Drinks

We love this Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria from Pizzazzerie! It's always a fan favorite, and is super simple.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 ½ cups of apple cider
  • 1 cup of club soda
  • ½ cup disaronno
  • 1 bottle of champagne

Checkout the full recipe here

This Ginger Snap Cocktail from Food Network will be sure to get your guests talking!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 oz. ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 1 tsp. ginger juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon schnapps
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 egg white
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Crystallized ginger square
  • Finely ground gingerbread cookie

View the full recipe, here.  


These Reese's Turkeys from Mom on Timeout are so cute so easy!  

What you’ll need:

  • 8 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (full size)
  • 8 Reese's Dark Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • 48 Reese's Pieces
  • 16 candy eyes
  • ½ c semi-sweet chocolate chips

 Checkout the full recipe, here

This Pumpkin Roll Recipe from The Food Network is super tasty! 

What You'll Need:

  • Two 3-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for sprinkling

Your guests will be hooked on this Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake from Delish! If you love pumpkin and the creamy texture of cheesecake, you’ll be hooked on this Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake! What better time to whip up this decadent treat than at you family’s Thanksgiving feast?! That’s what we call a sweet ending!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin purée
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt


  • 24 whole oreos
  • 6 tbsp. melted butter


  • 1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 c. Caramel
  • whipped cream or Cool Whip

Check out the full recipe here.

Check out this recipe on our blog for Chocolate Pumpkin S'more Cupcakes


We hope you enjoyed these easy Thanksgiving recipes! Let’s keep the conversation going! What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods? We want to know! Share your ideas and traditions in the comments below!

We at bloom want to wish all of you a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and of course FOOD! We are so thankful for all of our amazing bloom girls!


the bloom team 

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